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The Shipwreck Rose: Mental Drift

And now you will be treated, reader, to the boring column in which I describe the circumstances in which I finally caught Covid-19.

Nov 23, 2022
Official Complicity

A lawsuit on behalf of the family of two women killed in a Noyac house fire in August points correctly to the complicity of local governments in a massive, often unsafe, and effectively unregulated housing economy.

Nov 23, 2022
Point of View: On Tenterhooks on Election Eve

People, it seems, have been voting against their best interests for years, since Reagan proselytized on behalf of trickle-down economics, which turned out not to raise all boats, just yachts.

Nov 17, 2022
The Mast-Head: A ‘Done List’

Cerberus came out of the water last week, formally ending my sailing season.

Nov 17, 2022
All Hail the Wild Places

One giant preservation puzzle remains to be solved: What to do about Plum Island.

Nov 17, 2022
Gristmill: Five Girls Running

It was one all-stater and a strong finish for the Pierson girls cross-country team at the New York State championship meet in Vernon.

Nov 17, 2022
Bad Days for Noise Control

Only in the topsy-turvy world of government could an honest effort by a town to reduce noise and air pollution be required to submit to an analysis of such a move’s negative effect on the environment.

Nov 17, 2022
Guestwords: Rethinking Preservation

The Nov. 3 vote in the Sag Harbor School District to approve buying five lots near the high school with C.P.F. help was significant. It forces all of us to rethink what preservation means for the East End.

Nov 17, 2022
The Shipwreck Rose: The Dream

Notes from a five-night film festival at sea, sponsored by the Turner Classic Movies channel.

Nov 17, 2022
Another Weak Opening Day for Scallops

Sunday was opening day in East Hampton Town waters for scallop harvesting, and, while there were some to be found, the haul for those who braved the wind and rain was about what was expected — poor.

Nov 17, 2022
Gristmill: Going Up the Country

A charming upstate downtown can get a guy thinking.

Nov 10, 2022
Too Little Known on East Lake Buy

East Hampton Town needs to make clear what it is up to in buying a nearly 19-acre piece of vacant land off East Lake Drive in Montauk.

Nov 10, 2022