02/19/15 7:00am
02/19/2015 7:00 AM
The United Methodist Church building in Southold, built in 1794, went on the market last year. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

The United Methodist Church building in Southold, built in 1794, went on the market last year. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

To the editor:

Hooray for Leslie Weisman, chair of the Southold Town Board of Zoning, for attempting to protect our historic churches. I never drive by the Methodist church in Cutchogue without reflecting on its exquisite proportions. I feel equally passionate over the town’s other houses of worship, especially the Presbyterian churches in Southold and Mattituck; big, bold Ostrabrama; Our Lady of Good Counsel, which looks more like an Anglican church in the Cotswolds than anything Roman Catholic. (more…)

02/13/15 7:00am
02/13/2015 7:00 AM

To the editor:

Regarding the recent downfall of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver highlighted in last week’s editorial and the lack of disclosure on the part of some of our local elected officials, there seems to be one common thread: They are all lawyers or connected to legal firms.

Ever needed, worked with or been set upon by an attorney?

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02/05/15 6:00am
02/05/2015 6:00 AM
Following an unselfish act from an opposing team and with the support of his beloved teammates Miguel Borrayo, who has Down syndrome, scored the first points of his school basketball career Jan. 8.

Following an unselfish act from an opposing team and with the support of his beloved teammates Miguel Borrayo, who has Down syndrome, scored the first points of his school basketball career Jan. 8.

To the editor:

I can’t begin to tell you the effect your article about Miguel Borrayo and the teammates from Mattituck and Westhampton Beach had on me.  (more…)

01/30/15 6:00am
01/30/2015 6:00 AM

To the editor:

In reply to your editorial in the Jan. 22 issue regarding the mandated installation of breath sensors in order to start the engine on future produced cars. In the ’70s, I forget the year, GM installed an interlock system to prevent starting the engine until the seat belts of front passengers were latched. It seemed like a good idea at the time. (more…)

12/29/14 6:00am
12/29/2014 6:00 AM

To the editor:

I would like to recommend that school districts look into getting helmets, like bike riders have, to protect soccer players. There are a lot of soccer players who get concussions. A soccer ball travels 40-50 mph and can hurt when a player heads the ball or when two players go up for a ball.

Lacrosse and football players wear helmets for some protection. I also feel the schools should look into helmets for field hockey.

As the old saying reminds us, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

Robert Svoboda
former soccer coach
Wading River