Recent Stories: Letters to the Editor

April 2, 2014

For Troubled Kids
    East Hampton
    March 27, 2014

     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
    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.

L.V.I.S. Calls Out  
    East Hampton

March 19, 2014

Music, Dance, Cuisine
    March 15, 2014

Dear David,

March 12, 2014

An Empty Seat
    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
    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
    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
    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

    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.

January 29, 2014

Thank You, Steve
    East Hampton
    January 21, 2014

Dear David,
    A public “can’t thank you enough” to Steve Lynch, our highway superintendent, for caring for our town and its people and to your dedicated crew — all of you getting the job done for us no matter what.
    Leadership and service, yet another one of East Hampton’s finest kind.


On Town Pond

January 22, 2014

Dogs Don’t Talk’
    New York City
    January 18, 2014

To the Editor:
    Last Thursday morning at Guild Hall’s John Drew Theater, I and a packed audience of schoolchildren and adults went to the dogs and loved every minute of it.

January 15, 2014

Taken Care Of
    East Hampton
    January 13, 2014

To the Editor,
    On Saturday I was out on my walk, which I do every morning with my dog, Lexie. While on my walk I started to feel funny. I am a diabetic and it seems that my blood sugars were dropping very fast and I was experiencing low blood sugar.

January 8, 2014

70 Christmas Trees
    January 4, 2014

To the Editor:
    I would like to thank Jimmy Daunt, Richie Daunt, Joseph Horton, and Cindy Dess for their tireless efforts decorating the 70 Christmas trees that line the downtown streets of Montauk for the past 12 years.

December 31, 2013

People Step Forward
    December 22, 2013

Dear David,
    On Nov. 21 I had revision surgery on my knee. The really different thing in this second-time-around operation for me is now I live alone. My children have been a great support during this time and have done what they were able to do within the confines of their work and family responsibilities. Thus I have had to rely on my neighbors in my Clearwater Beach area.

December 24, 2013

Alcohol City
    December 20, 2013

To the Editor,
    Okay, if you read The East Hampton Star this week under “Notices,” next to the last page there is a notice that a license is pending for beer and wine to sell retail in a sports arena under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 385 Abraham’s Path in Amagansett.

December 18, 2013

Close Calls at Sea
    December 15, 2013

To the Editor,
    As one dragger captain said, “We all have had our close calls at sea.”

December 11, 2013

Ned’s Still With Us
    December 6, 2013

Dear Editor:
    I was delighted to see the town’s nature preserve committee is trying to preserve the remains and honor of “Ned, Faithful negro manservant of Capt. Jeremiah Osborn.”

December 5, 2013

The Best of Bonac

       Hampstead, N.C.

       November 26, 2013

Dear Editor,

       Last Saturday (Nov. 23) we experienced the best of Bonac. Because of the generosity of the East Hampton Historical Society, the support of the local press, and gifts from many backers, we were privileged to meet with our friends at the premiere and book-signing event for our historical novel at the East Hampton Town Marine Museum in Amagansett.

November 26, 2013

Profound Loss and Love
    Barnes Landing
    November 25, 2013

Dear David,
    It is five months since our 14-year-old daughter, Anna Mirabai, was run over and killed on her bike near CVS in East Hampton. Not a day goes by, and rarely an hour, when she is not present in our thoughts and feelings, feelings of profound loss and great love. At this time of Thanksgiving we give thanks for Anna’s brief but full life, for the light she brought into our lives.

November 20, 2013

Rookie Head Coach
    East Hampton
    November 14, 2013

Dear Editor,

November 13, 2013

Thank You All
    November 10, 2013

November 6, 2013

To Serve All People
    East Hampton
    November 5, 2013

Dear David,  
    I want to express my heartfelt thanks to everyone for the warm and generous reception I have received as a candidate for supervisor.

October 30, 2013

Those Who Helped
    October 25, 2013

Dear Mr. Rattray:

October 23, 2013

Thank You All!
    East Hampton
    October 19, 2013

To the Editor:
    Necrotizing fasciitis, also called flesh-eating disease, is a life-threatening skin infection that according to the Centers for Disease Control, and in reviews of various studies, has a fatality rate of 25 to 35 percent. This is our story of how a small community hospital did its part and helped to potentially save my wife’s life.