Articles by

Mary Ellen Tomaszewski

06/21/15 6:00am

I was raised in Mastic, a once-quiet community blindsided by out-of-control growth, absentee landlords, haphazard building, sprawling unrestricted signage and other forecasters of decline. My friends and relatives still living there have picturesque houses and properties, with boats docked in inlets or along the Forge River. The boat club on the river was a perfect setting for our reception when my husband and I were married 40 years ago.

Regulations may be in place today that attempt to rectify missed opportunities of the past in Mastic, but many things are impossible to undo. (more…)