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Crying Out for Crowd Control

The fact that we as a community have to contend with far more people than we can comfortably carry on our shoulders was made amply clear last week when the East Hampton Town Board dispatched a panicked letter begging the state to shut the door on tourist stays.

May 21, 2020
Playing Doctor With Lives at Stake

Absent from the newly appointed Business Recovery Group, which convened by videoconference on April 29, was a single medical professional or anyone at all representing emergency medical services.

May 14, 2020
Thanks for Your Support

This is a thank-you to the readers, our friends. Newspaper people like to think we are doing important work. Sometimes, though, we might feel as if the rest of the world does not see it the same way. Not so now.

May 14, 2020
Anything Goes, or Not

Where have we heard this before? New owners of a hotel want to open a bar for guests only, and then, before long, it grows into a neighborhood annoyance

May 14, 2020
On-the-Ground Medical Officials Needed Right Now

Confusion is the order of the day in many aspects of the virus response.

May 7, 2020
Town Power Grab Bears Watching

In the early days of the Covid-19 crisis, the structure of East Hampton Town government changed with almost no fanfare.

May 7, 2020
What Is Essential, and Why Stay Home

The point of the stay-home directive from state, local, and national leaders is to reduce the rapid spread of the deadly coronavirus outbreak. Yet it seems widely misunderstood, both here and across the country.

Apr 30, 2020
Safety First

Conceding that nothing is going to keep people inside as the weather warms and that many here will take to bicycles to enjoy the fresh air, an urgent plea for universal helmet use has become necessary.

Apr 30, 2020
Covid-19 Requires East End’s Attention

State officials were right to close some parks as thousands of visitors swarmed over Montauk on Sunday. The drastic step came after the previous weekend, when thousands came to enjoy the sunshine.

Apr 23, 2020
Digital Haves and Have Nots

Something about students’ laptops that came up at a phone-in school board meeting this week struck us as important and worth a closer look.

Apr 23, 2020
Missing in Action

Writing in the first person, East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc issued a rare press release this week listing some of the things he has been up to since the Covid-19 crisis began.

Apr 16, 2020
Aggressive Efforts Mandated for Everyone

Social distancing has appeared to slow the transmission of Covid-19, but the number of new cases remains alarmingly high.   

Apr 16, 2020