BROOKHAVEN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Brookhaven’s town supervisor said he is sorry that a “failure took place” by the highway department in its response to a massive winter storm last week that dumped 30 inches of snow on Long Island.
Town Supervisor Edward Romaine spoke out for the first time Thursday after returning from vacation in Jamaica on Wednesday. Many have criticized Romaine for being away while Brookhaven residents were digging out from under nearly three feet of snow.
“I want to say the people of Brookhaven that I am sorry that the storm happened and I am particularly sorry that I wasn’t here when it occurred,” Romaine said.
Romaine added that he was “in constant contact” with his staff while away.