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Point of View: Blessed in Great Neck

Hobbled and fearing the worst, I jumped at a chance to see my knee doctor in Great Neck on the Tuesday before Christmas.

Dec 30, 2021
The Mast-Head: One Word or Two?

The first-ever issue of this paper read in a gothic font, “The Easthampton Star.” Seeing the name of the town as one word has raised the question of when East Hampton became two words and if it ever properly was just one.

Dec 30, 2021
Gristmill: Deal Me In

Togetherness through cards.

Dec 30, 2021
The Mast-Head: Getting Better

It seems everyone took up at least one new thing during the pandemic. What with few or no social obligations and nowhere to go, we have tried to learn a fresh skill or do better at a familiar chore. Cleaning the kitchen has never been so interesting!

Dec 23, 2021
Gristmill: No Spoilers

It's Spidey to the rescue — of cinemas. And just in time, before the hacking, feverish world backslides into another lockdown.

Dec 23, 2021
The Shipwreck Rose: The Big Signal

Radio seems to be surviving the advent of the internet, doesn’t it? Reading suffers, print media staggers, but listening goes on. I’m a radio person. You are or you aren’t.

Dec 23, 2021
Point of View: A Time to Engage, Rather Than Rage

It's always easier to destroy than to build, Mary keeps telling me. Perhaps that's why we're at each other's throats, on the Internet and elsewhere — it's easier.

Dec 23, 2021
The Shipwreck Rose: Unboxing

The best part of Christmas is the run-up.

Dec 16, 2021
Point of View: It Takes Effort to Be Effortless

Yes, “play looser” is good advice, good advice in general, I’d say.

Dec 16, 2021
The Mast-Head: Enslaved to the End

Two hundred sixteen years ago today, a woman enslaved by Samuel L’Hommedieu in Sag Harbor gave birth to a boy.

Dec 16, 2021
Gristmill: Music Man

Stephen Sondheim on the good, the bad, and the unheard.

Dec 16, 2021
The Mast-Head: End of the Season

Cerberus’s sailing season came to a formal end this week when the crew at Three Mile Harbor Marina lifted the sloop from the water and placed it on the boat-mover’s trailer for the short trip into town.

Dec 9, 2021