Category Archives: Letters

Letter: Questioning city council debate coverage

    To the Editor, I watched the League of Women Voters Rye City Council candidates’ forum and was impressed by the lively give-and-take. I was especially impressed by the confidence, articulateness and command of facts of the two female candidates, Emily Hurd and Danielle Tagger-Epstein. Imagine my surprise when I read the Rye City […]

Letter: Democratic candidates’ record of leadership

    To the Editor, Thanks for your coverage of the LWV Rye City Council candidates’ forum. One of the things viewers learned about was the exceptional track records of leadership in Rye organizations by candidates Emily Hurd, Danielle Tagger-Epstein and Jeff Taylor. Emily serves on the board of the Rye Nature Center where she […]

Letter: Oh deer, we’ve got a real problem

To the Editor, The comments made by the Democratic City Council candidates during the Sept. 24 League of Women voters forum regarding deer population management in Rye are factually inaccurate and parrot numerous misstatements made by County Legislator Catherine Parker on her social media page. Emily Hurd, a Democratic candidate for City Council, suggested that if […]

Letter: Parker’s charging station legislation flawed

    To the Editor, On Sept. 9, Catherine Parker convened a hearing on her proposed legislation to dedicate 10 percent of parking spaces to electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at new or renovated parking lots owned or financed by Westchester County. But before the Board of Legislators conspires with the New York Power Authority […]

Letter: Re: Susan Watson’s charging station letter

    To the Editor, I found Susan Watson’s letter, “Parker’s charging station legislation flawed” published on Sept. 25, 2015, to be short-sighted. She decries even minimal county spending for EV charging stations, and then goes on to extoll the efficiency of markets and the private sector. She asks, “Who pays?…Who benefits?” All county residents […]

Letter: Air traffic over Larchmont

To the Editor, It’s a beautiful morning and I would enjoy sitting on my porch, but the daily roaring onslaught of airplanes over Larchmont is in full flight. Every 30 seconds or so, jets fly on their way to LaGuardia, and they are loud. This will go on all morning and resume at the same […]

Letter: Legislation needed to protect our residents

  To the Editor, At the final Rye City Council hearing on rock chipping, council members seemed reluctant to pass legislation strong enough to restore our community’s peace and quiet. Instead, they seemed ready to favor the interests of builders over the interests of Rye residents. However, strong rules will protect all residents from deafening […]