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When Skies Are Gray

In a resort community like ours, there are beach days . . . and then there are days when there is, as the kids complain, "nothing to do."

Jul 11, 2024
The Shipwreck Rose: Heppy Bird Day

Is this July 9 birthday coincidence not astonishing? Daughter, father, grandfather, and best friend?

Jul 11, 2024
Pool Check! Is Yours Safe?

According to federal statistics, child drownings continue to be the leading cause of death among children from 1 to 4 years old.

Jul 11, 2024
Guestwords: A Life of Horses

Down the road I found a cream-colored, brown-speckled pony staked to a post in a farmer's yard. He was stunted, thick-barreled, short-necked. My stack of bills and quarters was enough, and a horsewoman was born.

Jul 11, 2024
The Mast-Head: Footing for Clams

Footing is simply shuffling along in the water, toes in the sand or mud, feeling for the characteristic immobility and sharp edges of a clam alive in its shell.

Jul 11, 2024
Gristmill: Home Again

A dip at Noyac's Long Beach gives rise to thoughts of where a guy's been, and what's been happening on the South Fork over the last two decades.

Jul 11, 2024
Gristmill: On the Oval

It was a track athlete’s worst nightmare, and now the defending 800 meters gold medalist won’t be going to the Paris Games this summer.

Jul 3, 2024
God Bless the Pumpout Folks

Those doing this duty are the unsung heroes of the waterways, ridding potentially thousands of gallons of wastewater from boats from the region’s most precious resource.

Jul 3, 2024
On the Fourth: Reclaiming the American Flag

On this Fourth of July, we need to say clearly that the American flag belongs to us all, not one political party, not just one person.

Jul 3, 2024
The Shipwreck Rose: Good Behavior

Europeans make fun of Americans for the way we go about grinning and chirping banalities at one another, but we don’t do it because we’re all idiots, but because the smiling, nodding, and have-a-nice-day-ing are folk customs that serve a social purpose.

Jul 3, 2024
Another Reason to Recognize July 4

The Fourth of July in 1827 was the day that slavery officially ended in New York State.

Jul 3, 2024
Guestwords: Keepsake and Proof

The love of objects isn’t necessarily symptomatic of greed. Sometimes they become an extension of who we are, and a tangible sign of our connection to others.

Jul 3, 2024