The Riverhead News-Review reporter who wrote about the parking problem in Port Jefferson after he went to cover the Section XI Individual Championships/state qualifier for track and field last Friday didn't have all bad things to say.
He looks forward to the meet in the "scenic waterside village." And he said that Port Jefferson high school has a "beautiful track and field facility, probably the best among Suffolk high schools."
"It’s no wonder that it hosts this big meet," he went on to write. Expect for one problem.
"Parking, however, has always been tricky here," he said.
It's a common complaint in the village. Residents and visitors alike are fully aware that parking in Port Jefferson can be a major pain in the aft (to use a nautical metaphor.)
The writer, Bob Liepa, says he's a veteran at covering these games so he's certainly no stranger to the parking issues that plague the village. This year, he seemed especially irked, enough to dedicate half his column to it. Liepa also went into the whilrwind that a track meet can be for a reporter, sometimes missing a big moment when multiple events are happening all at once.
He concludes that "a big track meet like this is an adventure."
"Parking in Port Jefferson can be one, too," Liepa writes.
To read the entire article head over to the Riverhead News-Review website.
When you're done reading, come back and tell us what you think. Is he spot on with his assessment of Port Jefferson's parking problems? Or is he just a little over the top? Tell us in the comments.