Category | Letters To The Editor

Letters to the Editor 9/12/13

Posted on 13 September 2013

Says Portrait is Inaccurate Dear Editor: In addition to its incorrect grammar, the first sentence of your leading article for Thursday, August 29 (Waterfront Condo Plan May Expand) is untrue. I have crossed the Jordan C. Haerter Bridge and its predecessors countless times in the fifty years I have lived in Sag Harbor and the [...]

Letters to the Editor 9/5/13

Posted on 06 September 2013

She is Not Conservative   Dear Editor: Over the past few weeks, I’ve heard and read Ms. Kabot rail against the Conservative Party and its leadership because we as a party chose not to endorse her in the upcoming election. Kabot’s false claims of “up the island politics” “horse trading” “backroom deals” and “political shenanigans” [...]

Letters to the Editor (8/29/13)

Posted on 30 August 2013

The Four Poster Program Works To the Editor: The Four Poster Device that was created by USDA scientists is in use in 26 states since the late 1990’s. Study after study has shown the effectiveness of this device in dramatically reducing tick populations. At the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, tick populations dropped 96-98 [...]

Letters to the Editor 8/22/13

Posted on 23 August 2013

Cranky or Correct?   Dear Editor: Am I being cranky? After all, it is only two weeks until Labor Day. Maybe I should take a deep breath and wait until September 3, to exhale…. Came out of Sag Harbor Cinema last night, 10:45 PM, anticipating a quiet stroll home with time to talk about the [...]

Letters 8/15/13

Posted on 16 August 2013

Officials Not Doing Enough Dear Editor While the Schumer/Bishop efforts to force helicopters to fly over Long Island Sound (Schumer, Bishop Call for Noise Abatement, August 1) may be good for some communities on Long Island, it has certainly been detrimental to Sag Harbor. Since the helicopter route was changed this year because of complaints [...]

Letters to the Editor 8/8/13

Posted on 09 August 2013

Rampant Garbage   Dear Editor: I walk Long Beach nearly every day and find the condition of the trash to be appalling. Remnants of beach parties, coffee cups, beer bottles, food wrappers and probably even some household garbage regularly sprawls across the parking lot. This has been a very busy beach season, and I think [...]

Letters to the Editor 8/1/13

Posted on 02 August 2013

Lower the Boom Dear Editor: An article I found on the Citizens Against Accoustic Trespass’ Boom Car Information Page: “Driver Tries to Run Over a Deputy Deputies this morning are searching for the driver who tried to run over an Orange County sheriff’s deputy Tuesday in the Waterford Lakes area. Records show that deputy sergeant [...]


Posted on 02 August 2013

Technically speaking, NIMBYism (Not In My Back Yard) has been perceived as a pejorative — meaning that NIMBYs are people keen to keep unappealing developments (or people) out of their neighborhoods — things like affordable housing initiatives or hydrofracking, for example. But, as we were reminded this week, NIMBYism can also have a positive connotation [...]

Letters to the Editor (7/11/13)

Posted on 12 July 2013

Class Act Dear Bryan: I what to acknowledge the pleasure, especially in days like these, of opening your newspaper and finding such a class act. I’m referring to the concession ad taken out by Ed Gregory. Not just the fact that Ed publicly congratulated the winners, but the manner in which he did it. I [...]

Letters to the Editor (7/4/13)

Posted on 05 July 2013

July Fourth Dear Editor: July Fourth is the day we set forth to declare our independence. We were young and free, a brand new country which had no equal. We had Uncle Sam. He was our man. He swore he would never let us down. We were full of life and vigor, until someone pulled [...]