Saturday, January 20, 2018

Letter to the Editor

May 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor: There are so many times I love to take my boat out alone. However, even if you know how to swim, you must follow some important rules when going solo. Wear a life jacket — don’t take anything for granted. File a float plan — inform someone about your trip. Also, carry some […]

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

October 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor: On Sunday, September 18 a boat ran aground and capsized while operating in Fire Island National Seashore’s wilderness breach, a channel closed to boating. Eight passengers, rescued by National Park Service (NPS) Rangers and Town of Brookhaven lifeguards, were transported off of Fire Island by the Village of Bellport to the South Country […]

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

August 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor: For many years, Lillian and I were cruisers. We spent a night or two sleeping on the boat and also took seven to 10-day cruises. I would always be diligent about checking all my safety equipment before spending time away from our homeport. One time I noticed how dark it was in the […]

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

June 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor: A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 441,999 visitors to Fire Island National Seashore in 2015 spent $18.7 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 218 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $23.5 million. “Fire Island National Seashore welcomes visitors […]

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: New Yorkers and the American people have made great strides toward eradicating the selfish scourge of drunk driving from our society. The numbers of needless deaths decline year after year and the legal penalties are stiffer than ever for those who choose to drive drunk or under the influence of drugs. Yet, those […]

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

January 11, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

To the Editor of Boating Times LI, I’m writing this letter to ask for your assistance, and that of your readers, in reducing what has become a frequent and significant problem with vessels near the seal haul-out area at Cupsogue Beach, an extensive sandbar just east of Moriches Inlet. For more than a decade, harbor […]

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

October 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor: Do you know where your litter is? Every piece of litter had an owner! You can set an example for your kids, family, friends, and community by organizing waterfront cleanups. You can remind people to put their litter in proper receptacles, and also to take back with them what they took to the […]

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

September 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor, Are women just as good sailors as men? You betcha. The gals do everything the guys do: skipper everything from 10-foot dinghies to massive ocean-going yachts, race, particularly soloing around the world, delivery captains, navigators, even boat builders. In the 19th century more than one wife brought home a full-rigged ship when her […]

Letter To The Editor

April 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor, At the New York Boat Show in January 2015, I encountered the Emily Catherine Fedorko Foundation, whose slogan is, “Turn it off for Emily.” Emily Fedorko was a beautiful 16-year old high honor student and athlete who loved the water and had a zest for life.  Emily lost her life in a tubing […]

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

March 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor: It was not the work of a single person that led to the establishment of Fire Island National Seashore; it was the passion and dedication of many. In the early 1960s, residents and visitors came together to protect what they loved about Fire Island — its rolling dunes and pristine beaches and its […]

Letter To The Editor

Letter To The Editor

November 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor: In the summer, Newsday reported on the activities of a bipartisan Suffolk County Legislative Committee that is working to reduce the county “pipeline debt” (Newsday, 08-26-2014, Rick Brand). According to the article, the committee was launched “after the legislature approved a package of capital budget amendments that increase County Executive Steve Bellone’s proposed 2015 […]

Letters To The Editor

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Letters To The Editor