Editorials

   Pity the poor New York voter confronted with Tuesday’s ballot and a top of the ticket that really was not in play here. New York has been a reliably “blue” state, going for the Democratic presidential candidate most...
   For the first time in a long while, State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, who has been a fixture on the political scene for a generation, has a challenger with a real shot.
   What difference a hundred miles makes. Hurricane Sandy made its landfall on the New Jersey shore, wiping away whole beachside communities. Damage was massive in the New York Bight, on Staten Island, in Manhattan, the Rockaways, Long...
   The contest between Randy Altschuler, a wealthy St. James businessman, and Representative Tim Bishop went from just plain bad in 2010 to downright disgusting this year. From the Democratic side, accusations were made — then and...
   A well-intentioned but irredeemably flawed law recently signed by Suffolk Executive Steve Bellone would require nearly all residents to earn a certificate by taking a safety course and passing an exam in order to operate a power boat...
   The Wilkinson administration in East Hampton Town Hall is proud of having set the town’s financial condition to rights on the heels of former Supervisor Bill McGintee’s irregular manipulation of funds, which left the town...

    As dramatic as Tuesday night’s presidential debate at Hofstra University was, holding it on Long Island in a state virtually certain to go for President Obama was to some degree out of place. In a meeting that may be...
    At the doctor’s office the other day filling out a questionnaire, I hesitated when asked anent religious preference if I were an atheist.     I put a couple of question marks after the word, and was...

    From where we sit at 153 Main Street in the Village of East Hampton, the editorial desks have a good view of the Buell Lane intersection, which was recently the subject of consideration in Village Hall. The problem is this: When...