Category: Letters To The Editor and Op-Eds

Apr 08 2013

Letter To The Editor: McMaster

Dear Editor, I was surprised that you would print such a vitriolic letter as the one sent by Diane Oltorik.  She had no problem with cronyism when she was appointed to the Planning Commission to replace someone who had qualifications and experience, neither of which she possessed. Mrs. Oltorik keeps saying that the Isle of …

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Apr 08 2013

Letter To The Editor: Ignoring Long-Established Procedures

Dear Editor, In approving the lease for the new Sullivan’s Island Elementary School, SI Town Council established a special arrangement for one particular piece of property on Sullivan’s Island and exempted this piece of property from long-established design review procedures. In connection with the lawsuit regarding the petition for referendum and Sullivan’s Island Elementary School, …

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Mar 06 2013

Letter To The Editor: Spread The Word To End The Word

Dear Editor, As The Island Eye News is a leader in driving local culture, we need your support, and the support of your readers, in our Spread the Word to End the Word campaign to help make a stand against a word that has gained popularity in culture, but is offensive to many. The “R-word” or …

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Feb 12 2013

Letter To The Editor: Dog Business

Dear Editor, When I was a kid growing up in the 50s, I spent a lot of time playing outdoors and occasionally stepping in dog feces. I just took it in stride and grabbed the closest stick and did the gruesome task of cleaning off my Keds and then continued playing. Fast forward to 2013. …

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Feb 12 2013

Letter To The Editor: Bauers

Dear Editor, We’d like to thank the Isle of Palms Exchange Club for hosting a wonderful oyster roast on Saturday, January 26. We’re glad we went! Hosts Patrick Harrington, club president, and his wife, Barbie, successfully shifted into high gear to manage a much larger than expected crowd. Club workers scrambled to get extra oysters and beer, but it was …

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Dec 19 2012

Letter To The Editor: Sullivan’s Grinches

Dear Editor, Remember Cindy Lou Who from the “How The Grinch Stole Christmas!”  I felt just a naïve, as she, this Sunday. “Raven’s End” has been my family’s home for going on nine years.  After 11 months of meeting with architects, engineers and builders, we are thrilled that our home is finally underway!  We are …

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Dec 19 2012

Letter To The Editor: Don’t Dump on Sullivan’s Island

Dear Editor, The referendum lawsuit on the proposed Sullivan’s Island School should go before a judge this February. Instead of pausing, the school board has proceeded with dumping tons of concrete into footings for the not yet fully designed school. It begs the question. Why would the school board not wait until February when a …

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Dec 04 2012

Letter To The Editor: There Ought To Be a Law…And There Is!

Dear Editor, Ever wonder why ridiculously and patently out-of-proportion buildings have not been built on Sullivan’s Island? Because the Town of Sullivan’s Island has local laws (ordinances) designed to prevent just that…and in the not-too-distant past, members of Town Council honored their Oaths of Office and abided by the ordinances passed by previous Town Councils. …

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Dec 04 2012

Letter To The Editor: Smith

Dear Editor, I recently read an article regarding NYC considering building barrier islets to help against the next possible hurricane surge after the massive destruction to the City caused by Hurricane Sandy. I think this is an excellent idea. However, I would also suggest that NYC build a $30 million dollar, 50′ tall, 74,000 square-foot …

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Nov 07 2012

Letter To The Editor: Schwartz

Dear Editor, I am the owner of 63 Grand Pavilion Wild Dunes, and was just down visiting our home this past weekend. Got a real chance to review this issue of proposed changes to dunes area in front of 56-64 homes and have to tell, I am totally against this plan. It infringes on our …

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