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Editorials

Time for a Change

Early voting begins Saturday, and with it the direction of East Hampton Town government comes into play.

Oct 21, 2021
For Town Trustee

Early voting begins on Saturday, and Rick Drew’s name will appear on the Independence Party ballot line. He deserves a close look.

Oct 21, 2021
Minimizing Impact

Sadly for those who want quick noise relief from East Hampton Airport, a majority of the town board does not appear eager to make any changes right away.

Oct 21, 2021
Missing Debates, Missing the Point

Ken Walles, running for town supervisor, declared that a Zoom debate was not a debate at all. If ever we heard a bigger cop-out from a candidate, we can’t recall it.

Oct 14, 2021
Not Curfews Again

Seeking re-election, East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc has proposed landing and takeoff curfews, something that was tried before and failed to cut down on noise.

Oct 14, 2021
A Trustees Correction

In an editorial last week, the election date that will establish staggered terms for East Hampton Town trustees was misstated.

Oct 14, 2021
Facebook Knew and Did Nothing

Now comes word that Facebook’s leadership knew the harm that it and its apps did and that, far from being something they tried to stop, it was the company’s business model.

Oct 7, 2021
New Focus on Town Trustees

With voting to begin in three weeks in an important election cycle, a promising change to the way the East Hampton Town Trustees will be chosen is ahead.

Oct 7, 2021
Housing Money in Search of Solutions

A measure passed in the New York State Legislature could radically change how affordable housing projects on the East End are funded.

Sep 30, 2021
What Now for Carl Fisher’s House?

Some leeway in the community preservation fund law may have to be found for Fisher’s dream house to be used as an event space, as in for weddings.

Sep 30, 2021
Speak Out Now

Early voting is only a month away in an important East Hampton Town Board election, but the real issues remain difficult to sort out.

Sep 23, 2021
No ‘Truman Show’

On Oct. 15, the village board will take comments on a proposal that would mandate property-maintenance standards.

Sep 23, 2021