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A Plum Island Victory

In a year of unrelenting bad news, the region got an end-of-December gift in the form of language in a federal appropriations bill that would stop the looming sale of Plum Island to the highest bidder.

Dec 23, 2020
What Now, Republicans?

How the Republican Party rebuilds after the president is out of office — or even if it can — has been the subject of a great deal of discussion as his term ends.

Dec 23, 2020
Electorally Bankrupt

It is terribly disappointing, but not at all surprising, that Representative Lee Zeldin would join 125 other members of the House of Representatives in opposing the orderly transfer of the presidency from one administration to another.

Dec 17, 2020
Bad by the Numbers

There have been more deaths in Suffolk than there have in 20 states, more than in Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Rhode Island, and Nebraska, to name a few. Fourteen people died from the virus in Suffolk on Monday, the highest single-day number since May.

Dec 17, 2020
Oysters Alternative

We have to admit that we were more than a little puzzled at news last week that large oysters are considered too big to market. This seems like a missed opportunity for shellfish growers and restaurants alike.

Dec 17, 2020
Wainscott Village: A Terrible Idea

The creation of a geographic entity — a village in this case — out of opposition to offshore wind power would seem the stuff of some far fringe of society. Only it isn’t.

Dec 10, 2020
Follow Experts’ Advice, Now More Than Ever

No one wants their loved ones to die of Covid-19 in a hospital hallway. But many places in the United States are at that point right now, or near to it, as virus cases soar.

Dec 10, 2020
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.

Dec 3, 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.

Dec 3, 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.

Dec 3, 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