Slipped Through the Cracks
I was not able to make the meeting regarding Watchcase Project this past week. However was happy to read the letter in the Sag Harbor Express from the board of Save Sag Harbor. It was most appreciated.
I still don’t understand, however, how the “heights and “closeness” to one another of these town houses “slipped through the cracks.” It seems to me there are different rules for different people. Would love to hear the explanation for these being built at these heights.
Referendum on Airport
To the Editor:
In his bid for reelection to the town board, Councilman Dominick Stanzione’s profound defeat at the polls last Tuesday was, in effect, a referendum by the voters of the Town of East Hampton on aircraft noise policy.
The message was loud and clear: the public wants the town to run an airport that ensures the safety of airport users while it simultaneously respects the noise impacts of those airport users on East End residents, properties, and ecosystems. In spite of critics’ claims to the contrary, these are not mutually exclusive goals!
East Hampton Town Board can legally control noise by setting reasonable business hours and curfews, limiting numbers of flights in a given time period, and completely excluding some of the noisiest aircraft – but, only if the town board stops taking Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant money.
The town currently has contractual obligations to the FAA, which expire on December 31, 2014. Then, the Town of East Hampton, as owner and operator of this airport, will be able to act and the town will be able to operate a safe and quiet airport paid for by airport users.
The voters have spoken. Let the outgoing town board continue to hear the message of the Quiet Skies Coalition and let the newly elected members embrace this message as well.
Quiet Skies Coalition
Thanks for Service
We’d like to thank our veterans for their service to our country. At Sag Harbor Elementary School, we were happy to honor our local veterans at our annual Veterans Day tribute, starting with a breakfast and culminating in a short film and songs sung by our students and staff at Morning Program. We believe it is important for our students to recognize and appreciate the service that these men and women have given to our country.
This was a wonderful event and we had more attendees than ever, who have served in the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, National Guard, and Navy. This year our special guests were Carl Bonuso, John Borucke, George Boziwick, John Burns, Larry Burns, Ronnie Campsey, John Capello, Michael Dee, Terri DeVoll, Rafael Dispigna, John Dzwlewicz, Keith Douglas, Ralph Ficorelli, Paul Garick, John Huey, Bonnie Jackson, Marty Knab, Sharon Lewis, Claude Maeder, Kevin Major, Robert McGuire, Bruce Mitchell, Dave Pharaoh, William Porter, Jim Renner, Vincent Restivo, Robert Riskin, William Schildanecht, Donald Schreiber, Alexander Selkirk, Sonny Sireci, Vincent Sombrotto, Vincent Starace, Walter Stewart, Chris Stone, Marty Trunzo, and Harry Wils. We want to thank, once again, these wonderful men and women for their service and sacrifices.
School Counselor, Sag Harbor Elementary School