Editorials

As written, an attempt by the East Hampton Town Board to change the law on live music performances is reasonable.
Suffolk’s 10 towns are right to ask for a portion of the proposed internet sales tax now being considered in Albany.
Democratic presidential candidates are helping to raise the issue of whether tech giants are violating antitrust rules and should be broken up. Considering what could be described as an extortion racket directed at journalism, the answer is probably...
By Hamptons standards, it is a good deal. Bookings opened this week for new luxury tent accommodations at Cedar Point County Park in East Hampton, starting at $300 a night, and, from where we sit, there is every reason to think the venture will be...
East Hampton Town, having made its bed as far as overdevelopment of Montauk is concerned, will now have to sleep in it.
According to The Los Angeles Times, in the two-plus years that recreational marijuana use was made broadly legal, an expected tax windfall has not materialized.
The State of New York is barreling fast toward the anticipated legalization of the sale and possession of marijuana as a way to increase tax receipts and reduce the impact of arrests for possession and sale, which fall disproportionately on people...
What to do about weekend hunting?
Well, well. If nothing else, the 2019 campaign season will be lively. Thank the East Hampton Town Republican Committee for stirring things up with an announcement this week of its candidates for town board, supervisor, and trustees.
A decision last month by the East Hampton Town Board to toughen the rules about outdoor lighting, in particular to end the use of strings of bulbs to create outdoor gathering spaces at restaurants and nightclubs, is a good one. But whether it will...
East Hampton is far from alone in dealing with the emerging health threat from a class of industrial chemicals used in firefighting and many other projects.
More people are growing oysters these days, and that’s a good thing.

Creating affordable housing and providing financial help for first-time homebuyers have been among the major goals of leaders on the East End for decades.
There are plenty of practical reasons for issuing driver’s licenses to noncitizens, but one of the most important is mostly overlooked: vision tests.
A recent fuss over the membership of the Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee once again brings up the question of precisely what is the purpose of these groups.
Like Gov. Ralph Northam’s racial insensitivity in Virginia, an elected official in upstate New York was recently caught using slurs. Mark McGrath resigned from the Troy City Council on Monday, after a three-year-old voice-mail message that contained...
What’s up with Lee Zeldin? Once a decent young politician and Army vet making his way up through the Republican ranks, he has become an irresponsible pot-shooter for the right.
Try as one might, it is almost impossible to find any substantial, factual basis in the recent statements withdrawing support for the Orsted-Deepwater Wind South Fork Wind Farm by State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr.
That the Wainscott School District could absorb more students without compromising educational quality should be obvious, but, sadly, it is not to a handful of the hamlet’s residents who are stirring up opposition to modest affordable housing for a...