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Editorials

Pool Check! Is Yours Safe?

According to federal statistics, child drownings continue to be the leading cause of death among children from 1 to 4 years old.

Jul 11, 2024
When Skies Are Gray

In a resort community like ours, there are beach days . . . and then there are days when there is, as the kids complain, "nothing to do."

Jul 11, 2024
Once More for the Republic

Joe Biden has dedicated his life to public service, but he cannot win this one. The debate of June 27 was a tipping point.

Jul 3, 2024
God Bless the Pumpout Folks

Those doing this duty are the unsung heroes of the waterways, ridding potentially thousands of gallons of wastewater from boats from the region’s most precious resource.

Jul 3, 2024
Another Reason to Recognize July 4

The Fourth of July in 1827 was the day that slavery officially ended in New York State.

Jul 3, 2024
Driving While V.I.P.

The New York Post and The Daily Mail seized on the Justin Timberlake D.W.I. stop to sling insults at the arresting officer — who was simply doing his job.

Jun 27, 2024
Slow Down on the Traffic Circle

At the Long Lane and Stephen Hand’s intersection, should we really be shifting heavier, faster traffic there from Montauk Highway?

Jun 27, 2024
Come on, Hear the Noise

A court matter involving a social media celebrity and his ear-splitting muscle car resonates here, where intentionally loud cars add to the general din.

Jun 20, 2024
Class of 2024: Never Give Up

The high school classes of 2024 walk across the stage in the June sunshine in the coming week, diplomas in hand and mortarboards hurled skyward and step across an invisible Rubicon into an adult future that, at this precise moment, feels uncertain at best and possibly perilous.

Jun 20, 2024
Roadway Tipping Point

A proposed traffic circle at the intersection of Long Lane, Stephen Hand’s Path, and Two Holes of Water Road in East Hampton is a road sign of sorts pointing at the unintended effects of growth. 

Jun 13, 2024
Hail! A Hall of Famer

More than 56 years after he first wrote for this newspaper, Jack Graves will be inducted into the Long Island Journalism Hall of Fame by the Press Club of Long Island at an awards banquet in Woodbury.

Jun 13, 2024
Red-Light Cameras for Safety, Not Cash

According to an insurance group’s study, fatal accidents at intersections dropped by almost 25 percent in cities where the use of stop-light cameras was widespread.

Jun 13, 2024