Editorials

Editorial: Saving the Bays

Sag Harbor is the last South Fork municipality to consider requiring I/A systems. Southampton Town and Village are already on board. East Hampton Town is too, and East Hampton Village joined the crowd this winter. It’s time for Sag Harbor to get on board, too.

Editorial: Election Reform

New York State is finally implementing some simple reforms to make registering and voting a little easier.

Editorial: Take Your Time

It appears the Sag Harbor Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review may be poised to take a formal vote on the largest development application before all the village boards.

Editorial: Slow Down

The 24-hour news cycle, especially in the age of Donald Trump, is truly insatiable. It’s in this kind of environment that news outlets and opinion-makers can jump to conclusions.

Editorial: Let’s Talk

We are proud to welcome back The Express Sessions to The American Hotel this week, a series of issue-based conversations over lunch with a panel of experts leading the debate.

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.

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