Category | Letters To The Editor

Letters to the Editor (4/11/13)

Posted on 12 April 2013

Board Has Best Interests at Heart Dear Sag Harbor Express, I was recently invited to sign a petition asking the Sag Harbor School Board to focus on issues of governance, process and respect. My initial reaction was, “Of course!” These are all important and admirable goals for any board. Who wouldn’t want to sign this? [...]

Letters to the Editor (4/4/13)

Posted on 05 April 2013

IB More Highly Regarded   To the Editor: Mr. Thomas M. Jones  (“A Step Backwards,” The Sag Harbor Express, March 21, 2013) makes an argument in favor of AP courses over the IB program entirely on financial grounds by stating that students can reduce their college tuition by earning AP credits. Parents should realize that [...]

Letters to the Editor (3/28/13)

Posted on 29 March 2013

Defensive Voices Dear Bryan, Walter Tice in his letter (“Don’t Be Distracted,” The Sag Harbor Express, March 21, 2013) charged that your paper’s reporting on Gregg Schiavoni’s recent resignation from the school board was deficient. He wrote that because of this ”there is a danger that the general public will be led to question the quality [...]

Letters to the Editor (3/21/13)

Posted on 22 March 2013

Don’t Be Distracted   Dear Editor: Last week’s edition of The Express contained a front-page story, an editorial and four letters-to-the-editor about the recent resignation of a member of the board of education. As a former Sag Harbor Board of Ed member and president of the board, I am concerned by the nature of your [...]

Letters to the Editor (3/14/13)

Posted on 15 March 2013

Expect Professionalism Dear Bryan, It is disappointing but not surprising that school board member Gregg Schiavoni felt the only option left to him was to resign from the Sag Harbor School Board. When the board is dysfunctional and not fulfilling its responsibilities to the community it represents, problems only multiply which corrode performance and negatively impact [...]

Letters to the Editor (3/7/13)

Posted on 08 March 2013

Need Safe Plan   Dear Editor, I am writing in response to the editorial entitled “Get Moving” from February 14. This editorial seems to say that people in Noyac are opposed to finding a solution to the traffic problem by the Whalebone/Cromers Market area. That is NOT the case! What we DO have a problem [...]

Letters to the Editor (2/28/13)

Posted on 01 March 2013

Effect of Airport Noise Dear Editor, The complexities of manmade borders have always been problematic to some degree on the East End; but with recent population/commercial expansion, some border issues have escalated into serious multi-town crises. I am referring to the East Hampton Airport noise control controversy and who gets to decide what amount of noise pollution is acceptable [...]

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Letters to the Editor 2/21/13

Posted on 22 February 2013

No Dumping, of Traffic   Dear Bryan, The Noyac Road traffic calming editorial that appeared last week in The Express only touches the surface of the failings of the planned improvements. I agree the problem has to be looked at holistically first, the big picture, and then whittled down to what we can afford now. [...]

Letters to the Editor (2/14/13)

Posted on 15 February 2013

Rethink Long Wharf   Dear Bryan, How wonderful that Long Wharf will revert to Village control. And thanks to the Sag Harbor Express for exhorting us to conceive of new and creative uses. More than anything else I hope that the community will ponder what statement Long Wharf makes about Sag Harbor. Today, this best [...]

Letters to the Editor (2/7/13)

Posted on 08 February 2013

Super Search Defended   Dear Editor, I am writing this letter in response to Thomas M. Jones’ letter in the January 23rd issue of your paper condemning the Sag Harbor Board of Education decision for extending the contract of Carl Bonuso’s Ed.D. He initially asks and with bias answers the following question:   “Do you [...]