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Guestwords: Zoning’s Perfect Storm

A storm of aggressive and sometimes egregious development is upon us, and the East Hampton Town Building Department is unsupported. This is a disastrous combination.

Apr 13, 2023
Guestwords: Amazon Time

So what’s it really like to take a job as an Amazon driver?

Apr 6, 2023
Guestwords: Hoop Dreams

Rediscovering basketball on my street in Springs, I began to lose myself in the joy of just being in my body and rekindling my relationship with my younger self and a ball.

Mar 30, 2023
Guestwords: Hero of Insured Deposits

In a newly unstable banking environment, American depositors can thank William H. Woodin of East Hampton for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Mar 23, 2023
Guestwords: The Sins of the Fathers

How did we get to this precarious situation with Montauk’s water quality? The problem, in a word, is overdevelopment.

Mar 16, 2023
Guestwords: A President for Adults

As Jimmy Carter is now in hospice care, I wonder what might have happened had his prescient words on conservation and self-sacrifice been heeded.

Mar 9, 2023
Guestwords: Driver’s Ed Drop-Off

Thoughts on that road sign that says: Last Exit Before the End of Your Usefulness as a Person.

Mar 2, 2023
Guestwords: Memories of Burt Bacharach

The passing of Burt Bacharach on Feb. 8 frees me to reveal that he was my first love.

Feb 23, 2023
Guestwords: The Real Venture Smith

The remarkable story of a man of character who bought his way out of bondage and became a successful landowner.

Feb 16, 2023
Guestwords: ‘Morning, Sweetest’

Love is revealed in a rediscovered box of notes from 1999.

Feb 9, 2023
Guestwords: Of Places and People

From presidential libraries to art centers, there is inspiration to be found in quiet places that reflect the vision and ambition of the exceptional people whose legacies they preserve.

Feb 2, 2023
Guestwords: The DSM — Goodreads **

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders came in handy when I was terminating my analysis. I recommend it.

Jan 26, 2023