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Fluid East End Summer Crowds May Spread Virus

There is a sense on South Fork streets and on the beaches that we may somehow have defeated the virus. There is no evidence this is true.

Jul 2, 2020
Remote Learning When Schools Resume

The question is if — not when — schools will welcome back students. And the question also is how teachers and administrators are preparing.

Jul 2, 2020
The Mast Head: It Will Be Different

There have been a lot of strange nights around the Fourth of July at our place. This year might turn out to be one of the strangest.

Jul 2, 2020
Point of View: Time to Remember

On this, the first day of summer, I thought it would be fit to fetch the snow shovel from its place beside the front door and take it to the shed out back. “I guess we won’t be needing this for a while,” I said to Mary, before recalling that given the winter that wasn’t, we hadn’t needed it at all.

Jul 2, 2020
Gristmill: Joltin’ Joe Bows Out

Let's pause a moment to reflect on the passing of Joe Sinnott, artist and inker instrumental in shaping the look of the Marvel Comics universe in its 1960s heyday.

Jul 2, 2020
Guestwords: Brown Gold

It’s a rough job. The entire time driving the pumpout boat the operator is thinking, Once I get done pumping out this boat, I am going to tie this stinkpot up and offer my resignation.

Jul 2, 2020
Juneteenth Now

For a nation that venerates the throwing off of tyranny the way the United States does at the Fourth of July, the end of a far greater repression of human life and dignity goes largely uncelebrated.

Jun 25, 2020
Protect Seamounts

What Obama designates Trump takes away, and in the case of a recent decision to open the almost 5,000-square-mile Northeast Canyons and Seamounts National Monument, what may be taken away if the move is allowed to stand cannot be replaced.

Jun 25, 2020
Costly Communications

Reactions have been negative to a $60,000, six-month contract between the Town of East Hampton and a New York City-based communications firm hired to help get the word out about Covid-19 issues and to redesign the town website.

Jun 25, 2020
The Mast Head: Interspecies at Dinner

Dinnertime for black-backed gulls more or less coincides with people dinner around here, or so it seems to me. 

Jun 25, 2020
Point of View: A Great Awakening?

When Mary said we were already in heaven, our backyard providing ample evidence that it exists, I said Emily Dickinson had said something similar in some of her poems.

Jun 25, 2020
Gristmill: Bleeding in Sag Harbor

A self-imposed race against the clock to give blood as the pandemic drags on.

Jun 25, 2020