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Editorials

Missed Opportunity at Montauk Airport

East Hampton Town Hall took a defensive posture after news this week that the private Montauk Airport had been sold to an undisclosed buyer.

Jun 30, 2022
Hochul v. Zeldin 2022

New York politics is nothing if not the land of the unexpected.

Jun 30, 2022
Drawing the Outdoor Line

Having observed what has happened to Montauk, members of the East Hampton Town Planning Board may have been extra sensitive to proposed changes to the Springs General Store involving on-premises alcohol consumption.

Jun 30, 2022
Restaurant Seat Giveaway Too Generous

When the East Hampton Town Board gave restaurants the go-ahead to provide outdoor table service, it may have unleashed a wave of unintended consequences.

Jun 23, 2022
New Reality in Village Hall

The victory Tuesday of Sarah Amaden and Carrie Doyle in the East Hampton Village trustee election cements Mayor Jerry Larsen’s NewTown Party’s hold on the village board.

Jun 23, 2022
Doubting Lee Zeldin

We have to wonder if Lee Zeldin will bring his conspiracy mania to the governor’s race.

Jun 16, 2022
Hunger in the Season of Plenty

According to our sources at the various East End food pantries, many of our neighbors still need assistance getting healthful meals on the table.

Jun 16, 2022
‘Unofficial’ Newspapers

The East Hampton Star and The Suffolk Times have been the county’s “official” newspapers for their respective towns for about as long as anyone can remember. That was until this year, when the Suffolk Legislature removed them from the list.

Jun 16, 2022
Hastening the Airport’s Demise

It has been clear that because of their refusal to cooperate on effective noise control, the airport interests themselves are forcing the town’s hand.

Jun 9, 2022
A Village Election That Really Matters

The question for voters in the village is whether they think it is healthy or wise to support the mayor’s hand-picked candidates.

Jun 9, 2022
A War on Children

Here we are again — after each mass shooting, calls resume for stronger gun-control laws. Yet the killing goes on.

Jun 2, 2022
Padel What?

East Hampton Village residents should wonder why precisely it is that the trustees are eager to install a specialized glass playing enclosure for a sport that no one has heard of.

Jun 2, 2022