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Let's Talk About Summer 2015—the Bad and the Good

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Yesterday all the fancy cityfolk went back to their swanky city apartments, while we simple country mice return to our peaceful bucolic lives: tilling the soil, harvesting the sea's bounty, and working in overpriced fashion boutiques and restaurants. We're interested in learning what everyone thought of the summer season as a whole. Traffic (and traffic accidents) seemed to be up. Same goes for the number of people hitting the beaches—but who can blame them with the exemplary weather this summer? A lot of local bodies of water suffered from toxic algae blooms. In Montauk, East Hampton town officials did a very good job containing the tourists after locals protested in mid-July. In East Hampton, the din over the airport seemed muted. Restaurants seemed to do a bang-up business on the whole. What do you have to say?