Police Reports For Week Of January 6 - 27 East

Police Reports For Week Of January 6

authorStaff Writer on Jan 6, 2022
QUOGUE VILLAGE — James Skelly, 56, of Lindenhurst was stopped for speeding on Montauk Highway on December 29 by Quogue Village Police and ultimately charged with two misdemeanor counts of... more

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Fair And Balanced?

The Civil Service exam process is supposed to be a fair and balanced process [“Search For Southampton Village Police Chief Continues,” 27east.com, August 10]. They administer the chief’s exam, and the village establishes the criteria for eligible candidates to take the exam. How does a candidate who is a former sergeant, terminated by a municipality after 19 years for gross misconduct, currently receiving a 9/11 disability, and admitted to the sexual harassment of a probationary female police officer allowed to take the chief’s exam, when a detective sergeant with a stellar career of over 30 years, an FBI leadership academy ... 15 Aug 2022 by Staff Writer

Safety Through Technology

Over the past few months, there has been a series of vehicle accidents that resulted in death or serious injury. The recent tragic death of an 11-year-old boy on Town Line Road in Wainscott has inspired a slew of recommendations to enhance road safety. As usual, the East End towns and villages react to events rather than develop proactive approaches that would make our roads safer. The East End has no comprehensive safety strategy; consequently, we are left with a hodgepodge of recommendations for traffic lights, stop signs, speed bumps and speed limits. It takes an act of Congress, lawsuits ... by Staff Writer

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Stop The Exodus

Although the cause célèbre in Southampton Town Hall is affordable housing, our supervisor fails to note a parallel issue. Is affordable housing the only reason for the exodus of local people? I would suggest the lack of good-paying jobs is a major contributing factor. When our graduates complete their education, there are few opportunities for employment in their hometown. Therefore, they move away and generations of our residents never return. Instead, more and more houses are demolished to fulfill the insatiable appetite of the nouveau riche for their ostentatious houses. Despite past attempts to attract employers to Southampton Town, there ... by Staff Writer

Seek To Divide

I was disappointed to see this newspaper publish a list of the names and addresses of the top water users in Southampton and East Hampton towns [“The Water Hogs Of The Hamptons,” Residence, August 4]. None of the families listed has broken any laws, and I would imagine that each of them has installed geothermal systems as a way to protect the environment rather than to be wasteful. Why shame these residents with private information that could put them at risk, instead of simply publishing an article explaining how water usage can be reduced? It also did not go unnoticed ... by Staff Writer

A Question

In a Letter to the Editor titled “Incomplete Proposal” [August 4], East End YIMBY founder Michael Daly “recommends high standards of due diligence, clear reasoning [and] transparency … of those involved with evaluating the proposed mixed-use development” in Sag Harbor. Mr. Daly, who serves on Southampton Town’s Zoning Board of Appeals, approved an increased-density golf course resort in East Quogue known as the Lewis Road Planned Residential Development, or PRD. I have a question: How does the East Quogue golf course resort — which is a mixed-use development — qualify as a PRD? In other words, can the Zoning Board ... by Staff Writer

Not So Scary

In a summer punctuated by a string of incidents of sharks biting people swimming off Long Island beaches, thus causing significant concern about swimming in ocean waters here, let us turn to the person key to getting people very scared of sharks: Peter Benchley, who authored the 1974 novel “Jaws.” “Jaws,” not too incidentally, was based on a fictional town on Long Island. Benchley’s inspiration for the book was Montauk charter boat captain Frank Mundus catching a 4,550-pound great white shark in 1964. However, the 1975 movie was shot on and off Martha’s Vineyard and so had a Massachusetts setting. ... by Karl Grossman

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 reach financially. Why not affordable rentals? Set a number of units in each development as permanent rental units that have controlled rates. As of now, our children are pouring out of our town. I would love to see them be able to stay here if they wish. Or have a place to return to once they have established their careers elsewhere. And, maybe more important, it would allow our workforce ... by Staff Writer

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Epic Failure

The article “To Further His Vision, Developer Has Purchased An Array Of Downtown Hampton Bays Parcels” [27east.com, August 10] shined a light on the fact that it is the developer’s vision that created the proposed zoning changes for the downtown — the Hampton Bays downtown overlay district. This is contrary to the years of representations made by town officials that the HBDOD was based on the community’s vision. It is no wonder that community members referred to the final design of the HBDOD as a “bait-and-switch.” To what length will the Town Board go to facilitate the developer’s plan under ... by Staff Writer