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Editorials

Keep Focus on Elders for Now

East Hampton Town has a waiting list of more than 450 people seeking affordable senior citizen housing but only 127 apartments. A proposal to allow 12 housing units per acre might increase the supply by a third.

Apr 18, 2024
Lifeline at Risk if Pharmacy Goes

Montauk is in a rough place with the imminent closing of its sole pharmacy.

Apr 18, 2024
Take a Bow, Neighbor

Newsreaders and culture mavens were delighted this week to learn that our dear old neighbor across Main Street, Guild Hall, has announced that after two years of work the arts institution will raise the curtain on a fully renovated John Drew Theater in early July.

Apr 18, 2024
The Wrapture: Goodbye to Burlap

We’re told by experts that burlap wrap isn’t good for some species, especially evergreens, and that it doesn’t in fact actually keep plants warmer.

Apr 11, 2024
Eclipse Mania: Let’s Do It Again

Americans, by and large, don’t get together out in the elements much anymore.

Apr 11, 2024
Hope for Plum Island

While Plum Island remains vulnerable to a sale under the terms of a 2008 act of Congress, we should look to Camp Hero as an example.

Apr 4, 2024
For the Birds

Spring is here, and as our attention refocuses out of doors, this is a good moment to take a breath and consider the poor birds.

Apr 4, 2024
The Real Issue in a Fight Over Paint

Rowdy Hall has settled its beef with the town over the paint on its facade, but this should not put to rest the question of what is appropriate and who gets to say so when it comes to land use and redevelopment.

Mar 28, 2024
Looking to Congress to Save Democracy

The stakes are unusually high in a Democratic Party contest for a congressional candidate for New York District 1. Voting in the primary is June 25.

Mar 28, 2024
Worrisome Number

About 275 acres of land on 182 parcels are undeveloped along Springs-Fireplace Road.

Mar 21, 2024
Nice Park

The new plan for Herrick Park looks a lot like the old park plan put forward in 2019 by the previous village administration. 

Mar 21, 2024
Bumpy Business

Why did several speed bumps get placed on Highway Behind the Pond, of all places?

Mar 21, 2024