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Editorials

Clarification Needed for Retail Displays

Shopkeepers in East Hampton Village are not supposed to display wares outside their premises. Nor are they supposed to place signs in public view without meeting several standards. This even applies to “open” signs, as the owner of a high-end toy store on Park Place has learned.

Mar 5, 2020
Airport Threat Looms

East Hampton Airport could be closed. That was once so far-fetched that it was not considered a serious idea. That has all changed as industry, pilots, and the Federal Aviation Administration have made meaningful noise limits and flight reductions all but out of reach.

Mar 5, 2020
Just Use Soap

The stores have all but run out of hand sanitizer as fears of the coronavirus increase. A friend we spoke with said someone he knew, noticing that even Amazon was out, was able to order a vat from an industrial supply house for herself.

Mar 5, 2020
No Whining, Please, Cost of Doing Business

Unrepentant, Juan Figueroa, the owner of a modern house in Springs who hosted illegal for-profit parties there last summer, thought a $32,000 town settlement was well worth it. According to Page Six, he declared, “I would have paid anything to never see their unhappy resentful faces again.”

Feb 27, 2020
Let's Be Counted

Census 2020 is coming, but many East End residents are at risk of not being counted.

Feb 27, 2020
Thanks Are Due

Local news organizations are at the heart of a healthy, vibrant community, and readers who support them with their subscription dollars are, too. We thank you.

Feb 27, 2020
Bike-Shares Caution

We find ourselves agreeing with Montauk business owners who object to a bike-share company that would like to set up shop there, so to speak. They say the start-up would eat into their rentals, which in at least one case, the Montauk Cycle Company, could be as much as a third of its revenue.

Feb 20, 2020
State Action Needed

Cannabis is coming. That was one of the key takeaways from a recent forum in Sag Harbor on the future of marijuana cultivation and products in New York State.

Feb 20, 2020
Stand Down on Septic

Suffolk residents who took advantage of a septic-system replacement program deserved to be upset about having to pay income taxes on grants they received from the county.

Feb 20, 2020
Hungry Carp New Water Threat

A warm stretch in winter seems as good a time as any to think about fish, carp specifically. A news items came past our Twitter feed the other day about how the federal government has spent hundreds of millions on controlling the destructive fish — much of it to support efforts to keep carp out of the Great Lakes. Why does this matter here?

Feb 13, 2020
Welcome All Equally in Amagansett

At a recent Amagansett School Board meeting there was discussion of putting extra money into the budget in case new students enter the district after an affordable housing development there begins welcoming tenants. At the same meeting, the board also set a competitive rate for out-of-district parents who pay to send their kids to Amagansett.

Feb 13, 2020
Language Program’s Multiple Benefits

A new dual-language program for East Hampton students is an example of how schools can, and should, grow with the times. At John M. Marshall Elementary, a majority of kindergartners are thriving by having half their instruction in Spanish and half in English. The benefits are already obvious.

Feb 13, 2020