Recent Stories: Letters to the Editor

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.

September 3, 2014

Not Much Left
    September 1, 2014

Dear David,
    We read every day about war. War can be defined as an invasion by one group assaulting another group. Isn’t that what has been happening in East Hampton? A war upon the town? Are we not struggling to maintain who and what we are?

August 28, 2014

Unless You Can Park
    Wimbledon, London
    August 23, 2014

Dear Sir,
    During the past seven years it has been my pleasure and privilege (and that of my family) to be able to spend part of our summer with generous American friends in their delightful Amagansett hideaway. As their guests, we enjoy everything on offer here as if we were residents ourselves. It is therefore with some trepidation that I raise the following issue.

August 20, 2014

Artifact #1042
    East Hampton
    August 16, 2014

Dear David,
    As of Aug. 13 at 9:45 a.m., as it left the hangar at J.F.K., the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 419 are the proud owners of artifact #1042 of the World Trade Center. It’s a 1,000-pound, 14-foot-long, 17-inch-high steel beam that is twisted, so from outside-to-outside measurement it’s 18 inches wide.

August 13, 2014

To the Drivers
    East Hampton
    August 11, 2014

Dear David,
    As the anniversary of my car accident approaches I find myself hypersensitive to the drivers on our roads. Every time I look in the mirror I am reminded of the metal plate and four screws that are permanently in my neck from a giant yellow truck at the corner of Stephen Hand’s Path and Route 27. I could no longer stay quiet, so please understand the following:

August 6, 2014

For Jeff Bogetti

My friend doesn’t live across anymore
Won’t see him when I go out the door
Can’t believe he’s still not there
His presence still in the air
His family so brokenhearted
That Jeff, so young, has too soon departed
Yet his joyful, protective soul remains
Under which blissful peace still reigns


Dorothy King
    East Hampton
    July 28, 2014