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Muddying the Waters

With mounting evidence about a Russian plot to pay bounties to fighters in Afghanistan to target United States and coalition troops, one might have thought an Army veteran like Lee Zeldin would sympathize with the American military personnel who may have come under attack, but that would be wrong.

Jul 9, 2020
Fluid East End Summer Crowds May Spread Virus

There is a sense on South Fork streets and on the beaches that we may somehow have defeated the virus. There is no evidence this is true.

Jul 2, 2020
Remote Learning When Schools Resume

The question is if — not when — schools will welcome back students. And the question also is how teachers and administrators are preparing.

Jul 2, 2020
Juneteenth Now

For a nation that venerates the throwing off of tyranny the way the United States does at the Fourth of July, the end of a far greater repression of human life and dignity goes largely uncelebrated.

Jun 25, 2020
Protect Seamounts

What Obama designates Trump takes away, and in the case of a recent decision to open the almost 5,000-square-mile Northeast Canyons and Seamounts National Monument, what may be taken away if the move is allowed to stand cannot be replaced.

Jun 25, 2020
Costly Communications

Reactions have been negative to a $60,000, six-month contract between the Town of East Hampton and a New York City-based communications firm hired to help get the word out about Covid-19 issues and to redesign the town website.

Jun 25, 2020
Early Voting Experiment

New Yorkers have already been voting in 2020 primaries for a range of local and statewide races. Early in-person polling places, which opened on Saturday, will remain open until Sunday afternoon and then reopen on Tuesday, the actual day of the primary.

Jun 18, 2020
Risky Business

No sooner were New York restaurants granted a reprieve from the Covid-19 lockdown did patrons come back in swarms for outdoor dining. But for many on the East End who had become used to hunkering down and ordering takeout, if at all, the return of crowds was an unsettling shock.

Jun 18, 2020
Fleming for Congress

There are times when voters are faced with a critical choice. This is one of those times.

Jun 11, 2020
Letter From the White House

The outside of the envelopes from the Internal Revenue Service say “Penalty for private use $300.” It looks for all the world as if the recipient is about to be audited. The stomach drops. But what is inside these letters, which reach 90 million Americans, seems a strange contrast with that message.

Jun 11, 2020
Quiet, You!

East Hampton Village is a lot quieter now that limits are in place for leaf blowers and other gas and diesel-powered landscape equipment.

Jun 11, 2020
Op-Ed: We Attended the Chicago Protest at Trump Tower. Challenge the Coverage.

When the protesters arrived at Trump Tower, the tone shifted. We were met with scores of police officers in riot gear, batons out, looking, in our opinion, for a fight.

Jun 11, 2020