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Letters to the Editor - 06.16.11

Mess Remains

    East Hampton

    June 10, 2011

To the Editor,

    Shame on East Hampton for allowing its beaches to deteriorate.

    I went to the beach on Memorial Day weekend at Beach Lane in Wainscott. Walking barefoot on the sand is a thing of the past. Litter was everywhere. I counted the remnants of 15 fires — burnt wood, charcoal, cigarette butts, clamshells, chicken bones, corncobs, and broken glass. Broken wood was scattered all around; some of the wood was “hidden” under a thin layer of sand.

Jun 16, 2011
Letters to the Editor - 06.09.11

This Season

    East Hampton

    June 3, 2011

Dear David,

    Just a quick note before the golf team heads up to the state tournament. We would like to express our thanks to certain members of our community. First, the East Hampton High School athletic department for its organization, dedication, and care for our extra season, especially Pat Hand and Joe Vos.

    Second, to our principals, Mr. Fine and Ms.

Jun 8, 2011
Letters to the Editor - 05.19.11

What Price?


    May 12, 2011

To the Editor,

    I would like to give thanks and praise to the work and commitment to teaching excellence that has been the mission of all the teachers, staff, school boards, and principals who have been serving our children at Stella Maris (originally St. Andrew’s) for well over 100 years.

    Since 2000, my two daughters attended school there. In December 2005 our family split up. We had to sell our house and move to Manorville. It was particularly difficult on my youngest.

May 31, 2011
Letters to the Editor - 05.26.11

Beach Has Changed


    May 18, 2011

To the Editor,

    I am writing to add my thoughts about the lawsuit over control of the beach in Amagansett.

    I have spent summers in Amagansett for over 40 years. I went to summer camp here as child, was an ocean lifeguard at Indian Wells Beach for two years, and am delighted that now my children can grow up and spend their summers here as well.

May 26, 2011
Letters to the Editor - 05.12.11


    East Hampton

    May 6, 2011

To the Editor,

    I thank you for publishing my comments about leaf blowing in this week’s paper. This note today is not being written for publication unless you think it might be worthwhile. It is simply polite observation.

    I notice that you have published some letters containing rather inflammatory language, some of which I think, and hope others would as well, borders on an affront and insult to others.

May 11, 2011
Letters to the Editor - 05.05.11

This Year’s Cleanup


    May 2, 2011

To the Editor,

    I would like to extend thanks to the many, many volunteers who turned out at the Montauk Movie Theater on Sunday to collect trash throughout the hamlet. We were able to put more than 70 bags of trash into the Dumpster, along with wheels, tires, life jackets, car seats, and other unidentifiable objects from the beaches, roads, and parking lots of Montauk.

May 5, 2011
Letters to the Editor 08.25.11


    East Hampton

    August 22, 2011

Dear David,

    This letter is an expression of our deep gratitude to Leif Hope for his steadfast commitment to the East Hampton Artists and Writers Annual Softball Game, which supports three important local organizations: East Hampton Day Care Learning Center, East End Hospice, and Phoenix House.

Aug 25, 2011
Letters to the Editor 08.18.11

Authors Night


    August 15, 2011

To the Editor,

    Thank you to all those involved who coordinated Authors Night, a Celebration of Books and 114 Years of Reading at the East Hampton Library.

Aug 18, 2011
Letters to the Editor 08.11.11

Finely Crafted

    East Hampton

    August 8, 2011

Dear David,

    I wanted to take a moment to commend East Hampton Boy Scout Troop 298 for raising $2,800 for Soldier Ride two weeks ago.

    The boys in the troop constructed a fine fishing rod and reel and conducted a raffle to raise the money.

    A brief encounter at Waldbaum’s with one of the boys’ mother presented me with the opportunity to buy the winning ticket.

    I’m not much of a fisherman, but a new hobby-sport awaits me and, I might add, I’m the en

Aug 11, 2011
Letters to the Editor 11.24.11

Near Disaster

    East Hampton

    November 14, 2011

Dear Mr. Rattray,

    Just a public note of thanks to the folks at Spring Close restaurant on Pantigo Road in East Hampton: While enjoying a scrumptious repast and delightful dining experience, one of our family members found herself choking on food. Due to the loving kindness and quick responses of an owner, Colin Keillor, three people who happened to be there as well — an emergency medical worker, Ms. Field, Dr. Brower, and Lt.

Nov 23, 2011
Letters to the Editor 11.17.11

Positive Campaign


    November 13, 2011

Dear David,

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for making my first venture into seeking an elected office a very positive experience.

Nov 17, 2011
Letters to the Editor 11.10.11

Thanks, Amagansett


    November 4, 2011

Dear David,

    How wonderful that we live in communities that still have hometown qualities.

    In Amagansett on Halloween, the major road, Montauk Highway, was closed to traffic.

Nov 10, 2011