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

While the timing of the complaint may have been part of October’s political warfare, the issue is serious and merits attention