After receiving a report from an anonymous source claiming they had witnessed kids as young as , we asked for readers' opinions on underage drinking in West Islip.
Seventy two percent of poll voters said the underage drinking situation in the area is getting out of hand.
Eighteen percent voted that many teens do it, and didn't see it as a big deal.
Patch user Kerri commented: "Underage drinking in this town is out of control, and absolutely worse than other towns. Unfortunately a lot of parents condone this behavior, the parents are just as bad as the kids!"
WI Resident advoctaed for tackling the problem as a community. "I don't think we should be looking to blame people or call people names, I just think parents and teens need to be aware that under age drinking is dangerous. And if we as a community are aware it's going on then we have a better chance to keep our kids safe," they wrote.
What's your take on the situation? Tell us in the comments.
Opinions on 7-Eleven
Following the announcement that the hearing for the application of a proposed for July 26, many community members spoke out regarding the project. Though plenty of residents are still opposed to the convenience store, some opinions are beginning to shift.
"If it looks like the the picture above it would be a huge improvement!!" wrote Mary.
Sally is also in favor of building the convenience store. "I am all for the 711! [sic] You people overreact. The building there right now looks horrible! Hope it happens."
John outlined his reasoning for opposing the project, saying: "I definitely don't like the idea of a 24/7 store in the middle of a residential area. Not only would it become a hang-out for trouble it would also negatively affect those small businesses at that intersection and instead of one corner needing improvement we will have the other three with abandoned storefronts!!"
What's your opinion? Tell us in the comments.