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Editorials

They Gave Us Rain Gardens

The scale of a 50-lot proposal in Wainscott is of regional concern, with noise, water pollution, and traffic congestion at the top of the list.

Feb 2, 2023
Lights Out, You Shopkeepers

During these dark winter days it has been impossible for us to miss the proliferation of lighted “open” signs at businesses along the roads.

Feb 2, 2023
No More Pretty People With Guns

Since the “Rust” shooting in 2021, much of the conversation has been about firearms practices in moviemaking and whether real guns should ever be on set. This misses the larger issue of why firearms and shooting have become the cinematic norm.

Jan 26, 2023
A Case of Consultitus

The layout of a new $25 million senior citizens center building, said to represent East Hampton’s iconic windmills, is a symptom of a frequent government malady — relying on outside experts.

Jan 26, 2023
A Tale of Two Congressmen

While Nick LaLota might be new to Congress, we expect he will take his roles seriously. George Santos will be another matter.

Jan 26, 2023
Important Step to Reconciliation

The East Hampton Town Trustees are to be congratulated for removing William Rysam’s name from their annual scholarship.

Jan 19, 2023
Protecting Kids on the Web

Mobile apps are especially risky in terms of privacy; even the most innocuous-seeming among them raise privacy concerns.

Jan 19, 2023
In Praise of Libraries

Libraries have adapted and now provide a wider range of services than ever before.

Jan 19, 2023
Governor’s Warning

In her State of the State speech this week, Gov. Kathy Hochul outlined plans for creating more affordable housing. For downstate regions and Long Island, the proposals would have a goal of creating hundreds of thousands of new housing units.

Jan 12, 2023
Montauk Uprising

An uprising is growing over a plan to use 14 acres of county parkland in Hither Woods to build a sewage treatment plant in Montauk.

Jan 12, 2023
Twisting Justice

For some Americans, the word “weaponization” is all they will need to hear about a freshly minted subcommittee in the House of Representatives aimed at blocking prosecutions of former President Trump and his cabal of election-denial plotters.

Jan 12, 2023
M.T.A. Budget Hole Could Threaten Shuttles

Beginning in 2019, the so-named South Fork Commuter Connection was supposed to take a bite out of the weekday morning and afternoon “trade parade” of bumper-to-bumper work vans and delivery trucks.

Jan 5, 2023