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Importance of Census In Sharp Focus

A last-gasp effort by the Trump administration to mess with the 2020 census to undercount as many as 10.5 million people living in the United States with proper documents appears to have run into immovable opposition from the Supreme Court. At issue was whether to uphold tradition and law by getting an accurate understanding of how many people live here.

Dec 2, 2020
Admit It, He Lost

So of all people, Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday made the obvious concession that there was no evidence of voting fraud that could change the outcome of the November election. One guess who has not yet acknowledged reality — the East End’s own scared-of-his-own-shadow congressional representative, Lee Zeldin.

Dec 2, 2020
Thoughts on Route 114? Share Them

The bane of many drivers’ daily travels between East Hampton Village and Sag Harbor, the dread state Route 114, will get a makeover next fall. The New York State Department of Transportation announced this week that it had set aside money to grind off the old, potholed pavement, repair any damage to its underlayment, and roll out a fresh new coat of asphalt.

Dec 2, 2020
Government Obligation

This has been a sobering month so far for anyone who hoped that New York had seen the last of the coronavirus.

Nov 25, 2020
The Best People

The Biden administration is already shaping up to be something different.

Nov 25, 2020
Where the Pantries Come In

For a second-home seasonal resort economy such as ours, the winter months can be one of scarcity in terms of putting food on the table.

Nov 25, 2020
Water Priorities

Efforts to improve water quality in Montauk are moving ahead with the centerpiece: a $129,000 study for a sewage treatment plant to serve the downtown area with possible tie-ins to other neighborhoods.

Nov 19, 2020
Follow the Guidelines

Troubling locally is that new Covid-19 cases seem to be popping up all over, even in parts of the East End that had been stable more or less from the beginning of the pandemic.

Nov 19, 2020
Exploiting Our Differences

What if Americans were not as divided as we believe them to be? Indulge us for a moment to lay this out.

Nov 12, 2020
Suffolk Surge

For months, the number of Covid-19 cases among East End residents held steady. Then, as the season turned and more people remained indoors, trouble began.

Nov 12, 2020
Executive Raid on Water Fund

Suffolk voters may be divided when it comes to which political party’s candidates they align with, but they nearly spoke with a single voice on Tuesday in rejecting a ballot proposal to change the length of county legislators’ terms.

Nov 5, 2020
Preservation Fund in Waiting

This has not been a banner year for land buys using money from the community preservation fund in East Hampton.

Nov 5, 2020