There is a demonstrable, if slight, advantage if the town gets out from under the so-called grant assurances made in earlier deals with the F.A.A.

LIPA and others have been pushing consumers to switch from traditional electricity-hungry incandescent lighting to the more expensive, but power-thrifty alternatives

A do-not-discuss list

The hope is that the appointment indicates a new professionalism in how the town does business

The program is remarkable in that residents and government appear to agree that a stand-and-fight approach to the coast will not work in all cases

Thumbing a collective nose at all who came before it

We may be seeing a glimpse of what is ahead here as sea level rise and erosion pit private interests against the public’s three and a half centuries’ of assurances that the beaches are theirs to use

The list is long, but these five are up to the task