We live in a time of growing political divide: democracy through the warped lens of 24-hour news (opinion) cycles, and the subsequent regurgitation of those opinions on social media. It gets exhausting. It decays faith in government and our elected officials. Every once in a while, a moment arises when we have an opportunity to elect someone genuine. Southampton voters have that opportunity with Karen Sartain running to retain her seat as Southampton Town justice. In our flawed system of fusion voting, where the candidate who accumulates the most lines typically wins, it would be refreshing for voters to look ... 25 Oct 2020 by Staff Writer
Muffie is home! Many thanks for everyone with their phone calls, visits and searches. Special thanks to our neighbors Liz and Maggie for their tireless efforts, posters, phone calls and Facebook posts. Many thanks also to Nancy Remkus for her great photos. Gail Schiavoni was also instrumental in providing us with the necessary phone numbers. It was a true Sag Harbor feeling. Our dog, Muffie, is safe and happy to be home. Thanks! Gabe and Diane Schiavoni Sag Harbor by Staff Writer
Has anyone who is in favor of the public pool in Tuckahoe ever driven on or near South Magee Street in Southampton from about 3 to 5:30 p.m., six days a week? It takes over an hour to get to County Road 39 because of the traffic and the light. No different if you try to take Hill Street going west. It is inconceivable that this is not a major concern. Build the pool somewhere else where access is readily available and easily accessible. Audrey Braguy Hampton Club II Southampton by Staff Writer
Netflix’s explosive new documentary “My Octopus Teacher” chronicles a complex relationship between a man and the world’s most bizarre animal — an octopus. It further testifies to our highly conflicted relationship with non-human animals and the natural world. Most of us treasure our “pets” — dogs, cats, horses. Our allegiance to them transcends that to our own species. If our dog and a Congolese child were competing for scarce funds for life-saving surgery, we know who would live. Yet we torment, kill and consume other animals that are similar in appearance, intelligence and ability to suffer. Then we bristle at ... by Staff Writer
Your recent editorial regarding the need for additional affordable housing on the South Fork [“The Great Challenge,” Editorial, October 15] left out one major need. For affordable housing to be built in any of the numbers necessary, it is imperative that our town boards take the lead and rezone existing properties for the density necessary to make such housing affordable. Rather than wait for a developer or not-for-profit to ask for a rezoning of such property, which then leads to the normal fight between the developer and the local community, it is necessary for each town to rezone properties on ... by Staff Writer
I’ve found myself exhausted lately as the election is coming to its conclusion shortly. It is clear from the mainstream media that for the president to win reelection it will be against great headwinds. Of late, hundreds of millions of dollars of new money has been dumped into key races. The Democrats have become the party of the wealthy, rich elites who know what is best for us and are desperate to run our lives for us. They tell us how to avoid COVID-19. How to teach our kids mostly at home. They remind us how our climate is changing ... by Staff Writer
I feel, this year, the choice for president is so clear: We must reelect President Trump. This man has been under attack like no other. The hatred that spills forth from the media and so-called Americans — i.e., Pelosi, Maxine Waters, Schumer, Sharpton, Cuomo, to just name a few — is disgusting. These phonies talk about civility; all they do is feed into the ultra-liberal electorate that only get their news from the Trump-hating media. If you are a God-fearing person, don’t read the rag New York Times, don’t listen to the vile from the anti-American media. Listen to Fox ... by Staff Writer
In reference to the October 22 “headline” [“MAGA-Gras Parade To Montauk Supports President Trump’s Reelection Campaign,” 27east.com, October 20], according to the “Trump caravan” organizer, Shawn Farash, “There are only so many times you can be falsely called a racist and a homophobe and misogynist and a fear monger.” Is he referring to “Grab ’em by the p----” Trump? “When the looting starts, the shooting starts.” The phrase has a racist history, being used before by a white police chief in response to civil unrest, and a segregationist politician. Twitter placed a warning on the tweet, saying it violated the ... by Staff Writer
“Local Law to Prevent Reckless Biking in Suffolk County.” That’s the title of a proposed law now before the Suffolk County Legislature. Suffolk is not alone in this area in considering such a law. The legislature in neighboring Nassau County voted unanimously last year for a measure involving “reckless riding” of bicycles and also e-scooters and skateboards. The office of Legislator John Ferretti Jr., author of the Nassau measure, spoke of it addressing “a new trend that is occurring throughout Long Island where children are riding bikes and scooters recklessly, terrorizing drivers while doing wheelies and playing ‘chicken’ against traffic.” ... by Karl Grossman
Reading “Donation Saves Boater” by Kitty Merrill in The Southampton Press of October 15 caused me to curtail the folderol and focus my thoughts concerning this Shinnecock Canal. According to an old dictionary of mine, a canal is an artificial water course for navigation or drainage. First of all, this is actually a county park: the Shinnecock Canal County Park, it’s called. According to my dictionary, a park is a tract of land, generally large and enclosed, set apart for ornament or recreation. There is no play area, or picnic area or hiking trail, or ballfield, or swing or slide. ... by Staff Writer
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