Editorials

   Mitt Romney seems like a nice-enough guy, which is why the secretly recorded statement in which he insulted and belittled nearly half of American voters while speaking to a group of big-dollar donors in Florida in May is shocking. At...
   Hard numbers are difficult to come by, but our hunch is that the police checkpoints intended to curb drunken driving this summer were a success. Word filtered out that even a couple of drinks could land someone behind bars for the...
   Rarely does a federal policy have as direct a potentially positive impact on the South Fork as does one put in place earlier this year by President Obama to allow some children of undocumented migrants a way to avoid deportation and...
   “No comment” was more or less how a top official responded this week when asked why the Town of East Hampton had not lodged a single charge against a man facing 160 counts in Southampton Town, where he is alleged to have...
   State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and other top Albany officials are benefiting from salacious allegations about Assemblyman Vito J. Lopez, a Brooklyn Democrat, who is accused of sexually harassing subordinates. But the charges...
   At a time when the East Hampton School Board has been cutting back on services outside of the classroom, notably scaling back adult continuing education and trying to eliminate the continued free use of facilities for non-school...
   Peering out of an office window that overlooks Main Street and the East Hampton Library late on Labor Day, idly contemplating the relentless line of traffic headed west, we noticed a car trying to get out of the library’s...
   The news about the climate is bad. Even if you are among those who have tried to disparage global warming,  the overwhelming scientific consensus about its causes and the numbers are indisputable: the Earth is getting warmer...
   All of a sudden, those who object to the noise of aircraft using East Hampton Airport have become a lot more numerous. After a unilateral decision by the Town of East Hampton to direct more traffic over Noyac and eastern Southampton,...