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Recordings Illegal and Dangerous

In the annals of jaw-dropping East Hampton political miscalculation, the bugging of the town trustees office is a new low.

May 16, 2019
Kids, Fields, and Coaches

The senseless destruction of the Maidstone Park ball field last week caused outrage and disbelief. But it also should serve as a reminder of how important organized youth baseball and softball are in this community, and the admirable commitment of the adult coaches who make it all possible.

May 16, 2019
State Should Reinstate Licenses for the Undocumented

Albany could make New York’s roads safer with one simple measure: reinstating rules that allowed people who are not in the United States legally to apply for driver’s licenses.

May 9, 2019
Residents Get Raw Deal

Why should some residents hate summer here? We think this is a shame, and that it is the responsibility of the East Hampton Town Board and political challengers to consider a recalibration.

May 9, 2019
McMansions at Lazy Point

The East Hampton Town Trustees appear close to drastically changing the way they manage the rented sites of the old fishing cottages at Lazy Point.

Apr 11, 2019
The Little Train That Could

The Long Island Rail Road’s South Fork shuttle train service was launched with high hopes in March. The experiment was years in the coming. Public-transportation advocates and elected officials had long considered trains to be the most likely solution to the hellish trials of the morning and evening commute along our east-west highways.

Apr 11, 2019
Leaving Montauk Oceanfront at Risk

About every expert on coastal erosion and sea level rise will tell you that the only solution for at-risk areas is to retreat. But right now, the only significant retreat appears to be by the East Hampton Town Board, which collapsed notably amid ill-informed pressure from some Montauk residents and resort owners who objected to a part of a long-range planning study.

Apr 18, 2019
Reminded of Our Icons by Notre Dame

In the Notre Dame Cathedral fire, there is a reminder of how buildings can hold a community together. Churches, old houses, beloved places provide a feeling of permanence in an impermanent world. They give us a sense of who we are, simply because they are an icon we can call our own. For France and for much of the world, as one man on a Paris street told The New York Times this week, the Notre Dame tragedy was like losing a member of the family.

Apr 18, 2019
Trustees Change Needed

In the absence of a meaningful top-of-the-ticket campaign for East Hampton Town Board this year, the time is right for voters to focus their attention on how the town trustees are chosen.

Apr 25, 2019
A Genuine Crisis

This is hogwash, but that nearly everyone now in federal government — elected, unelected, and seeking the Democratic nomination to run for president — has so far gone along with it is the genuine crisis.

Apr 25, 2019