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Editorial: Practical Realities

Editorial Board on May 22, 2019
We do not reject the ideals laid out in the Declaration of Independence because Congress excised Jefferson’s condemnation of the slave trade. We do not throw out the Constitution because... more

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Not Impressed

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Compelling Advocate

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Character and Decency

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Devoted to Cause

The adage “Rome was not built in a day” rings as true now as ever, reminding us that achieving quality outcomes requires time and dedication. With this principle in mind, I’d like to shed light on the initiatives being spearheaded by our mayor, Chris Fiore. Several months ago, I was approached about the possibility of accessing maps that my mother, Dolores McNamara, may have maintained detailing the existing trails on North Haven. Though I was unable to locate this specific material, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of optimism. It was yet another indication of Chris’s unwavering commitment to ... by Staff Writer

Supporting Avlon

It is with pleasure that I endorse John Avlon in the upcoming June 25 primary. Honestly, I think we are fortunate to have John running on the Democratic ticket for the 1st Congressional District. Our district, which encompasses the eastern end of Long Island, including parts of Brookhaven, Huntington and Smithtown. To me, Mr. Avlon has the qualities voters should very much appreciate. He is bright, articulate, dedicated, attractive and knowledgeable. You the reader may know him from having been an ongoing correspondent on CNN. There, John is regularly discussing leading news topics domestic and internationally — with insight and ... by Staff Writer

Seat at the Table

I am running for Sag Harbor Village trustee. Why? My nine years on the Village Harbor Committee, four as chair, reintroduced me to the issues surrounding water quality and opened the whole world of environmental impairment. This led to a desire to not only take this question on as an individual but as a member of our community. In 2019, Mayor Kathleen Mulcahy founded the Environmental Advisory Committee; I became deeply involved. In 2021, I was tasked as coordinator to lead us through three years and 18 projects combating climate change. Certified as a Bronze Level Climate Smart Community this ... by Staff Writer

Let’s Talk Facts

I really dislike misinformation. It serves no purpose other than to mislead and misinform good people. I read last week’s letter from my mayoral opponent [“A Better Job,” Letters, May 23] and feel compelled to correct the myriad misstatements put forth. Let’s talk facts: The park work we concluded two years ago was approved by the Community Preservation Fund, our Board of Trustees and the Department of Environmental Conservation. All time and materials were donated. The promenade was restored. Four residents’ meetings were held, which resulted in adjustments to Phase 2 of the plan, which begins shortly. A municipality is ... by Staff Writer

Take a Lesson

This is high season at Fowler’s Garden Center in Southampton. From the look of things, inventory has to be at its peak, trees, plants and all accessories for landscapers and homeowner use. On a recent Saturday morning — peak shopping time, and my only available time — I steeled myself for the task ahead. In addition to peak inventory, it appeared that Fowler’s so wisely enlarged its staff. There was no long wait. There was thoughtful, knowledgeable service delivered by cheerful staff. I was amazed at how deftly the crowd of shoppers was handled. All was calm, and, I am ... by Staff Writer

Gold Stars and Dunce Caps

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Moral Clarity

The Democratic primary in Congressional District 1 presents a choice between John Avlon, a well-known political journalist, and Nancy Goroff, a former State University of New York chemistry professor. Avlon has been quick to identify the most important issues. He highlights women’s reproductive rights and the affordability of life on Long Island as critical, but he repeatedly cites the need to protect democratic values and institutions as motivating his run for office. In contrast, his opponent began her race with an email about climate change that sounded like it was left over from her unsuccessful 2020 campaign. Though the topic ... 20 May 2024 by Staff Writer