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Letter: Trees Vanished On Whose Watch?

When I wrote to the Manhasset Press in early December about the removal of healthy, mature trees from Shelter Rock Road and Searingtown Road little did I realize the amount of spontaneous agreement this would foster in my fellow neighbors. But there it would have rested had it not been for the fabulous efforts of Pat Grace. The stories over the last few weeks have represented local newspaper investigative journalism at its very best and I can’t do enough to praise the initiative taken by Pat and her team.

Could I urge the Press not to let this go? As Pat says, there must be a paper trail. Many of us witnessed the mindless vandalism at the time and were powerless to stop it from continuing. Now it is time for those responsible to pay. We should not be satisfied until the county officials on whose watch this occurred are banished from office for good, the company that performed it is out of business and, if deliberate wrongdoing is proven, its owners are in jail.

Neil Smith