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UPDATED: What Sayville-Bayport Residents Want in 2014: No Light Show, Community Center

More police activity regarding teenage drinking also a wish list item.

UPDATED: What Sayville-Bayport Residents Want in 2014: No Light Show, Community Center

The Bayport Fire Department has not made any statement regarding the Girl Scout Light Show, according to Chief Bob Fleming, in reference to a Patch Facebook posting, noted in this article, that states the department believes it poses a danger.   

ORIGINAL STORY

Bayport residents aren’t happy about a seasonal light show event, and some Sayville residents want some action taken on teenagers and drug use, with one proposing a community center solution.

Those topics were the overriding wish-list items in response to an informal Patch poll on needed community improvements in the new year.

The Sayville-Bayport Patch  Facebook question, “what changes do you want to see” across the communities of Sayville, Bayport and Blue Point, brought quick responses from Lakeview Avenue residents who are clearly fed up with the annual Girl Scout light show event in Bayport.

“I want 2013 to be the last year the Girl Scouts of Suffolk County put on the Holiday Light Show on Lakeview Avenue,” wrote Emily Bosch. 

Her statement was echoed by Lisa Smith Voos who hopes the Town of Islip refuses to renew the permit for the show.

“The SCPD, Bayport FD, Arrow Security, and Elected Officials have agreed off the record that this event poses a danger to residents, she wrote.

Judy Clerkin Davis hopes that police activity will help put a stop to “kids drinking, doing drugs, and vandalizing Brookside County Park in Sayville.”

Susan Hatter-Knappe feels the same way and offered up a solution. She hopes to see a community center in Sayville, so all those kids that are doing all those drugs, drinking and vandalizing have a constructive place to hangout.”

Eric Arthur Blair’s response was about the downtown areas of the communities.

“How about fewer abandoned businesses lining Montauk Highway?” he wrote.

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