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Gristmill: Sweet Diddly

Thoughts on fandom, time-wasting, and the “refreshment factor.”

Sep 9, 2021
Point of View: A Delight to Listen

It’s up to us, to our inner drive, not to school ties or pedagogical assessments, as to whether we straighten up and fly right.

Sep 9, 2021
Guestwords: Hamptons Pride at Last

This Sunday marks a new, overdue, and outright joyous event in Hamptons history: the launch of its first organization devoted exclusively to Pride.

Sep 9, 2021
Chance for Albany Reform

Ranking states in terms of corruption is difficult, but if it were possible New York certainly could claim a top position.

Sep 2, 2021
An Avoidable Death

The death of Devesh Samtani, an 18-year-old summer visitor who had been struck by a car while walking on the side of the road in Amagansett at night last month, was an avoidable tragedy.

Sep 2, 2021
Secret Spots Not Needed

This is one of those years when nature has looked with favor on the East End, providing us with a beach plum harvest for the ages.

Sep 2, 2021
The Mast-Head: Respect the Neighbors

A three-way conversation that I had by chance over the weekend inadvertently got to the root of something that underlies a lot of conflict here — resistance to change.

Sep 2, 2021
Gristmill: O Academia!

In Netflix’s “The Chair,” one of the backdrops is declining enrollment at a small liberal arts college, and an English department, if not an entire discipline, in existential crisis.

Sep 2, 2021
Point of View: A Brief for Insouciance

“I almost got court-martialed for wearing frayed cutoff shorts like that,” I said to Ed Hollander in the early going of the recent Artists-Writers Softball Game.

Sep 2, 2021
Guestwords: Growing Into Yom Kippur

After a decade of renewed participation in Jewish life, I see the new year celebration not as a misplaced jolt of spirituality but as an integral part of the religious calendar, a culminating event and a fresh beginning.

Sep 2, 2021
Doomed From the Start

The United States was never going to win in Afghanistan.

Aug 26, 2021
Springs Needs More Green Space, Not Less

One warning sign is that the present town board is not to be trusted when it comes to recreational or environmentally significant areas.

Aug 26, 2021