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Editorials

Are Ballot Measures Obsolete?

Back-of-the-ballot measures asking for a “yes” or “no” after a block of intentionally confounding text were never a good way for government to function.

Nov 11, 2021
No Time for Complacency

The Democratic establishment victory in the election that ended Tuesday was the expected outcome, but while the winners savor the moment, they must also realize that it is well past time to get moving in a number of areas.

Nov 4, 2021
50 Feet Long and in the Way

Landscaping rigs are getting bigger and more numerous by the day.

Nov 4, 2021
Taking Matters Into Their Own Hands

The Bridgehampton citizens group has dissolved and come back as an independent community watchdog. This is probably how it should have been all along.

Nov 4, 2021
Status Quo Not Good Enough

Maintaining a status quo in East Hampton Town should not be an option, no matter who wins the important board election that concludes on Tuesday.

Oct 28, 2021
Dissenting Views Essential on Town Board

Voters should think hard and ask themselves if one-party control is a good thing.

Oct 28, 2021
For Town Trustee

Early voting begins on Saturday, and Rick Drew’s name will appear on the Independence Party ballot line. He deserves a close look.

Oct 21, 2021
Time for a Change

Early voting begins Saturday, and with it the direction of East Hampton Town government comes into play.

Oct 21, 2021
Minimizing Impact

Sadly for those who want quick noise relief from East Hampton Airport, a majority of the town board does not appear eager to make any changes right away.

Oct 21, 2021
Not Curfews Again

Seeking re-election, East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc has proposed landing and takeoff curfews, something that was tried before and failed to cut down on noise.

Oct 14, 2021
Missing Debates, Missing the Point

Ken Walles, running for town supervisor, declared that a Zoom debate was not a debate at all. If ever we heard a bigger cop-out from a candidate, we can’t recall it.

Oct 14, 2021
A Trustees Correction

In an editorial last week, the election date that will establish staggered terms for East Hampton Town trustees was misstated.

Oct 14, 2021