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Gristmill: Blowing Smoke

There I was, running through the streets of Sag Harbor, when upon returning from a sunset trip across the bridge to North Haven, there it was, unmistakable: the sharp jungle tang of weed scent.

Dec 8, 2022
Time for a Tax on Short-Term Rentals

On Martha’s Vineyard, the way the towns deal with short-term rental properties could provide a valuable example.

Dec 8, 2022
Guestwords: Too Many Sweatpants

With its wide legs, its shapeless backside, its expanding waistline, the sweatpant is the official garment of the borderless, post-pandemic world.

Dec 8, 2022
The Shipwreck Rose: Free, Free, Free

One of the most stirring moments of my youth was the April evening in 1985 when, as part of a marching mass of college-student protesters, I danced up Amsterdam Avenue to the joyful rhythm of the song “Free Nelson Mandela” by the Specials.

Dec 8, 2022
Pull Back on Parties

The expected forceful objections should not dissuade the town board from addressing a prickly issue and taking drastic steps to curtail parties in public places.

Dec 8, 2022
Point of View: Pre-Partum Blues

“I don’t want to let him go,” our eldest daughter said of her elder son, who in the not-too-distant future is to go to college, a normal progression you’ll agree, but she can’t bear the thought of him leaving.

Dec 8, 2022
The Mast-Head: Consigned to History

Early December would usually be when we got the iceboats ready. A letter writer this week recalled a time, not really all that long ago, when Mecox Bay froze solid enough to race on. Not anymore.

Dec 8, 2022
All for Adult Ed

We were excited to learn that adult education might return in the East Hampton School District — potentially offering choices among languages, the arts, and life and practical skills.

Dec 8, 2022
Gristmill: Screen Oddities

A daughter’s streaming of Netflix’s “Wednesday” calls to mind the 1960s reruns of a columnist’s youth.

Dec 1, 2022
Tacky Takeover of Village’s Iconic Mills

If you might excuse the cliché, Nathaniel Dominy IV is probably turning in his grave over what has gone on lately with his windmills. 

Dec 1, 2022
Guestwords: A Day With Pelé 

Pictures of Pelé flashing on TV as FIFA World Cup fever spreads from Qatar to Queens bring back memories of a writer’s sort-of date with him.

Dec 1, 2022
The Mast-Head: Ron’s Warning Call

Like many men, Ron, a pack-a-day smoker, had gone years without visiting a doctor.

Dec 1, 2022