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Editorial: Water Quality First, Pools Later

Old cesspools and septic tanks are a serious threat to the health of the Peconic Bay system, leaching nitrogen even when they are working properly into groundwater that inevitably finds its way to the bays.

Editorial: Rules for the CACs

Should a Citizens Advisory Committee in Southampton Town play the role of advocate before the Town Planning Board, opposing or calling for modifications in development proposals?

Editorial: Public Work in Public, Please

The village’s proposed legislation was revealed on Tuesday with no discussion — not uncommon for this board — and, while we agree with the direction the board is taking on this particular issue, it follows a continually frustrating pattern.

Editorial: Dignity for All

The Sag Harbor Board of Education is making the right decision in choosing to incorporate the New York State Dignity for All Students Act, also known as “DASA,” into its Code of Conduct.

Editorial: Speak Up, Please

For the second time in the last month, we witnessed a public board make an important decision via a vote, without being required by a board chair or legal advisor to vocalize that vote for the benefit of the public.

Editorials: 2018 Election Endorsements

There is an urgency surrounding the November 6 election and it has little to do with local and state races but the sense that these midterms for Congress will likely be considered historic.

Editorial: Inclusivity and Tolerance

National Coming Out Day was meant to encouraged acceptance and celebrated individual identity, asking people to come out of the closet and embrace themselves in this collective, and ideally supportive, moment.

Editorial: Vision First

The East Hampton Town Board last week held its first public hearing on the Wainscott section of an overarching hamlet studies plan that explores the potential future for each of the town’s downtowns, for lack of a better word to describe five vastly different places.

Editorial: Smiles for Days

Mother Nature gifted organizers of the Sag Harbor American Music Festival with perfect weather conditions over the weekend and set the stage for one of the most enjoyable few days in recent village history.

Editorial: Cinema Surprise

The town and the non-profit Sag Harbor Partnership, which is in the midst of a fundraising campaign to recreate the fire-ravaged Sag Harbor Cinema as a three-screen movie theatre and arts center, have been negotiating a way to give the project a financial boost.

Editorial: No Stopping

Southampton Town’s recent removal of two stops signs on Scuttle Hole Road at its intersection with Millstone Road has rankled some drivers.

Editorial: Shelving Single Use Plastic

Over 40 local restaurants took the “Strawless Summer” challenge this year — joining a worldwide effort to move away from plastic straws, a beverage amenity that has proven disastrous for marine life and seemingly one of the most easily discarded single-use plastic items.

Editorial: Reasonable Restriction

Like a bolt of lightning from the clouds, word came down from Albany last week that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation...

Editorial: Hard Work, Big Results

We were thrilled to report news this week that Sag Harbor native Kyle McGowin would finally realize his dream of playing Major League Baseball.

Editorial: Bye, Bye

Sag Harbor Village, for a long time, seemed somewhat shielded — especially in its largely owner-operated downtown — until over a decade ago when seemingly all prospective eyes turned to the quaint, tight-knit village.

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