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Bathroom Break


Dear Editor,

Artist Studio Inspections: What is it about, really?

It is very clear to me and everyone else I know that artists should be allowed to have bathroom privileges in their own privately owned artist studios. The fact that they should be made to leave their studio and walk to their main house to use a bathroom is absurd.

In addition, the mere mention of a fridge or hotplate in their privately owned artist studio should not invoke visions of share houses with 30 people cooking in a kitchen to the Town of East Hampton. The fact that they are being put in the position to be prepared for a town inspector to inspect their type of art, possible hot plates, and the unthinkable toilet at any moment, any day, any hour is a disgrace.

We live in a democratic country and East Hampton is a wonderful town filled with different style artists. It would be terrible if the artist community left here and moved to a town where they were allowed a toilet and a hot plate, and moved to a place where they would not be subjected to these disgraceful invasions of privacy.

The town should leave the artist community alone before they destroy a wonderful part of this community. What is it about, really? I believe this is an inept attempt by the town to control illegal housing. LEAVE the artists alone.

SANDY SALVAGGIO
October 10, 2006

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