Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

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Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

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Tenafly estate is a great deal

The Mackay-Lowe Estate in Tenafly is for sale for $7 million and threatened with being broken apart and filled with modern homes unless a "white knight" purchases it within a few weeks. I do not understand why that cannot happen.

Those so inclined to pay millions more for a home in such prestige Bergen County locales as Saddle River should realize that they would have less property, less privacy, fewer gardens and trees and more miles to reach Manhattan than if they considered the estate in Tenafly.

Dave Wall

Tenafly, Aug. 14

The writer is chairman of the Tenafly Historic Preservation Commission.

Iran deal is dangerous

Nancy Pelosi, the House minority leader, labeled the Iran nuclear deal a "masterpiece." I wonder if she actually read the document.

The agreement is a dangerous attempt to cater to a Third World power that violently denounces America and Israel and abuses the rights of its own people. The supporters of this agreement tell us the alternative is war. The president states that those who oppose the deal are "war mongers."

The agreement is void of "anytime, anywhere and anyplace" inspections. The snapback provision is pointless. Once we transfer an initial payment of $150 billion in Iranian assets, the Tehran regime will be in position to strengthen its military and its arsenals and covertly engage in upgrading its nuclear arms program.

In addition, there are no details on the side agreement among the State Department, the International Atomic Energy Commission and the Iranian regime. Could it be that if we maintained an occupational force in Iraq, ISIS truly would be a "J.V. team" and the Iranian regime, sensing our commitment to the Middle East, would come to our doorstep and beg for a deal?

That would be a deal that provides the United States with 100 percent transparency, with observers on site 24/7. …

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