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Editorials

Pond Skating, Safely

No rink can compare to the joy of gliding on wide-open surfaces with the wind at our backs.

Jan 20, 2022
Dispersed Housing a Better Alternative

A proposal to double the number of affordable residences that could be built per acre in certain zones could go a long way toward easing the housing crisis in East Hampton.

Jan 20, 2022
At the Airport, a Good First Step

With the airport private, the town in theory could just say no to certain kinds of aircraft and commercial flights or limit the number and timing of takeoffs and landings.

Jan 20, 2022
Boulders Are Not the Way

Those 18-wheeler trucks carrying boulders in an eastward direction can be seen as a symbol of things to come.

Jan 13, 2022
Airport Opponents Gain Important Support

Times have indeed changed regarding East Hampton Airport, but so far, not all elected town officials appear to have taken notice.

Jan 13, 2022
The Million-Dollar Eel

“What’s going on with Town Pond?”

Jan 6, 2022
Democracy in Danger

Today marks the one-year anniversary of one of the darkest days in United States history.

Jan 6, 2022
Mine Law Hints at Larger Problem

At first look, an effort by the East Hampton Town Board to gain greater regulatory power over sand mines and composting operations might seem worthwhile, but is it really?

Dec 30, 2021
The Coming Redevelopment Wave

Deep-pocketed investors are excited to get a piece of the anticipated post-pandemic boom. How much further disruption this will bring to the East End way of life is up to local officials — and a well-informed public.

Dec 30, 2021
Denying Reality, Endangering Us All

With the Omicron variant of Covid-19 on a rapid rise, the danger of being unvaccinated comes again into sharp focus. And yet, for many, even the recent threshold of 800,000 deaths in the United States is not persuasive.

Dec 23, 2021
Helping Elders — and the Young

As the cliché goes, endless ink has been spilled over a wide range of subjects here on the South Fork, and while measuring it all would be pointless, we can be certain that reasonably priced housing would make the top two or three. So it was with some excitement this week that a new idea came in over the transom in the form of a letter to the editor.

Dec 23, 2021
Keeping Skies Dark

This is a good time to take stock of how the area is doing in keeping the sky dark at night.

Dec 16, 2021