Letter: Where are the breaks for residents?

To the Editor:

Now that Hampton Jitney has received such generous tax breaks from the IDA to support their building project on Edwards Avenue, it would be a nice gesture on the part of the Jitney to create equity in their fare structure for Riverhead riders.

Say I’m a Riverhead student and, going west, I board the Jitney on Route 58 in Riverhead. I will pay the same fare as any rider who boarded the bus in Orient, Greenport or any other stop on the North Fork. Something’s wrong with that picture.

It’s especially outrageous given the negative impact of the IDA tax breaks on the Riverhead School District.

What would motivate our Riverhead politicians to actually insist on just treatment for its own citizens?

Catherine McKeen, Riverhead

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