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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.)...

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,...

An Open Process

I was disappointed to read Rob Calvert’s letter last week [“Deliberate and Improve,” The Sag Harbor Express, November 17], which showed a fundamental misunderstanding of the Article 78 legal challenge...

Join the Effort

The incivility and rudeness that is infecting our national politics has found its way to Sag Harbor. Most of the time I try to put aside offensive language directed at...

Devastated

In 2008, our building was demolished as a Superfund site. After many years of being in the permitting process, which included being on the Zoning Board of Appeals agenda 43...

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...

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...

Deliberate and Improve

The legal challenge filed against the village and targeting the recently passed affordable housing provisions in the office and village business districts [“Sag Harbor Mayor Cancels Public Forum in Wake...

Bumpy Road

I am writing this to amuse myself and those who choose to read this. As many of you have probably experienced in the past few weeks, Sagaponack — actually, some...

Reality Check

Ever since Adam Potter proposed the mixed-use shopping center and affordable housing complex in the heart of Sag Harbor, many have felt the review process was being fast-tracked. The proposed...

Dialogue Needed

Our daughter had an outstanding education in the Sag Harbor schools. She graduated with an International Baccalaureate diploma and learned to think critically because of the tough back-and-forth dialogue with...

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...

A Bully

Speaking of hypocrisy, I was truly surprised to see Mayor James Larocca pull the “local” card in his letter [“Utter Hypocrisy,” Letters, October 27], claiming to be looking out for...

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...

Build It Safely

I am a person who feels very divided about the proposal to purchase land on Marsden Street on which Sag Harbor School District voters are being asked to vote. But...

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...

Recipe for Disaster

I’m certain we can all agree on one thing: Building affordable housing in our village, Sag Harbor, is an absolute necessity — but not anything like what the mayor and...

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...

A Touch Point

The roads in Sag Harbor are horrible. I understand that many of our worst roads are county- or state-controlled roads, but the Sag Harbor Village government is going to take...

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...

Please Vote No

We will all go to the polls this week on Thursday, November 3, to vote on the Marsden Street lots. There has been misinformation and much secrecy from the School...

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...

Vote No on Purchase

Vote no Thursday, November 3, until 9 p.m. at Pierson High School gym to prevent the Sag Harbor School District from using $3.325 million of its reserve fund for another...

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...

The Wrong Vision

Your article “Superstorm Sandy’s Hard Lessons” [October 27] highlights the vulnerability of eastern Long Island even before we see the worst of global warming. The article includes photographs showing serious...

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...

Utter Hubris

Mayor Jim Larocca’s recent letter [“Utter Hypocrisy,” Letters, October 27] exhibits a complete lack of understanding of the issues of low-income housing and commercial development in Sag Harbor. I do...

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...

Slow Process Down

This letter is written out of love for our neighborhood, to promote understanding and empathy for all the school’s neighbors, and to express my concern for the lack of process...

Utter Hypocrisy

Ten days ago, the trustees and I received a letter from Save Sag Harbor telling us they were bringing a lawsuit to kill the village’s affordable housing initiative [“Sag Harbor...

Unique Opportunity

I am in support of the acquisition of the Marsden lots to be used by Sag Harbor students, and request that the community vote yes on November 3 to purchase...

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...

A Blow for Truth

Stephen Kotz’s excellent article “Sag Harbor Taken to Court Over Potter Affordable Housing Proposal” [27east.com, October 14] reports the truth about our reasons for filing an Article 78. He accurately...

One Time Only

I love this community. But in recent weeks I have been deeply disappointed to see so much disinformation spread regarding the proposed Marsden Street property purchase and shocked by the...

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....

Bookended Limitations

As a parent with children in our elementary school, I am writing in support of the Marsden purchase, the only opportunity to purchase land contiguous with our school campus for...

Multi-generational Gift

Can we avoid a turf war over a generational gift that will keep on giving? In an age when more time than ever is spent indoors on screens, childhood obesity...

Plan for Future

Why should you support and vote yes? For the future of the village and for the children that are growing up here. The school vote of November 3 is not...

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...

Good and Bad

Our organization, Save Sag Harbor, exists to protect the village’s historic character and quality of life, and we firmly believe that unless we increase our stock of affordable housing, that...

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...

Harmful and Destructive

I suspect the paper has received many letters about what the School Board is proposing to do on Marsden Street in Sag Harbor. So many neighbors and Sag Harbor-ites are...

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...

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...

Fair Questions

What in the world is the Sag Harbor School Board thinking by proposing to place an “athletic facility” in the middle of our entirely residential neighborhood in the Sag Harbor...

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...

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...

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...

Still in the Dark

I am writing this letter in response to the October 5 article “Community Members Weigh In at Sag Harbor School Board Meeting With Thoughts, Questions About Plans for Marsden Property”...

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...

Unclear Plan

It’s very confusing to understand why, at this point, we would use the Community Preservation Fund to purchase property to literally destroy the property to make an artificial turf field....

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...

Goal Achieved

It all started with a shingle. I wish to thank everyone who contributed to the grandstand project. My goal was $50,000 — and with everyone’s help, I even exceeded it....

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...

A Better Use

The proposed athletic field on Marsden Street in Sag Harbor is not the best use of the 4-acre property, in the opinion of a number of local residents — and...

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...

Questions To Answer

I am probably not the only person puzzled by the recent news that the property adjoining Marsden Street and across Division Street from Sag Harbor’s Pierson High School is being...

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...

Making a Difference

The Noyac Civic Council once again stepped up to the plate. This time, our organization joined the Town of Southampton’s Parks and Recreation Department, and our councilman, Tommy John Schiavoni,...

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...

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....

Hearts Are Heavy

There are no words to express how fortunate we are to live in our village of Sag Harbor. The outpouring of love and caring shown to us during this difficult...

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...

Slow Down

When I first looked for a year-round rental in Sag Harbor as a single woman in 1980, the pickings were nearly nonexistent. I ended up sharing a home with the...

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...

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...

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...

Buy What’s Left

Two key concepts that we must consider in our discussions of affordable housing in Sag Harbor Village are: accommodating families, present and future, and preserving our neighborhoods and their character....

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...

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...

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...

Sleeping In Class?

My husband and I have been in our home for 58 years and paying taxes to the Sag Harbor School District. We had four children and one grandchild graduate from...

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...

Just End It

Only developers with tricky financing and free New York State money would propose this “ghetto” project as a solution to workforce housing [“Questions For Sag Harbor Village Board On Development...

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...

Total Garbage

There has been a lot of controversy, pro and con, in the village regarding a proposed affordable housing scheme put forth by Adam Potter and his real estate development company....

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...

Get Fierce

On July 30, an employee of my firm could not come to work, so I opened up myself. This isn’t an uncommon occurrence, and as a small-business owner, I’m a...

A Shared Vision

We who share a love and passion for Sag Harbor are a diverse group, with individual perspectives and priorities, but we all care deeply about our community. We acknowledge that...

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...

Not A Cure

How many architects does it take to (fill in your choice)? The answer is seven. It’s nice to have architects concerning themselves with the aesthetics of a proposed building [“Local...

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...

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...

Progress Is Optional

I came to Southampton in December 1972 to take over a gas station on County Road 39 that had been boarded up. My new wife and I had to rent...

Building Consensus

With the forthcoming redevelopment of Rose and Bridge streets, the former 7-Eleven site and the National Grid lot, we have an urgent opportunity to solve infrastructure and affordable housing problems...

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,...

Playing Defense

I read with interest the article in The Express about a group of architects who took it upon themselves to meet with Adam Potter to convey their concerns about the...

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...

Incomplete Proposal

East End YIMBY recommends high standards of due diligence, clear reasoning, transparency and public purposefulness of those involved with evaluating the proposed mixed-use development on Rose and Bridge streets. As...

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...

The Hot Topic

Affordable housing on the East End has become “the topic” for our town and village officials. The premise is that families cannot find housing that is priced at a level...

The Wrong Solution

Regarding the massive 37-foot-high, 30,000-square-foot shopping mall with affordable housing proposed for Bridge and Rose streets in Sag Harbor: The partners involved in this effort, Jay Bialsky and Adam Potter,...

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...

Appeal Decision

I am hopeful that the Sag Harbor Village Board will immediately file an appeal of the ruling by Judge William J. Condom that allows Brian Graybill’s Claxton House to build...

Appeal Decision

I am writing this letter to urge fellow residents to pressure the Sag Harbor Village Board to appeal the decision regarding the 23-foot-long dock at 8 John Street [“Judge Orders...

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...

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...

Unacceptable Actions

The Noyac Civic Council Executive Committee discussed with Superintendent Jeff Nichols the criminal vandalism event by approximately 48 senior students of Pierson High School on June 13. The superintendent informed...

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...

Art Show

There is a wonderful show at the John Jermain Memorial Library: the work of Ruby Jackson, on display through August 8. Some call the works playful, but they go far...

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...

Honor To Serve

To the residents of North Haven: I sincerely want to thank all of you for your support over the past 12 years, and for your amazing support in this past...

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...

Work Together

Last week, North Haven elected Chris Fiore as its new mayor. I have congratulated Chris and promised to work together with him for the good of North Haven and to...

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...

Worthwhile Campaign

When I decided to run for mayor of North Haven, I knew it was an uphill battle. I knew there was going to be a lot of money spent, and...

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...

Where Are They?

On Saturday, May 28, the village business district of Sag Harbor was unbelievable with traffic on this Memorial Day weekend. While turning right next to the post office, off Long...

Lifesavers

On behalf of the entire Federico family, I write this letter with great gratitude to all of those who came out on June 10 and participated in our annual Jim...

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...

Desecration Of Nature

My grandparents bought land, around 1920, which is now the Anna and Daniel Mulvihill Preserve. They cherished and protected all of its species. My father, William Mulvihill, bought adjacent parcels,...

Determined ‘Screamer’

In response to the letters in favor of a cellphone tower, the “very small group of screamers” that made “false claims” and points that have “zero validity or substance,” I...

A Formidable Coalition

Last week, I wrote a letter to the editor that was butchered by The Express and reworked to read as nonsensical. The vital point I was making pertained to the...

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...

Clear And Present Danger

Your newspaper continues to be a service for which we are deeply grateful. I do hope I have sufficiently recovered my composure to write to you constructively in response to...

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,...

The Right Stuff

As a resident, current member of the Board of Architectural Review, and former member of the Parks and Recreation Committee, I feel compelled to share my thoughts, concerns and perspective....

Respect The Rules

Thank you to The Express News Group for hosting the debate with the North Haven mayoral candidates on June 7. It showed that there are big differences between the candidates....

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...

Dedicated Public Servant

As you may or may not know, my father, John Reiser, entered the mayoral race not long ago, and since he is not one to talk about his accomplishments, I’ve...

Details Matter

North Haven Village residents will vote on Tuesday, June 21, for its mayor in the first contested contest in decades. The former mayor retired after many years of good service,...

Fair And Balanced

Thanks for hosting the North Haven mayoral debate last week. I think it was a very informative and well run. I’m writing to voice my support for Terie Diat in...

No Agenda

I am writing to ask the Village of North Haven residents for their votes for me, John “Jack” F. Reiser, on June 21. Many issues have been raised that separate...

Open And Honest

As a resident of North Haven, I’m writing to endorse Chris Fiore for North Haven mayor. Honesty, openness, respect and thoughtful regard for protecting the beauty of our village are...

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...

Peaceful Respite

My husband and I have been full-time residents and registered voters in North Haven for 29 years. We raised our daughter here, built successful businesses here, and we chose to...

Choice Is Clear

As resident of North Haven, I want to express that Terie Diat has been a total breath of fresh air since she was elected as a trustee nearly two years...

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...

Superior Choice

As a resident of North Haven for over six years, the mayoral debate was a great opportunity for me to learn about the candidates. It has been said that the...

Credit Where Due

I understand that Jack Reiser took credit for building the North Haven Village Hall during the mayoral debate. I was North Haven trustee in the early 1980s. The board at...

Honest And Dedicated

My family and I have been North Haven community members for 50 years. I have known Terie Diat for 30 years. Terie Diat is honest, dedicated and conscientious. Terie has...

You Have It Or You Don’t

To anyone following the mayoral race in North Haven, the Express reported this passage from the Zoom debate last week regarding the merits of erecting a cell tower in our...

A Haven Of Serenity

Voting is the fundamental component of democracy, and doing so is an obligation of its citizenry if the system is to thrive. Being an informed voter and voting for the...

Positive Energy

Positive Energy I am writing on behalf of Chris Fiore, who is currently a mayoral candidate for the Village of North Haven. Having spoken with Chris over the course of...

Insider Scheme

When we were finally made aware of the cell tower scheme, I provided a full cell tower research paper on more efficient alternatives to those God-awful monstrosities to the entire...

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...

Disinformation

We live on Stock Farm Lane and have been battling the cellphone tower issue for almost two years. Candidate Terie Diat has been spearheading the cell tower being placed behind...

Discordant Movement

My partner and I have lived in North Haven Village for the past 17 years. We have always known it to be a tranquil community, from its unparalleled natural beauty,...

Clearer Picture Needed

On June 14, the Sag Harbor Village Board of Trustees will vote on a proposal for a passenger ferry by Peconic Jitney (owned by the Hampton Jitney) between Sag Harbor...

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...

Spirit Offended

To the young woman who yanked the allium out of the garden by my driveway, who did not know that she was observed from afar: She must have thought nothing...

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...

Record Speaks

I am an elected official for the Village of North Haven, for the past 12 years as a trustee, and serving for the past 10 as deputy mayor. Prior to...

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...

Interesting Position

As a resident and voter in North Haven, I have been following the back and forth between the two candidates for mayor, Terie Diat and Chris Fiore [“Airwaves At Play...

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...

Tempest In A Teapot

I was under the impression that the candidates for mayor of North Haven were going to keep the campaign positive and upbeat, focusing on their accomplishments and qualifications. There is,...

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...

Unqualified Support

I am writing to express my unqualified support for Chris Fiore for mayor of North Haven. I’ve known Chris as a successful business executive and a devoted family man for...

Protect The Greenbelt

On behalf of the Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt, we want to alert everyone to the newest threat to the Long Pond Greenbelt, the 1,100-acre nature preserve that Southampton...

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...

The Rules Apply

This year, for the first time in history, there are three candidates running for mayor of North Haven. In short, this is a very important election for the future stewardship...

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....

Bravo, Noyac!

Congratulations to the Noyac community for voicing their concerns on a proposed permit application by a commercial business to establish a day camp at Circle Beach [“Camp Out: Trustees Deny...

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...

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...

Remembering Wendy

Wendy Flanagan of Sag Harbor died on May 18 of cancer. On a phone call in early winter, Wendy shared that she hoped to be admitted to a clinical trial...

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...

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...

Just To Clarify

Because of COVID isolation, I was unable to attend last week’s Board of Trustees meeting. I want to be clear that I am opposed to the Greenport-Sag Harbor ferry service....

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...

Job Well Done

Maureen’s Haven at First Presbyterian Church of Southampton has come to the end of another successful season. I would like to express my thanks and appreciation to the community for...

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...

Elect Professionals

An important election, for two Board of Education seats, is on May 17 in Sag Harbor. For those of us with children at Sag Harbor schools, we understand the importance...

Two Standouts

After reading about so many vacancies on boards of education around the East End, it is great to see a race of write-in candidates in Sag Harbor. Public schools have...

Role Models

We are writing to show our unwavering support for Board of Education candidates Grainne Coen and Ronald Reed, two devoted, competent and active pillars of our beloved Sag Harbor community....

More Experience

I am writing to share my enthusiastic support for Ronald Reed and Grainne Coen, two extraordinary Sag Harbor School Board candidates. Grainne (pronounced Grania) brings her enormous experience as a...

United By Principles

Please take a moment to appreciate the dedication and determination of the current Sag Harbor Board of Education. They set the bar high, putting our children’s safety first while maintaining...

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...

Attitude of Gratitude

All too often, we read letters and articles that are critical of our local, state and federal representatives and politicians. We live in one of the most beautiful places in...

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...

Letters to the Editor: 9/10/20

Diat For Trustee I’m writing to endorse Terie Diat for North Haven Village trustee. Terie is an energetic, experienced leader with a wide array of executive skills, keen analysis and...

Letters to the Editor: 7/30/20

Remembering Rick I appreciate being able to express my sincere condolences to Rick Murphy’s loving wife, Karen, as well as his loving sister, Phyllis. I know that Rick mentored both...

Letters to the Editor: 7/23/20

A Proper Tribute I doubt Donald Trump has much of an inner life, other than a childish tallying of who’s got more toys, but even he could sense something special...

Letters to the Editor: 7/16/20

Not So Simple “Trump’s Visa Ban,” blared the headline, “Wreaking Havoc On Restaurants” [“Trump’s Visa Ban A ‘Nightmare’ for Local Restaurants,” 27east.com, July 7]. While it’s great fun to blame...

Letters to the Editor: 7/9/20

Mending Time I have lived in the same house for the last 12 years. There are six cottages that surround mine. The property is beautiful, and we all respect each...

Letters to the Editor: 7/2/20

Another Option The Express News Group rightly denounces Congressman Lee Zeldin for not wearing a mask at President Trump’s Tulsa rally [“Just A Face In The Crowd,” Editorial, June 25],...

Letters to the Editor: 6/25/20

Show Of Support On Tuesday, June 16, the Parrish Art Museum received a meaningful and heartening endorsement from our community, as voters approved the annual proposition for funding for the...

Editorial: A Warning Shot

After months of stress-filled days due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, some cracks are beginning to show. We see it in our daily lives, in our work lives, in our...

Letters to the Editor: 6/18/20

Best Equipped Tommy John Schiavoni of Sag Harbor is running as a Democrat for the vacant New York State Senate seat in our district this year. The primary election is...

Letters to the Editor: June 11, 2020

Moment Of Truth Taking part in the recent protests in Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor has educated me about the extent of the racism that has existed out here in the...

Letters to the Editor: June 4, 2020

Makes The Grade When choosing a school board candidate, voters should measure that candidate against the key criteria needed to be an effective board member. They should ask if the...

Letters to the Editor: May 28, 2020

A True Representative Scrolling through Facebook these days, one can’t help but notice the number of posts complaining about the changing face of our hometowns. You can walk down Main...

Letters to the Editor: February 27, 2020

Fond Memories I really enjoyed Jim Marquardt’s article on the Watchcase factory saving Sag Harbor [“Looking Back: When the Watchcase Saved Sag Harbor,” sagharborexpress.com, January 3]. The history of Fahys...

Letters to the Editor: January 6, 2020

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...

Letters to the Editor: January 30, 2020

Spirit Is Alive On January 24, the Sag Harbor Booster Foundation hosted the ninth annual Spirit Night. It is an evening designed to showcase and celebrate the wonderful talents of...

Letters to the Editor: January 23, 2020

Do The Right Thing It is very heartening to read that Sag Harbor Village is seriously contemplating a partial ban on gas-fired leaf blowers [“Village Considers a Leaf Blower Ban,”...

Letters to the Editor: January 16, 2020

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...

Letters to the Editor: January 9, 2020

A Happy Reminder I would like to acknowledge my thanks for a number of things. A few weeks ago, I lost my wallet at the Water Street parking lot. After...

Letter to the Editor: December 20, 2019

Greatest Challenge I would like to commend Sag Harbor Mayor Kathleen Mulcahy for bringing transparency and openness to the village. In a short time, she has stimulated important conversations on...

Letters to the Editor: December 5, 2019

Also An Impact The unexpected visual impact of the HVAC equipment on the roof of the Sag Harbor Cinema is one thing, but does anyone have an idea of how...

Letters to the Editor: 8/8/2019

Question Accuracy  To the Editor: In a recent letter in the Express concerning the Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review, Pierce Hance and Jonathan Morse stated: “Do they question...

Letters to the Editor: 7/11/19

Historic Celebration To the Editor, The event taking place on the grounds behind The Point House on North Haven July 5th was by no means accidental. It was important for the...

Letters to the Editor: 7/4/19

Let the Music Play Dear Kathryn, I’ve always thought of Sag Harbor as a bastion of creativity, a writers’ colony, a crossroads of maritime and terrestrial travelers, home to artists...

Letters to the Editor: 6/27/19

Worst Fears Dear Editor, The worst fears many have had about the future at East Hampton airport have quadrupled. Imagine four times the current air traffic operating out of that...

Letters to the Editor: 6/20/19

Ghosts of Artificial Wetlands Dear Kathryn, It’s too early for Halloween but the ghosts of the 1990’s “make believe wetlands” are back again to haunt us. That plan cooked up by...

Letters to the Editor: 6/13/19

Keep it Simple Dear Kathryn, Your recent reporting on the current Village Board elections highlighted three topics that drew substantial discussion: long term planning, management and transparency. On May 6,...

Letters to the Editor: 6/6/19

Better Way to Manage Storm Water Dear Kathryn, Everyone who knows Havens Beach realizes that the water quality and the shape and texture of the beach itself suffer from the...

Letters to the Editor: 5/30/19

Saving the Sign Dear Editor, On the night of the cinema fire, it’s been widely reported that Chris Denon of Twin Forks Moving and Storage hauled the “Sag Harbor” sign...

Letters to the Editor: 5/23/19

Air Traffic Should Follow South Shore Route Dear Editor, Do helicopter pilots and helicopter companies really know how LOUD they sound over residential areas? My weekends on the North Fork...

Letters to the Editor: 5/16/19

Three for the Board Dear Kathryn, I am writing to endorse Brian DeSesa, Julian Barrowcliffe and Yorgos Tsibiridis for the Board of Education. With the next board tasked with the...

Letters to the Editor: 5/9/16

Exclude Anchoring Dear Kathryn, The latest issue of the Express has the public notice for a Local Law amending Sections of Chapter 278 of the Village code. In view of...

Letters to the Editor: 5/2/19

Creating Affordability Dear Editor, I wish to offer my deeply felt thanks to TheExpress and reporter Christine Sampson for the excellent article in the The Express Magazine of April/May2019 titled "Living...

Letters to the Editor: 4/25/19

Just Say No Dear Editor: I couldn’t believe what I was reading in your paper about the Noyac Civic Council's meeting regarding the proposal for a SUV to transport out-of-district...

Letters to the Editor: 4/18/19

A Different Picture Dear Editors: John Steinbeck wrote in his novel The Winter of Our Discontent, “You know how advice is - you only want it if it agrees with...

Letters to the Editor: 4/11/19

Noyac Supporter Dear Editor: I was watching the Southampton Town Council’s meeting on SEA-TV Channel 22 when many residents spoke about the outrageous DEC’s reversal on issuing a permit to...

Letters to the Editor: 4/4/19

Halt Loss of Vegetation To the Editor: The Sag Harbor Express has brought to the fore very important issues facing Sag Harbor through their Sessions forums. One recent session focused...

Letters to the Editor: 3/28/19

Sag Harbor Beach Portraits Dear Editor: Breakout time past, time present and time future. Include the benches. These pictures tell a story- a story about a community, about a history,...

Letters to the Editor: 3/21/19

Suggestions for Main Street Dear Editor and Staff, The recent Express Sessions forum on the future of Main Street was so well done! A round of applause for all of...

Letters to the Editor: 3/14/19

Pay Attention to Housing Needs To the Editor, Our Express put together an important event on Thursday. It was a packed house as the future of our Main Street is important...

Letters to the Editor: 3/7/19

School Could Serve a Need Dear Editor: This is in response the story about the listing of the Ross Lower School on Butter Lane (Sag Harbor Express, February 21). If...

Letters to the Editor: 2/28/19

The Price of Refusing Compromise Dear Editor With respect to the article “Airport Closure Put on the Table” in the February 7 edition of The Express, I would like to make...

Letters to the Editor: 2/21/19

Look Somewhere Else Dear Kathryn, As a fourth generation resident of Sag Harbor, I have been very disturbed by the planned impound yard near the delicate wetlands and habitat of...

Letters to the Editor: 2/14/19

Better Use of Money, Space Dear Editor, The Suffolk County Water Authority has decided that its property on Division Street should not be used as a vehicle impound yard because...

Letters to the Editor: 2/7/19

Take a Pause Dear Editor: This was addressed to Mayor Schroeder and the Sag Harbor Village Trustees regarding events at Haven’s Beach. I’m Anne Hansen, living at 151 Bay St....

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Bottle of Red and a Character’s Dead Mystery Book Club
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10th Annual Girls Night Out
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Intro to PowerPoint (Zoom)
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