The Village News: Editorials

July 31, 2022

When is Enough Going to be Enough?


EditorialWhen is enough going to be enough? Does someone have to die before the Mayor and Trustees do something about the speeding in Bellport Village?

It wasn’t always like this. There was a time when our then Mayor and Trustees cared about the quality of life in the Village and the lives of the residents. As a start, they erected signs that left no doubt as to what the speed limit was in the Village. They also had printed and distributed Bumper Stickers that also left no doubt about what the speed limit was.

Did these steps and the ones to follow make a difference? We’ll never know. There was a change of administrations and Ray Fell, then a Trustee, had the speed limit signs removed. Why? He said, at a Village Board Meeting, that the speed limit signs made the Village appear to be unfriendly.

If you’re fed up with the Village Board’s inaction regarding speeding, write them at: Bellport Village Hall, 29 Bellport Lane, Bellport, NY 11713. Call them at: 631-286-0327. Email them at:

• Mayor Ray Fell 
• Deputy Mayor Robert Rosenberg 
• Trustee Michael Ferrigno 
• Trustee Steve Mackin 
• Trustee Nathan Rohrmeier 

Or, email a “Letter To The Editor” here, and share your thoughts with the Village Board and your fellow residents.




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Larry Sribnick

Larry Sribnick