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The Mast-Head: The Worst of Times

Southampton's Dr. George Schenck returned to his practice Thanksgiving week in 1918 after being ill with influenza for nearly a month. A 25-year-old whose parents lived in North Sea died at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. 

Nov 25, 2020
The Shipwreck Rose: Talk to Me, Harry Winston

The unknown previous owner of my secondhand copy of “How to Marry a Multimillionaire: The Ultimate Guide to High Net Worth Dating” (2005) left penciled-in checkmarks next to the self-help points she found most salient and helpful.

Nov 25, 2020
Gristmill: The Death of the Office

Somebody once believed that gathering in offices was a grand idea. Now, post-pandemic, we may never go back.

Nov 25, 2020
Point of View: Angstgiving

We’ve made cardboard cutouts of family members so that Mary and I can be infused with the familial glow that has been so much a part of this holiday over the years.

Nov 25, 2020
The Mast-Head: Constant Construction

Construction and landscaping have been a backdrop here for a long time, but over the past few years it has become ceaseless and everywhere.

Nov 19, 2020
The Shipwreck Rose: Greener Pastures

“Anne of Green Gables” is the book that influenced me most in my life — not Tolstoy or Nabokov or Bruce Chatwin.

Nov 19, 2020
Gristmill: Sunken Again

My favorite state park might be the only one in existence with more parking lots than greenways.

Nov 19, 2020
Point of View: Breaking Chains

There has always been in this country somewhat of a disconnect between its ideals and reality.

Nov 19, 2020
The Mast Head: Season Opener

With reports from Peconic Bay poor, there was a sense that the scallop crop in town waters would be bad as well.

Nov 12, 2020
The Shipwreck Rose: Quarantine Diary

Peak 2020 was reached at 3 p.m. last Thursday with a phone call from a young woman in the office at the John M. Marshall Elementary School informing me that my son, Teddy, had been determined to be a true contact of a positive Covid-19 case in the fifth grade.

Nov 12, 2020
Gristmill: Calling Kathleen Rice

It might be time for Democrats to revisit the candidate selection process in the First Congressional District.

Nov 12, 2020
Point of View: Buoyed in Bonac

I thought Joe Biden’s victory speech was just right, reminding us to listen to our better angels.

Nov 12, 2020