director Ted Gutmann wrote to Newsday Community Watchdog columnist Judith Cartwright seeking a solution to a problem: two utility poles in front of the library looked splintered and dangerously ready to fall.
"This is of course a safety concern – we are next door to an elementary school and the sidewalk is used by students," Gutmann wrote in his letter.
Newsday called LIPA, then Cablevision, then Verizon – and ultimately, the problem was solved "thanks to the 'other guys' talking to one another," Cartwright wrote. Gutmann told Newsday on Friday the poles were removed.
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