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Editorials

One Dry Summer

It’s been weeks since the last sustained soaking.

Jul 30, 2020
Back to School, Shared

If there was ever a moment for the myriad school districts on Long Island to cooperate, this is it. By working together across district lines, schools can help reduce the risk of a renewed Covid-19 outbreak.

Jul 23, 2020
Wainscott’s Future Needs a Fine Comb

Wainscott might be headed toward incorporation for all the wrong reasons. But if in doing so it can avoid the worst of what has happened elsewhere in East Hampton, forming its own village might just be the best thing that could happen to it.

Jul 23, 2020
Unexpected Assignment

The death of Jeffrey Gantt by apparent drowning in Montauk’s Fort Pond on Sunday is a tragedy for his friends, families, and business acquaintances, and is a reminder how quickly things can go wrong on the water, even in the most seemingly benign places.

Jul 23, 2020
The Montauk Problem

From early in the pandemic, it was clear that resort communities were different. Ski areas, which attract visitors and seasonal workers from across the United States and other countries, became hot spots for virus outbreaks. In Colorado, while the rest of the country was just becoming aware of the danger in March, numbers were already beginning to appear in places like Vail and Aspen.

Jul 16, 2020
Bicycles Are Here to Stay. It's Time We Accommodated Them

For a long time, this newspaper has called for bike lanes on county, town, and village roads in a general sense. Instead of just keeping to that, we now suggest that several specific roads should be considered for widening to accommodate bicycles.

Jul 16, 2020
Social Distance on the Dance Floor

As summer began, Covid-19 prevention on the East End looked dangerously inadequate.

Jul 9, 2020
Muddying the Waters

With mounting evidence about a Russian plot to pay bounties to fighters in Afghanistan to target United States and coalition troops, one might have thought an Army veteran like Lee Zeldin would sympathize with the American military personnel who may have come under attack, but that would be wrong.

Jul 9, 2020
Fluid East End Summer Crowds May Spread Virus

There is a sense on South Fork streets and on the beaches that we may somehow have defeated the virus. There is no evidence this is true.

Jul 2, 2020
Remote Learning When Schools Resume

The question is if — not when — schools will welcome back students. And the question also is how teachers and administrators are preparing.

Jul 2, 2020
Juneteenth Now

For a nation that venerates the throwing off of tyranny the way the United States does at the Fourth of July, the end of a far greater repression of human life and dignity goes largely uncelebrated.

Jun 25, 2020
Protect Seamounts

What Obama designates Trump takes away, and in the case of a recent decision to open the almost 5,000-square-mile Northeast Canyons and Seamounts National Monument, what may be taken away if the move is allowed to stand cannot be replaced.

Jun 25, 2020