The new and improved Westhampton Beach Village and Main Street should serve as the perfect example of the benefits of an infrastructure investment. It is night and day compared to the old above-ground electrical, narrower sidewalks and fewer restaurants. Even my 4-year-old recognizes the flowers replacing the wires.
When you mix government working well with various sources of funding, including the village itself, the Town of Southampton, Suffolk County and New York State, you get enhanced water and electrical utilities to serve more patrons, a quasi-beautification project, and improved access and walkways. The timing to have more outdoor dining cannot be overstated. The improved quality of shops is also clear, which is an extension of a stronger local economy, with more people on the streets excited to spend on local business.
We live in a time with a Democrat-run Washington arguing over the price tag and spending details of a broad … [more]