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Opinion

Executive Raid on Water Fund

Suffolk voters may be divided when it comes to which political party’s candidates they align with, but they nearly spoke with a single voice on Tuesday in rejecting a ballot proposal to change the length of county legislators’ terms.

Nov 5, 2020
Preservation Fund in Waiting

This has not been a banner year for land buys using money from the community preservation fund in East Hampton.

Nov 5, 2020
Losers Win

With results uncertain as Tuesday rolled into Wednesday, many thoughts turned to the Electoral College.

Nov 5, 2020
The Mast Head: Expect More

The schools have done a good job dealing with virus cases and preventing wider outbreaks by strictly managing their internal practices. But once outside of the school buildings, the risk of uncontrolled transmission increases.

Nov 5, 2020
The Shipwreck Rose: Bring Me Your Dreams

Insomnia is how I personally discovered the philosophical truth that “I think therefore I am,” a  couple of years before I heard the name Descartes and “Cogito, ergo sum” at boarding school.

Nov 5, 2020
Gristmill: Bring Back Lever Voting

Good for a hundred years, why in the world were New York’s old voting machines ever put out to pasture?

Nov 5, 2020
Guestwords: ‘Mrs. Lassie’ & Me

Every week I hike a Pennsylvania nature trail named for my late friend Jere Knight. It’s my thank-you to her for trusting me to write the first biography of her late husband Eric Knight, the English-American author of the novel “Lassie Come-Home.”

Nov 5, 2020
The East End Needs Goroff

Nancy Goroff should be the East End of Long Island’s next representative in Congress.

Oct 29, 2020
For the Landslide

Huge lines of mostly Democratic voters have been waiting for hours for their turn at the polls across the country, and even here in New York State. Why?

Oct 29, 2020
The Mast Head: Much in a Name

During last Thursday’s editorial meeting, one of the editors, Irene Silverman, asked why it was that I had named my sailboat after a three-headed dog.

Oct 29, 2020
The Shipwreck Rose: Molasses in Winter

Have you been to Fairview Farm at Mecox?

Oct 29, 2020
Gristmill: In the Auto Graveyard

We interrupt the leadup to the Election for the Ages to bring you an update on one man’s vehicular travails.

Oct 29, 2020