Recent Stories: Letters to the Editor

February 18, 2015

Born in the Blizzard
    February 15, 2015

To the Editor:
    My husband and I would like to thank the Springs ambulance crew and the Springs Fire Department for the very rapid response to our home in the middle of the now infamous 2015 blizzard.
    Not only did the ambulance crew arrive promptly, but a group of volunteers arrived with them, armed with snow shovels to ensure our safe passage!

February 12, 2015

The Go-To Place
    February 5, 2015

Dear David,

February 4, 2015

A Role to Play in Solving Hunger
  East Hampton
  February 2, 2015

Dear Editor,
    Hunger is a serious issue worldwide, including right here in the United States. In America today, 49 million people struggle with hunger. We all have a role to play in solving hunger. Girl Scout Troop 442 promises to do our part by pledging to:

January 28, 2015

Most Important Call
    January 24, 2015


January 21, 2015

Model for the Arts
    January 17, 2015

Dear Editor:
    I am now a confirmed fan of Springs School opera. For the second year, I was invited to the annual opera by Ms. Norma Edwards, friend and true Bonacker, who was thanked in the program of  “Bound for Gardiner’s Island” for her historical advice.

January 14, 2015

Playhouse Concept
    January 12, 2015

Dear Editor,
    Thank you for your coverage of the Montauk Playhouse Community Center Foundation’s presentation at last week’s Montauk Citizens Advisory Committee meeting and thank you to the Montauk C.A.C. for inviting us.

January 7, 2015

Leaving This House
    January 2, 2015

To the Editor,
    Friday, Jan. 2, 5 a.m. I am in the basement of the house. I should be packing to go to Connecticut, but instead I am carefully hanging my hunting clothes on the clotheslines, as I have done so may times before.

December 30, 2014

Montauk’s New Librarian
    Shelter Island
    December 22, 2014

To the Editor:
    There is a sweet irony now when I see cars passing through Shelter Island with their “Montauk — The End” bumper stickers. Actually you folks are now at the beginning — the beginning of a wonderful new era for your library. Our librarian for seven years, Denise DiPaolo, is now Montauk’s new librarian.

December 23, 2014

One That Closed
    December 17, 2014

To the Editor,
    If my husband says don’t cook, we’ll eat out. I get to really enjoy the restaurants in Montauk.
    There is one that closed, and we are very sorry to lose Manucci’s. We’ll miss the great specials Ray offered, the very huge and well-prepared dishes, the warm, caring staff, and the beautiful decorations put up by Eileen for every holiday.

December 18, 2014

A Proper Sandwich
    East Hampton
    December 10, 2014

To the Editor:
    Sandwiches are going the way of the dodo. Who under 60 years of age has the slightest idea of how to make a proper sandwich? There are still sandwich shops, I believe, manned by much younger folks, however, who don’t have a clue.

December 10, 2014

So Blessed
    East Hampton
    December 8, 2014

Dear Editor,

December 3, 2014

Heartfelt Thanks
    East Hampton
    November 24, 2014

Dear David,
    On Nov. 15, the Ladies Village Improvement Society conducted its semi-annual Keep East Hampton Village Beautiful cleanup. There are so many people to whom we owe the success of this effort.

November 25, 2014

Great Support
    East Hampton
    November 22, 2014

Dear Editor,
    Recently, we were able to secure our third Suffolk County Class A championship in the past four years, our first Long Island championship, and our first berth in the New York State Final Four in Middletown, where we played for the state championship.

November 19, 2014

Medical Care in Montauk
    November 16, 2014

Dear David,
    While we await resolution on Dr. Knott’s departure, I invite you to focus on another issue affecting your medical care. Do Montauk residents wish the availability of year-round, paid, advanced life support during that 40-minute ambulance ride to Southampton Hospital, just as we provide Montauk summer residents from mid-June to mid-October?

November 12, 2014

Boys Soccer Champions
    East Hampton
    November 10, 2014

Dear Editor,
    As they leave to represent us in the New York State Final Four, I want to publicly express my admiration for the East Hampton High School boys soccer team. After seasons of enduring racist comments and threats from both the players and parents of other teams on Long Island, they went on to win their first-ever Long Island championship.

November 5, 2014

Thank Our Veterans
    East Hampton
    October 30, 2014

To the Editor,
    On the occasion of the upcoming Veterans Day, the East Hampton Rotary Club would like to recognize and thank our veterans who have served our country. Members of the local V.F.W. and American Legion are valued members of our community.

October 29, 2014

Fitting Tribute
    Groton, Mass.
    October 21, 2014

Dear Sir,
    I have been meaning to write you for a while about the Aug. 14 obituary for my mother, Helen Cordier Johns. Although we sent you the obituary published in the local paper here, or some edited version of it, yours was researched, edited, and in large part re-written. The result was a really beautiful and fitting tribute in a newspaper she always loved.
    Thank you so much for this good work.

October 22, 2014

Cut (Plastic) Loose
    East Hampton
    October 18, 2014

Dear David:
    Plastic is everywhere, especially on our beaches and our front yards or the road right in front of our houses.

October 15, 2014

Low-Income Projects
    October 11, 2014

To the Editor:
    As a 27-year resident of the wonderful village of Wainscott (on Route 114 approaching Sag Harbor) — a place where both my children attended the Wainscott School, and where I have been a willing taxpayer since 1987 — I am appalled that two low-income housing projects are being actively considered by the Town of East Hampton and the Village of Sag Harbor.

October 8, 2014

Bag the Bags
    October 6, 2014

Dear David,
    Please consider the following commentary on the downtown Montauk shoreline stabilization project. My assessment of the project is based on extensive experience in coastal zone management. More specifically, I was professionally employed in South Florida, where my role was to evaluate and facilitate shoreline protection projects. These included large-scale dune restoration and beach nourishment projects.

October 1, 2014

Spellbinding Theater
    September 26, 2014

    Off Broadway is right here on Main Street in East Hampton.
    No need to travel to the big city, when most Tuesday nights (check Star listings), the JDTLab at Guild Hall is providing some of the best theater you’ll see on or off Broadway.

September 24, 2014

Finest Kind
    East Hampton
    September 18, 2014

Dear David,
    Steve Marley, who taught my children in high school a long time ago, was very special. 
    He loved his subject matter, history, cared about his students, and was devoted to his town.
    In other words, he was yet another of East Hampton’s finest kind.


Lovely People

September 18, 2014

Dog Owner Entitlement
    East Hampton
    September 10, 2014
Dear David,
    It seems there are some dog owners who think the world owes their dogs all license to menace passers-by who are innocently trying to enjoy a tranquil evening walk along what they foolishly thought was a public beach.

September 10, 2014

Lifeguards Were Tops
    September 2, 2014

Dear Editor,
    Spent this whole summer on Atlantic Beach in Amagansett. I must say the young men and women who were the lifeguards at the beach were tops! Always on guard and ready when the call for duty was needed. I felt very secure swimming, knowing that they were watching.