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Editorial: Of Critical Importance

What is the future for the Long Wharf project — one so many years in the making since the village acquired the wharf from the county seven years ago.

Editorial: A Flawed Process

When the Sag Harbor Village Board of Trustees adopted a new policy earlier this year limiting public comment to the end of its monthly meeting it was clear it was not a well thought-out decision and one clearly meant to stifle public comment.

Editorial: Staying the Course

Residents have called for, and Suffolk County has endorsed, the parking ban, to prevent Reid Brothers from parking customer cars along the roadside, defeating the whole purpose of the Nancy Boyd Willey Park.

Editorial: Facing Yard-Waste Reality

An explosion in residential landscaping in recent years, and a decline in the number of businesses accepting wood, brush and leaf material for disposal, has left the Town of Southampton handling a burgeoning volume of yard waste.

Editorial: Preserve Bridgehampton’s Character

Some of the various architectural elements and special relationships that give Bridgehampton’s Main Street its remarkably unique country charm could disappear before too long in a business district where many structures are a century or two old and still in hard use.

Editorial: Say Goodbye to Balloons

The East Hampton Town Trustees this week joined a number of environmental groups — led by the Eastern Long Island chapter of the Surfrider Foundation — in passing a resolution calling for a ban on the intentional release of balloons in the town.

Editorial: Protecting Wetlands

The Harbor Committee has a tough job weighing the rights of property owners against the community’s interest in environmental protection.

Editorial: The Time is Now

As human civilization seems to careen toward self-destruction, it’s crucial that responsible people — those who are willing to face facts and deal with them — never give up.

Editorial: A Worthy Cause

If you save your year-end charitable giving for local organizations, add Maureen’s Haven to your list. Or better yet, buy a ticket to the organization’s winter benefit planned for December 1 at Seasons of Southampton.

Editorial: Time to Reconsider Impound Yard

A majority of residents in the greater Sag Harbor area — and beyond — believe having an impound yard surrounded by one of the most environmentally sensitive areas in the State of New York is not wise and should be reconsidered.

Editorial: Support Small Businesses

It may have been conceived by a credit card giant in American Express, but Small Business Saturday — held the day after box-store shopping juggernaut, Black Friday — has resulted in billions of dollars being funneled into local businesses.

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.

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