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Governor’s Warning

In her State of the State speech this week, Gov. Kathy Hochul outlined plans for creating more affordable housing. For downstate regions and Long Island, the proposals would have a goal of creating hundreds of thousands of new housing units.

Jan 12, 2023
Montauk Uprising

An uprising is growing over a plan to use 14 acres of county parkland in Hither Woods to build a sewage treatment plant in Montauk.

Jan 12, 2023
Twisting Justice

For some Americans, the word “weaponization” is all they will need to hear about a freshly minted subcommittee in the House of Representatives aimed at blocking prosecutions of former President Trump and his cabal of election-denial plotters.

Jan 12, 2023
M.T.A. Budget Hole Could Threaten Shuttles

Beginning in 2019, the so-named South Fork Commuter Connection was supposed to take a bite out of the weekday morning and afternoon “trade parade” of bumper-to-bumper work vans and delivery trucks.

Jan 5, 2023
Long Island Is Republican Country

The message the Republican Party offers Long Island voters centers on a distrust of government, as well as the coded racism in its fixation on crime.

Jan 5, 2023
Lying to Voters

It is stunning that the Democratic Party would essentially cede the race to George Santos without doing even the most basic background research.

Dec 29, 2022
New Hope on Energy

A portion of the federal Inflation Reduction Act passed in August contains hundreds of billions of dollars to move away from fossil fuel.

Dec 29, 2022
Revisiting Brooks-Park Preservation

On the fate of a town-owned property in Springs where two important modern-art painters once lived and worked, we believe that a middle path should be sought.

Dec 22, 2022
Sewers Will Invite Growth

The old line “If you build it, they will come” should be applied to costly new sewage treatment facilities being planned for Montauk and East Hampton Village.

Dec 22, 2022
Time Has Come to Ban Most Signs

East Hampton Town has an advertising problem.

Dec 15, 2022
De-Corporate Your Holiday Giving

Purchasing goods and services close to home has some surprising benefits.

Dec 15, 2022
Pull Back on Parties

The expected forceful objections should not dissuade the town board from addressing a prickly issue and taking drastic steps to curtail parties in public places.

Dec 8, 2022