More Public Access for Long Island Sound? Not Near Me, Please
It’s an issue in Greenwich, in Greenport, in Clinton, and many other places. The Hartford Courant has the latest story on the situation in Clinton, where the town is looking for ways to increase public access and the people who live near the beach don’t want any part of it.
A guy named Tom Callinan argues that the town shouldn’t increase access because “America is a free country.”
Someone named Cynthia Stulpin worries about “these people” who might want to visit the shore – as in, “We start getting nervous when you start inviting these people in…”
If you read the Courant story, by the way, you can take part in its poll. As of about 10:30 a.m., 54 people had voted – 56 percent said there’s enough public access to the Connecticut shore, 37 percent said there’s not enough, and the rest said they didn’t know (which raises the tangential question of why you’d bother to participate in a poll like that if you had no opinion?). I voted with the 37 percent in the minority.