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Life And Death

The recent “Page Six” article in the New York Post by Oli Coleman, dated June 29, about a party at Joe Farrell’s home on Sandpiper Lane in Bridgehampton, was very disturbing, because it described a gathering of over 100 people, mostly maskless. Not only did Mr. Farrell flaunt the New York State mandate of no more than 25 people gathering at a private home, but he quite possibly set up a super spreader environment.

It has now been reported that the girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr., Kimberly Guilfoyle, has tested positive for the coronavirus [“Donald Trump Jr. Girlfriend Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Attended Farrell Party In Bridgehampton,” 27east.com, July 4]. During this past week, it can only be imagined how many attendees of Mr. Farrell’s party have been out and about in our community, working and shopping among us and going about their everyday lives. Will these people self-quarantine? Will there be robust tracking of the party attendees?

Why was Mr. Farrell allowed to have a party of so many people and disregard the mandate? It seems Mr. Farrell has shown little regard for his community, the very community that gave him his success.

It is early days in the summer of 2020, and I hope this incident might give us pause and cause us to think about our actions and remember to be good neighbors. Unfortunately, it is not hyperbole to say this really is a matter of life and death.

Linda Schwartz

Southampton

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