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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 Gus Marinoni heard a driver loudly playing his radio at Lake Underhill Road and Waterside Drive just before 1 p.m. As Marinoni approached the driver to issue him a citation for the noise violation, the driver sped toward the deputy and then suddenly swerved around him. He later turned into a nearby subdivision. Marinoni drove into the subdivision and located the suspect’s abandoned vehicle near the intersection of Waterscape and Terrace Cove ways. Several Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputies, a sheriff’s chopper and K-9 units responded to the scene, but could not locate the driver.”

In general, bad behaviors tend to lead to other bad behaviors and crimes cluster and escalate! What other offenses might a vigilant and observant police officer find if he pulls over a boom car? The high-intensity/low-frequency noise from boom cars is a powerful and dangerous force. The time for viewing boom cars as a “lesser offense” and ” boys being boys ” is at an end. We need to work together to rid our nation’s streets and highways of this dangerous offense! We can reclaim peace, quiet, and safety for our cities and neighborhoods!

The right to quiet is a right – not just a privilege!

Kind regards,

Dennis Pelliccia

Sag Harbor


Successful House Tour

Dear Editor:

The Friends of the John Jermain Memorial Library are most grateful to the Sag Harbor community, their relatives and friends for their overwhelming support of the annual House Tour on Friday, July 5th. It was a resounding success! Our total raised was $24,505.

The house tour would not be possible without the lovely, traditional, historical and modern homes that are on display that day and the large group of volunteers who staff the homes. We thank especially all of the homeowners who generously opened their homes to the public this year…the ?Bustos, Wickershams, Antonakos, Corishes and Alexander Matthiessen.

As with any large endeavor, problems do occur. There was a last minute cancellation of one of the scheduled homes. Then, a fortuitous and generous offer was made to show the 1830s seaman’s cottage at 53 Rysam Street. In our haste to alter the tickets, some of which were already on sale, and update the publicity, we did not properly identify on the ticket, the homeowner, Alexander Matthiessen, or give recognition to Mark Markheim and Philip Saunders, who share rental of the house. The latter two added special touches to the beautiful interior of the home giving it a warm, unique, southern charm, and created and designed the lush, semi-tropical garden rooms with their interesting plant selection and stunning arrangements that evoked much approval from avid gardeners on the tour.

We sincerely apologize for the unintentional omissions and any slights that may have occurred.

Gloria Primm Brown, President

Friends of the JJML


The Fort at Sag Harbor: 1813-2013

Dear Editor:

I would like to thank all of you who made the Fort Dedication project a reality. There were many who assisted in so many different ways. Financial donations, research, offers of material and equipment, helping with the digging and pouring of the cement and raising the flag pole. Guidance of the protocol to a Military Dedication. Those who allowed me to use their private property for signage. Press coverage and photos, and to anyone for anything I may have forgotten, thank you.

We are not quite finished yet,. The stone needs to be prepared and the plaque installed. I am working with the stonecutter to schedule the work and expect it to be finished before HarborFest weekend.

Thanks to: Jay Babcock, Bryan Boyhan, Chelberg and Battle Post 388, Ed and Bethany Deyermond, Alan and Hatsie Dresher, Terri Zaykowski-Devoll, Betsy Ivans Evola, Ralph Ficcorelli, Sr., Mayor Brian Gilbride and the Sag Harbor Board of Trustees, Eric and Gina Hadley, Jean Held, Matt Ivans, Beth Kamper, Marty Knab, Albert Labrozzi, Sharon Lewis, Russ and Kate Deyermond Littel, Stanley and Carolyn Martin, Bruce and Rosemary Mitchell, Tanya Malott, Bruce Nichol, Gavin Page, Peconic Monument Works, Jeffrey Peters, Steven Peters, Tom and Mary Ross-Bergonia, Schmitters Mini Mix Concrete, Jim Smyth, Suzie Smyth, Mr. and Mrs. Manfred Sobotka, The Sag Harbor Express, The Sag Harbor Historical Society, The Sag Harbor VFW, The Southampton Press, Kendall Thommen, Bruce Winchell, Dee Yardley, and to all who made anonymous donations. Apologies to any I may have missed.

And last but not least, thank you to the brave Militiamen of The Fourth Regiment of the New York Artillery and the citizens of Sag Harbor who protected our beloved village on that day, 11 July 1813.

Thanks again,

Dave Thommen

Sag Harbor



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