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Editorials

We’re Buying It

The mission of any chamber of commerce is to promote and strengthen local business, but how can the chamber here do that at a time when locally owned businesses are fewer and farther between?

Nov 22, 2023
Pies in the Oven, Problems in the Air

With lots of Thanksgiving cooking about to take over kitchens, it is a good time to take another look at gas stoves, for health reasons and for the environment.

Nov 16, 2023
Towns Need Managers, Too

It is time to ask whether the daily responsibilities of town board members may serve to maintain the status quo and prevent adequate forward thinking.

Nov 16, 2023
Women at the Helm in a Time of Need

We are always pleased to see women in greater roles in government, and Tuesday night’s results on the East End bode well for where the country may be headed.

Nov 9, 2023
Over-Building and the Environment

Builders seem driven by an investment mind-set, one that dismisses any sense of continuity and community scale in favor of more bedrooms, more square footage, and more amenities. Now a cross-section of East Hampton residents is demanding new limits.

Nov 9, 2023
Choices for Suffolk

Ann Welker for County Legislature has been a strong advocate for the environment. For county executive, Ed Romaine should be a steady hand.

Nov 2, 2023
No Contest for Town Board

Kathee Burke-Gonzalez will probably cruise into the supervisor’s office, David Lys will most likely hold onto his spot on the town board, and Tom Flight is the standout among the other candidates. But to provide constructive dissent, the G.O.P. must step up its game.

Nov 2, 2023
For Justice and Trustees

David Filer can help guide Town Justice Court over the next four years as the community continues to change. For town trustee, two new faces in particular, Celia Josephson and Patrice Dalton, deserve election.

Nov 2, 2023
Don’t Overlook Boards’ Essential Role

Amid a fuss about whether or not a certain restaurant should be allowed to paint its facade the way it wants, one key idea may be overshadowed: the essential role the members of a community’s appointed boards play in maintaining a sense of place at a time of great development pressure.

Oct 26, 2023
Keep an Eye on County Races

Though county government can seem at a distance from the needs of the South Fork, we depend on it for a range of services, from environmental protection to keeping harbor inlets navigable.

Oct 26, 2023
The World Must Protect Gaza’s Noncombatants

Israel is in an impossible position following the atrocities committed by Hamas on Oct. 7.

Oct 26, 2023
What’s In and Out for Elders of the Future

Members of the East Hampton Town Board have been doing the right thing by holding discussions about the design of a new senior citizens center. It is important that they are as public as can be about what the center will offer.

Oct 19, 2023