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Point of View: ‘All We Played for Was Love’

Autumn has its music too, Keats said, though it’s not all that melancholic at the moment to my mind because, with 11 high school teams to cover, I must be nimble.

Sep 22, 2022
The Mast-Head: Everything Is a Scam

Everything is a scam. That is what I tell my friends, family, and co-workers about basically anything that comes in from an unfamiliar number or email address. “Never answer the phone,” I say to them.

Sep 22, 2022
Gristmill: In Mrs. Sage’s Footsteps

A 5K in Sag Harbor joins road racing with historical sightseeing and live music.

Sep 22, 2022
The Shipwreck Rose: Sunday Edition

No one says “doggie bag” anymore. And who thought we’d have an opportunity to use the word “catafalque” in 2022? Also on my imaginary list of trendy words of the year, I nominate the phrase “out of pocket.” Everyone is saying “out of pocket” right now, but everyone is using it to mean something different.

Sep 22, 2022
Point of View: ‘Mucha Itcha’

The very day that Peter Spacek’s chigger cartoon appeared in our paper two weeks ago I got them.

Sep 15, 2022
Gristmill: Big Fat Decision

So what’s it gonna be, college-wise, core curriculum lockdown or pick and choose your classes as you see fit?

Sep 15, 2022
The Mast-Head: On an Empty Bay

For all the boats kept around here, most are idle most of the time.

Sep 15, 2022
Gristmill: Backyard Buzz

The unexpected appearance of hummingbirds has been a highlight of the summer.

Sep 8, 2022
The Shipwreck Rose: Moody Street

When I navigated off the interstate, I knew exactly where the graveyard would be with Kerouac’s grave.

Sep 8, 2022
Point of View: Still an Experiment

One of the major thrusts in our founding documents, as I understand them, was to shield this democratic republic from autocracy.

Sep 8, 2022
The Mast-Head: ‘Chigger’ Time Again

Avoiding the leaf litter and damp grass where up to a thousand or more tick larvae lurk is the best strategy this time of the year.

Sep 8, 2022
Point of View: What Cicero Said

Where meanness, which surfaces every now and then, comes from I don’t know.

Sep 1, 2022