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Long Island Is Sinking

The rate at which the land is sinking varies; the worst is in Nassau County, but Suffolk and the East End are not far behind.

Feb 15, 2024
Schools’ 4-Percent Rule

In a small district like Springs finances can be hit hard if new students arrive midyear or urgent repairs are needed. It may be time to revisit the comptroller’s rule.

Feb 8, 2024
Local Law Need Not Apply

Watch out, East End, an affordable housing proposal like that which rattled local governments on Long Island may be rolling out again from the State Capitol.

Feb 8, 2024
Revisiting the Zoning Code

The East Hampton Town Board took an important step last week when it approved a radically new framing of local land-use laws.

Feb 8, 2024
Please Stand Up

In praise of those members of the East End G.O.P. who, instead of hosting screenings of wild-eyed-fantasy films produced by the far right, are standing up to defend the actual, longstanding principles of real Republicans.

Feb 1, 2024
Free to Flip the Bird

In casually banning public expression that they did not like, officials in Bay City, Mich., put themselves up against the heaviest of hitters on the issue.

Feb 1, 2024
LaLota’s Dicey Company

You have to feel a little sorry for Nick LaLota, a first-term member of Congress who would like to return to Washington and can’t risk upsetting the party’s meal ticket.

Jan 25, 2024
Team Spirit

Lately we’ve been reminded of how much we enjoy cheering on the home team.

Jan 25, 2024
More of the Same on Sea Level Rise

Governor Hochul’s new Resilient and Ready program recycles old ideas — resiliency implies bounceback, and this sends the wrong message when all attention must instead be focused on retreat.

Jan 25, 2024
Buying Time by the Millions

All the work and expense that the United States Army Corps of Engineers will pour into the project to save the downtown Montauk oceanfront is nothing more than buying time.

Jan 18, 2024
Better a Bioswale

East Hampton Village has its own version of the classic Weeble Wobble toy — the Hedges Inn, which took another body blow from a speeding car in the small hours of Monday morning. Something needs to be done.

Jan 18, 2024
12 Ways to Weather the Doldrums

Some years ago we realized that the best way to shake off the dreary midwinter doldrums is to force yourself to do something you haven’t done before.

Jan 11, 2024