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Letters to the Editor 1/17/13

Posted on 18 January 2013

Into the Lion’s Den


Dear Bryan:

I have decided to bring my “outside rhetoric” into the lion’s den.

I will arrange for a venue in Sag Harbor to discuss my view of how police unions have a stranglehold on local governments and taxpayers.  All are invited to attend: public, police, police union labor attorneys, public officials.  Everyone is invited and I hope you will commit to attend as I make my case.

I wonder what day and time is best to try to fill the Coliseum?  No matter.  I will announce the date, time and place soon.  Curiosity may compel you to come (or not), but I hope that you will leave with new insight about the issue.

In his letter last week, the Sag Harbor PBA President wrote that I have an “agenda,” but did not explain what he thinks my agenda is concerning the PBA, contracts, and local government.  In the interest of full disclosure, Mr. PBA President, what is my agenda?

Bill Jones

Hampton Bays


Remembering the Railroad


Dear Editor,

The Long Island Railroad years in Sag Harbor (1869-1939) will be the exhibit at the Sag Harbor Historical Society for the 2013 season. Our past exhibits of Trout Pond and Long Beach were successful because of old photos, documents, and great stories contributed by the public. (We scan and return your photos within a day or two.)

If you have or know of people who could help with any of these, please contact me, Jean Held 725-2690, or the Historical Society 725-5092. For example, if anyone knows of a photo of the beloved trolley’s conductor, that would be a real find; I know he had a handlebar mustache. Sometimes an old photo will have something in the background of interest. Check out your old photos and family memories. We hope to hear from you.


Jean Held

Sag Harbor Historical Society


Thanks From Noyac


Dear Editor,

On behalf of the Noyac Civic Council, I would like to thank the many persons who pitched in to make our Holiday Dinner Dance a huge success.

First, I’d like to thank WLNG for their many years of service by airing our Holiday Festivities announcement. Dave Lee also deserves a thank you for also publicizing our events.

On Saturday, Dec. 8, Mike and Betty Dowling hosted the delicious Children’s Party at their Noyac restaurant, M.J. Dowling’s. At least 40 children were surprised by Santa. Diane and Phil Bucking, owners of the Sag Harbor Garden Center, generously donated the Christmas tree which we proudly decorated at the traffic circle at Long Beach and Noyac Road.

On Sunday, Dec. 9, the staff at The Coast Grill did a superb job of preparing and serving gourmet food to a full house of revelers for our sold-out dinner dance. Many Noyac residents and businesses donated gifts for our door prizes and raffle, and we would like to acknowledge them: Marilyn and Dennis Downes, Judge and Carol Burke, the Noyac Liquor Store, the Whalebone General Store, Cromer’s Market, George Heine Realty, Cappelletti Restaurant, Dowlings Restaurant, The Bridge Golf Course, Marders Nursery, Joe’s Garage, Lynch’s Garden Center and King Kullen Supermarket.

Diane Hewett, proprietor of DCH Graphics must be recognized for her professional design and layout of our holiday flyers and printed matter. The NCC also thanks Ralph DiSpigna, Lori Blakeney, Linda Kamph, Joan O’Brien, Elfie Winkle, and Chuck Neuman who either collected tickets or sold raffle tickets to support the NCC Scholarship Fund during our dinner dance. (I apologize to anyone I might have left out of the thank you list.)

The NCC asks our community to patronize our local businesses, especially during the holiday season. The Noyac Civic Council wishes everyone a Merry Christmas, a Happy Chanukah and a Happy New Year.


Elena Loreto, President,

Noyac Civic Council


Praise for Allison



Thanks to all at the Sag Harbor Express for honoring Allison Scanlon as person of the year.

Allison is a wonder of energy and goodwill. She and Mike have revitalized athletics in Sag Harbor.

Allison is progressive in the best sense of the word: open hearted and forward thinking. She saw a problem, rolled up her sleeves and, along with her husband Mike, got the ball rolling. I am not surprised at the phenomenal response to Allison’s efforts. Her energy and spirit are contagious and she truly has the best interests of the kids at heart.

Thank you to Mike and Allison for your amazing community spirit and thanks to the Sag Harbor Express for honoring it.


Ken Dorph

Sag Harbor




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  1. Hey Bill, will you be providing refreshments! If so, see you at your coliseum. hmmmmm

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