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Monday, April 21, 2014
Letters to the Editor
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The village should not only allow competition, but also encourage it. The presence of a second (or third or fourth) car service in the village might even lead All Island to clean up its act. Then, perhaps, gone will be the days where residents must wait 45 minutes for a quick ride to the LIRR station or are subjected to cars that are in disrepair — from stained and ripped seats to dilapidated air conditioners and shocks — or are squeezed into cars with five other passengers, each of whom is charged a full fare.

This is America. We should be promoting competition. I hope that the mayor and the board share these sentiments; if not, I hope that they will publicly share their reasoning.

After all, when businesses compete, it is the consumer that wins.

Zachary Richner

Rockville Centre

The writer, a son of Herald publisher Stuart Richner, is not affiliated with Herald Community Newspapers. The opinions expressed are his own.

Enforce parking laws for revenue

To the Editor:

It’s a shame that the Village of Rockville Centre has to raise the cost of the parking meters again. My suggestion to raise additional revenue would be a stricter enforcement of parking regulations and other moving violations throughout the village.

As I drive around the village on a daily basis, I regularly see cars parked in No Stopping zones in front of Dunkin’ Donuts, Radio Shack and Bernie’s Convenience Store, among other places. Cars are parked all day in 1- and 2-hour zones, and enforcement of overnight parking rules has become quite lax, at least in my neighborhood. Calls to RVCPD and Code Enforcement are usually fruitless.

While driving around, it doesn’t take long to see drivers making right turns on red in presence of a No Turn on Red sign or making illegal U-turns in front of signs on Park Avenue, Merrick Road and Maple Avenue. Let’s make these violators pay, not the shoppers and visitors who now have to pay more to patronize our stores and restaurants.

Michael Lavin

Rockville Centre

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