The Village News: Op-Ed


Normally, the phrase “Op-Ed” stands for “opposite the editorial page,” but here on Bellport.com, it stands for “Opinion-Editorial.” Our Op-Ed piece's express the opinion of a writer who is unaffiliated with Bellport.com and the writer is solely responsible for the content of the Op-Ed piece. Generally, our Op-Ed pieces are fewer than 1,000 words in length and they should be in good taste and not libelous. Our Editorial Board would be glad to consider your Op-Ed piece for publication.

 


 
March 8, 2021

Ashfill Plan Ditched? Does CLOSED Really Mean CLOSED?
Op-Ed by Cheryl A. Felice

The following Op-Ed was submitted by Cheryl A. Felice regarding Brookhaven Town’s recent rejection of the 59-acre ash fill project located adjacent to the Brookhaven Solid Waste Management Facility (“landfill”). Click here to read the Op-Ed.

 


 
June 10, 2020

Speech by Sarah Elbaroudy at Bellport's Peaceful Protest on June 5, 2020

The following speech was given by Bellport High School Sophomore, Sarah Elbaroudy, at the peaceful protest in Bellport Village on Friday, June 5, 2020. We received a copy of her speech from Dr. Joseph Giani, Superintendent of South Country Schools. Click here to read the Op-Ed.

 


 
March 12, 2020

Dock Project
Op-Ed by Roger Baker

We believe the letter we received from Mr. Roger Baker today deserves your attention so we decided to run it as an Op-Ed rather than as a Letter To The Editor. Mr. Baker says, "As someone who has been involved in the heavy construction industry for 45 years I would like to comment on the dock reconstruction." Click here to read the Op-Ed.

 


 
November 7, 2018

The Waterfront and Our Village
Op-Ed by Victor Principe

The following Op-Ed was submitted by local resident Victor Principe regarding the new Marina project being considered by the Village. Click here to read the Op-Ed.

 


 
August 25, 2018

Would You Take a Bullet for Me?
Op-Ed by Joanne M. Long Merrill

The following Op-Ed was submitted by local resident Joanne M. Long Merrill, regarding the issue of gun control and candidates' positions in the upcoming elections. Click here to read the Op-Ed.

 


 
August 20, 2018

SCPD Security Initiative
Op-Ed by Cheryl A. Felice

The following Op-Ed was submitted by South Country Board of Education President, Cheryl A. Felice, regarding a new multifaceted plan designed to increase school safety and response times for emergency personnel in the event of a school emergency. Click here to read the Op-Ed.

 


 
May 1, 2018

South Country School District 2018/2019 Budget Vote
Op-Ed by Cheryl A. Felice

The following Op-Ed was submitted by South Country Board of Education President, Cheryl A. Felice, regarding the 2018/2019 South Country School District Budget Vote. Click here to read the Op-Ed.

 


 
February 24, 2018

Proposed Neighborhood Preservation Code
Op-Ed by Mary Butler

The following Op-Ed was submitted by Mary Butler, who is the head of the committee the Mayor and Trustees created to research the actions taken by other towns and villages in dealing with rentals in their communities.  Click here to read the Op-Ed.

 


 
August 12, 2015

A Little Revolution Now and Again is a Good Thing
Op-Ed by Lee Snead

The following Op-Ed was submitted by Village resident Lee Snead regarding problems he encountered at the Village Marina and his "revolutionary" suggestions on how to deal with those problems.  Click here to read the Op-Ed.

 


 
July 5, 2014

The Map and Plan, the Mayor and Trustees
Op-Ed by Jeremy Diamond

The following Op-Ed was submitted by Village resident Jeremy Diamond regarding the proposed new Bellport Village Sewer System, Phase One. Click here to read the Op-Ed.

 


 
June 29, 2014

June 28, 2014 Bellport Village Sewer Meeting
Op-Ed by Will Struyk

The following Op-Ed was written by Village resident Will Struyk following the June 28, 2014 Village meeting for those Village residents located in the proposed Bellport Village Sewer District, Phase One. Click here to read the Op-Ed.

 


 
May 27, 2014

Proposed Bellport Village Sewer System
Op-Ed by Will Struyk

The following Op-Ed was written by Village resident Will Struyk after his review of the lengthy engineering study done by H2M. We’re sure you’ll find it interesting. Click here to read the Op-Ed.