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Advocates Donate $5,000 In Defense of Beach Privatization

Citizens for Access Rights recently presented East Hampton Town Trustees with a check.

Citizens for Access Rights members present a $5,000 check to the East Hampton Town Trustees on Dec. 10. Credit: Courtesy of CfAR
Citizens for Access Rights members present a $5,000 check to the East Hampton Town Trustees on Dec. 10. Credit: Courtesy of CfAR
Citizens for Access Rights, or CfAR, donated $5,000 to the East Hampton Town Trustees this week. 

Members Tim Taylor, Brian Buckhout and Bruce Cotter, from the CfAR board, presented the check to the trustees at a meeting on Tuesday. The funds are designated to be used to help in the defense of the current lawsuits to privatize the beach at Napeague, according to the CfAR.

CFAR is a group of East End residents who support open access to local beaches. They fundraise to support the trustees in opposing the privatization of beaches. 
tito December 12, 2013 at 12:20 PM
Keep up the hard work. The ramifications of these lawsuits will effect every resident in the town of EH at some point.
pat December 12, 2013 at 12:57 PM
headline sounds like you want to make the beaches private..counter to story
MARTIN DREW December 12, 2013 at 02:26 PM
CFAR - try changing the acronym to BSTOBB - Bonackers Support Trucks On Beach Bub; which I 100% agree with .. and is more in keeping with the Agenda . As Leaders of CITIZENS - for access rights - they forget cotizens who fight a simar issue in our trails system -- where is the board to assist US citizens who demand fair and equal treatment under the laws- ( crickets chirping) Self agenda yes - support the topic yes - Support the BONAC LIFESTYLE - YES - so where are these LEADERS - when others need support too...who also have lifestyle issues and discrimination is the political agenda -- $5k to support self agenda -- BRAVO
jon r December 12, 2013 at 02:43 PM
martin i think you have it wrong here. you should support any group that wants to defend their beliefs. there are many other groups on the east end that defend and support other issues like the trails preservation society and the GEE. if YOU have a different agenda how about you try to gather support instead of posting negative personal insight into a groups beliefs. many times a group that keeps their goals in a narrow sight will have a better result tat a group that is to wide spread. i hope your enjoying PR
MARTIN DREW December 12, 2013 at 06:04 PM
Jon - I think I have it right ; esp. here . I can't support a group of self agenda with the narrow focus of self interest - maybe the larger populatiom doesn't support the topic either . I know first hand how groups like the Trails Preservation Society - DON'T include the " CITIZENS" of our town in thier self agenda politics . Our Trails issue has had plenty of local support -- but NOT from CFAR - who's acronym defy's logic in any sense of locals respecting orher local lifestyle choices .. The rich will get them off THEIR beach ultimately ... then and only then will they know being OUTLAWED . Then they will lopk for support of locals? When as locals they don't even make a effort to show ANY concern over "access rights". What access to trails by our users doesn't fit into their "Citizens for access rights" diatribe or is not politically acceptable ? Just a heads up - PR is great - and guess what - NO VEHICLES ON THE BEACH either ... just a clue where this fight is heading . Unless these "LEADERS" wake up to community interests all around - they become just another self serving political farce- they know how I feel it's no secret. Just realize trying to buy your way sounds like the same tact as the wealthy who influence public interest with their selfish agendas .. PR is AWSOME - no cops bothering us - no vehicles on pristine coasts - no political division - here the PEOPLE MATTER - not some self serving group with some ca$h to throw around .. represent ACCESS or know CFAR is just another group trying to buy influence .. to get thier agenda met .. 300 miles of trails and our users get NADA - wake up to what's wrong in the continued discrimination -- acceptance - tolerance - respect -- my ass ! LOL - in PR doing whatever I want - if you only knew the hypocrisy in all our town has become - a joke really ... cheers from the Isla Del Encanto ... dime papi ?
tito December 12, 2013 at 06:58 PM
wow. my head hurts now trying to read that.
Brian Buckhout December 12, 2013 at 08:45 PM
Martin- I've known you a long time but preserving beach access is a completely different animal than ATV's all over northwest woods, which is what I think you're referring to... Choose you're battles my friend. Without CfAR, Nappeague access would have been gone years ago
MARTIN DREW December 12, 2013 at 09:06 PM
Access to our town public resources is EXACTLY the same animal - you prefer trucks all over the beaches - how is it different ? Chose my battle 28 years ago .. Start being a real leader and realize CFAR - should support that issue from a community perspective : where it matters ss a Lifestyle choice .. I dont use Napeague Beach ... just like you don't ride ... Our rights matter just like you wants yours to . Think of the whole not ONLY the piece that suits ONLY your lifestyle choice... You'll understand only when what you like to do for recreation is OUTLAWED .. I choose to battle your integrity as a leader of a one way group .. you don't represent me as CITIZEN - for access rights - you represent trucks on a beach ... that may someday be taken away ... so you fight while looking for community support - well give some to get some is what I'm saying .. think of the kids coming up BEHIND us .. It's not about you or me ... Lawsuits - Article 78 - civil rights / liberty - and naysayers - what a motley crew of disgust - my battle is not over til the pine box closes ... since you know me a long time - where is your support for my lifestyle choices over the DECADES ?? You want yours - I need mine .. do you get that?

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