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Marram Makeover Makes for Problems

It is a good question why the operators of so many resort properties and a restaurant or two do not believe local laws apply to them.

Aug 13, 2020
Plan for More Outdoor Dining

As part of their Covid-19 responses, East End towns and villages relaxed rules on outdoor restaurant seating and the sky did not fall.

Aug 13, 2020
Needed: Psychological Services

A poll last week released by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that more than half of adults thought the crisis was affecting their mental health.

Aug 6, 2020
In Case of Close Encounter

As the sun goes down, so, too, do the masks — as well as inhibitions about airing anti-mask sentiments.

Aug 6, 2020
Isaias’s Winds a Muffled Warning

It has been a relatively long time since a tropical storm or hurricane hit Long Island straight on.

Aug 6, 2020
Supervisor at Fault in Concert Debacle

Southampton Town officials had stars in their eyes when they granted permission for a giant pop concert held in Bridgehampton on Saturday, attended by an estimated 3,000 guests.

Jul 30, 2020
Domestic Powers Need Reversal

It is painfully ironic that that the federal agency created to keep the United States safe after the Sept. 11 attacks now targets Americans.

Jul 30, 2020
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