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Editorials

Time to Take Builders’ Ads Off the Roadsides

Readers of this newspaper may know that we have a thing about signs. The South Fork villages and East Hampton Town have fairly rigorous laws regulating their size, placement, and illumination.

May 26, 2021
They’re Doing What to Newtown Lane!?

Of all the dumb things that the newest members of the East Hampton Village Board have thought of so far in their term, reducing Newtown Lane to one lane eastbound, that is, toward Main Street, may be the topper.

May 26, 2021
What the Parking App Won’t Tell You

This week, East Hampton Village and the Village of Sag Harbor both implemented a pay-for-parking system that required users to download a smartphone app. This seems a lot to ask of both residents and visitors alike.

May 19, 2021
Balloon Ban Should Be One Step of Many

East Hampton Town could once again set an example in banning balloons, but is it going a step too far?

May 19, 2021
School District Elections for Boards and Budgets

School district elections are Tuesday, and we encourage residents to take part. While there is a dearth of contested school board races, important ballot measures are proposed in Springs, Sagaponack, Sag Harbor, Montauk, and Amagansett.

May 12, 2021
Goodbye to the Kind-Of Quiet Skies

Even in a slow year, there were 12,500 flights in or out of the airport — an astonishing number in itself that should tell you that our kind-of quiet skies are about to get a whole lot louder as Covid-19 restrictions ease.

May 12, 2021
Waiting for Sand

We can only hope that the more than 1,200 people who signed a petition demanding fast action for the eroded Montauk ocean beaches now begin to understand the folly in waiting for the federal government to save the day.

May 6, 2021
Older Waterfront Plan Deserves Another Look

Sag Harbor Mayor Kathleen Mulcahy put it well during a public forum last week when she said that the village has the power to control the use, size, and character of development.

May 6, 2021
Good for Democracy

The East Hampton Independence Party’s support for a slate of candidates this week is important because it instantly injects a hearty dose of democracy back into the race.

Apr 29, 2021
Rethinking School Superintendents

This is a good time to bring up the longer-term question of sharing superintendents among the South Fork’s smaller districts.

Apr 29, 2021
Kudos to the Town

When East Hampton Town first floated the idea of running its own vaccination clinics, we were skeptical the town could pull it off. And now we are happy to have been proven wrong.

Apr 29, 2021
Moments of Reckoning

Early on in an effort begun by a Star intern to document the history of slavery in East Hampton, one of the project’s advisers said he could draw a direct line from omission of enslaved people of African heritage from the American founding story to police killings of Black men today.

Apr 21, 2021