To the editor:
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.(more…)
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.(more…)
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s two-year investigation is now over. Our country must move forward, but first there must be maximum transparency and accountability regarding Mueller’s report and more. READ
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…)
Local people need housing in Greenport that they can afford. My kids grew up going to Greenport schools. READ
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
The federal government decided in 2009 to sell Plum Island to the highest bidder, presumably a private owner. In 2013 Donald Trump announced his desire to purchase Plum Island to create a golf resort. Southold Town had no interest in that plan, which quickly fizzled.
Leading conservation organizations, including Save our Sound and Group for the East End, are suing to block the sale. A federal judge denied a motion to dismiss the lawsuit in January. Congress can and should act to permanently block the sale. It has failed to do so. READ