Recent Stories: Letters to the Editor

June 14, 2018
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Bunker Were Steamed

Amagansett

June 11, 2018

Dear Editor:

Several weeks ago I read an article in East magazine about Promised Land. It was a good article. I grew up on Cranberry Hold Road in Amagansett so when the factory was in full operation and the wind was in the right direction, we got the full brunt of the aroma of steamed bunker. It was a smell I got used to, but will never forget. In all my years I don’t think I have ever smelled anything that ever came close to it. 

June 7, 2018
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Huge Impact

East Hampton

June 3, 2018

Dear David,

The Retreat would not be where it is today without the thoughtfulness and quiet generosity of Ben Krupinski. I know there are many other nonprofits in our community who feel the same way. While Ben was known professionally for his superior construction projects, there were many projects that he gifted to community organizations without wanting any recognition (we tried). 

May 31, 2018
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First

East Hampton

May 26, 2018

To the Editor:

Saw yesterday as I drove along the north side of Town Pond the distinctive shape of a cormorant or an anhinga standing on the south edge of the pond with its wings half-spread, drying in the sun. After a quick view of the ocean at Main Beach I drove back by the pond, this time on the south side, and there he was still, simply standing on the edge of the pond taking in the sun.

May 24, 2018
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Littering 

Sag Harbor

May 18, 2018

Dear Editor,

I want to personally congratulate all upcoming graduates who have worked so hard. Additionally, I would like to belatedly give my best to all the moms for Mother’s Day, and while we’re at it, best wishes for dads, newborns, birthday celebrants, charity run/walkers, just-marrieds, and get-well-sooners. However, I ask that you all please do not mark these important milestones by littering balloons.

May 16, 2018
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Blessed

East Hampton

May 4, 2018

Dear David, 

On April 17, 2018, after giving my dog, Windsor, his medication, the pill bottle (which contained 14 pills) dropped from my hand. I turned my back for two minutes, and in that time Windsie swallowed all the pills in one gulp.

In a panic, I called the East Hampton Veterinary Group, which has taken care of all my dogs and cats for the past 27 years, and Sarah Grogan answered my desperate call.

May 10, 2018
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Life of Meaning

Montauk

May 7, 2018

To the Editor,

The board and members of Concerned Citizens of Montauk are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear friend and colleague Peter Lowenstein. 

A longtime resident of Montauk and C.C.O.M. board member, Peter was a beloved and devoted member of our community with an unwavering and passionate commitment to Montauk and its residents. He was an advocate for Montauk’s environment and played a significant role in helping to preserve the Montauk we all love. He chaired C.C.O.M.’s nominating committee, hosted our candidate forums, and provided wise counsel to his fellow board members. 

May 3, 2018
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Amazing Place

Hampton Bays

April 29, 2018

Dear David,

It’s official! LongHouse’s gardens are open for another season. I drove out on Saturday to join the throngs of happy visitors and to greet people as a volunteer docent. Everyone entering was upbeat and ready for a boost of joy this spring day.

I stood outside Buckminster Fuller’s “Fly’s Eye Dome” and heard several different languages spoken between family members. All ages enjoy this beautiful place filled with flowers and amazing sculptures.

April 26, 2018
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Restore Confidence

Montauk

April 22, 2018 

Dear Editor, 

Last Friday’s March for Their Lives in Montauk was truly wonderful. There were representatives there from both Montauk churches, along with school students from the East End and townspeople. 

April 19, 2018
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Remarkable Growth

East Hampton

April 16, 2018

Dear David,

I have seen LTV evolve over the decades and am amazed at its remarkable growth in recent years. The variety, depth, and range of current programming are exciting. This weekend alone I was able to view a fascinating tour of the new East Hampton Farmhouse Museum, the Good Government Group’s panel discussion on the offshore Wind Energy Project, and an in-depth and very beautiful presentation on the Peconic Estuary. 

April 11, 2018
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Gigantic Tank

New York City April 9, 2018

To the Editor:

The installation of a “glass-fused bolted steel type storage tank with a painted aluminum dome will stand no more than approximately 30 feet high and just under 90 feet in diameter and will hold approximately 900,000 gallons of drinking water” was the news we received on Wednesday, March 28, in a letter sent to our New York City address from the Suffolk County Water Authority. 

April 4, 2018
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Truly Amazing

East Hampton

March 26, 2018

Dear Editor,

March 28, 2018
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First Aid

East Hampton

March 26, 2018

Dear Editor,

We wish to thank David Baumrind and Kathy Appleby of the Springs Fire Department for teaching first aid and basic first responder topics to the Cub Scouts of Pack 426.  This past Sunday the scouts learned about calling 911, what to do if they find someone not breathing, and they practiced chest compressions. They also discussed choking and the Heimlich maneuver, major bleeding, stroke assessment, and other first-aid items. They finished with a tour of an ambulance. 

We greatly appreciate David and Kathy spending time with the Cub Scouts, teaching them these valuable skills.

Sincerely,

CHRIS BUCKHOUT

JOHN DUNNING

March 21, 2018
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Path to Peace

Amagansett 

March 19, 2018 

Dear David,

Friday night, I saw “Disturbing the Peace,” a documentary about the coming together of former Israeli and Palestinian combatants in a sustained campaign for a solution to the conflict between their peoples. To say it was moving does not adequately describe its poignancy. 

Kudos to our film festival, our anti-bias task force, and the East Hampton Library for bringing us this story, with its lesson of reconciliation so pertinent to the many other conflicts in our world, our nation, and even our town.

March 14, 2018
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Thanks to All

Montauk

March 12, 2018

To the Editor,

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our family and friends that stood by us as we said goodbye to our father, Frank Tuma Sr.

As usual the support from the Montauk community was present and strong. Numerous friends and visitors stopped by with food and drink that kept us fed and in good spirits as we mourned and reminisced about Dad’s life. A special thanks to Maureen and Kathy (Grand Marshal) Keller who took over and helped for a few days; we would have been lost without them.

March 7, 2018
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A Full Life

East Hampton

February 12, 2018

Dear Editor,

We were saddened to hear of the passing of Chris Russo. We knew he had been fighting some health issues in the last years, but he was such a vibrant personality that it did not keep him from living a full life. We remember his love of his bullmastiff companions and will always be grateful for the many trees he and his people planted along the roads during his tenure as town highway superintendent.

Our sympathy to Diane and all his family and friends.

PETE and HEATHER ANDERSON

Charlie Bergman

Amagansett

February 28, 2018

Dear David,

February 28, 2018
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Creating Hope

Amagansett

February 26, 2018 

Dear David, 

February 21, 2018
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Worthy of Emulating

East Hampton

February 19, 2018

Dear David,

February 14, 2018
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So Well Served

Oakland, Calif.

February 6, 2018

Dear Mr. Rattray,

I would like to thank the members of the East Hampton Village Police, and especially Detective Lt. Anthony Long, for the professionalism and kindness shown to me concerning the recent death of my mother, Harriet T. Peele. Also, I would like to thank the members of the Village Ambulance Association and the staff of Stony Brook Southampton Hospital for the compassion shown to Mrs. Peele in her final hours. It is reassuring to know that East Hampton remains so well served by those who dedicate themselves to public safety and caring for others.

 Sincerely,

 THOMAS PEELE 

Thank You All

Montauk

February 7, 2018
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So Long, Bill

Sebastian, Fla.

February 7, 2018

Dear David:

Sad to hear of Bill Fleming’s passing. I was not a close friend but Bill always made you feel you were close when you spoke with him. Bill and I were both unsuccessful political candidates, and I always kidded him about seeing his bumper sticker on the barricade at the south end of Manorville Road. It might still be there. So long, Bill.

Best regards,

WARD A. FREESE

 

Perfect Landscape

Springs

February 5, 2018

Dear Mr. Rattray,

January 31, 2018
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Consider Moving

East Hampton

January 29, 2018

To the Editor:

On Jan. 8, 2018, at 6 in the morning my wife had to call 911 because one of my lungs had collapsed and I was hardly able to breathe. The response was unbelievable. From the time she hung up the phone it was 3 to 5 minutes when the first police officer was next to me giving me oxygen. A second officer entered 2 minutes later to assist. Then the E.M.T.s arrived and got me ready to get to the hospital emergency room where the doctors were waiting for me. I estimate 35 to 45 minutes from my home to the hospital.

January 24, 2018
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For the Betterment

Springs

January 22, 2018

Dear David;

I would like to thank my fellow Democratic town council members for appointing me to the East Hampton Town Council and the opportunity to work with them for the betterment of the community of my hometown, East Hampton. 

I also would like to thank my wife, Rachel, and our four daughters for their love and support, which means everything in the world to me.

Lastly, I would like to thank the residents of East Hampton, current and past, who have helped shape and mold me to become a lover and now, protector, of the values and traditions that make East Hampton unique and diversified.

Let’s work hard to keep East Hampton East Hampton.

January 17, 2018
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Much Beloved

Wainscott

January 12, 2018 

Dear David,

The staff and board of directors of LTV are heartbroken by the sudden death of Bill Fleming — our friend and the host of LTV’s longest-running show.

Bill was an integral part of LTV. In 1986, he launched “The East End Show” on the then-fledgling public-access channel. In 2016, we celebrated its 30th anniversary. Bill’s large and generous personality was a natural for television. He interviewed hundreds of guests with engaging, funny, and astute talk on every subject imaginable — politics, baseball, the environment, black history, music, events, books, and the arts.   

January 10, 2018
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Celebrate Dr. King

East Hampton

January 3, 2018

To the Editor,

On behalf of the Calvary Baptist Church, I would like to thank you for your part in our 2017 journey. Your service has made a difference in our community.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that,” Martin Luther King Jr.

Calvary Baptist Church will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King’s struggle for equality in justice for all humanity. Come join us as the youth of Calvary Baptist Church celebrate Dr. King Jr.

The program will be held on Monday at 1 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 60 Spinner Lane, East Hampton.

January 3, 2018
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Christian Community

Springs

January 1, 2018

Dear Mr. Rattray,

We were saddened to read Merrily Sanfino’s letter last week regarding the Springs Community Presbyterian Church and our friend and neighbor Bill Henderson.