As East Hampton Town’s re-elected supervisor and town board members prepare to be sworn in next week for new terms, the book is mostly closed on the 2015 election season here — the most expensive one in the town’s history.
Despite the objections of the East Hampton and Southampton Town Trustees, the East Hampton Town Board, many South Fork residents, and one very determined activist, the Suffolk County Legislature voted on Dec. 1 to approve the use of methoprene, a mosquito larvicide, in the Department of Public Works 2016 vector control effort.
The new year, it is often hoped, will bring many new things. As 2016 begins, one of them is medical marijuana, which research has shown can provide respite from pain, seizures, and anxiety for those struggling with debilitating diseases.
Medical marijuana is a cure, maybe not of cancer, but of its dehumanizing effects. For cancer patients, marijuana is hot on the trail in the pursuit of happiness. New York State has done the right thing by bringing our pursuit within reach.
Through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training, Michael Davis will participate in the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend next month. Not only is he running the 26.2-mile marathon, but he has added a half-marathon challenge the day before, in honor of his godfather, who is fighting cancer.
Changes at the federal and state levels to the standards, testing, and teacher evaluations associated with the Common Core have drawn positive, although cautious, responses from educators across the South Fork.
Between Main Street and Newtown Lane, more than a dozen businesses had empty storefronts. Such shuttered businesses, when strung together and nestled side-by side, echoed an eerie quiet during an otherwise festive and frenzied time of the year.
As work continues on the Army Corps of Engineers’ seawall along the downtown Montauk shore, the beach has been transformed as large sand-filled geotextile bags are piled up to make what is meant to become a 15-foot-tall, 3,100-foot-long impediment to ocean flooding during storms.