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Editorials

Village Parking — What’s the Problem?

Amid all the fluster about several schemes floated for changing the downtown East Hampton Village parking rules one important thing is missing — any sense of what the issue is in the first place.

Jan 20, 2021
No Choice but to Impeach

There are perhaps as many ways to look at the rampage at the Capitol as there were participants, but one thing is indisputable: It was a planned attempt for one branch of federal government to take over another.

Jan 13, 2021
Lee Zeldin Must Go

By persisting in the stolen-election lie, Lee Zeldin took the side of the pro-Trump armed attackers and betrayed United States democracy.

Jan 13, 2021
Trustees Have Leverage

With a vote on Wainscott village incorporation a possibility, the moment has come for the East Hampton Town Trustees to play hardball. 

Jan 7, 2021
Wisdom of the Founders

Before now, few American voters would have known that the sixth day of January following a presidential election year was important.

Jan 7, 2021
Towns Must Do More on Covid Care

Talk at a recent East Hampton Town Board meeting about the potential use of the former Child Development Center of the Hamptons building on Stephen Hand’s Path as a Covid-19 testing and vaccination site suggests that local officials are at last beginning to realize that they must do more.

Jan 7, 2021
The Greatest Need

The annual charity Polar Bear Plunge at Main Beach will not be held this New Year’s Day, leaving East Hampton food pantries without the many thousands of dollars usually generated by participation fees.

Dec 30, 2020
On the Montauk Beach

There has really never been any question about the right thing to do where the Montauk downtown ocean beach is concerned.

Dec 30, 2020
Bring On the Blower Ban

The East Hampton Town Board is considering banning gas-powered leaf blowers during the warm-weather months and placing curfews on them during the off-season.

Dec 30, 2020
Please Do Your Part

Living-room spread does not quite match what could be 2020’s phrase of the year, “superspreader event,” but in defeating the Covid-19 pandemic, we are now told that our smaller social gatherings are the source of more infections.

Dec 23, 2020
A Plum Island Victory

In a year of unrelenting bad news, the region got an end-of-December gift in the form of language in a federal appropriations bill that would stop the looming sale of Plum Island to the highest bidder.

Dec 23, 2020
What Now, Republicans?

How the Republican Party rebuilds after the president is out of office — or even if it can — has been the subject of a great deal of discussion as his term ends.

Dec 23, 2020