Hamptons media, caving to political pressure, are short-changing the public on facts needed so democracy can function. Awareness and discussion of two current issues suffer from an info deficit—the proposed eruv and Wi-Fi radiation in the local library and schools.
The Republican National Committee, looking to a woo a key Hispanic demographic of voters with Latino critic Donald Trump at the top of the party's presidential ticket, has brought in politico Helen Aguirre Ferre as director of Hispanic communications. (1 reader comment)
Bryan Whitman, a career Pentagon public affairs official, has been charged with three counts of misdemeanor theft in an odd confrontation the Washington Post dubbed "the latest example of the District's perpetual parking wars."
Westhampton Beach, N.Y., trustees hope to pull a “fast one” on the village Thursday—slipping a sealed eruv package under the door that would give permanent control of 46 utility poles to the East End Eruv Assn. for its religious symbols.
New York courts that find that an eruv Jewish boundary is not unconstitutional ignore the Supreme Court decision in 2005 that “permanent” religious symbols on public property are barred. Seasonal displays are mostly allowed.
Westhampton Beach’s proposed acceptance of a deal with the East End Eruv Assn. to allow an eruv Jewish religious boundary is probably similar to a deal signed by Southampton last year. WHB is withholding terms of the contract from the public and press.