Marilyn “Mare” Ann Horton of Hampton Bays has died. She was 56. Born and raised in White Plains, she moved time to Hampton Bays in 2018 after retiring from the Harrison Public Library in Westchester County. She had a career that she loved in the world of books, working as a sales representative for a book fair company, a consultant copyreader, and the children’s department of a major bookseller. For the last 17 years of her career she was employed as a librarian. Her true passion, however, was the cause of animal rescue, survivors said. Ms. Horton is survived by ... by My27east
Landlords on the East End need to carefully follow the law enacted by the State Legislature in June 2019: the “Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act.” Or they could face massive fines. I am learning that our State Legislature depends on the courts to interpret its laws, so apparently we will need a court case on questionable practices, like collecting summer rent in advance, before the courts rule that this state law should not apply to short-term vacation rentals at all. You might wonder how I can make this preposterous legal assertion? Quite simply, I have read the law at ... by Staff Writer
We may never know who made the FOIL request received by Southampton Village on January 17 [“Mystery FOIL Request Has People Wondering At Southampton Village Hall: Who Filed It, And Why?” 27east.com, January 29], but if they did so to chill participation or unfairly embarrass others, they should be ashamed of themselves. FOIA and FOIL laws are intended to improve public confidence in government; wielding them as a cudgel does just the opposite and shouldn’t be repeated. As a former compliance officer who made, responded to or reviewed hundreds of FOIL requests, I had hoped the Board of Trustees or ... by Staff Writer
Of all the character assassinations, invective, political swill, lies and bad faith routinely chronicled in the Letters to The Press, none is as disgusting and outrageous as that from Dr. Georgette L. Grier-Key, executive director and curator of the Eastville Community Historical Society [“A Great Harm,” Letters, February 13]. Ms. Grier-Key, emboldened by her titles and position — accolades dear to the cramped academic mindset — dares to dictate who should control art, recovered history, historical interpretation, and what the public has a right to see and consider. A politically correct Philistine, she is guilty of co-opting a country’s and ... by Staff Writer
One thing I can say definitively about turning 50, as I will on Friday, is that this column won’t be as good as it might have been 10 or 12 years ago, because half my brain seems to have seeped out of my ears in those intervening years (though, on the good news side, I’ve undoubtedly forgotten the details of the departure). But what I’ve lost in brainpower will, hopefully, be made up for in good, old-fashioned hard work, as, like anyone who receives imploring mail from AARP, I’m up writing this at 6 in the morning, having not been ... by Staff Writer
After 55 years of living with brittle diabetes, I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to Westhampton Beach and Quogue police officers and Westhampton Beach Ambulance personnel who have helped me no matter the time of day. I give all of them my deepest gratitude and admiration for their professionalism and care. Regardless of how, when or where I needed their assistance, they have always responded. They have been invaluable in saving my life so many times. The volunteers often go without notice but are so critical to all of us. Their hearts are filled with love and dedication ... by Staff Writer
I am writing to tell my version of what happened on the night of February 12 [“Video: Art Dealer Arrested Following Disturbance At Sag Harbor Film Screening,” 27east.com, February 13], to let everyone know that most of the articles and the people’s comments were biased and untrue. I decided to go with a couple of friends to see a documentary about the history of the Indians, past and present, specifically about the Shinnecock Indian Nation people. I was a paying customer, and the event took place in a public restaurant. At the end of the movie, there was an opportunity ... by Staff Writer
My wife, Gloria, and I recently joined Drawdown, a group formed to help the environment. Part of the goal of the organization is to help rid our atmosphere of carbon dioxide and methane gases. We have been recycling our garbage at the Southampton transfer station for 25 years, not really knowing what was happening to the waste. One week ago, I took the initiative to visit the center. I was very pleasantly surprised at what I learned. Supervisor Ed Thompson spent one hour listing all the up-to-date machinery and facilities available at the center. He was gracious enough to help ... by Staff Writer
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