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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
Important Decisions for School District Voters

Though delayed and being conducted by absentee ballot, school board elections have arrived at last. The ballots are due back in district offices by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, so the time is now to mark them and get them in the mail.

Jun 4, 2020
The Summer We Wanted

Amid generally good compliance with the New York State Pause order, the Memorial Day holiday excesses were at a minimum.

May 28, 2020
Rapid Response

One remarkable success story in our response to the pandemic has been how swiftly and effectively eastern Long Island medical systems scaled up to meet the challenge.

May 28, 2020
Where Did It Go?

Only in government would it make sense to take a working public service and place it completely on hold while developing a new one.

May 28, 2020
Mayoral Chess Game

Given the challenges East Hampton Village will encounter between now and the election, it made sense to name someone to fill the open position. But process matters.

May 21, 2020
Crying Out for Crowd Control

The fact that we as a community have to contend with far more people than we can comfortably carry on our shoulders was made amply clear last week when the East Hampton Town Board dispatched a panicked letter begging the state to shut the door on tourist stays.

May 21, 2020
Playing Doctor With Lives at Stake

Absent from the newly appointed Business Recovery Group, which convened by videoconference on April 29, was a single medical professional or anyone at all representing emergency medical services.

May 14, 2020
Thanks for Your Support

This is a thank-you to the readers, our friends. Newspaper people like to think we are doing important work. Sometimes, though, we might feel as if the rest of the world does not see it the same way. Not so now.

May 14, 2020
Anything Goes, or Not

Where have we heard this before? New owners of a hotel want to open a bar for guests only, and then, before long, it grows into a neighborhood annoyance

May 14, 2020