Catharine Parker has been disappointing for years. The primary
functions of any elected official is to protect the health and safety of the
public. As you know less than one mile as the crow flies from Playland sits an
Island community by the name of Hen Island.
As a member of the Rye City council Catharine's silence for the past seven years on the Hen Island health and environmental injustices has allowed the storage of over thirty thousand gallons of stagnant water that breeds mosquitoes by the millions less than 1/2 mile from Playland and Mamaroneck. Within the last year we now have two confirmed cases of West Nile Virus encephalitis. One a 12 year old child from Forest Ave in Rye (one block from Playland) and the other two blocks from Rye's Greenhaven section on Melbourne Ave. Green Haven is only 450 feet from the shores of Hen Island. Mosquitoes can easily fly up to five miles from their breeding sites. Anyone who uses Playland and/or lives in Rye has an increased risk, thanks to Catharine and her political crony's inactions. We have put together a 35 minute documentary film called "Failure to protect". Please view it and keep it in mind as you consider where your votes will be placed if you can vote in the Sound Shore area's democratic primary tomorrow.
Residents of Hen Island have also been polluting the waters of the Long Island Sound, due to the failure of the City of Rye to require code compliant sewage systems. These are the waters of Playland were our families have swam, fished and boated for generations.
Below we have also produced another short 11 minute clip called "Catherine Parker: Protecting Polluters". Please view it and keep it in mind when you swim in the Sound and as you consider where your votes will be placed, if you vote in the Sound Shore area's democratic primary tomorrow.
I am not a Democrat or a Republican, I vote on the candidate I believe will get the job done or against the one that did not. We need not only a pro-Playland vote in the legislature but we also need a voice that will step up to the plate and protect the public first. Someone who will place health and safety before political and personal agendas. Catharine is not that person.