Editorials

Editorial: Sobering Statistics

While we all like to celebrate success, it’s important to also recognize that many children are struggling to cope with the challenges before them while avoiding high-risk, unhealthy and potentially fatal choices.

Editorial: The Right Kind of Balance

Pressure on high school students today is greater than it was in past generations. Partially because of the internet and social media, but also because of higher expectations.

Editorial: No Longer an Afterthought

The reality is that maternal mortality rates also remain abysmal in the United States when compared to the rest of the developed world.
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Editorial: More Details, More Time

We hope at the next budget session the community can begin to understand what all these numbers mean, and that the board takes the time to schedule another workshop to revisit those numbers, if necessary.
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Editorial: Shared Services in Bridgehampton

Parents and even one member of its own board of education were understandably frustrated at a budget forum at the Bridgehampton School earlier this month when it was announced the district has proposed money to support the hiring of additional administrators
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Editorial: South Fork Connection

Even though turnout was low and there were a few small glitches for some riders when the South Fork Commuter Connection launched on March 4, it’s way too early to brand it a train to nowhere.
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Editorial: Lawyerly Advice

Recent developments have supported Councilman Jeff Bragman’s argument that the Town of East Hampton should be doing nothing to assist, support or even cooperate with the developer of the South Fork Wind Farm.

A Letter from the Publishers: ‘Express Pass’ Membership and Subscription Changes

Times have changed yet again in Sag Harbor in terms of the cost of doing business, and rhe newspaper has been forced to change as well.

Editorial: The Main Street Takeaway

This is not the first time, nor it will be the last, when community members feel a need to come together and have this conversation, but it’s hard not to see this moment in time as a crossroads for the future of Sag Harbor.

Editorial: Speak Up, SANS

Residents of the Sag Harbor Hills, Azurest and Ninevah subdivisions (SANS) have been working for three years to earn their neighborhoods landmark status on the New York State Register of Historic Places.

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.

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Sag Harbor Superintendent Katy Graves to Take Leave for “Immediate Surgery”

“With a heavy heart, I regret to inform the members of the Board of Education and the community that I will have to step away from my duties beginning on November, 22, 2019 as the Superintendent of the Sag Harbor Schools for immediate surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City,” said Ms. Graves in a letter to the board of education on November 15.

Sag Harbor Community Housing Trust Hopeful For Route 114 Project

Members of the Sag Harbor Community Housing Trust, a nonprofit formed in 2008, said this week they remain hopeful that a partnership with the Town of East Hampton might result in a housing project on Route 114 in Wainscott, just outside of Sag Harbor Village, one that could result in many more housing units than the organization would be able to construct on its own.

Grants Will Be Sought to Restore Revolutionary War Grave Sites at Old Burial Ground...

The Old Burying Ground, one of the South Fork’s oldest cemeteries, is home to more than 330 gravesites, some dating back to the Revolutionary War. And many are in dire need of repair, local historic preservation consultant Zachary Studenroth reported to the Sag Harbor Village Board at its Tuesday night meeting.