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For Town Justice

East Hampton Town Justice Lisa R. Rana has two hurdles to overcome in Tuesday’s election: her failed Democratic primary challenge in June and her entanglement with David Gruber’s rather malicious campaign for supervisor.

Oct 31, 2019
Nine Choices

East Hamptoners and a number of town trustee candidates agree that the panel’s terms of office should be staggered so that voters are not asked to decide among 18 or more hopefuls for nine seats. If that were to happen, it would be too late for this year, of course, so we have our picks. Here they are in the order their names appear on the ballot: Francis Bock, Bill Taylor, David Talmage, Susan McGraw Keber, Tim Garneau, John Aldred, Stephen Lester, Mike Martinsen, and Jim Grimes.

Oct 31, 2019
Incumbents Endorsed

The opposition is correct that the Democratic Party’s hold on the East Hampton Town Board can lead to a shortfall in critical thinking. The question is whether the challengers are up to the job of mixing things up.

Oct 31, 2019
For Supervisor

David Gruber makes a good case for himself — for some public role, but not the role of town supervisor. Foremost among our concerns is his temperament: We have never known Mr. Gruber to admit he has been wrong, and he can be relentless in his attacks on those who differ with him. These are not helpful qualities in an elected official, much less the de facto leader and chief spokesperson for the town. A supervisor must be not just a combatant, but a skillful peacemaker, too.

Oct 31, 2019
All-Encompassing Alert

For waterfront property owners and upland town residents alike, participation in this and upcoming sessions should be a priority.

Oct 24, 2019
Springs vs. The Springs

One of the surest ways to instantly tell if someone was born and bred out here is to note how he or she refers to the neck of land between Accabonac Creek and Three Mile Harbor.

Oct 24, 2019
Early Voting: A Good Step Ahead

New York likes to think it is first in almost everything, but in adopting an early voting procedure, it ranks 38th among the states. Better late than never, as the cliché goes; however, early voting will be allowed this year for the first time.

Oct 17, 2019
Scams Take Many Forms

Between unsolicited cellphone calls and hard-to-get-rid-of computer popups, it’s a wonder that any of us come out whole at the end of a day.

Oct 17, 2019
The Trustee Election

With less than a month to go before Election Day, East Hampton voters have some difficult choices to make. The toughest among them, however, might be on the town trustees portion of the ballot. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: It’s high time the venerable elected body with nine members adopted staggered terms.

Oct 10, 2019
Shrinking Congressman

Here we go again. Representative Lee Zeldin is out front in his support of President Trump, dismissing as phony a serious impeachment inquiry based on credible allegations.

Oct 10, 2019
Perk for the Jitney

People who leave their vehicles in the Amagansett municipal parking lot to ride the Hampton Jitney are incensed about Town Hall’s plan to eliminate or sharply reduce long-term use of the lot. Having gotten used to the convenience of parking relatively close to the Jitney stop, they are unhappy about losing this perk. However, it is not entirely clear that reserving public parking spaces for users of a private, for-profit service is good policy.

Oct 3, 2019
Reducing Emissions

Regular readers of this newspaper know it has made a significant editorial commitment of time, resources, and newsprint to issues surrounding greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution in its coverage of alternative energy sources and the reduction of demand.

Oct 3, 2019