Recent Stories: Letters to the Editor

July 16, 2014

Debt of Gratitude
    East Hampton
    July 14, 2014

Dear David,
    I would like to congratulate the Amagansett Fire Department on its 100th anniversary.
    I would also like to thank Chief Dwayne Denton and the anniversary committee for inviting me to participate in the parade and celebration on Saturday. It was an honor and a privilege to be involved in such an outstanding event.

July 9, 2014

Offensive Article
    Sag Harbor
    July 4, 2014

Dear Editor:
    The tone and point of view in Debra Scott’s front-page article “Portrait of a Neighborhood” are incredibly offensive. 
    An immediate apology to Bridgehampton residents of that neighborhood is needed, and perhaps some follow-up articles on the lack of affordable housing on the East End.

July 2, 2014

Wonders of Life
    Springs
    June 29, 2014

Dear David,
    Forty-five years here and Springs still delights us as we get to learn more of the history of the area and continue to cherish the residents, settings, and uniqueness of this wondrous community.
    Friday night was a dinner with friends at home and great conversations about school districts, housing, and other politically charged topics. No fisticuffs, all in good fun.

June 25, 2014

A Garbage Disposal
    Montauk
    June 22, 2014

To the Editor,
    I am happy to learn of the efforts to combat pollution in Lake Montauk. The problems attendant upon the alarmingly growing and increasingly chemically dependent population that inhabits Montauk need to be addressed. But there is a less insidious and dangerous form of pollution that should also be recognized: Apparently Lake Montauk is considered a garbage disposal area for many thoughtless visitors.

June 18, 2014

Complete Anarchy?
    Amagansett
    June 16, 2014

To the Editor,
    What is going on on our local roads? Has everyone lost it? Just this past Friday my husband and I were coming from Indian Wells Beach at 8:30 a.m. and we were cut off twice near the Mobil station in Amagansett.

June 11, 2014

Summer of Lyme
    Amagansett
    June 3, 2014

To the Editor,
    This is basically a letter of thanks to Dr. Blake Kerr, who not only wrote an understandable article on the wickedness of Lyme disease, but whom I believe saved my life last summer.

June 4, 2014

Reading Pleasure
    East Northport
    May 31, 2014

Dear Editor:
    I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the many hours of reading pleasure I have gotten from your paper over the years.

May 28, 2014

Passing the Budget
    East Hampton
    May 23, 2014

Dear Editor:
    On behalf of the board of education and the district staff of the East Hampton Union Free School District, I would like to thank the community for its overwhelming support in passing the 2014-15 school budget.
    This approved budget will enable us to continue to provide a quality education for all of our children.

    Sincerely yours,

May 21, 2014

Shakespearian Challenge
    Springs
    May 14, 2014

Dear Editor,
    I am a sixth grader and I recently participated in the Shakespearian Oratorical Challenge at Springs School. I would like to state that even though all the participants who performed soliloquies did very well, it was only the tip of the iceberg of what Shakespeare has written.

May 14, 2014

Bees Are Vital
    Amagansett
    May 9, 2014

To the Editor,
    Thanks to Mary Woltz for her wonderful words about bees and dandelions. Everyone should hear what she has to say. Bees are vital to us for the services they provide of pollinating the flowers of plants we depend on for food, yet we damage their health and threaten their survival with our indiscriminate use of pesticides and herbicides to keep our lawns free of what we call weeds. Lawns don’t feed us. Bees do.

May 7, 2014

Excitement of Art
    Springs
    May 4, 2014

Dear Editor,

April 30, 2014

Dandelions and Bees
    Springs
    April 10, 2014

Dear Editor,
    Hello, my name is Matthew Lester, and I am a ninth grader at East Hampton High School. I am also currently a Life Scout in B.S.A Troop 298.

April 23, 2014

What Matters Most
    East Hampton
    April 20, 2014

Dear David,

April 16, 2014

Warm Feelings
    Sag Harbor
    April 14, 2014

To the Editor,
    In the article in last week’s paper regarding the Jewish cemeteries on Route 114, my comments were referring to a century-old rivalry between two Jewish immigrant groups in Sag Harbor from Eastern and Central Europe.
    Today, our entire Jewish community is largely united, and there is a warm, compatible relationship with all segments of East End Jewry.

April 9, 2014

En Route to Rome
    East Hampton
    April 7, 2014

To the Editor:
    By the time most of The Star’s readers see this letter, the East Hampton High School Camerata will be en route to Rome, where we will begin an eight-day performance tour with a performance in a Mass at Saint Peter’s Basilica, followed by performances in Lucca and Venice.

April 2, 2014

For Troubled Kids
    East Hampton
    March 27, 2014

David,
     Thank you so much for your editorial “More Help Needed for Troubled Kids” in The Star today.
    As a community, we must find a way forward to provide mental health services for our troubled youngsters.
    Perhaps when your words reach the larger community, they too will understand the gravity of the situation.

March 26, 2014

Parade Security
    Montauk
    March 24, 2014

Dear David,
    I would like to thank the East Hampton Town Police Department and the other law enforcement agencies for doing a wonderful, efficient job in the security of the parade. It was very family oriented and extremely peaceful.

    Many thanks.
JIMMY HEWITT

L.V.I.S. Calls Out  
    East Hampton

March 19, 2014

Music, Dance, Cuisine
    Amagansett
    March 15, 2014

Dear David,

March 12, 2014

An Empty Seat
    Wainscott
    March 10, 2014

To the Editor,
    It’s funny how grown men get up in the wee hours of the morning, rain or shine, or, in the case of this winter, snow, to meet for coffee. One such group met at the Golden Pear in East Hampton. I’m sad to say there is an empty seat now. On Feb. 21, a good friend and member of this group passed away.

March 5, 2014

Caring Teacher
    Montauk
    March 2, 2014

Dear David:
    Jane Schulte was a friend of mine. But long before our relationship developed into friendship, she was my fifth-grade teacher. When I look back on the 50 years of our interactions together, I see a remarkable person who invariably spoke her mind and let the chips fall where they might.

February 26, 2014

A Happy Occasion
    Amagansett
    February 22, 2014

Dear David,
    Bravo, Brava, to the handsome Dell Cullum, the beauteous Deb Klughers, the estimable Larry Cantwell, the trustees, the litter committee, and all those saintly volunteers who cleaned the shoreline today.
    What a happy occasion: Sea gulls puffed with pride, my dog’s tail looked like a helicopter blade. I doubt heaven will provide a nicer sight. Thank you!

February 19, 2014

Did the Beatles Proud
    Springs
    February 11, 2014

To the Editor:
    In the early ’70s I was working for Channel 13 in New York. The late-night program “Free Time” asked if some staff would stick around to be an audience for one of their eclectic shows. I went over to Studio 55 (Ninth Avenue and 55th Street) around 11 p.m. and was asked to go up onstage.

February 12, 2014

Class of ’74 Reunion
    East Hampton
    February 10, 2014

Dear David,

February 5, 2014

Bunyonesque
    Montauk
    February 3, 2014

Dear David:
    Despicable and deplorable aren’t strong enough to describe the arrogant act of Public Service Enterprise Group Long Island, an unbridled bureaucracy, that as a new kid on the block took it upon itself to chop down our trees without asking the taxpayers whether we liked the idea and whether there might be other less-severe solutions to make their job for us easier for them.