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Editorials

Facebook Knew and Did Nothing

Now comes word that Facebook’s leadership knew the harm that it and its apps did and that, far from being something they tried to stop, it was the company’s business model.

Oct 7, 2021
New Focus on Town Trustees

With voting to begin in three weeks in an important election cycle, a promising change to the way the East Hampton Town Trustees will be chosen is ahead.

Oct 7, 2021
What Now for Carl Fisher’s House?

Some leeway in the community preservation fund law may have to be found for Fisher’s dream house to be used as an event space, as in for weddings.

Sep 30, 2021
Housing Money in Search of Solutions

A measure passed in the New York State Legislature could radically change how affordable housing projects on the East End are funded.

Sep 30, 2021
No ‘Truman Show’

On Oct. 15, the village board will take comments on a proposal that would mandate property-maintenance standards.

Sep 23, 2021
Speak Out Now

Early voting is only a month away in an important East Hampton Town Board election, but the real issues remain difficult to sort out.

Sep 23, 2021
Their Own Worst Enemy

Remarkably, the arguments in favor of keeping East Hampton Airport in operation were generally without substance.

Sep 16, 2021
In Basements, a Push and Pull

In 2015, when East Hampton Village officials took on a growing trend of extra-large residential basements, their concern was that the extra living space brought with it a range of complications.

Sep 16, 2021
Amagansett Saying, ‘Stop!’

Building is out of control in the Town of East Hampton and is changing cherished neighborhoods in the blink of an eye.

Sep 16, 2021
Spot Zoning: A Bad Sign

So-called spot zoning is illegal in New York State, which made a recent East Hampton Town Planning Board decision to recommend just that a head-scratcher.

Sep 9, 2021
Airport Middle Ground

Any and all concerned with East Hampton Airport will have an opportunity tonight at 7 to say just how they feel.

Sep 9, 2021
Behind Closed Doors

The public is not invited. That is the message of a recent East Hampton Village Board decision to go from holding meetings twice each month to just once.

Sep 9, 2021