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Shoreline Policy Changes Must Come Soon

Zoning codes have not kept up with the increased threat presented by accelerating sea level rise and more powerful storms.

Oct 20, 2022
Enforcement Increase Needed

As more people and new businesses flood into East Hampton Town each year, quality of life conflicts are on the rise. Responsibility for dealing with it all falls largely on the Ordinance Enforcement Department, and it needs help.

Oct 13, 2022
Money for Environment

A vote on the back of the ballot this year could transform New York State’s approach to climate change and a range of other environmental and social issues. But where the money goes needs to be watched.

Oct 13, 2022
Maybe to Dogs in Park

It is reasonable for the East Hampton Village Board to consider whether leashed dogs should be allowed in Herrick Park. However, there are concerns.

Oct 13, 2022
Housing on the Ballot

A major new affordable housing initiative should go into effect at the beginning of next year.

Oct 6, 2022
Ticket to See the World

The Hamptons International Film Festival has grown up into a serious player in the world of entertainment.

Oct 6, 2022
Critical Election Deadlines

Time is running out in New York State to register to vote in the critically important upcoming election.

Oct 6, 2022
Private Trees on Public Land

It was a serious mistake for East Hampton Village Mayor Jerry Larsen to hop aboard a concept for trees to be placed along the perimeter of a Main Beach lot at private expense.

Sep 29, 2022
Ian’s Message for the East End

Climate scientists say that catastrophic storms are increasing in intensity as the Earth’s atmosphere becomes warmer.

Sep 29, 2022
New Rules Needed as Air Traffic Spreads

Who knew that after Uber and Lyft took over the roads — and helicopter-flight apps took over the sky — that the bays and harbors would be next? That is apparently what the Suffolk Legislature has noticed coming.

Sep 22, 2022
An Election That Really, Really Matters

For the first time in ages, the race to be the East End’s member of the House of Representatives feels like it is about something big — freedom.

Sep 22, 2022
Time to Get Tougher on Zoning

There is a growing sense that town and village zoning laws are not up to the task of maintaining the region’s character.

Sep 15, 2022