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The Mast-Head: On the Flight Path

Step outside of the East Hampton Star building on Main Street on a summer day and there is a very high probability that a private jet will be overhead.

Sep 1, 2022
Gristmill: Batter Up

The D.H. comes to the National League, and no one misses the old ways.

Sep 1, 2022
A cultural aversion to commercialized vistas — a near-universal dislike of unnecessary signs — goes back a century in East Hampton. The Ladies Village Improvement Society led the charge against billboards, playbills, neon, and other forms of visual clutter.East Hampton Star archive The Shipwreck Rose: The Signless Town

We’re going to get petty this week, reader. Let’s get trifling. Let’s talk about signage.

Sep 1, 2022
Gristmill: Parting Ways

Shades of Jimmy Carter, the part of my hair suddenly switched sides.

Aug 25, 2022
The Shipwreck Rose: The Spumanti Talking

And now for the budget portion of our Italian vacation.

Aug 25, 2022
Point of View: Truth Shall Set Us Free

I must say, in retrospect, that if the coronavirus were still raging, Authors Night would have been a good place to catch it.

Aug 25, 2022
The Mast-Head: Banana Bandit Is Back

As August rolls to a leisurely close, a minor mystery has returned to my neighborhood: the Cranberry Hole Road banana bandit is back after a long absence. 

Aug 25, 2022
The Shipwreck Rose: Roman Holiday

My extremely rudimentary ideas of Rome previously came from the movies.

Aug 18, 2022
Point of View: Go to the Light

Don’t look back, as Satchel Paige said, for something might be gaining on you.

Aug 18, 2022
The Mast-Head: The Butterfly Bomber

A hero of roadside seed spreading.

Aug 18, 2022
Gristmill: Watch Party

From streaming services to superheroes, it’s sensory overload.

Aug 18, 2022
Point of View: Leave Religion at the Schoolhouse Door

A coach’s argument that his prayers following high school football games were private and personal is hard to believe.

Aug 11, 2022