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Opinion

The Chicago Precedent

Like Chicago in 2003, East Hampton Town owns its airport, free of promises to the F.A.A. But unlike in the Windy City, there is a growing contingent of residents who say East Hampton’s should be closed.

May 19, 2022
Point of View: Not Easy Toss Outs

Ukraine, though its people’s suffering has been appalling, has decidedly not been an easy toss out. We’re rooting for it.

May 19, 2022
The Mast-Head: View of the Marsh

Spring is a time for paying attention, for noticing things.

May 19, 2022
Gristmill: Drive, He Said

Peer into passing windshields and it’s clear that driving while screen-timing is all the rage.

May 19, 2022
Unfortunate Return of Stop-and-Frisk

There should no longer be any mistaking the racist core of what has become of the Republican Party, both nationally and in our own state.

May 19, 2022
Guestwords: Swarm Season

Honeybees will not make a hole in your house, but they will take advantage of an existing one. So be sure to take a good look around your property and seal up all cracks and crevices.

May 19, 2022
The Shipwreck Rose: Whiskey in the Jar

The traditional Irish tune “Whiskey in the Jar” is told from the perspective of a highwayman, a bold deceiver and drunken carouser who meets with an English officer, Captain Farrell, on the Cork and Kerry Mountains.

May 19, 2022
Guestwords: The Meat of Memory

These days, “one could do worse than yield to the power of food.” And poetry.

May 12, 2022
The Shipwreck Rose: Up in Smoke

Honeysuckle, lilac, Coppertone, and secondhand smoke: These are a few of my favorite things. I sidle up to strangers at parties when they strike a match, just for nostalgic proximity. days of youth when I smell tobacco wafting on the breeze.

May 12, 2022
Not So Fast on Harbor Ferry

The waters around Sag Harbor and Shelter Island have become incredibly busy in recent years. Adding regular ferry trips seems unwise.

May 12, 2022
Point of View: What’s Home to Me

To be of a place, and to be part of a worthy tradition to boot, is to be really blessed.

May 12, 2022
The Mast-Head: Not for Rent

The brutal reality here is that reasonably priced year-round or even seasonal rooms are essentially nonexistent.

May 12, 2022