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The Little College That Couldn’t

Southampton College may have been doomed from the start.

Feb 16, 2023
Inside Track in Washington

The degree to which our national leaders lack a sense of contrition, or even decency, today is staggering.

Feb 9, 2023
The Tax Trick Behind Village Machinations

The controversy involving both East Hampton Village beach-parking permits and the mayor’s attempt to take over the East Hampton Volunteer Ambulance Association might not seem related, but there is an obvious way they are linked — and that is politics.

Feb 9, 2023
‘Resiliency’s’ Risk in Facing Reality

When the seas go up because of climate change, the beaches and bluffs go back, and this should have added new urgency to the region’s coastal planning.

Feb 9, 2023
They Gave Us Rain Gardens

The scale of a 50-lot proposal in Wainscott is of regional concern, with noise, water pollution, and traffic congestion at the top of the list.

Feb 2, 2023
Lights Out, You Shopkeepers

During these dark winter days it has been impossible for us to miss the proliferation of lighted “open” signs at businesses along the roads.

Feb 2, 2023
No More Pretty People With Guns

Since the “Rust” shooting in 2021, much of the conversation has been about firearms practices in moviemaking and whether real guns should ever be on set. This misses the larger issue of why firearms and shooting have become the cinematic norm.

Jan 26, 2023
A Case of Consultitus

The layout of a new $25 million senior citizens center building, said to represent East Hampton’s iconic windmills, is a symptom of a frequent government malady — relying on outside experts.

Jan 26, 2023
A Tale of Two Congressmen

While Nick LaLota might be new to Congress, we expect he will take his roles seriously. George Santos will be another matter.

Jan 26, 2023
Important Step to Reconciliation

The East Hampton Town Trustees are to be congratulated for removing William Rysam’s name from their annual scholarship.

Jan 19, 2023
Protecting Kids on the Web

Mobile apps are especially risky in terms of privacy; even the most innocuous-seeming among them raise privacy concerns.

Jan 19, 2023
In Praise of Libraries

Libraries have adapted and now provide a wider range of services than ever before.

Jan 19, 2023