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UPDATE: Baykeeper McAllister Says He Was Fired Illegally: Denies Charges Of Affair

A number of remarks following this article are inane and/or mean spirited. Not to mention premature, as this story has just broke and the actual facts have yet to be brought to light. This is especially true of the comments from those courageous souls who insist on remaining anonymous. The Southampton Press would not publish an anonymous letter to the editor in their print edition and should not allow anonymous posts here.

As for Mr. McAllister getting to "drive around the bay all day" perhaps you should realize that being on the water is part of his job. Everyone that I have spoken to regarding Mr. McAllister, from baymen to environmentalists to lawyers have universally praised him as a hardworking advocate for our bays. I would urge the previous posters to get beyond their uninformed rants and spend at least some of their time urging our elected officials to do what is necessary to save our waters.

John Neely" Mar 20, 14 2:38 PM

Is it too much to ask, boys and girls, that you wait until the facts are out before offering up your uninformed opinions as to what is going on? These are real people, with friends and families, that some of you are slandering without the the least bit of evidence to support your assertions. Again, this is very easy to do while hiding behind a screen name." Mar 20, 14 11:09 PM

UPDATE: Protesters Say Weekend Rally At Zeldin Event Was Peaceful

First, can we just omit the name calling? Just let your ideas speak for themselves. I was at this week's meeting with a Zeldin rep at the Riverhead Library. Almost 90 people came to express their displeasure with the Muslim ban. The audience was extremely polite. Almost every speaker thanked the rep for listening before making a statement. Although there were occasional remarks yelled out from the audience at no time was anyone shouted down. As for the demonstration at the Rotary dinner, those involved with the rally claim that there was no uncivil behavior. I would tend to believe them. However, I urge the Southampton Press and other news organizations to contact the appropriate police agencies to see if there were any reports of criminal activity. This should put the issue to rest." Feb 3, 17 11:19 AM

Please note that in my comments I said that Mr. Zeldin was not at the meeting. While it may be temporary, we only have Mr. Trump's word for that. I do not find that reassuring. Also, Mr. Trump and his allies (e.g. Mayor Giuliani) have billed this as a Muslim ban. The president himself has stated that it would not be applied to Christians in the affected countries. That is a religious test. I for one am not willing to sacrifice our Constitutional freedoms to any government no matter how safe they claim they can make us. We can be totally safe or we can be free. We cannot be both. " Feb 3, 17 2:04 PM

It is a religious test to enter this country. Christians are OK, Muslims not. It goes against our Constitution and our American values. The home of the brave? I hope we continue to be that. " Feb 4, 17 11:42 AM

The Tea Party members at Bishop's meetings shouted down the Congressman and anyone who disagreed with them. Their behavior was rude and prevented any civil discussion of events. Bishop, to his credit, still held his meetings even though he was getting knocked around. There is more to being a patriot than complaining that your taxes are too high. Engaging in honest discussion with your fellow Americans and respecting their right to disagree with you should be part of the deal." Feb 4, 17 11:51 AM

Thank you, Press, for following up on these apparently false allegations" Feb 4, 17 11:52 AM

What we hope to gain is a meeting with our congressman so that we can share with him our concerns on a number of issues. While most of us probably did not vote for him, he is still our representative in Congress and we want to be sure that he is aware of our positions on a number of issues. And, you know what? When we think he is correct on an issue we will let him know that too." Feb 5, 17 9:17 AM

Zeldin Blasts Russian 'Aggression' As Spy Ship Lurks Off Long Island

Congressman, when this Russian "crisis" is over perhaps you could have a meeting with your constituents. I'll bring the donuts." Feb 16, 17 12:16 PM

Zeldin Supports Principles Of GOP Health Care Plan

Yes, if you are disabled person, a older citizen, or a child all you need to do is run out and get three jobs. For all its faults the ACA insured millions of hard working citizens, prevented our hospitals from going broke, and saved tens of thousands of households from going bankrupt because of medical emergencies. Health savings accounts? Working poor people do not have savings. So they will not be able to save up for that heart attack they are plannimng on having next year." Mar 22, 17 10:20 AM

Zeldin Votes In Favor Of ACA Repeal; Schumer, Gillibrand Say They Will Work To Defeat Replacement Plan In Senate

We are the only industrialized democracy that does not offer universal health care. Medicare is remarkedly efficient when compared to private health insurers. If Medicare were to be phased in for all Americans we would pay higher taxes, but that would be more than made up for by the elimination of the exorbitant premiums now being charged by insurers. If the rest of the world can do it, why can't we, the citizens of the greatest country on earth? And by the way, the only free health care that undocumented immigrants receive is charity care provided by hospitals, which we all end up paying for with $40.00 dollar aspirins. " May 5, 17 10:52 AM

Protesters Converge On Stephen Schwarzman's Water Mill Home

First, check your post for spelling and grammar. Correct usage will make your message more effective. Second, no one in America pays at a 75% tax rate. As a matter of fact his effective tax rate is probably lower than yours. Third, Trump has loaded government with more Wall Street billionaires than any president in history and you call the Democrats "elitists?" An if you are worried about the effect that George Soros and other billionaires have on our politics you should get behind efforts to change our campaign finance rules. That would really make America great again. " Aug 5, 17 10:39 AM

Firefighters Respond To Bed-And-Breakfast Blaze In Westhampton

East Moriches Fire Department and the Eastport Fire Department responded to the scene." Nov 4, 17 2:08 PM