Revealing glimpse


To the Editor:

I would like to make a correction to an article in The Times a while back titled “Unhappy Aquinnah taxpayer sues to use Philbin Beach.” The title should have been “Unhappy Aquinnah taxpayer sues to use Philbin Beach parking lot.”

Philbin beach is a town beach open to the walking and cycling public. I’m sure you can tell where this is going. Even if you haven’t read the ending first.

On the same subject of public access at town-owned beaches, I wrote a letter recently about West Tisbury selectman Richard Knabel. Regarding Lambert’s Cove Beach, another town park.

Mr. Knabel advocated cooperation from other towns in emergency situations. I asked him why that same spirit of cooperation didn’t apply to his town beach. As usual, nobody ever wants to have any real dialog on the situation.

Since then I’ve noticed in the local papers that Mr. Knabel held a fundraiser for Congressman Bill Keating and was at the farewell for state Sen. Rob O’Leary and Congressman Bill Delahunt, all Democrats.

What a fine example of two negative stereotypes of Democrats. One, that they are elitist hypocrites, and two, that they can’t stand up for what they believe in. Silence is my validation.

End beach apartheid.

Erik Albert

Oak Bluffs