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    How Schubert was allowed to destroy pristine wetlands by bringing in a large excavating machine with metal tracks to dig a huge hole for a pond in protected wetlands will always be one of life's biggest mysteries. While he may have thought his pond was beautiful, I thought it was a stain on Rye. It may take Mother Nature a few hundred years to undo Shuberts's folly but nature will make things right eventually.

    IN THE NEWS

    Our portfolio company owned the legal (Court & Commercial) newspaper of record in New Orleans. In New Orleans “everybody knew” that City Hall was corrupt. We knew it. The Times-Picayune knew it. The State and the Federal authorities knew it. Somebody just had to do the digging and set up the documents and depositions and bring the matter forward.

    In Rye we have still have the local matter known as Schubert’s Pond. And the documents and depositions (and certainly the digging) have been done. And stolen and destroyed city documents have been recovered through subpoena. And nobody in the political class wants to hear about it. And nobody wants to bring it forward, or even acknowledge that it happened. They want, instead, to pretend to “move on.”

    That’s not likely to be a successful strategy.

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal grand jury indicts former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin on corruption charges. http://bigstory.ap.org/article/ex-new-orleans-mayor-charged-bribery-fraud

    Hi ALL!!

    Did I mention that my whole dock system was destroyed during Sandy and is floating around LI Sound? Yes, that's right, a huge deck which was part of my dock system is floating around LI Sound, most likely, "lurking just below the surface". I don't think I mentioned that because then I'd look like a hypocrite and I don't want anyone in Rye to know I'm not credible. Yes, there are multiple chunks of wood floating around LI Sound from my dock just waiting for one of those cigarette boats to collide with at 60 MPH. I was irresponsible when I built it and didn't secure it enough to withstand a hundred year storm so now all of LI Sound is in danger because of yours truly.

    "Hi All"
    In 2007 I started complaining that Hen island has never been required to meet any City of Rye building, health or safety codes.
    http://healtheharbor.com/codes/cityofrye.html

    That included the storage of close to one hundred, 100 pound propane tanks that were tied to trees. Many of those tank were feet from playgrounds where Hen Island children played daily.
    http://healtheharbor.com/gallery/pages/codes/codes4.html
    http://healtheharbor.com/gallery/pages/codes/codes5.html

    In 2009 the City of Rye issued two pages of violations, one of which was to remove all of the stored propane tanks on the Island with the exception of the ones that were in use and secured to the homes.
    http://healtheharbor.com/correspondence/ryeviolations_040909.pdf

    Even after they were forced to remove the dangerously stored tanks by the City and even after one of those propane tanks exploded (once again risking the lives of our first responders)
    http://healtheharbor.com/gallery/pages/codes/codes6.html

    Hen Island still failed to confirm the remaining tanks be securely fastened to the homes to avoid this exact issue from happening once again. I don't think you need minesweepers, just a little effort and some readily available marine equipment will do the trick. But once again if the City don't enforce the laws and codes 34 selfish homeowners will continue to jeopardize the lives of those in Rye that choose to obey the law. It not about "if" another accident is going to happen it's "when". Thanks for all the attention on this issue, I need you girls.

    Midget, please include me in all those that screwed you! Please! It sounds like good company.

    Did you get all those elevator shoes ads I sent to your office? Thank me later--trying to help!

    Ray, you really are in a state of total delusion.--skipping rocks is going to cause an explosion because of some supposed tanks that you allege are lurking below the waterline. Do you actually read your own posts?

    Go to Darien and audition for the munchkin part--put your talents to good use so you can exercise your boredom and entertain adults and children alike. Contribute to the community instead of these fruitless tactics Ray. We will forgive you.

    I'm extremely concerned Mayor French hasn't addressed the propane tanks which have been lurking just beneath the surface of Milton Harbor since the no-name storm of 1992. As a user of Milton Harbor, I feel very fortunate I haven't exploded into thin air yet. Additionally, I have been told by some Hen Island old-timers that they lost over 50 propane tanks in the Hurricane of 1938 and another 25 during Hurricane Donna in 1950. After over 80 years of storms and lost propane tanks from Hen Island I feel the odds are now turning against my ability to navigate Milton Harbor safely. If not now, definitely in the next 80 years , someone is going to become a toasted human marshmallow. Mayor French needs to act now to avoid a calamity.

    Chris,

    With so many propane tanks lurking just below the water line, anyone skipping stones across the water should have their head examined.

    You are so correct naval mine sweeper. I saw a kid and his father skipping rocks at the Marsh Sanctuary! Didn't fool me! They were special agents of the Hen Island Team of Doom!

    Save us Ray!!!!!!!!

    Rumor has it that there are scientists living on Hen Island thru the winter that are working on a ballistic missile that will wipe Rye off the map. And to think that we can't even send in the Navy Seals because Milton Harbor is mined with under-water propane IED's. Damn those sneaky Hen Islanders!

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