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Fire Prevention Week

For whatever reason — maybe just dumb luck — the East Hampton Fire Department has had a relatively quiet couple of years, that is, up to the past few weeks. Most notable was the late September blaze at Ronald Perelman’s Creeks estate on Georgica Pond.

Oct 11, 2018
Hands Off Camp Hero

Montaukers and those who love the easternmost point in New York State are highly skeptical about an idea to allow camping and related concessions in Camp Hero. They are right to be ringing the alarm. Camping should not be permitted there.

Oct 11, 2018
Residents Gather to Save Library

A powerful sense of community was evident on Sunday when more than 100 people gathered in the hope of saving the Springs Historical Society from dissolution. As with many organizations run by volunteers, maintaining forward motion as the heavy-lifters age, move away, or become interested in other things can be an existential challenge.

Oct 18, 2018
Impending Disaster Demands Action

For more than 40 years, power plants were the largest source of greenhouse gases in the United States. But since the early 2000s, generation of electricity has become less carbon-intensive with the growth of wind and solar and a switch to natural gas. Despite this switch in the sources of emission, the situation is not good.

Oct 18, 2018
Too Big for Comfort

There will never be room enough in East Hampton for all the tradespeople who stream in every morning from the west.

Apr 5, 2019
State Bag Ban Started Here

With the passage of its 2019 budget bill, New York State will become the second in the nation to prohibit so-called single-use shopping bags.

Apr 5, 2019
Let's Go Glamping

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 successful.

Mar 22, 2019
Fair Share of Suffolk Tax

Suffolk’s 10 towns are right to ask for a portion of the proposed internet sales tax now being considered in Albany.

Mar 22, 2019