The Buck Stops - 27 East


Southampton Press / Opinion / Letters / 1716209

The Buck Stops

So here we are, folks, in a critical health crisis — a life-and-death situation — and the town allowed an outdoor event to occur in Water Mill, which ultimately resulted in crowds assembling, no masks, no social distancing [“After Thousands Attend Water Mill Chainsmokers Concert, State Officials Decry Town’s Decision to Allow Event,”, July 27].

The idea of allowing such an event, charity or not, to occur is outrageous in the current health climate. To assume that people would abide by rules — in Southampton? Really?

Mr. Supervisor, to claim that reviewing a permit is not your job is outrageous, especially since you performed at this event. Weren’t you even curious to read the permit? Instead, you’re pointing your finger at the Police Department, town clerk and whoever else you can think of.

After all the hard work people are doing to flatten the curve, this personally offends me.

The buck stops with you.

Barbara Ring

Hampton Bays


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