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Troubling locally is that new Covid-19 cases seem to be popping up all over, even in parts of the East End that had been stable more or less from the beginning of the pandemic.

Nov 19, 2020
Exploiting Our Differences

What if Americans were not as divided as we believe them to be? Indulge us for a moment to lay this out.

Nov 12, 2020
Suffolk Surge

For months, the number of Covid-19 cases among East End residents held steady. Then, as the season turned and more people remained indoors, trouble began.

Nov 12, 2020
Executive Raid on Water Fund

Suffolk voters may be divided when it comes to which political party’s candidates they align with, but they nearly spoke with a single voice on Tuesday in rejecting a ballot proposal to change the length of county legislators’ terms.

Nov 5, 2020
Preservation Fund in Waiting

This has not been a banner year for land buys using money from the community preservation fund in East Hampton.

Nov 5, 2020
Losers Win

With results uncertain as Tuesday rolled into Wednesday, many thoughts turned to the Electoral College.

Nov 5, 2020
The East End Needs Goroff

Nancy Goroff should be the East End of Long Island’s next representative in Congress.

Oct 29, 2020
For the Landslide

Huge lines of mostly Democratic voters have been waiting for hours for their turn at the polls across the country, and even here in New York State. Why?

Oct 29, 2020
For State Senate, Ahearn Deserves the Vote

With the coming retirement of State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, eastern Long Island voters have a renewed opportunity to gain a more active and responsive representative in the New York Legislature’s upper chamber.

Oct 22, 2020
Propositions: No and No

Two matters for voters to decide in the form of propositions are included on the Nov. 3 ballots for most Suffolk residents. The first would lengthen the term of office for county legislators. The second would allow the county to avoid repaying money it borrowed from a sewer-tax reserve fund. We recommend “no” votes on both propositions.

Oct 22, 2020
The Deadly Threat of White Supremacy

When white Americans talk about a “second civil war” there can be no mistaking their meaning — a return to a divided society with men at the top and Black Americans and other segments of the population at the bottom.

Oct 15, 2020
Time for the East End to Break Away

Suffolk County provides health clinics and low-cost buses for East Enders, but the paradox of a cash crisis UpIsland that will largely be escaped here does point to an unresolved question, whether the five East End towns are so different that their needs would be better served by breaking away and trying something new.

Oct 15, 2020