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Revisiting the Zoning Code

The East Hampton Town Board took an important step last week when it approved a radically new framing of local land-use laws.

Feb 8, 2024
Please Stand Up

In praise of those members of the East End G.O.P. who, instead of hosting screenings of wild-eyed-fantasy films produced by the far right, are standing up to defend the actual, longstanding principles of real Republicans.

Feb 1, 2024
Free to Flip the Bird

In casually banning public expression that they did not like, officials in Bay City, Mich., put themselves up against the heaviest of hitters on the issue.

Feb 1, 2024
LaLota’s Dicey Company

You have to feel a little sorry for Nick LaLota, a first-term member of Congress who would like to return to Washington and can’t risk upsetting the party’s meal ticket.

Jan 25, 2024
Team Spirit

Lately we’ve been reminded of how much we enjoy cheering on the home team.

Jan 25, 2024
More of the Same on Sea Level Rise

Governor Hochul’s new Resilient and Ready program recycles old ideas — resiliency implies bounceback, and this sends the wrong message when all attention must instead be focused on retreat.

Jan 25, 2024
Buying Time by the Millions

All the work and expense that the United States Army Corps of Engineers will pour into the project to save the downtown Montauk oceanfront is nothing more than buying time.

Jan 18, 2024
Better a Bioswale

East Hampton Village has its own version of the classic Weeble Wobble toy — the Hedges Inn, which took another body blow from a speeding car in the small hours of Monday morning. Something needs to be done.

Jan 18, 2024
12 Ways to Weather the Doldrums

Some years ago we realized that the best way to shake off the dreary midwinter doldrums is to force yourself to do something you haven’t done before.

Jan 11, 2024
Believe Your Senses, Not TV Weather Hype

It would be good for us all if the TV and online weather offerings gave equal time to news, like the fact that 2023 was the hottest year worldwide in more than 150 years.

Jan 11, 2024
Cold for a Cause

Among all of the fund-raisers that go on here, not one makes so much money in so little time as the Jan. 1 “polar” plunges.

Jan 4, 2024
Town Hall Going Pro

It was time for East Hampton Town Hall to join many other New York municipal governments in hiring a professional administrator to oversee both budgetary and day-to-day functions.

Jan 4, 2024