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No to Private Host at Main Beach Cottages

The East Hampton Village Board again seems intent on handing over its modest Sea Spray Cottages at Main Beach to a for-profit hospitality management company. This is a bad idea. The land should be open to the public, if anything.

Mar 16, 2023
If It Isn’t Broken . . .

Since ex-police chief and current East Hampton Village Mayor Jerry Larsen first started his campaign against the Village Ambulance Association, the main public reaction has been if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it.

Mar 16, 2023
Fox ‘Did Not Believe It for a Second’

It is no coincidence that just as damaging and embarrassing revelations from a lawsuit by a voting machine maker against the Fox television corporation are released, the network’s Tucker Carlson has gone all in on a false retelling of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

Mar 9, 2023
A Flood in the Heart of the Village

When the basements of about six shops, a cafe, and a gallery in East Hampton Village flooded on Feb. 26, it was bad news at the toughest time of the year.

Mar 9, 2023
Gun Club Has Important Safety Role

For ordinary gun owners, the safety protocols stressed at the Maidstone Gun Club and places like it are in the public interest.

Mar 2, 2023
Representative Flat Line Hurts Democracy

With elections every two years, it has been said that the main job of members of the House of Representatives who want to remain in office is fund-raising. This puts them at a great distance from actual voters.

Mar 2, 2023
Ukraine’s Terrible Year

A year has passed since the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Sadly, an end to the tragedy is not in sight.

Feb 23, 2023
A ‘Greener’ Option in November

The people running for town board seem steady and competent, but there is a lackluster quality to them at a time of unprecedented change for the town as a whole.

Feb 23, 2023
Sweet, Sweet Seed Libraries

One of our favorite things that libraries are doing these days as they expand their roles in their communities is providing flower, vegetable, and herb seeds, as well as the know-how to sow them.

Feb 23, 2023
Beans, Beans, the Magical Fruit

A 74,000-person study last year published in The New England Journal of Medicine found that shifting food habits absolutely helps us live longer.

Feb 16, 2023
The Little College That Couldn’t

Southampton College may have been doomed from the start.

Feb 16, 2023
Inside Track in Washington

The degree to which our national leaders lack a sense of contrition, or even decency, today is staggering.

Feb 9, 2023