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Be a Sport

As the winter sports season is upon us, I would just like to remind all our Mariner fans about the importance of sportsmanship at all of our events. Sportsmanship matters,...

In Harm’s Way

Fifty-two billion dollars for a sea wall for Manhattan. “Multibillions” for the rest out to Montauk. And how many billions to keep pumping sand back onto the beach? Sum it...

Mission of Compassion

As president and CEO of East End Hospice, my inbox was flooded last week after an article appeared in The New Yorker magazine titled “Endgame: How the visionary hospice movement...

Seasonal Twist

Tidying up our backyard, I stumbled upon some prickly pear cactus. Next, I found some skunk cabbage. Besides the seemingly odd seasonal twist, it brought me back to memories long...

Praise the Good

Albert Einstein once taught a class and did the multiplication table by nine. When he got to nine times 10, he answered 91. The class roared with laughter. He waited...

Responsible Holiday

Instead of traveling over rivers or through woods, many of us rush off to Black Friday sales and a frenzy of shopping for gifts, decorating and feasting. Now we are...

Mature Leadership

Post-election analysis indicates that, on Long Island, crime was a major issue that led to Democrats’ defeat. (I need to note that our congressional candidate, Bridget Fleming, carried Southampton Town.)...

Feed the Need

I am happy to announce that our first-ever online virtual fundraiser for the East Hampton, Sag Harbor and Montauk food pantries has been a great success. With over 90 items...

Adults in the Room

This week, Nancy Pelosi passed the torch of her role as speaker of the House and leader of the Democrats in Congress to her handpicked deputies. Like all good leaders,...

Losing Ground

The sea has risen 8 inches since 1880. At a 1 foot rise, it’s estimated you would lose 100 feet of shoreline. Unfortunately, here along Lazy Point, we’ve been losing...

Big Horse

I must say a word in defense of the wrongly cursed and much maligned experience of leaving a beloved house after many decades. People too often forget the joys brought...

Successful Show

We would like to thank everyone who contributed to our highly successful Arts and Archives Show, held at Ashawagh Hall, October 28 to 30: Thank you to Teri Kennedy, for...

No Good News

Now that Election Day is past, we can harvest some of the outcomes and their meaning in our lives. Again, we are finding that some states cannot competently collect ballots...

Landscaping Fetish

The Central Pine Barrens Commission solicited comments from the public concerning a proposed increased-density golf course resort in the Pine Barrens of East Quogue, known as the Lewis Road Planned...

Fossil Fuel

A fun conspiracy circulates around oil and the term “fossil fuel.” On one side, it’s been said that Rockefeller didn’t coin the term with Standard Oil. Though Sinclair Oil used...

What Hope Feels Like

I awoke on Sunday morning hung over from what felt like a very bad dream. I dreamed that I was caught in the middle of an unwieldy mob of people...

Villified and Canceled

Will the gaslighting end after this midterm election? Joe Biden’s speeches are associating ardent MAGA supporters with fascism and blaming them for current societal woes. Considering this administration’s actions since...

Big Red Wave

I would like to present an explanation for the Big Red Wave on Tuesday. Of tremendous significance, it is extremely disrespectful, dangerous and irritating to tell Americans that what they...

Sleep Schedule

The best sleep schedule is often debated. My favorite was that of Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson: two hours sleep, six hours work. Repeat. Unfortunately not as feasible today. Still...

Hypocrisy

Every day I see immigrant workers landscaping yards littered with “Lee Zeldin for Governor” signs. The hypocrisy of white, Republican homeowners proudly supporting an anti-immigrant Donald Trump sycophant while hard-working...

Flip the Ballot

We have the opportunity to improve the model for how we do affordable community housing in the towns of Southampton, East Hampton, Shelter Island and Southold on November 8. A...

Exercise Your Right

While trite, as the old saying goes, every vote counts. Over the years, many races have been decided by just a few precious votes. This is especially true in recent...

Bring Sanity Back

My letter is in response to the wave of submissions printed here last week by Democrats desperate to make their case for more of the chaos they have been responsible...

No Moral Equivalency

Thin-skinned far-left millennials hide behind their woke Twitter handles and yell for the cancellation or firing of a teacher, a police officer or a celebrity. When did we lose our...

What Dick Said

“In our nation’s 246-year history, there has never been an individual who is a greater threat to our republic than Donald Trump.” — Dick Cheney, August 4, 2022. That’s from...

Let’s Talk

You want to talk about crime? Fine, let’s talk about crime. Most violent crime involves guns, so Bridget Fleming, who’s running for Congress, will work for common-sense gun safety. She...

Wolf at the Door

I have to admit I was quite shocked when you endorsed Kathy Hochul for governor [“We Mark Our Ballot,” Editorial, October 27]. I wasn’t surprised, but I thought this paper...

LaLota Gets Vote

After watching the debate between 1st District congressional candidates Bridget Fleming and Nick LaLota [“Video: Express News Group Hosts 1st Congressional District Debate,” 27east.com, October 29], it is clear what...

Critical Election

Bridget Fleming is exactly who we need in Congress right now. Newsday has said she “has been one of the most active and effective lawmakers.” Her experience representing local citizens...

Vote Yes for Housing

Everyone is talking about housing, or, rather, the lack of affordable housing. It’s not new, but it has reached crisis proportions. So many longtime residents and workers can no longer...

Be Heard

As we approach the November 8 midterm election, it is important to reflect on which party and which candidate can deliver and implement policies that satisfy the needs of the...

People Over Party

The November 8 election is increasingly being fought on a national stage, with issues like abortion, inflation and crime resonating in races across the country. But it’s easy to forget...

That Word: ‘Community’

Tuesday, October 25, at about 1:30, my husband, Eric Fischl, and I were walking down Route 114, about to turn onto our street, Fresh Pond Road, when someone in a...

Choose Wisely

With inflation the highest in over 40 years, the Biden administration is racing toward a Jimmy Carter redux. Mortgage rates are now the highest in 20 years. Free money has...

She Will Deliver

The issue of crime and public safety has become front and center in this year’s midterm election. And it’s a relief that we have a congressional candidate with the experience...

Unfair Laws

Long Island voters need to be better informed about the gross unfairness that exists in the New York State property assessment laws. Simply put, it might come as a surprise...

Scary Times

In the two years since the last presidential election, the stakes have only gotten higher for elections at every level, from village and town up to county, state and national...

What’s Next?

An abbreviated version. It goes like this: Please, East Hampton Town Board, stop the paving on this urban renewal road. The next assignment goes into the tidal marsh. Supervisor Peter...

Get to the Polls

Bridget Fleming, currently our Suffolk County legislator, is running for the District 1 congressional seat. During this campaign season, voters have learned what a brilliant, dedicated, and determined candidate for...

Respect and Honesty

I have known Bridget Fleming since her days as a Southampton Town councilwoman. I have seen her work to get fair and honest results from town government. She approaches any...

Still True

Remember the Dongan Patent? From 1686 until present date is quite the long time for the same to ring true: “Without the let or hindrance of any person whatsoever.” Still...

Rolling Up Sleeves

Republicans like Nick LaLota, who is running for Congress against Bridget Fleming, are trying to make inflation the No. 1 issue in this election. And they should. It’s a big...

Take It to the Bank

The unemployment rate in April 2020 reached 14.8 percent. Thanks to interventions via the CARES Act, the Coronavirus Response and Consolidated Appropriations Act, and the American Rescue Plan, an unemployment...

Ticking Time Bomb

Lies are like cancer: Until we shine truth to dispel the distortion, they metastasize and consume us. Cancer comes to teach us who we are, or to take us out....

Turn Ballot Over

Turn over your ballot for the crucial election of November 8 and vote yes for the Clean Water, Clean Air and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act of 2022. This bond...

Drowning in Debt

With Democrats in charge these past two years, we Long Islanders have suffered. We have seen skyrocketing costs for shelter, food and gas. Democrats have now allowed inflation to broaden...

Buying Votes

After careful consideration, I will not be voting Democrat this year. I have in the past, but this year it’s unconscionable. I am voting Republican on November 8. Democrats canceling...

Deceitful Politics

Republicans would have you believe that Democrats are soft on crime, lax on the economy and oblivious of the deficit. But these are lies perpetuated by Republicans to scare and...

Willful Exposure

I was dismayed to read in The Press that the proposed Little League field that will replace the field on Pantigo Place will have artificial turf [“They Will Come Even...

Balanced Boards

Concerning the upcoming referendum on community housing: While the concept of generating an affordable housing fund is welcomed, the current structure of the proposal has strengths and weaknesses. Assisting resident...

Town Topics

As the matters of East Hampton Town’s emergency communications system, as well as residents’ access to adequate wireless communications, or cellphone, coverage, have been a topic of both public and...

Have a Conversation

I was inspired to write this letter after talking with a dear friend. You know the kind — the friend who talks to you about money, religion and politics, and...

Believe Him

Nick LaLota has shown us who he is — we should believe him: anti-police and anti-democracy. The first is undoubtedly awful. While Nick LaLota’s website drones on about his commitment...

Be Messy

As my fifth year as a messy gardener approaches, I reflect on all I have learned and the small difference I believe I have made for our local birds and...

Bridget Listens

I am writing in behalf of Bridget Fleming, who has consistently, since I met her many years ago, impressed me with her care, concern and support of so many of...

Keep Waiting

The dredging for maintenance of Napeague Harbor is few and far between; 1979, 1988, 2004. The 2014 dredge did nothing more than work the area around the current opening. That...

Literally Lifesavers

Last Tuesday morning, a very dangerous and unusual event took place in North Sea. Unexpectedly, a huge oak tree fell across Noyac Road at Roses Grove Road and pinned a...

Our Obligations

The articles and commentary about the proposed athletic field on Marsden Street failed to mention anything about what the actual environmental concerns are. For some, it appears that providing “competitive...

Natural Choice

I was glad to read about the new field for the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreation Center [“Bridgehampton Child Care Center Field Upgrade Will Be a Sustainable Effort, and Part...

Another Monday

Do you live in that brand new active construction? Surely you’ll need a pool built while you live in a structure illegally. Was the land you are building on underwater...

A Sham

Proposed plans for affordable housing, including the current referendum, are a sham. The middle class, including but not limited to police, nurses, teachers and other essential workers, are excluded, because...

Listen to Women

The Express News Group is to be commended for publishing a courageous piece on the diverse viewpoints of the clergy on the morality of abortion [“Local Faith Leaders Contemplate Their...

The Right Side

To my friends and neighbors in Suffolk County, I’m writing this letter to support Nick LaLota, who is running to represent us in the U.S. Congress from our District 1....

Housing Needed

Recently, both my husband and I had to wait three days before our prescriptions were filled at a local pharmacy. Although neither of us was in a life-threatening situation, we...

Village Staple

We, the residents of Southampton Village, are a mere five minutes from midnight if we are to save our last, cherished local institution from closing because of the greed of...

Vote Republican

With no fewer than three letters written in support of candidate Bridget Fleming for our 1st Congressional District seat in the Letters space on October 5, I would like to...

Election Concerns

I have been living in New York all my life. I am really concerned about the attack on democracy by our former representative, Lee Zeldin, now running for governor. He...

Avert Disaster

It’s always important to consider the consequences of a vote, but sometimes it’s more important than others. This is one of those times. In our local congressional election, Democrat Bridget...

A Taste of Vienna

Just to be on the light side for once: I am earnestly recommending a recipe change to the chefs of Citarella who prepare the stuffed cabbage and stuffed peppers. Right...

At a Standstill

I am wondering what is being done to correct the cyber attack on Suffolk County records. I haven’t heard any news from Steve Bellone how the county is dealing with...

Time Running Out

The East End water bodies are in peril, and it’s our fault. For decades upon decades, nutrients from human sources, nitrogen and phosphorus, have been building in our water bodies...

April Fools

April 1, 2019, the East Hampton Town Trustees, according to their own website, had a meeting. No. 5 on the agenda was Bay View Avenue. I had sent in a...

The Right Questions

In the 20-plus years that I have lived full time in Southampton, I can think of no more important congressional election than the one coming up on November 8. Bridget...

Decision Time

With November 8, Election Day, fast approaching, it is decision time. Obviously, some have already made that decision. My appeal is to those who remain undecided. For the undecided, there...

Supports Fleming

I am writing this letter to support Bridget Fleming, who is running for the U.S. Congress from District 1 on Election Day, November 8. I have had the opportunity to...

In Denial

What are Democrats running on these days? It would appear that the Trump piñata is their entire purpose. This effort to distract attention from their myriad failures as the party...

Let’s Keep Hochul

Between the pandemic, the precarious economy and the crisis of democracy, New Yorkers are living through unprecedented times. Governor Kathy Hochul has proven willing not only to meet the moment...

Learn Shellfishing Laws

Is being a resident really enough? Upon proof of residency, Southampton Town issues shellfish licenses to all applicants. Crabbing last week, a father and son reacquainted me to the joy...

Informed Choice

Election Day, November 8, is less than two months away, and it is time for the voters of Congressional District 1 to consider the candidates and make an informed decision....

Plastic Freedom

By now, it is common knowledge that the world is awash in plastic waste, and effective recycling of plastic is a myth. The post-consumption recycling rate of the 400 million...

Lacks Judgment

Recently, Republican congressional candidate Nick LaLota tweeted that he’d like to “restore integrity to our elections.” Well, election integrity is important, but relying on Nick LaLota to restore election integrity...

No Dredging

“A couple of years away,” which is right now for anyone keeping score at home, has once again become “years away.” Sorry to those waiting my entire life for this...

She Is Us

Residents of Congressional District 1 are facing an important decision this November 8. For eight years, we have been represented in Congress by someone who cared little for all the...

Progress Report

The Steinbeck Writers’ Retreat working committee, all volunteers, has been working very hard, as we said we would. We’ve been busy fundraising. Here are a few details of the proposal...

Our Hero

We, the community of the East End of Long Island, are blessed with a rare gem. The flora and fauna of our seaside is the most breathtaking and the most...

Plastic Pollution

We’ve all heard the warnings about cleaning up our trash at the beach and recycling, but it’s easy to feel helpless or that it’s a problem so distant that there’s...

High Stakes

Republican Senator Lindsay Graham recently introduced a federal bill that would make abortion a felony for women across America after 15 weeks, except in the case of rape or the...

Harsh But True

Ron DeSantis’s decision to throw a bunch of Venezualan refugees on a plane and send them to Martha’s Vineyard was the equivalent of his deciding that he had some garbage...

The Real Truth

In February 2021, homeowners in Amagansett won their decade-long case and were informed they own the beach, known locally as Truck Beach. It’s their private property. As a natural consequence,...

Worthy of Vote

The next representative from the 1st Congressional district has to do more. And that person is Bridget Fleming, currently the East End Suffolk County legislator. Her background, accomplishments and determination...

Flew the Coop

Rumor and innuendo is Fred W. Thiele Jr. is checked out. Apparently, all ready to move into a new home in the Carolinas. If he needs help on how to...

An Informed Decision

Election Day, November 8, is less than two months away, and it is time for the voters of Congressional District 1 to consider the candidates and make an informed decision....

Curtains Down

I have never been involved in politics. But now, I can’t stand by and watch our democracy taken away. I’ve lived my entire life under its freedom. Now, men who...

Unused Votes Matter

Why do we call everyone who registers with a political party a registered voter? Are you a voter even if you do not vote? According to the Brookings Institute, in...

Bald and Blatant

At Jay Schneiderman’s behest, Nelson Pope Voorhis has “taken responsibility” and fallen on their sword for the unforgivable faux pas of not catching (and removing) a damaging snippet of truth...

Jail to the Chief?

Yet again, the nefarious, if not criminal, activities of our one-time president are forcing the country to debate, in real time, basic beliefs that most Americans have held sacred for...

Tick Diseases

Regarding last week’s front-page story about the lone star tick vs. the blacklegged tick and Lyme disease [“STARI Vs. Lyme: Understanding The Diseases In Tick Territory,” 27east.com, September 6]: While...

Community Center

The sun is rising on a new day at Old Whalers’ Church. Folks from one of the AA groups are heading back to their cars but stop in the parking...

No Undue Influence

It is unfortunate if, in a public forum, a palpably false statement is made impugning the honesty and integrity of any of the town’s appointed boards. However, The East Hampton...

Monumental Task

Napeague State Park is being ravaged by the southern pine beetle. The browning isn’t because pines have fall leaf drop. I’ve just recently heard of new aerials that were taken....

Helping Veterans

On August 29, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5350, Westhampton Beach, held its annual golf outing at the Vineyards Golf Club in Riverhead. It was a huge success due to...

A Real Choice

Polls indicate that crime and safety are important issues for voters. One of the basic responsibilities of government is to ensure that citizens can live in safety. Historically, the Republican...

Empty Suit

It’s about to become election season, and an expected rout has frantic Democrats swinging wildly, hoping to land a haymaker. President Joe Biden has declared from the safety of his...

Ignoring Truths

A recent opinion piece by Tom Clavin correctly points out the burgeoning problems we are experiencing through climate change, drought and increasing stress on water supplies locally, nationally and globally...

Transforming Lives

I was very pleased to read Karl Grossman’s recent column regarding Eastern Suffolk BOCES and his attention to the career and contribution by Dr. Julie Davis Lutz, who recently retired...

Unforced Error

I’m grateful that Bridget Fleming was a prosecutor in the Manhattan district attorney’s Sex Crimes Unit. Years ago, that office was my lifeline to judicial equality and personal reempowerment when...

Missed The Point

Although there are significant questions examined in “The Soap Myth,” I believe Annette Hinkle’s review of “The Soap Myth” at Southampton Cultural Center misses the primary point [“A Drama Explores...

Living Sustainably

First, my thanks to The Express News Group and to Kelly Ann Smith for last week’s article on our garden and property [“At Home With Sarah Hunnewell and James Ewing,”...

Essential Reading

“We recognized the right of the individual, married or single, to be free from unwarranted governmental intrusion into matters so fundamentally affecting a person as the decision whether to bear...

Lies And Subterfuge

This week has contained enough news to make all of our heads spin. First, let us be clear that Donald Trump carted away hundreds of documents from the White House...

Champion For Community

Bridget Fleming is running for Congress in the 1st Congressional District, where she lives, works and is a champion for our community. You can count on Bridget to protect our...

Clear Choice

Nick LaLota won the Republican primary and will face Democratic Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming on November 8 to decide who will represent the 1st Congressional District in Congress. It...

Study The Scallops

This year’s almost complete die-off of previously thriving juvenile Peconic Bay scallops is becoming the norm [“Bay Scallop Disaster Continues, Another Year Of Massive Die-Offs Appears Likely, Researchers Say,” 27east.com,...

Make A Difference

I write these Letters to the Editor to put ideas on the table that may influence how we can combat carbon. What is happening in this world is detrimental to...

Easiest Win

Napeague Harbor is consistently, continuously neglected. Homeowners went to an East Hampton Town Board meeting on January 4, 2011, for help. This was immediately after what is referred to as...

Peace Is Prized

As 47-year Sag Harbor homeowners, we are concerned by the August 11 news of short-term rentals of swimming pools for one or more hours in our small village, and the...

Too Long

Town of East Hampton, Chapter 91, Beaches and Parks, 91 – 4 H: “No person shall intentionally obstruct vehicular or pedestrian access to the beach.” Really? See Bay View Avenue....

Always Greener

We are in a severe drought. Government offices, fire departments, police stations, schools and libraries have some of the greenest lawns in Suffolk County. Thank you for your exceptional watering...

‘Geniuses’ At Work

I typically ignore anyone who believes that the 2020 election was “stolen.” I write them off as either idiots or emotionally unwell. But since we have “Big Lie” Republican Lee...

The Red Zone

Paula Angelone, Ph.D. [“Enablers Of Violence,” Letters, August 18], and Andrea Klausner, Esq. [“Not Watergate,” Letters, August 18], both have something I don’t: three letters after their name. I may...

Tough And Tireless

County Legislator Bridget Fleming of Noyac is running to represent the East End in Congress this year. Bridget and I entered local politics at about the same time, 14 or...

Legacy Of Success

At this moment in time, if there’s a candidate better suited for the U.S. Congress than Bridget Fleming, I can’t think of one. Ms. Fleming consistently fights for critical issues...

Enablers Of Violence

Just when we thought we could relax for a minute and enjoy the rest of the summer, we have more concerns about violence in this country. The FBI executed a...

Thank You, Kristi

Thank you to Kristi Hood and her staff for all the contributions that the General Store has made to the Springs community. Over the many years that Kristi has had...

Out Of Reach

I think it’s great that we are creating affordable housing units in our town. However, for those at the lower end of the wage scale, even those are out of...

What Defines Vehicle?

Concerning your recent article about the status of e-bikes and related forms of transportation [“E-bikes Ride A Legal Side Street Between Bicycles And Motorcycles,” 27east.com, July 27]: A standard clearly...

Not Watergate

In the wake of the FBI search of Mar-a-Lago, some Republicans threatened to retaliate against Attorney General Merrick Garland if they take back control of the House and the Senate....

Tone It Down

An issue is on the agenda that will affect everyone in Sag Harbor in myriad ways: night vision, community character, flora and fauna, human health, and the view of the...

Devoted To Service

Our own Suffolk County legislator, Bridget Fleming, is running for the District 1 congressional seat vacated by Lee Zeldin. While Bridget is a household name to many because of her...

Common Values

I grew up taught to love this country. I was educated to believe in America and trust in the wisdom of our Constitution. To trust elected leaders to put country...

Taxpayers Of Tomorrow

Republicans who attack Social Security or seek to gut or privatize it refer to it as an “entitlement,” ignoring that nearly all working people make Social Security payments, and retirement...

Reason To Hope

I have really enjoyed seeing the yellow Hope balloons all over the Village of Southampton in the past few weeks. Importantly, this week in our country there were finally a...

When You’re Not Looking

Lee Zeldin fancies himself tough on crime and a supporter of families and law enforcement. But for years he promoted extremist views of the Second Amendment and opposed every measure...

Shame Meter

Let’s paint a picture of just one of our East End neighbors (Ickenham Limited) consuming 16,418,076 gallons of our precious groundwater to keep their roses in bloom year round [“Water...

Roadside Distraction

Today, I registered a complaint with the Quogue Village Police Department, which then forwarded it to the Suffolk County Department of Public Works. There is a roadside memorial that spans...

Something To Hide

Send in comments to the East Hampton Town Board — only if you want them to be willfully ignored. I guess only in-person or on the phone is accepted these...

Democracy On The Line

There is no question that many hard-working Americans are experiencing significant economic pain in their lives. Notwithstanding the economic uncertainty and the anxiety it brings, these problems tend to be...

Pounce On Bills

Two bipartisan bills are being considered in the U.S. Senate that would update our country’s antitrust laws to address the growing monopoly power of Big Tech companies that increasingly poses...

Not The Bad Guys

I am reading sensational articles concerning undocumented workers living in squalor in the Hamptons while they try to serve the rich. I am appalled at the distasteful references to “the...

A Great Friend

It was nice to see Julia Heming’s article about Ken Von Der Hayden’s new dog from Paws of War [“Bridgehampton Veteran Finds A New Friend Through Paws Of War,” 27east.com,...

Rights Violated Daily

The Town of East Hampton Chapter 91 for Beaches and Parks: 91 – 4 G: “No person shall erect a fence, barricade or other impediment to vehicular and/or pedestrian traffic...

I’ve Got A Beef

There is so much to be frustrated and concerned about these days: inflation, shark sightings, the infuriatingly still viable political pulse of a certain former president. Wouldn’t it feel terrific...

Stop The Spray

On July 27, Vector Control of Suffolk County initiated robocalls to residents of East Quogue to inform them that the village area south of the highway was going to be...

Do No Harm

Thank you for speaking to the ecological importance of the Long Pond Greenbelt in the July 21 editorial “Leave It Alone.” Defend H2O joins the chorus of opposition to the...

Truth Is Power

It is both sad and chilling that Fox News was the only network that refused to air the January 6 Committee hearings. They withheld these hearings so their viewers wouldn’t...

Weed The Garden

Elected officials should never receive a pension. If you are actually dedicated to doing the work and wanting to work for the people, that should be rewarding enough. Weeding out...

Facts Are There

Everyone agrees with Governor Kathy Hochul that the attack on Lee Zeldin has no place in New York, and that all New Yorkers share in the relief that Republican gubernatorial...

Slippery Slope

There are those who believe that it is bad precedent to indict a former president, or for that matter a sitting president, for criminal conduct. However, we have now seen...

Simple Steps

I write these Letters to the Editor to put ideas on the table that may influence people’s minds and behavior. What is happening in this world is detrimental to the...

Get On Board

This is a scary moment. The Supreme Court just dismantled abortion rights across America. As a result, 26 states could outlaw abortion, including 13 that have passed “trigger” laws to...

Alternatives To Plastic

It is common knowledge that the world is awash in plastic waste, and effective recycling of plastic is a myth. The post-consumption recycling rate of the 400 million tons of...

Bulwark Of Democracy

We write to you as those who share an appreciation for the crafts of writing and photography, and a recognition of our nation’s need for truth, fair play and commerce...

At Odds With Facts

Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation and misunderstanding in the air. Some of the narrative that is circulating is at odds with the facts and the history of this...

Be Proactive

Many thanks to Fred Thiele for taking the initiative to investigate the effects of beech leaf disease, a new, as yet incurable, rapidly invasive blight that is currently threatening to...

Predictions Prediction

In 1972, a new ice age was predicted by 2070. Now, 2070 is the year we may just become a series of islands here. Predictions are just that. Far too...

Shed Some Light

I found your article about East Hampton’s streetlight program from a few weeks ago to be very timely [“East Hampton Town Asks For Residents’ Input On New LED Lights At...

Deeply Moved

The moment I finished reading Tom Clavin’s column [“Death, Be Not Proud,” The Road Yet Taken, Opinion, July 14], I felt compelled to respond to it as follows: I have...

Still Have A Chance

On March 1, 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed the Yellowstone National Park Protection Act into law. The world’s first national park was born. To celebrate the 150th anniversary this...

Crisis Is Here

We now have a rogue U.S. Supreme Court, with three rogue ideologue justices appointed by a rogue U.S. president, using rogue, unconstitutional, authoritarian and illegal procedures to gain dominance of...

History Should Stand

Let me get this straight: The Sag Harbor chief of police wants to end closing down Bay Street once a week for a couple of hours when the community band...

Judicial Fiat

The recent decisions by the highest court in the land have been criticized by the left for several reasons. There are the complaints about how three court seats were secured...

Time To Admit It

In light of the June 28 gubernatorial primary outcome that now provides New York State voters with Republican Lee Zeldin and Democrat Kathy Hochul as our choices to lead our...

A Band-Aid

I know affordable housing is a crisis and originally thought the Community Housing Fund would help. Then the misgivings snuck in. The CHF and the Community Preservation Fund will include...

A Disconnect

Unless I’m mistaken, the Group for the East End just celebrated its 50th anniversary at The Bridge Golf Club in Bridgehampton. Yet for the past 10 years the Group has...

My Way OrThe Highway

What we seem to be losing in America is the basic awareness that conflicting opinion is the Mother of Compromise. When did we get to this place of thinking that...

A Difficult Decision

I was touched by the bravery of Cynthia Youngs, who wrote about her experience of having an abortion 15 years ago [“A Serious Subject,” Letters, June 23]. She stated that...

What’s Done Is Done

Once again, The Express News Group’s editorial board goes beyond where it should have. The editorial “The Way Back” [June 30] is a diatribe of hate for our laws, Constitution...

The Biggest Liar?

1. I am not going to attack Ukraine. These are just military exercises. 2. I won the election. The election was rigged. Voting machines were connected to Italy. 3. I...

Help Save It

An unrest is growing stronger between the ones who wish to stop the overdevelopment of Shinnecock Hills and the ones who don’t. Although Southampton Town has the funds to purchase,...

Extremist Ideas

Why do Republican legislators want to pass laws making a woman’s rights mean nothing — and the cluster of cells growing in her body mean everything? There is a small...

Bad, Bad, Bad

Recently, Robbie Mook, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, under oath in a federal courtroom, admitted that Hillary gave the go-ahead to provide a reporter with the dirt that Trump had back-door...

Who’s The Daddy?

Regarding the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision to strike down Roe v. Wade, I would like to offer some suggestions. The time and place for the original decision of Roe...

Know The Rules

This letter is being written to you from Mecox Beach in Bridgehampton. My husband, Tip, and I just came for the first time since summer set in. It is heavenly....

Celebrating What?

To all those cheering the demise of Roe v. Wade, I need to ask: What exactly are you celebrating? The woman who may die because she can’t end a life-threatening...

Rules Of The Road

Over Memorial Day weekend, I was pleasantly surprised by how conscientious drivers were about keeping a safe distance from those of us on bicycles. Thank you, sincerely. The rest of...

Inadequate Republic

“Congress shall make no laws respecting an establishment of religion, or the free exercise thereof …” Yet our U.S. Supreme Court gives itself permission to use the voiding of Roe...

All The Same

Another day, another plot of land begins to be cleared. Legally, illegally. It’s done all the same. Those who want you to do as they say, not as they do....

In It Together

On behalf of all of us here at Group for the East End, I want to express our thanks for The Express News Group coverage of our 50th anniversary. In...

Better Alternatives

Regarding the LED streetlight conversion [“East Hampton Town Asks For Residents’ Input On New LED Lights At Atlantic Avenue Beach,” 27east.com, June 15]: According to the most current recommendations from...

Runway On Water

Look, up in the sky — it’s another seaplane! We don’t know for sure what’s coming, but if flights from New York City to the East Hampton Airport are reduced...

Leaders Of Change

As a Sag Harbor local who read history textbooks and learned of the Supreme Court case of Roe v. Wade at Pierson High School, it is with the utmost urgency...

A Serious Subject

Young women out there, please don’t believe the one-sided views from the “pro-choice” movement. Take it from me and countless other women. I live with sadness and regret from having...

He Came Through

Those down around Long Wharf on Saturday afternoon, June 11, may well have heard the happy sounds of a steel band and seen guests boarding motor yachts, sizes 40 to...

Nonsensical

Recently, Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman was interviewed on TV. He was asked to comment as to how to prevent another slaughter like the one in Uvalde, Texas. As expected,...

Long Way To Go

It is good news that common sense gun violence prevention legislation in Congress is gaining bipartisan support, although it has a long way to go, because most such legislation has...

Full-Court Press

The Democratic Party is employing a full-court press to try to get back into the game being played for the 2022 midterm elections. They have several key players to deploy...

No One’s Business

On East Hampton Airport: Have we stepped through the looking glass? The town owns the land. The town leased the land to business entities. The town no longer wishes to...

Primary Choice

Starting last Thursday night, the U.S. House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack began a series of eight public hearings on the events leading up to and culminating with...

Take Action

Your editorial [“A Cry For Action,” June 2] rightly focuses on school shootings after the massacre at Uvalde High School. But mass killings — most, if not all, of them...

Rule Changes

I want to make sure all your readers know about rule changes regarding absentee ballots in Suffolk County. From the Board of Elections website: “Important change in law about absentee...

Student’s Perspective

Who survives this? When I first heard about the shooting in Texas, I thought it was disgusting that an 18-year-old would shoot his grandmother, then go into a school and...

National Treasure

Having had the pleasure for many years, I can assure you that all dialogue below is reported verbatim. Reading first the excellent story on Jules Feiffer [“Q&A: Legendary Cartoonist Jules...

Hot Air

The data from the Chicago Police Department is staggering: There have been 239 homicides and 971 shootings in the city this year through the end of May. The city with...

Fighting Our War

We can’t be distracted by any other agenda than facing this moment. We cannot let Vladimir Putin’s mistake in Ukraine go to waste, or we will forever regret it. What...

A Rare Commodity

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” The single sentence...

Tree Of A Man

Bob DeLuca is like one of those enduring, beautiful old trees that are mercifully still left to grace the landscape and ease the eye out here. Like them, he has...

Get Something Done

In 2019, President Donald Trump signed a nationwide federal law raising the age to 21 to buy cigarettes and other tobacco products. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed a nationwide...

Exceptional Interview

Your May 26 edition of The Southampton Press was an exceptional publication. It was not only chock full of informative and substantive articles on a very wide range of subjects...

DNA Manhunt

Many thanks to Evelyn Konrad for pointing out the “but for” accomplices to abortion: those who produce and disseminate 23 chromosomes that live rent-free for nine months in a woman’s...

Make A Change

I write this letter to our community as a response to the recent tragic mass shootings happening throughout our country. The rhetoric and outrage expressed over these premeditated, aggressively destructive...

Unfit For Office

I initially had written a lengthy rebuttal to Ed Surgan’s response to my letter titled “Party of Lies” [May 19]. My “Party of Lies” letter was about the Republican gaslighting...

Numb To The Insanity

It’s been 24 hours. Twenty-four hours ago, another sick, misguided young male person with a gun walked into a school and killed another 19 children and two young adult teachers....

Complicated Topic

This newspaper continues to spread misinformation. Yes, the Supreme Court is on the brink of reversing Roe v. Wade [“Activist Judges,” Editorial, May 26], but abortions will still be legal...

Deadly Ideas

On January 6, after hiding as the Capitol was attacked, and Officer Brian Sicknick was dying, Lee Zeldin emerged from his safe haven, joined his MAGA squad, and refused to...

We Can Do It Again

I hesitated to write a Letter to the Editor this week, because it seemed too unbearable to talk about the carnage in an elementary school in Texas. It seemed too...

For The Record

There must be something in the water here in Westhampton, besides the concern over contamination turning up in our wells. My neighbor Mike Anthony is claiming that half of my...

Just Wondering

Just wondering about an article in Counter Currents titled “U.S. And Ukraine, Only Two Countries Vote Against U.N. Resolution Condemning Nazism.” The United Nations General Assembly has adopted a resolution...

She Has My Vote

I am supporting Bridget Fleming for Congress for many reasons, foremost of which is her considerable experience in government. She has been in office for more than a decade now....

Diverse Community

Last Sunday, May 15, Neighbors in Support of Immigrants, a Hampton Bays organization of 15 years, gave away 23 used bikes to students in the area who might use them...

The ‘But For’ Clause

If the Alito draft decision destroying women’s ownership of their own bodies becomes “the law of the land,” it will be “open sesame” to constitutional chaos and a bonanza to...

Ultra-Leveraging

A friendly reminder that the wind farm agreement lets the cat out of the bag. Section 2.4 of the agreement lets you know that after the initial payment, additional payments...

Wrong Step

Regarding “Town Takes Affordable Housing Step” [May 12], I believe the town is taking the wrong step by proposing a new tax on real estate sales over $2 million to...

Nature’s Recyclers

Many of us are doing our best to implement composting, recycling and reducing waste into our daily lives. But our efforts pale in comparison to the work of nature’s greatest...

Mask Or No Mask?

The Hampton Jitney sends out such a mixed message that passengers are confused and prone to argue on most every trip. The official word for Hampton Jitney is: “Face masks...

Candidate Endorsement

As first responders, our job is to serve and protect all of our residents and visitors in our beautiful village. With this in mind, the East Hampton Village Police Benevolent...

Protect Democracy

Republicans and Democrats should be able to agree that no president, regardless of party, should be able to obstruct and undermine the will of the American people or exploit weaknesses...

Nailed It

Your editorial this week on school consolidation [“Time To Talk,” May 12] is one of the most thought-provoking I’ve seen in a long while. This is not least because I...

A Proven Leader

Memorial Day 2022 is fast approaching and, as is usually the custom, many politicians will give speeches and send press releases containing the phrase “Thank you for your service.” Acknowledging...

Thanks, Volunteers

It is that special time of year to send out a big thank you to the women and men of the East Hampton Village Ambulance Association for providing lifesaving care...

Benefit For Vets

We want to send our sincerest thank you to the Suffolk County Community College Board of Trustees, the college president, Dr. Edward Bonahue, and Suffolk County Legislator Kevin McCaffery. These...

The Dark Ages

Fewer than 25 percent of Americans are Catholic. Some 29 percent of Americans self-identify as Evangelicals, including 22 percent of Catholics. That is, roughly, 35 percent of U.S. citizens identify...

A Party Of Lies

What do Fox host Tucker Carlson, New York Republican U.S. Congresswoman Elise Stefanik and Buffalo mass murderer Payton Gendron have in common? All three believe in the “Great Replacement Theory.”...

What’s The Cost?

How much waste that we can’t recycle will be left for us in the next 20-to-30-year period? What is the replacement plan/cost? How much will ratepayers be on the hook...

National Hardship

As our country is buffeted by the great difficulties being suffered by most Americans, our president seems oblivious to his significant contribution to our national hardship. I’m sure it is...

Long Past Due

Your editorial “Time to Talk” [May 12] gets it exactly right — it is a conversation long past due, concerning school consolidation. The need for multiple superintendents for all these...

Watching The Watchers

A friendly reminder that on November 8, 2021, Robert Rosenthal, the New York State Public Service Commission general counsel, admitted what the cost will be. The power purchase agreement will...

Vote ‘No’ Trend

Besides reading The Southampton Press and 27east.com regularly, I also check out all the local political Facebook pages and websites, to get a well-rounded feel for what is going on...

Amazing Day

On Sunday, May 1, East Hampton Village sponsored its first (and, hopefully, annual) Stop the Stigma MayDay 5K. The purpose of the race was to raise awareness (and money) to...

Dishonest Claims

Our household received U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin’s recent mailing touting his “accomplishments.” Mr. Zeldin, the first thing that you list involves infrastructure. How dare you pat yourself on the back...

Trojan Horse

I could only shake my head after reading Karl Grossman’s “True Public Power” column last week [Suffolk Closeup, Opinion, April 21]. He lauds the effort in Albany (where most bad...

Gaslighting Continues

Once again your editorial board gets it all wrong in regards to COVID. The “Ahead On Points” editorial [April 21] was ridiculous. Your claim is that “in Suffolk County, unvaccinated...

Long Way To Go

I read with interest the proposal of a tax to generate revenue via an affordable housing referendum [“Southampton Town Takes First Step Along Housing Fund Path,” 27east.com, April 19]. My...

Native Plant Month

Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Senator Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) are co-sponsors of a bipartisan Senate resolution to designate April 2022 as National Native Plant Month. On March 22, the resolution...

Radical Reactionaries

Words have meaning. Words have clout. When misused, words can defeat truth. Take the word “conservative.” The dictionary describes this adjective as meaning someone who is “averse to change or...

Living Longer

Donald Trump-appointed Florida U.S. District Court Judge Kimberly Kimball Mizelle recently issued a nationwide injunction banning mask mandates for public modes of transportation. The Biden administration has appealed the judge’s...

Jimmy Carter Redux

A recent letter by Andrea Klausner [“History Repeating,” Letters, April 7] providing her version of history and the Democratic Party’s fiscal achievements was risible. I thought I was reading the...

They Are Liars

The Democrats and liberal media shoved the Russian collusion narrative down the throats of the American people prior to the 2016 and 2020 elections. Russia, they said, did things to...

Off The Grid

New York State is proposing a total ban on combustible fuels in all new construction starting in January 2023. This means that all new construction will need to be all...

Hybrid Meetings Needed

I am writing in response to the article “East Hampton To Return To In-Person Meetings But Keep Daytime Schedule” [27east.com, March 23]. I am very disappointed, to say the least,...

Connect The Dots

Last week, East Hampton Town forwarded a “news flash” to residents via email, wherein the state sought input regarding, among other things, the accessibility of internet and broadband use at...

Beyond Buildings

On Sunday, February 20, I was the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society hike leader at the town-owned Brooks-Park property in Springs. I’m also a member of the Brooks-Park Arts and...

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving always brings some of the fondest memories. The one guaranteed time a year the majority of the family would be together. The Lions would actually be on television, and...

Time For Change

Do you ever hear someone say, “If I could just go back in time and change one thing in the past …”? Surely, so many of us wonder: Could one...

Closing Is An Option

I was surprised to read in your recent editorial that you believe “closing the airport would be an extreme position,” given “the political interests” [“Balancing Act,” Editorial, April 1]? The...

Not A Solution

COVID-19 significantly reduced aviation noise last summer, but it’s unlikely that impacted communities will be so lucky this year. Pro-aviation groups are touting a voluntary “pilot’s pledge” with a handful...

Even Bigger Numbers

I would like to correct an error that was included in my Letter to the Editor published last week [“Climate Winners,” Letters, March 18]. I wrote that the percentage increase...

Climate Winners

The media newsroom has failed, or perhaps has been unwilling, to connect the dots between the urgent need to reduce the burning of fossil fuels and the egregious number of...

Disheartening Failure

In response to Michael Wright’s report on the East Hampton Town Board’s revocation of Peconic Historic Preservation’s license to operate the Brooks-Park property, an East Hampton Town Historic Landmark [“Town...

American Unity

Nearly a year into the coronavirus pandemic shutting down the United States, it’s time for our leaders in Washington, D.C., to put aside partisan bickering and do something to help....

A Drop In The Bucket

Last June, Citizens for the Preservation of Wainscott proposed incorporation as a village to block the Beach Lane cable route. It also proposed broad limitations on development. Its bare-bones budget,...

It’s Called Freedom

To the woman who took the time to write to the board at Optimum [“Pull The Plug,” Letters, January 28]: Are you serious? I watched, on live TV, Chuck Schumer...

A Step Forward

I live in Wainscott and I have been hearing a similar argument made by those who oppose offshore wind and the cable landing at Beach Lane. First, they begin by...

Just Saying Thanks

To the Montauk police person who helped me get in my “locked out” house, in response to a phone call: Thank you so much! Priscilla Ciccariello Montauk

Cesspool Of Division

Americans, late in 2020, found our first, if likely our last, common rallying point since 2016. That wonderful place of agreement is priority vaccination of health care workers. In this,...

The Only Way?

I think it is truly wonderful that local pilots have stepped in to rescue 15 puppies from a South Carolina shelter [“Local Pilots Help ARF Rescue 15 Puppies From Death...

The Gift Of Reading

Forty-five years ago, Elizabeth Parker Anderson gave her house to the Town of East Hampton to be used as a library for the people of Springs. The town asked the...

True Values

My husband and I moved to Sag Harbor in May and were immediately shocked to find our daily lives disrupted by ear-shattering noise emanating from the air traffic associated with...

Speaking Volumes

It’s striking that in the various discussions and debates about and defenses of the phrase “white supremacy,” no mention is made of arguably one of America’s greatest novels, a staple...

Vote Him Out

On Monday, the League of Women Voters held a debate between our congressmen, Lee Zeldin, and the Democratic candidate, newcomer Dr. Nancy Goroff, who is a professor at Stony Brook...

A Matter Of Safety

The past two weekends in October have sounded like “normal” noisy summer weekends, with earsplitting aircraft traveling to and from KHTO, East Hampton Airport. But, amid a pandemic, it is...

Dangerous Situation

With thousands of formerly seasonal residents of the East End now staying through fall and, likely, winter, the onset of hunting season may bring unusual challenges, especially during the “shotgun”...

Not So Unusual

At the end of the article “Projects To Get CPF Cash” [East Hampton Press, October 8], Bud Dunbar is quoted as saying, in reference to a technique alleged to have...

Far From Covert

The East Hampton Town Board, the East Hampton Town Trustees and the offshore wind farm developer, which I’m sure you have heard of, are very close to completing their negotiations...

Wind Boondoggle

As some rejoice at the new potential $29 million fee for landing an electric cable in East Hampton, few would seem to ask who is paying for this [“Wainscott Critics...

Grounded In Science

More than 200,000 Americans are dead from the coronavirus — a staggering number, with no end in sight — and, yet, for Donald Trump, this is little more than an...

A Fair Game

Be advised: President Trump did not give the order to tear gas crowds (besides, it was not tear gas) for a photo op in front of the burned church in...

A Bad Deal

All people of the East End should become knowledgeable about why the Deepwater Wind South Fork ocean wind farm will cause financial harm. I support the production of clean energy,...

American Values

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Senator Charles Schumer, please support and protect the Internationals Affairs Budget. For those who don’t know, the International Affairs Budget is part of the U.S. budget...

An Old Rumor

When Franklin D. Roosevelt enacted the Social Security Act, he had the American citizens in mind. He did a great service for his constituents As soon as President Trump said...

Shameful Scoundrels

You’re probably gonna get a raft of criticism for poking your j’accuse finger into fat-cats’ eyes for sucking the aquifers dry [“Top Water Users Drive Up Costs For Everyone,” Residence,...

Wrong Spot

With all the real news in the world and our area, why was it necessary to take up half the front page of the August 20 issue of The East...

Money Well Spent

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, please support and protect the Internationals Affairs Budget. For those who don’t know, the International Affairs Budget is part of the...

One-Way Ticket

I watched with interest Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s very professional presentation for the proposed emergency annex in front of the East Hampton Town Planning Board this week. It was well...

Freedom Of Choice

If you ask parents, about half want their kids back in school, and half don’t. So why not ask parents how many kids are coming to school, find teachers to...

Summer? Bah!

I have never enjoyed summer the way most people I know do. I mean, what’s to enjoy? The heat. The humidity. The bugs. The itching. The sweating. Fat old men...

A Bad Idea

The proposed construction of Little League baseball fields on Stephen Hands Path in Wainscott to replace the Pantigo Place ballfields is a bad idea. The months of April, May and...

Great Fun

Enjoyed Steven Stolman’s story about naming houses [“What’s In A Name?” StyleHampton, Residence, July 9], something I think should always be done. And it must be great fun naming some...

A Sonata To Play

In 1964, my mother died at age 44 from ovarian cancer. The cancer initially overcame one ovary, which was removed. Two years later, the cancer overtook the other ovary and...

Gone To Great Lengths

Your article of July 5 [“‘Crowded But Positive’ Weekend On South Fork Marred By Flouting Of Coronavirus Precautions At Montauk Bars,” 27east.com] contained misleading, harmful information. We were assessed two...

A Huge Step

East Hampton Town’s response and subsequent filing of an injunction to stop the further drilling of a sand mine, to include a lake, in the middle of a long established...

Some New Ideas

Last Tuesday, the annual East Hampton school budget was overwhelmingly approved, and two incumbent School Board members each won another three-year term. Congratulations to John Ryan and Jackie Lowey for...

Juneteenth (An Acrostic)

(An acrostic.) Juneteenth makes hearts want Understandings to be shared. The date No longer hides, but shows Equal balance of the long warm day Taken from the early morning to...

Stronger Than Ever

Thank you for last week’s article on East End for Opportunity, and the assistance that it has provided to the Springs Food Pantry [“East Hampton Charity Turns Its Attention To...

More Than Just Words

We must do a better job protecting our essential workers. While most of us spent the last seven weeks sheltering in place, modern-day heroes left their families and the safety...

I Found Him

I’m responding to the fake news put out on the front page of last week’s East Hampton Press on finding Peter Beard’s body [“Body Of Peter Beard Found In Montauk,”...

At What Cost?

Can’t help but insert the words “at what cost?” about the saving of “Dirtbag Beach” [“No ‘Dirtbags’ On Montauk Beach This Year,” 27east.com, April 14]. Hooray for Montauk’s condos, summer...

Round Of Applause

While I appreciate and agree totally with your April 9 editorial regarding thanking and recognizing the people who have helped us through this crisis [“On The Front Lines”], I was...

Height Of Hypocrisy

In the March 26 edition of The East Hampton Press, I read with great interest the article titled “Restaurants Hope To Persevere” [“Week Two Of Restaurant Shutdowns Brings Reason For...

Time To Step Up

Successful emergence from the coronavirus crisis will require strong leadership. We are hurting in Suffolk County, in New York State and in the country at large. People around us are...

Earned Our Support

Perry Gershon’s letter last week [“Tell The Truth,” Letters, March 5] attempts to defend Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act, an act which is not affordable and does not provide anything...

Like A Parody

The article about the fines levied on the owner of Petit Blue for having some stuffed animals and a welcome sign outside of her store sounded like something pulled straight...

Some Clear Flaws

In Carlos Sandoval’s touching story about his family’s experience with bail following his brother’s arrest [“Bail Reform: A True Story,” Vistas, Opinion, March 5], he argues in support of New...

Tell The Truth

Lee Zeldin tells a fanciful tale. He claims to support health care coverage for people with pre-existing conditions and efforts to lower prescription drug prices, but his actual votes say...

End The Madness

Karl Grossman’s latest column, “War In the Heavens” [Suffolk Closeup, February 27], examining the reckless creation of a so-called U.S Space Force, is spot on. This latest unilateral repudiation of...

A Bad Move

President Trump’s State of the Union Address was a home run with the bases loaded! Nancy Pelosi’s tearing up the text of President Trump’s speech reminded me of a spoiled...

Disrespectful Photo

The literature suggests that bluefin tuna are a threatened species. I have to assume The Press is unaware of this literature, or does not believe it or care, given the...

Look At The Map

I would like to respond to a recent letter to editor from Terry Carnes [“Don’t Chase Them Away,” Letters, February 13]. I live in Northville, which is over 20 miles...

Never Be Silent

Dear Vered [“Freedom Of Speech,” Letters, February 20]: While I agree with you that every American, under the First Amendment, has the right of free speech, and that the action...

Dolls And Love

Since I am away from Bridgehampton in my South Carolina home, I will miss the exhibition of Sam Johnson’s collection of black memorabilia, including the 15 dolls at the Rogers...

A Predictable Mess

It can’t be easy to be a moderate Democrat these days. Everywhere I look, Democratic government is under scrutiny for being out of touch with the majority values of this...

Doesn’t Apply Here

Landlords on the East End need to carefully follow the law enacted by the State Legislature in June 2019: the “Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act.” Or they could face...

Freedom Of Speech

I am writing to tell my version of what happened on the night of February 12 [“Video: Art Dealer Arrested Following Disturbance At Sag Harbor Film Screening,” 27east.com, February 13],...

Thank You, Mr. Trump!

Many economists gauge our nation’s economic condition, going forward six months, by the rise and fall of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which is the combined stock price of 30...

Doing Their Best

My wife, Gloria, and I recently joined Drawdown, a group formed to help the environment. Part of the goal of the organization is to help rid our atmosphere of carbon...

They’ll Still Come

In response to Terry Carnes’s letter [“Don’t Chase Them Away,” Letters, February 13]: Those opposed to airport noise are not “fewer than 100”; that may have been the number of...

Stay Out Of It

I can safely assume that Terry Carnes is a shill for the airport interests, at our omnipresent, dangerous, disruptive nuisance [“Don’t Chase Them Away,” Letters, February 13]. Numerically and geographically...

Deadly Policies

I find it incredible that Assemblyman Fred Thiele finds that “it is an over-broad and irrational response to a legitimate exercise of state sovereignty, driven solely by politics,” regarding the...

Progressive Fatuity

Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared “political extortion,” declaring that he will not be bullied, and is now threatening to sue the Trump administration for freezing New Yorkers out of programs...

A Closer Look

Thank you for organizing an important Press Sessions forum on the Town of East Hampton Airport [“Press Sessions Discussion Explores The Future Of The East Hampton Airport,” 27east.com, February 6]....

Time For Action

Many thanks for covering the Drawdown East End Festival and informing readers of its efforts to implement solutions to address climate change [“Drawdown East End: ‘Ragtag Group’ Targets Climate Change,”...

The Real Enemy

I write to you today as a private citizen, not representing any of the organizations with which I work professionally or personally. The Press Sessions event held last week at...

We Need Action

We live in a world of constrained resources and excessive consumption; unfortunately, too many people seem to be unaware of this crisis or simply do not care, including our local...

Just A Nuisance

The airport debacle has been going on for years, with the affected residents at the bottom of the list. The hand-wringing of the self-interest proponents is obvious — nary a...

Making Changes

There is a presidential primary on April 28. The primaries for the other November elections will be on June 23. You can vote in the primaries that match the political...

Just One Side

Stephen Kotz’s article on Congressman Lee Zeldin was distinctly one-sided [“Zeldin Joins GOP Colleagues In Seeking To Overturn Roe v. Wade,” 27east.com, January 10]. Several pro-abortion individuals and groups were...

Dangerous Arsenal

A January 12, 2020, article in the Los Angeles Times summarized why a federal court continued the longline fishing ban off the California coast. Like many other decisions regarding longline...

The Real Reasons

Last week’s full-page editorial assault on President Trump and on Congressman Lee Zeldin for supporting him [“An Uncivil War,” Editorial, December 9] bemoans the state of our political discourse, then...

Not That Voice

It’s not surprising that Phil Keith believes the Republicans need more people like John McCain [“Bananas All Around,” Mostly Right, January 9]. Like McCain, Mr. Keith can always be counted...

Choosing Sides

Donald Trump has repeatedly proposed to allow Medicare to “negotiate like crazy” on prescription drugs. Now, he is backtracking. Was this all showmanship? He probably realizes that skyrocketing drug prices...

Conflict Of Interest

The commercial fishing industry has recklessly created fisheries depletion and fisheries bycatch, and is a leading contributor to shoreline and ocean pollution. The industry seemingly has no respect for the...

Greatest Threats

The December 4 edition of The Press prominently reported on a 1907 local barbaric killing of a female right whale [“Plan Brews To Return Right Whale Skeleton To Amagansett,” 27east.com,...

Giving Thanks

On behalf of the East Hampton Chamber of Commerce, a very special thank you to all who participated in and attended the annual Santa Parade and all of the festivities...

Do Fish Feel?

It’s Not Noise

I am a local merchant on the East End and have been since 1985. I resist commenting on political issues, because my customers are a diverse group. Saying A can...

Too Late For Us

Regarding your article about the meeting you graciously hosted at Rowdy Hall in East Hampton, “Press Sessions: Revitalizing East Hampton Village” [“Press Sessions: Revitalizing East Hampton Village Involves Music, Sewers,...

It’s Already Here

Imagine there being an industry in the area that indiscriminately traps and kills animals that are in the way of them getting their products, that pollutes the ocean and shores...

Is It A Crime?

What has it come to when we can’t greet customers about to enter our doors with a stuffed animal with a small sign with “Welcome!” on it [“Stuffed Animals Fetch...

A Road Bully

Because I love, enjoy and respect Mother Nature so much, I spend at least two hours a day bicycling along Gerard Drive in Springs. Because of its bucolic surroundings and...

A Holiday Dinner Foul Play

End The Tragedy

I fully recognize and appreciate the history and traditions of commercial and recreational fishing on the East End. Generations of fishermen, their families and community members are connected to the...

Wonderful News

How wonderful to read the excellent and informative article by Michael Wright on the return of the alewife run [“Once Nearly Stanched, Ligonee Brook Sees A Run Of Young Alewives,”...

Weigh The Benefits

I generally look to The Press for environmental reporting. A reduction in toxic spraying is always good news [“Reduced Spraying Applauded,” October 31]. Congratulations to the East Hampton Town Trustees...

Devastating Effect

There is a substantial volume of worldwide literature pertaining to fisheries’ bycatch. I have read a lot of this literature but never fully realized the disconnect with respect to it...

Three Little Letters

Your recent article about what to call our little piece of earth — Springs or The Springs [“Town Edits Old Road Signs,” October 23] — credits Chris Harmon as the...

Help Them First

To writers sending letters regarding U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin calling for a federal review of the new New York State driver’s license law: Note, it is illegal immigrants — yes,...

Continuing The Work

Continuing The Work I am running for reelection as an East Hampton Town Trustee in the November 5 general election. As a Trustee, I have served on multiple committees: Aquaculture,...

Frivolous Lawsuit

Frivolous Lawsuit To Congressman Lee Zeldin: Thank you very much for the email updates. I am very happy to see that you’re working hard to support issues that are important...

Common Ground

Common GroundI read with interest Michael Wright’s article about Danish wind farm developer Ørsted’s partnering with a group of Montauk fishermen to secure local dock space for their offshore wind...

That’s The Real News

This represents just another example of your pathetic coverage of increasingly dangerous air traffic above the homes of East End residents. How is it that you can document insignificant attempts...

A Chance To Lead

Affirming his plea for action, rallies by young people all over the world should have inspired any grownup with a heart to work enthusiastically for needed changes. But can we...

A Hidden Face

That’s the problem. On the surface, a violent relationship can look just like any other relationship. The abuser is erratic, often apologetic and loving; the victim is ashamed and wants...

Where Were You?

Well, I have one question for you, Park Avenue Perry: Where were you? When Congressman Zeldin was spending four years on active duty, where were you? When Congressman Zeldin was...

Keep Us Safe

What I found disingenuous about Mr. Gershon’s letter is his feigned concern for veterans and their families, and his outrage at President Trump’s attempts to secure our borders. Border security...

Residents Be Damned

That question — “What could be the possible harm in doing this the right way?” — refers reasonably to following the usual process of planning, zoning and environmental review that...

Symptoms And Cures

I think it is worth looking at the symptoms of climate change here on the East End. And, perhaps, we can decide what we can and should do. Warmer weather...

Is The DEC For Sale?

The Department of Environmental Conservation’s mission: “To conserve, improve and protect New York’s natural resources and environment, and to prevent, abate and control water, land and air pollution, in order...

Utter Betrayal

Trump, operating with his usual disdain for his constitutionally defined role, and unable to force a Democratic House of Representatives to fund his wall, poached nearly half of this year’s...

Just Ignore Him

Mr. Motz’s failed attempt instead exhibits the meanness and intolerance of today’s left. This intolerance is one of the reasons I left the Democrat Party after the attempted political assassination...

We Need It Now

It is hard to believe that there isn’t enough sun here to replace the carbon-spewing fossil fuels that we now know will soon destroy our environment, unless radically curtailed. But...

No Service In Springs

For years, a friend and I have been walking around Gerard Point with our dogs in the early evening, most months of the year. On July 2, we started out...

Strong Support

As a member of the inaugural group of oyster farmers four years ago, under the direction of John Dunne, who is project director, I strongly support the East Hampton Town...

Invest In Roads

In June, I read in this publication that there was a suggestion by East Hampton Town planners to the Town Board to create a traffic circle at the intersection of...

A Liars’ Debate

A Liars’ DebateSo, our president has lied to us more than 10,000 times and uses the expression “fake news.” Let’s see: He must have beaten Obama on the lie situation,...

Remarkable Men

It is with great sadness that the world learned of the death of Jean Vanier on May 7. Vanier, a Canadian who lived in France for most of his adult...

Had Enough

I am a resident on Springs-Fireplace Road, since February 1990, and have watched with increasing sadness the steady decline of the area along Springs-Fireplace Road from North Main Street to...

More Working Families Will Help, Not Hurt, Wainscott

I was glad to see Michael Wright’s coverage of the Wainscott Citizens Advisory Committee meeting and Wainscott School Board President David Eagan’s continued—in my view—misguided campaign against any new affordable...

Be Proactive

For eight years, no new senior center has been built. Third site, and promises made again. In two years will you hear the same come election time? Same old song-and-dance....

Events

Dec9
Digitally Convert Your Memories
Don’t know what to do with those old VHS and...
Dec13
iPhone Basics
We cover all the basics of how to start using...
Dec15
Cutting the Cord
Looking for alternatives to cable TV? Learn about all paid...
Dec10
Bucket Drumming, for ages 8-12
Saturdays, October 8, 29, November 12, December 10 Bucket drumming...
Dec14
Kids Cooking Club
The Town of Southampton Youth Bureau will host “Kids Cooking...