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Opinion

The Mast-Head: World Without Insects

Estimates are that close to half of all insect species are falling and that a third are in danger of extinction.

Oct 20, 2022
Gristmill: ’Twas Ever Thus

Once more unto the gravel trails of Van Cortlandt Park.

Oct 20, 2022
Gristmill: Doubling Down on Dubus

Andre Dubus’s essay “Giving Up the Gun” has renewed relevance in this political moment and with New York State’s struggles with concealed carry laws.

Oct 13, 2022
Money for Environment

A vote on the back of the ballot this year could transform New York State’s approach to climate change and a range of other environmental and social issues. But where the money goes needs to be watched.

Oct 13, 2022
Guestwords: What’s in a Name?

I have a gripe with people who pin appellations on inanimate objects, or on almost anything and everything. I draw the line at labeling automobiles, apartment complexes, houses . . .

Oct 13, 2022
The Shipwreck Rose: Emma Fleetwood

Everyone and their sister is selling their own lifestyle these days, attempting to be an influencer. Everyone thinks their own taste is good taste, and almost everyone is wrong.

Oct 13, 2022
Maybe to Dogs in Park

It is reasonable for the East Hampton Village Board to consider whether leashed dogs should be allowed in Herrick Park. However, there are concerns.

Oct 13, 2022
Point of View: A Day to Open Up to the World

In the end, we only have each other, and in the end, disembodied, it’s the extent to which we’ve nourished the creative spirit, of mankind, of our country, of our town, of our village, that lives on.

Oct 13, 2022
The Mast-Head: Coexisting Warily

This is the time of the year that deer are killed by vehicles here in great numbers.

Oct 13, 2022
Enforcement Increase Needed

As more people and new businesses flood into East Hampton Town each year, quality of life conflicts are on the rise. Responsibility for dealing with it all falls largely on the Ordinance Enforcement Department, and it needs help.

Oct 13, 2022
Point of View: Yes, Yes, I’m No Hoarder

There’s a place for everything and everything’s not in its place is more or less the maxim I have lived by.

Oct 6, 2022
The Mast-Head: A Favorite Beech

A favorite tree behind the Star office will soon be no more, thanks to a disease affecting beeches that is spread by a newly discovered nematode.

Oct 6, 2022