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Opinion

Future of the Airport May Be No Airport at All

Contrary to assumption, East Hampton Airport is not nearly as economically important as it was said to be in the past.

Jul 1, 2021
Minding the Demand Side of the Employee Crisis

East Hampton will never build its way out of its housing crisis.

Jul 1, 2021
The Mast-Head: Saturated Roads

With some unknown number of those who live here put out at the idea that anyone would try to make a left turn onto Main Street at this time of year, we are perhaps overly unsympathetic to the folks who try. 

Jul 1, 2021
The Shipwreck Rose: The River of Time

It’s been a year since I began writing “The Shipwreck Rose.” This column is number 52. Only 49 more years — not columns, years! — to go before I match the record set by my grandmother Jeannette, from whom I seem to have inherited my typographical verbosity.

Jul 1, 2021
Gristmill: Fred Thiele for President

A good time was had by all at Pierson High School's graduation ceremony — Fred Thiele in particular. 

Jul 1, 2021
Point of View: You’ve Got to Laugh

On Father’s Day my daughter said I was a happy person, and that that fact was probably the greatest gift I could have bestowed upon my children.

Jul 1, 2021
Guestwords: The Seven Ages of One Man

July Fourth is a celebration of independence, and these are the reflections of an alumnus of the ’60s, the era of freedom.

Jul 1, 2021
Close Campaign Cash Loophole

In the run-up to Tuesday’s primary, East Hampton Town Democratic Committee-backed candidates benefited from a sizable campaign finance loophole.

Jun 23, 2021
No Flags for First Juneteenth

It is difficult to know what is worse, that because of latent racism, East Hampton did not put out American flags for the very first Juneteenth national holiday or that public officials and veterans groups whose members often are the ones who do the actual work did not know about it.

Jun 23, 2021
Hurricane Season Is Upon Us

Many here on the East End might not have known it at the time, but Tuesday’s late-day rain was a reminder that hurricane season is well upon us.

Jun 23, 2021
The Mast-Head: In the Wake of Yachts

Aboard Cerberus, my 1979 Cape Dory, even a minute or two’s inattention could have put me in the path of one of the many very expensive pleasure boats roaring east or west across the bay.

Jun 23, 2021
The Shipwreck Rose: The Anchor Society

It’s become popular in recent years to complain about the State of Main Street, but many local people have been harping on this subject for 30 and more. We have a solution to offer. Or, if not a solution, a mitigation strategy. Introducing, the Anchor Society of East Hampton Inc., whose mission is to raise money to buy a building that will serve as a general store in the Village of East Hampton.

Jun 23, 2021