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To the editor:

As a citizen and resident of Mattituck, I and others in Southold Town want our voices heard.

We want our voices and concerns heard at all levels of government, especially locally. But not just in Southold Town, in the five towns within the Peconic Bay region. We have much in common.

We must remember we are part of a region and act accordingly. In unity there is strength and we can no longer go it alone. In today’s world, that just won’t cut it.

Our Peconic Bay region is facing many challenges. To solve them we have to come together as one, as a well-managed entity, and face these big challenges in a team effort or we will fail.

The mechanisms are in place. Let’s join them and make a difference for all of us.

Jack McGreevy, Mattituck

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12/13/12 6:00am

To the Editor:

Is traditional marriage a thing of the past? You betcha.

We disagree on a lot of things we talk about over coffee, but there is one thing lately we’re all on the same page with and that’s what the Supreme Court ruling will be on same-sex marriage and on the review of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, a 1996 law defining marriage as solely an opposite-sex union.

My Monday morning coffee buddies Frank and Tony said it the best: “They are gonna open up a big can of worms.” And the rest of us old gray-heads nodded and wondered “what’s next?”.

No question and we’re all in agreement. With the court ruling and the same-sex marriage movement showing unprecedented momentum, traditional marriage is out the door.

Watch out, because now “anything goes.”

Jack McGreevy, Mattituck