A recent “06880” post on stone walls generated 90 comments (and counting).
This one could surpass that.
The Parks & Rec Department has announced 2 measures intended to make Compo more enjoyable for the majority of beach-goers.
It will enrage a minority of them.
- The existing alcohol regulations — it’s permitted only on South Beach, and glass bottles are prohibited everywhere — will come under renewed enforcement.
- Folks attending the July 4th 2nd fireworks are requested not to reserve spots. In the past few years — and not only for the fireworks — this practice has evolved from placing a tablecloth on a desirable picnic table, to roping off broad swaths of sand with official-looking yellow tape.
Is this a long-needed move to civilize the beach?
An odious intrusion by the nanny state into our inalienable right to do whatever we want, wherever we want to?
Is 1 idea reasonable, the other cockeyed?
If there are 2 things “06880” readers share, it’s a love of the beach, and the willingness to express opinions.
Let ’em rip.