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Much Lacking in Virus Fight

It cannot be stressed often enough that maintaining quarantine conditions is critical now that Suffolk's COVID-19 cases have grown to nearly three times the available hospital beds in the county.     

Apr 2, 2020
Landscapers at Increased Risk

On the South Fork, almost all storefronts are dark and workplaces closed as part of a statewide effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. But landscapers appear to be a large and visible exception. This puts workers, among them some of the area’s more vulnerable members of the labor force, at increased risk of exposure.     

Apr 2, 2020
Connections: Distance Learning

Whether you qualify it as “social” or “physical,” dis­tancing is not how any of us anticipated spending the spring of 2020. This week, the actual and psychological distances we have to travel to get through this thing just seemed to keep growing.     

Apr 2, 2020
The Mast-Head: Don’t Forget the Retailers

It felt like a drug deal. We made initial contact in an email exchange. Over the phone, we arranged payment. I drove to Sag Harbor. Gwen opened the door a crack and handed me the package. There it was, the goods I had been trying to get hold of since the weekend — a 1,000-piece Ravensburger jigsaw puzzle.     

Apr 2, 2020
Relay: Ready or Not

The news about the city folk emptying the South Fork supermarkets is frightening.

Apr 2, 2020
Guestwords: Viral Happiness

The guaranteed way to get through the Covid-19 era is distraction. Here an accomplished physicist diverts you from thinking about the coronavirus with puzzles, problems, wisdom, and humor.

Apr 2, 2020
Point of View: ‘Houston . . .’

"Houston, we have arugula!” Mary cried after hanging up with One Stop Market, which has been wonderful, providing curb service during these trying times.     

Apr 2, 2020
For Many Here, Food Is the Immediate Necessity

In a region dependent on the service economy, when demand drops to near zero, so too does the income many East End residents need to get by.

Mar 26, 2020
Local Government Foresight Was Lacking

The problem evident now is that the towns failed to calculate the cost of ever-increasing residential development. It has long been clear that in the critical areas of water supply, pollution, and emergency medical services the ultimate effects of growth have not been adequately anticipated.

Mar 26, 2020
Guestwords: Creativity in the Age of Corona by Andrea Grover

Suddenly, every parent is a homeschooler, and everyone is an artist. We’re playing music, performing, dancing, writing stories, and making art. Creative expression is at an all-time high. Who could spare the time for this two weeks ago?

Mar 26, 2020
Mast-Head: Wartime Gardening

Amid the coronavirus crisis, many thoughts around the East End have turned to gardening. There is both time now, what with movement more limited than usual, and a sense that supplementing one’s own food supply with homegrown fruit and vegetables is a reasonable precaution.

Mar 26, 2020
Connections: How We’re Doing

The admonition from health and government officials that everyone stay in place in order to curb the spread of Covid-19 suits my husband and me just fine.

Mar 26, 2020