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Editorials

It Was Better Last Year

With smartphone maps, there are no back roads anymore, and more tie-ups are the result.

Aug 3, 2023
A Strong Case for School Phone Bans

Major new reports say that smartphone use could be directly linked to poor educational performance while harming children’s emotional stability.

Jul 27, 2023
Months With an R in Them

Just as a lot of bad news about water was coming out, the Suffolk County Legislature failed to authorize putting the Water Quality Protection Act on the Nov. 7 ballot.

Jul 27, 2023
At Least the Conversation Has Started

We have been here many times before. Officials and citizens vow to take a fresh look at building rules in the face of overdevelopment, but, in the end, little changes.

Jul 20, 2023
More Seats Equal More Road Frustration

Eating out is lovely on a summer evening. But it has also created a potential mess by possibly almost doubling the number of patrons on site at any one time.

Jul 20, 2023
Looming Tragedy of Kids on E-Bikes

In a study of emergency room visits from 2000 to 2017, researchers at New York University’s School of Medicine concluded that e-bike injuries were the most severe and most likely to require hospitalization.

Jul 13, 2023
Reduce, Reuse, Compost!

Coming soon to a farmers market near you: food-waste bins.

Jul 13, 2023
Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Opinions?

Speaking in the first person, ChatGPT declared it would be happy to help a Star letter writer. The result was cringe-worthy.

Jul 6, 2023
Room for Improvement in Springs Gateway

The list of problems is long, but the potential for improving the area around Springs-Fireplace and Three Mile Harbor Roads in East Hampton is great.

Jul 6, 2023
Fair Elections Withstand Dangerous Challenge

It is difficult to know yet whether disaster was averted or just delayed by a United States Supreme Court decision released this week in an important voting case.

Jun 29, 2023
Play by Yourself at Herrick Park

The East Hampton Village Board has a golden opportunity ahead to clear up confusion regarding the use of Herrick Park.

Jun 29, 2023
Friend of the Court

Political ties run deep in Suffolk County, and there has been speculation that an old-boy network is behind the extraordinary fines a State Supreme Court justice has imposed on the town.

Jun 22, 2023