Recent Stories: Letters to the Editor

July 13, 2017
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All These Years

East Hampton

July 10, 2017

To the Editor,

Mama Lee Rose and Jim Lawler would like to thank our fellow band musicians and guests who performed at the sold-out show at Guild Hall on July 5, as well as Andrea Grover, Josh Gladstone, and the incredible staff of Guild Hall.

Above all, we would like to thank our fans packing the place. You have supported us all these years.

July 13, 2017
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With Wildlife

East Hampton

July 10, 2017

Dear Editor,

The village is again conspiring to kill more innocent, beautiful deer. In 2015-2016, they worked with the East Hampton Village Preservation Society, using White Buffalo’s inhumane deer sterilizing program, which killed many. Guess for what? To protect hydrangeas. 

July 12, 2017
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Dig Up the Runway

East Hampton

July 5, 2017

To the Editor:

Hey David, hope all is well. I spent the entire Fourth of July weekend outdoors. Sunday at the ocean and Tuesday at Three Mile Harbor. The ocean was great and the paddleboarding on Three Mile Harbor spectacular. 

In the middle of all this beauty, I had an epiphany. Local government is slowly killing us. The health and beauty of our land should not be for sale at any price. While at both locations, I was unnerved by the helicopter and jet noise. I couldn’t believe the size of some of the planes. 

July 6, 2017
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Radio Club

Montauk

July 3, 2017

To the Editor;

The Bonac Amateur Radio Club participated in the American Radio Relay League’s annual field day on June 24 to 25. Joining over 40,000 other ham radio operators around North America, BARC members set up their equipment at the GATR site in Montauk to test ham radios capabilities, using temporary transmitting stations. 

June 29, 2017
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Saved My Life

East Hampton

June 19, 2017

Dear David, 

A few weeks ago, I had a G.I. bleed at work and needed the services of the Montauk Ambulance Squad. To be succinct, they were fantastic! 

First to arrive on the scene was East Hampton Town Police Officer Tom Strong. Immediately and reassuringly, he took charge of the situation and his professionalism helped me, as I was very “shocky,” as my blood pressure was dropping fast and making my ability to maintain my consciousness very difficult. 

June 29, 2017
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Federal Oppression

East Hampton

June 25, 2017

Dear David, 

The new normal, meaning no curfews at East Hampton Airport and presently no way to govern this publicly owned asset, has descended on the aircraft-noise-affected community in force. Air traffic has never been more intrusive and disturbing as it has been these last few weekends, with aircraft flying at will and at low altitudes. I was awakened this morning at 5:45 by a noisy helicopter, leaving town. It’s just too much.

June 29, 2017
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Turbine Parade

East Hampton

June 26, 2017

Dear David,

With the East Hampton Town Board’s unanimous 2014 mandate, our town was the first New York State municipality to set a goal for 100 percent of the town’s community-wide electricity needs to be satisfied by renewable energy sources. In January 2017, LIPA trustees approved the Deepwater offshore wind farm, 30 miles over the Montauk horizon, adding to the town’s renewable energy portfolio enough clean power annually for 50,000 East Hampton homes. 

June 22, 2017
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Neighbors in Need

Springs

June 14, 2017

To the Editor:

I am very impressed with the work of the Wounded Warriors organization. Their fund-raising for returned soldiers, especially those who have serious service-related disabilities, provides critical support and motivation. The tireless efforts of the volunteer army make us all proud of how “just plain folks” can take care of neighbors in need all over the country.

June 15, 2017
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Double High in Springs

Hampton Bays

June 3, 2017

Dear David, 

June 15, 2017
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Growth in Population

East Hampton

June 9, 2017

Dear David:

It is encouraging to see you focused on the principal issue facing our community: the unwise, unwarranted, and unsustainable growth in population density.

Our planners, our consultants, and our government officials should be dedicated to reversing growth trajectories. That awareness and that initiative would go a long way to beginning to solve the issues of overcrowding, excess traffic, unbearable aircraft noise, and the destruction of our land, and water quality.

June 15, 2017
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‘Misquoted’

Springs

June 8, 2017

David,

Helen Roussel says she was misquoted in The Star article about her work for dyslexic students (June 1, page A1). The reporter who wrote the article believed Helen said, “2 percent of the population is gay and they’ve already got their own bathrooms,” but this is an obviously false statement of fact. There are no gay-only bathrooms anywhere I know of.

It strikes me as poor journalism that Helen was not called by reporter or editor to explain this untrue statement. Failure to do so has subjected her to unjustified but humiliating criticism. She is a dedicated advocate of special education for dyslexic students.

ARNOLD LEO

June 8, 2017
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Gathering of Community

Springs

June 5, 2017

Dear Editor:

I would like to thank the hundreds of community members who were present at the commissioning of the Amagansett Life-Saving Station this past May 20. 

June 8, 2017
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Misinformed Statement

Springs

June 5, 2017

To the Editor:

An article in last week’s Star (“Spelling It Out: Dyslexia in Schools,” June 1) quotes Sag Harbor parent Helen Roussel’s assertion that “2 percent of the population is gay and they’ve already got their own bathrooms!”

The statement is inaccurate. Gay students at Pierson Middle-High School do not have their own bathrooms.

Instead, “gender neutral” bathrooms are available to all students as mandated by New York State in order to accommodate transgender students, and students who are transitioning.

June 1, 2017
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She Was Different

East Hampton

May 26, 2017

To the Editor:

Dina Merrill was the most gracious “socialite” to ever grace the Hamptons. My family had a fleeting connection with her; first my father’s meeting with her more than 50 years ago, and then my own about five years ago.

Dad worked for Ms. Merrill, having absolutely no idea who she was. Nonetheless, he came home after meeting her completely captivated. At dinner, he told us about this beautiful woman who sat down in her kitchen with him to settle up after a long day. He said that she was down to earth and that she could talk to him just like he was a friend.

May 25, 2017
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Parsifal’ in Montauk?

East Hampton

May 16, 2017

To the Editor,

May 17, 2017
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You Saved My Life’

East Hampton

May 12, 2017

Dear Editor,

May 11, 2017
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A Calming Presence

Montauk

May 5, 2017

Dear Editor,

I was saddened to learn of the passing of Nancy E. O’Brien, a longtime resident of East Hampton Village.

May 3, 2017
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Gratitude

East Hampton

May 1, 2017

Dear David,

April 27, 2017
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All Who Responded

Springs

April 20, 2017

Dear Editor,

You never know when you might need emergency services, and most of us hope we never will, but when that time comes, you certainly hope for a few things: rapid response, compassion, and knowledgeable professional responders.

April 27, 2017
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Unflappable

Amagansett

April 21, 2017

Dear David,

April 20, 2017
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Willingness to Help

Wainscott

April 13, 2017

Dear Editor:

In the past several weeks I have been struck by the cordial help one gets in local visits to stores and institutions. 

April 20, 2017
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Not ‘Holocaust Centers’

Montauk

April 12, 2017

To the Editor,

April 13, 2017
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Two Men Stopped

Amagansett

April 4, 2017

To the Editor, 

On April 4 around noon, my beagle, Lady, chased a deer onto Route 27. The gate on the driveway was closed, but the deer hit it and forced it open.

April 13, 2017
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Water Quality

East Hampton

April 7, 2017

Dear David,