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11/17/19 5:59am
11/17/2019 5:59 AM

To the editor:

On Tuesday the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on the future of the policy that has protected young people brought illegally to the U.S. as children — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. More than 700,000 young people have relied on it to shield them from deportation and permit them to work and study. READ

04/14/19 6:00am
04/14/2019 6:00 AM

I would like to make some comments and corrections of your front-page story last week about the plastic turf field proposed at the Mattituck-Cutchogue school district (“Residents to decide turf field proposal,” April 4). First of all, the debate over its merits is far from over. It will go on until election day in May. Second, the school board did not unanimously approve its construction. We, the school board, all agreed to let the voters decide if they want to spend $1.6 million for a plastic soccer/lacrosse field. Although I very strongly oppose wasting money on the project, I feel the voter has the right to decide if they want to spend their money on it.

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04/13/19 6:00am
04/13/2019 6:00 AM

As June approaches, it brings forth the end of legislative hearings in Albany.

Therefore, we, the eight families of the 2015 Cutchogue limousine crash, are proposing that amendments be made to the newly elected Limousine Safety Bill. We realize the horror that the Schoharie [limo crash] families endured and want to enact these amendments to make this bill total. New York State has been through too many of these tragedies in too short a time.

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01/16/19 6:00am
01/16/2019 6:00 AM

To the editor:

In response to comments made recently both in print and at public meetings concerning ongoing changes to Southold’s — and much of the country’s — recycling practices, it is true that the single-stream approach ultimately failed, but that is largely due to import restrictions in China on the portion of the stream that proved non-recyclable due either to lack of local markets or contamination with materials that turned paper products (the most valuable recyclables) into garbage. (more…)

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11/11/18 5:57am
11/11/2018 5:57 AM

To the editor:

The FAA cannot be allowed to interpret a law, it must, as all must, follow the law. The FAA is making a mockery of the FAA Reauthorization Act, sponsored by Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) and the Congress and president who signed it into law. (more…)

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10/03/18 6:00am
10/03/2018 6:00 AM

To the editor:

I read with a great deal of sadness of the passing of Rich Fiedler (“An artist who defined Greenport,” Sept. 22). I have several of his prints in my office that capture the unique beauty and character of eastern Long Island. Each election year in October, my staff and I would walk the Village of Greenport visiting with local merchants. READ