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The Third Surge

A third Covid-19 surge is now expected as a the stronger Delta variant reaches the unvaccinated portion of the United States population.

Jul 22, 2021
Getting Juneteenth Right and Getting It Wrong

Juneteenth, the new national holiday marking the end of slavery as an institution in the United States, came and went in East Hampton Town and Village with only slight notice.

Jul 22, 2021
The Airport’s Last Stand

As the arguments against dramatically changing or even closing East Hampton Airport are whittled away, a last resort is emerging, that there are too many wealthy people here for that to happen.

Jul 22, 2021
Three Cheers for the Blower Ban

Let’s say something positive about leaf blowers for a change, shall we?

Jul 15, 2021
Newtown Changes Ahead

East Hampton Village residents may want to begin keeping an eye on Newtown Lane and Railroad Avenue, where a large-scale luxury townhouse complex could one day soon replace the brick building where Mary’s Marvelous is.

Jul 15, 2021
Riverhead Lights Up, Other Towns Should Too

Retail sales of recreational marijuana, or pot or, as the growing industry prefers it, cannabis, are not quite there yet on the East End, but got closer last week with a split vote of the Riverhead Town Board.

Jul 15, 2021
Zeldin Has No Place as Governor

It is an indication of Trumpism’s tragic grip on the Republican Party that Lee Zeldin could be considered the presumptive nominee in a bid for governor of the State of New York.

Jul 8, 2021
Airport Options: Put Residents First

There was a time not that long ago when closing the airport was not something mentioned in public; now it is among the options.

Jul 8, 2021
Five Nights of Hell

What has happened to Montauk is a shame.

Jul 8, 2021
Future of the Airport May Be No Airport at All

Contrary to assumption, East Hampton Airport is not nearly as economically important as it was said to be in the past.

Jul 1, 2021
Minding the Demand Side of the Employee Crisis

East Hampton will never build its way out of its housing crisis.

Jul 1, 2021
Close Campaign Cash Loophole

In the run-up to Tuesday’s primary, East Hampton Town Democratic Committee-backed candidates benefited from a sizable campaign finance loophole.

Jun 23, 2021