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Letters to the Editor: 06.27.19

Box Turtles
June 21, 2019 

To the Editor:

Thank you for the “Guestwords” on box turtles. Box turtles inhabit my property on the northwest corner of the intersection of Wainscott Hollow Road and Wainscott Main Street. I have encountered three so far this year including the one that came by today. They range from eight inches to two feet.

Jun 26, 2019
Letters in Support of Justice Lisa R. Rana and Others

Several letters to the editor concerning the Tuesday, June 25, Democratic primary did not make the print edition of the newspaper. Read them here now and, registered East Hampton Democrats, you can still get out to vote before 9 p.m. today.

Jun 25, 2019
Letters to the Editor: 06.20.19

June 17, 2019

Dear David, 

Does everyone in East Hampton think that the heart of America is good, but the head of America (and I don’t mean Trump) is not so good? If you disagree, then I would humbly request you to listen to Mother Angelica, Jan. 3, 1995, on EWTN. 

Jun 19, 2019
Letters to the Editor, June 13, 2019

Very Pleasant
East Hampton
June 10, 2019
Dear David:
This past weekend I rediscovered that it can actually be fun, relaxing, and a friendly experience when an East End town is crowded with vacationers.
On Saturday, I visited Westhampton Beach. I was thrilled to find that it hasn’t changed much since I was a kid 60-plus years ago. I easily parked my car without its being immediately marked as a potential violator of time limitations as would have happened in East Hampton Village.

Jun 14, 2019
Letters to the Editor, June 6, 2019

Purple Pearl
    Santa Fe, N.M.
    June 1, 2019
Dear David,
    Word has come to Santa Fe about a precious purple pearl that was discovered housed in a clam in Bonac. I suspect the price of a clamming license has skyrocketed as a consequence. I’ll be inspecting my clams more carefully.
    I’m considering quitting my day job as a contractor and investing in the newfound discovery. Say, how much is a clam rake nowadays? This could turn into wall-to-wall clammers.

Jun 6, 2019
Letters to the Editor: 05.30.19

Summer Is Here


May 26, 2019

Dear David,

As the traffic thickened this past week it seemed like the normal rhythm of an East Hampton summer starting. However I sense something more pernicious in the air. The first hint was evident when I slowed down near Red Horse on Friday to let some poor soul make a left turn and suddenly I was barraged by a horn blaring from a car which went to my right to pass and came within inches of smashing into said poor soul. And they were mad? Shrugging, I looked at my wife and said “summer is here.” 

May 29, 2019
Tax Bill None

On the front page of The New York Times a headline read, “At G.E. on Tax Day, Billions of Reasons to Smile.”

Apr 7, 2011
National Defense

As a longtime part-time resident of East Hampton and western Nassau County, I was amazed as to how many anti-Bush demonstrations we would encounter going from place to place in the 10 months preceding the 2008 presidential election. Some, especially the one in front of the Southampton 7-Eleven...

Apr 7, 2011
A Limited War

Years ago in my father’s effort to educate his simple son, he advised me that life was not black and white, pure and impure. He stated life was 10 percent black, 10 percent white, and the remaining 80 gray. In that large area I would be compelled to think...

Apr 7, 2011
Their Hands Out

Full of bull should be the conservative Republican motto for the next two years. Those who believe that their doo-doo doesn’t stink are immune to any realities that waffle in the putrid air that passes through their respirators. Dealing with deficit cretins who rave and rant about socialism has engendered a new game...

Apr 7, 2011
Hands Up

Do you ever want to just throw up your hands in frustration when the voices of unreason seem to be overpowering logic and common sense? That’s how I feel when I read and hear the comments of the Obama haters nationally and in this newspaper. Never mind that he is our president, elected by the people to lead the country...

Apr 7, 2011
Side of the Pond

Sadly, we are once again witnessing another episode of cultist zealotry, politically harnessed to thwart a property owner’s rights to develop his own property in a manner he would like.

Apr 7, 2011