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Eye-Check All Drivers for Safer Roads

There are plenty of practical reasons for issuing driver’s licenses to noncitizens, but one of the most important is mostly overlooked: vision tests.

Feb 14, 2019
A Rental Tax for Housing

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.

Feb 14, 2019
Oyster Volunteers

More people are growing oysters these days, and that’s a good thing.

Feb 21, 2019
Drinking Water Safety Far From Assured

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.

Feb 21, 2019
Rules for What We See

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 be enforced is another question.

Feb 28, 2019
Circuitous Campaign Coming

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.

Feb 28, 2019
Weekend Hunting: Tradition, Recreation

What to do about weekend hunting?

Mar 7, 2019
Equal Justice Issue in Legalization of Marijuana

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 of color and the poor.

Mar 7, 2019
Example Out West

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.

Mar 14, 2019
Power Talks in Montauk

East Hampton Town, having made its bed as far as overdevelopment of Montauk is concerned, will now have to sleep in it.

Mar 14, 2019