Editorials

Voting for East Hampton Town Board on Tuesday is crucially important as much for who is not running as for who is.

East Hampton Town has two town justices who serve four-year terms and alternate on the ballot. Each appears on the bench for two weeks then uses two weeks for desk work. Each position pays $75,000 despite the job appearing to be less than full time.

Times have changed for the East Hampton Town Trustees, with ever-greater pressures on our shorelines from businesses and homeowners at the same time global warming is causing ecological changes.

With Suffolk Executive Steve Levy’s exit from county government under circumstances that have not been entirely explained, two candidates relatively new to South Fork voters are poised to take his job.

    What is to be made of the contest for East Hampton Town Highway Department superintendent? From the perspective of those outside, the two-term incumbent, Scott King, is doing a good job. At no time in our recollection has any...

    Political candidates are fortunate that voters tend to regard specific claims made in campaign advertising dimly, and with good reason: Standards for verification are somewhere between low and nonexistent. This may offer a...

    With the members of the Montauk Citizens Advisory Committee having decided to send their own letter to the town justices, complaining about the pace of action on alleged violations at the Surf Lodge restaurant, the path to...

     The suggestion that the East End towns break away from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is not new, but it resurfaced this week in a campaign appearance in Southampton with Steve Bellone, who is running for...

    During the eight months so far of 2011, real estate sales in East Hampton Town suffered a decline in terms of dollars of more than 26 percent from the same period last year. This is bad news for many people who make a living...

    Tropical Storm Irene may have struck with no more than a glancing blow, but it took a toll on the street trees in East Hampton Village. Word is that the East Hampton Ladies Village Improvement Society estimates some 50 will have...

    By declining to review a challenge to East Hampton Town’s strict limit on the types of ferries that can dock here, the United States Supreme Court last week put an apparent end to a long-fought struggle. This is an...

    Amagansett residents gave themselves a tax increase last week. On Oct. 3, 140 people who live in that hamlet’s fire district trooped to the firehouse to support a bond deal that will add something on the order of $50 to $...

    If someone took the time to make a list of the businesses East Hampton Town residents complain about all the time, one thing would become clear: The bulk of the trouble spots are in locations with residential zoning.