Their Private Club – Letter to the Editor, East Hampton Star. March 19, 2015

Dear David:

At the airport hearing Thursday it was once again apparent that the users and profiteers insist that any regulation at all is unacceptable. In their arrogance and ignorance, they tell one another that they are entitled to free rein, that a public municipal facility supported by taxpayer dollars and surrounded by 500 square miles of preserved forests, pristine waterways, bucolic villages, and expensive homes is but their private club. And they state this despite the entire region’s abhorrence at their selfish polluting behavior.

The users are abusers, the profiteers are pirates. They are leaving the majority with no choice but to control their egregious excesses. Will they suffer? If so, not nearly as much as their despicable behavior requires.