Editorial: Who We Are - 27 East


Editorial: Who We Are

Editorial Board on Feb 27, 2020
The Reverend Karen Campbell of Christ Episcopal Church in Sag Harbor is the latest East End resident to return from the southern border with eyewitness testimony of what’s happening there,... more

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Fond Memory

It was with deep sadness that I read that the great Baltimore Orioles third baseman Brooks Robinson passed away recently at the age of 86. He is considered one of the greatest defensive third basemen of all time and was known as the “human vacuum cleaner” for his stellar fielding at the hot corner. He was the American League MVP in 1964, hitting .317 with 28 homers and 118 RBIs. But his death brought back memories of my contact with him in 1957. I was working out with the Orioles at Yankee Stadium, before being signed to a minor league ... 3 Oct 2023 by Staff Writer

Ahead of the Curve

I am optimistic that the Southampton Town Board can accomplish two things seemingly at odds. Community Choice Aggregation was ordered by the Department of Public Service in 2016. In 2017, the Sustainability Advisory Committee recommended that the Town Board investigate whether CCA could be a program advantageous for Southampton. In 2020, the Town Board set an additional energy goal for the town to meet 100 percent of the communitywide electricity consumption through renewable energy sources by the year 2025. Shortly after, Southampton Town was the first on Long Island to adopt the CCA legislation; the towns of Brookhaven, Hempstead, East ... by Staff Writer

Act Now

It has come to the attention of the Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt that the property known as Spring Farm on Clay Pit Road in Bridgehampton has come up for sale, and that Southampton Town, when purchasing the development rights on this land, found the property so environmentally important that they required a right of first refusal if the land was put on the market. It is vital that the town take action immediately to purchase and preserve this property. This property lies within the hydrological boundary of the Long Pond Greenbelt and is crucial to the welfare of ... by Staff Writer

A Goal Achieved

Last month, the Flying Point Foundation for Autism achieved a longtime goal: the creation of a safe, supportive space within our community at which individuals with autism may gather. The Point is at Southampton Youth Services, the town’s recreational center on Majors Path. The foundation’s mission is to enrich the lives of those with autism through opportunity and understanding. The Point is a place for individuals with autism to gather, along with their peers, and to engage with the community at large and foster their understanding of a special population. We hope that all SYS members get to know us, ... by Staff Writer

A Great Asset

The Church Sag Harbor is a local creation, and we’re lucky to have a success like this come from our own community. The Church’s programming, its welcome to visitors, its variety of exhibitions all add to the life of our area. It’s a great asset to the village and the region. David Frye Water Mill by Staff Writer

A Birthday Celebration

On Saturday, October 7, from 4 to 8 p.m. at East Hampton American Legion Post 419, we will be having a 100th birthday party for my dad, whom we call affectionately the “Fish Commander.” My dad is a retired cement mason foreman and the oldest living member of Local 780. In the early 1960s, the union assigned him a job to do, some finished concrete work for the Long Island Lighting Company, in Bridgehampton. With some spare time, he took a casual ride through Bridgehampton and East Hampton and marveled at how much the area resembled where he grew up ... 2 Oct 2023 by Staff Writer

Seeing Is Believing

The Press published a Letter to the Editor online under the headline “For the Trades” [27east.com, September 28]. It took note of a campaign sign that candidate Cyndi McNamara had that said she supports the trades, but the letter observed that it is supervisor candidate Maria Moore, as the mayor of Westhampton Beach, who completed the largest infrastructure project in years. The trades were fully employed and paid with grant money; taxes were not raised on the residents. Cyndi, never at a loss for words, responded to that letter and wrote a Facebook post warning people: “Don’t Listen to What ... by Staff Writer

In Their Footsteps

“To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born,” the Roman philosopher and statesman Cicero said, “is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history?” We study history but often focus on events writ large — wars, world leaders, towering figures and events — but often remain far too ignorant of those who walked the same patch of earth before we were born, the men and women who made the more modest history of where we live. We are ... 27 Sep 2023 by Editorial Board

Shabby College

In 1997, my husband and I happily began our homeownership in Southampton. We were immediately pleased with how friendly everyone was. My new neighbors rang the bell to say “welcome.” Back then, Southampton was proudly a well-established college town. Then, suddenly, it was not. SUNY Southampton officials were cruelly and cavalierly unceremonious in closing the campus, and her students were given a very brief period to relocate. I was shocked and disappointed for the students — and for us, as a welcoming community. I was ashamed of how the students were just dumped out. I remain deeply ashamed of SUNY’s ... by Staff Writer

The Sniff Test

A candidate can only get the Working Families Party endorsement and appear on its ballot line if they agree with a Working Families Party platform. The Working Families party platform includes a commitment to defunding and abolishing police, raising the age of criminal culpability, cashless bail to diminish the incarceration of dangerous criminals, and prioritizing criminals over victim’s rights. I don’t know about you, but I find this very troubling. We only have to look at cities where these policies have been implemented to see the chaos and misery occurring as public safety is cast to the wind. Crime is ... by Staff Writer