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Remember to Breathe

It turns out that not only are our smartphones and computers commanding an increasing portion of our waking hours, but they are distracting us from even breathing.

Aug 24, 2023
More Than Furniture

For fans of local history as well as of early American furniture, the opening today of the new Dominy Shops Museum on North Main Street is an exciting moment.

Aug 17, 2023
LaLota on Climate

Congress does not have that much of an obvious effect here, other than perhaps on marginal tax rates for the very rich, but on global warming policy it is a crucial player.

Aug 17, 2023
Re-Empower the Planners

The Sag Harbor Village Board did the right thing recently when it proposed handing back development oversight in the waterfront zone to the village planning board.

Aug 17, 2023
Ban the Bags

East Hampton Town officials are again revising the rules for sandbag seawalls.

Aug 10, 2023
Shark Bites Are Few

In the water, the big risk to life is drowning and near-drowning.

Aug 10, 2023
Why Herrick Park?

Neighbors worried about the current East Hampton Village administration’s designs on Herrick Park are rightly concerned.

Aug 10, 2023
Town Finally Cleans Up Own Wastewater Act

East Hampton Town officials are beginning to practice what they have long preached when it comes to wastewater by installing modern wastewater systems at public restrooms and elsewhere. It’s high time.

Aug 3, 2023
It Was Better Last Year

With smartphone maps, there are no back roads anymore, and more tie-ups are the result.

Aug 3, 2023
A Strong Case for School Phone Bans

Major new reports say that smartphone use could be directly linked to poor educational performance while harming children’s emotional stability.

Jul 27, 2023
Months With an R in Them

Just as a lot of bad news about water was coming out, the Suffolk County Legislature failed to authorize putting the Water Quality Protection Act on the Nov. 7 ballot.

Jul 27, 2023
At Least the Conversation Has Started

We have been here many times before. Officials and citizens vow to take a fresh look at building rules in the face of overdevelopment, but, in the end, little changes.

Jul 20, 2023