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Electorally Bankrupt

It is terribly disappointing, but not at all surprising, that Representative Lee Zeldin would join 125 other members of the House of Representatives in opposing the orderly transfer of the presidency from one administration to another.

Dec 17, 2020
Bad by the Numbers

There have been more deaths in Suffolk than there have in 20 states, more than in Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Rhode Island, and Nebraska, to name a few. Fourteen people died from the virus in Suffolk on Monday, the highest single-day number since May.

Dec 17, 2020
Oysters Alternative

We have to admit that we were more than a little puzzled at news last week that large oysters are considered too big to market. This seems like a missed opportunity for shellfish growers and restaurants alike.

Dec 17, 2020
Wainscott Village: A Terrible Idea

The creation of a geographic entity — a village in this case — out of opposition to offshore wind power would seem the stuff of some far fringe of society. Only it isn’t.

Dec 10, 2020
Follow Experts’ Advice, Now More Than Ever

No one wants their loved ones to die of Covid-19 in a hospital hallway. But many places in the United States are at that point right now, or near to it, as virus cases soar.

Dec 10, 2020
Importance of Census in Sharp Focus

A last-gasp effort by the Trump administration to mess with the 2020 census to undercount as many as 10.5 million people living in the United States with proper documents appears to have run into immovable opposition from the Supreme Court.

Dec 3, 2020
Admit It, He Lost

So of all people, Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday made the obvious concession that there was no evidence of voting fraud that could change the outcome of the November election.

Dec 3, 2020
Thoughts on Route 114? Share Them

The bane of many drivers’ daily travels between East Hampton Village and Sag Harbor, the dread state Route 114, will get a makeover next fall.

Dec 3, 2020
Government Obligation

This has been a sobering month so far for anyone who hoped that New York had seen the last of the coronavirus.

Nov 25, 2020
The Best People

The Biden administration is already shaping up to be something different.

Nov 25, 2020
Where the Pantries Come In

For a second-home seasonal resort economy such as ours, the winter months can be one of scarcity in terms of putting food on the table.

Nov 25, 2020
Water Priorities

Efforts to improve water quality in Montauk are moving ahead with the centerpiece: a $129,000 study for a sewage treatment plant to serve the downtown area with possible tie-ins to other neighborhoods.

Nov 19, 2020