Letter: Sad to see the beach such a mess
To the editor:
This past Sunday my family packed up and decided to go to Warren Town Beach for the afternoon. When we arrived my heart was broken, the beach that I so love like many taxpayers was a complete disaster.
Recall Sunday, it was a nice day, arguably the best day of the year so far, residents were out in force enjoying the beach. I was shocked to see no water had been turned on for the showers or bubbler, I was shocked there wasn’t even a port-a-john for bathrooms, I was shocked to see no lifeguard on duty, I was shocked at the amount of seaweed and trash on the beach, I was shocked to see the beach rules being broken and no one there to enforce them. Dogs on the beach barking, and using it as their bathroom, people with blow up floats bumping into people, best yet, a gentleman threw a fishing line right in the middle of a group of children. Should I mention all the out of towners using our beach for nothing? Are we not looking for money?
When I looked at Burrs Hill Park I saw the once beautiful pine tree butchered, trash all over the ground, grass improperly mowed, and nothing cared for. An empty park that used to be vibrant now looked like it was condemned. My message for the town council and the DPW is this, please help find the money so the beach can be staffed again. We spent $2 million on the beach last year, please don’t let it be another town landmark not cared for.
Joseph A. Burns