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Hail! A Hall of Famer

More than 56 years after he first wrote for this newspaper, Jack Graves will be inducted into the Long Island Journalism Hall of Fame by the Press Club of Long Island at an awards banquet in Woodbury.

Jun 13, 2024
Red-Light Cameras for Safety, Not Cash

According to an insurance group’s study, fatal accidents at intersections dropped by almost 25 percent in cities where the use of stop-light cameras was widespread.

Jun 13, 2024
A Court Adrift on Ethics Oversight

The Justice Alito flag scandal reminds us how the Supreme Court is different and answers only to itself.

Jun 6, 2024
Loose Lips Sink Nicks

Nick LaLota will say anything it takes to stay in the convicted felon ex-president’s favor and not anger First District voters.

Jun 6, 2024
South Lake Swim Tests

What makes the health risks at South Lake Drive Beach in Montauk so unfortunate is that they have chiefly affected kids.

Jun 6, 2024
R.I.P. John Drew

It was with profound befuddlement that news was received in this office, last week, that John Drew Theater at Guild Hall had been renamed.

May 30, 2024
Getting Serious on Pedestrian Safety

We’re not sure how likely it is that that the Protect Our Pedestrians Act will be able to sidestep the usual Albany roadblocks, but the issue it reflects is an increasingly important one.

May 30, 2024
Handshakes, and Thanks

It’s a sign of a healthy community when you have good people vying for a public position, especially one that can be relatively thankless, like that of school board member. Barbara Dayton, the Springs School Board’s president who lost her seat in Tuesday’s election, is an example of an upstanding citizen who has worked hard, achieved much, and deserves a tip of the hat.

May 23, 2024
Cranberry Hole Road Bridge in Limbo

The Cranberry Hole Road bridge in Amagansett has been closed for repairs for a year. And, from appearances, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is in no hurry to reopen it.

May 23, 2024
Rewilding Wild Turkeys

Back in 1992, when the state turned a few wild turkeys loose in the woods, few people, if any, anticipated how well they would do. These days they are as common as deer but somewhat less destructive. In ecological terms, wild turkeys are a good thing.

May 23, 2024
Say ‘Yes’

The kids of the Springs and Amagansett Schools need our support.

May 16, 2024
Basements Matter

On square footage, a key argument that the don’t-count-the-basement crowd cites is that what happens underground has no impact on neighbors or the community.

May 16, 2024