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Editorials

On-the-Ground Medical Officials Needed Right Now

Confusion is the order of the day in many aspects of the virus response.

May 7, 2020
Town Power Grab Bears Watching

In the early days of the Covid-19 crisis, the structure of East Hampton Town government changed with almost no fanfare.

May 7, 2020
What Is Essential, and Why Stay Home

The point of the stay-home directive from state, local, and national leaders is to reduce the rapid spread of the deadly coronavirus outbreak. Yet it seems widely misunderstood, both here and across the country.

Apr 30, 2020
Safety First

Conceding that nothing is going to keep people inside as the weather warms and that many here will take to bicycles to enjoy the fresh air, an urgent plea for universal helmet use has become necessary.

Apr 30, 2020
Covid-19 Requires East End’s Attention

State officials were right to close some parks as thousands of visitors swarmed over Montauk on Sunday. The drastic step came after the previous weekend, when thousands came to enjoy the sunshine.

Apr 23, 2020
Digital Haves and Have Nots

Something about students’ laptops that came up at a phone-in school board meeting this week struck us as important and worth a closer look.

Apr 23, 2020
Missing in Action

Writing in the first person, East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc issued a rare press release this week listing some of the things he has been up to since the Covid-19 crisis began.

Apr 16, 2020
Aggressive Efforts Mandated for Everyone

Social distancing has appeared to slow the transmission of Covid-19, but the number of new cases remains alarmingly high.   

Apr 16, 2020
Public Spaces

Covid-19 orders to close schools, businesses, and houses of worship have revealed surprising aspects of contemporary life in our region, aspects worthy of a deeper look at how readily eastern Long Islanders have taken to the outdoors.

Apr 9, 2020
Help Where It's Needed

This is a stressful time. Giving when one can or lending a hand in other ways can remind us that we are all in this together.

Apr 9, 2020
Much Lacking in Virus Fight

It cannot be stressed often enough that maintaining quarantine conditions is critical now that Suffolk's COVID-19 cases have grown to nearly three times the available hospital beds in the county.     

Apr 2, 2020
Landscapers at Increased Risk

On the South Fork, almost all storefronts are dark and workplaces closed as part of a statewide effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. But landscapers appear to be a large and visible exception. This puts workers, among them some of the area’s more vulnerable members of the labor force, at increased risk of exposure.     

Apr 2, 2020