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Mayoral Chess Game

Given the challenges East Hampton Village will encounter between now and the election, it made sense to name someone to fill the open position. But process matters.

May 21, 2020
Crying Out for Crowd Control

The fact that we as a community have to contend with far more people than we can comfortably carry on our shoulders was made amply clear last week when the East Hampton Town Board dispatched a panicked letter begging the state to shut the door on tourist stays.

May 21, 2020
Connections: A Blaze of Words

Memorial Day seems an appropriate time to bid farewell to a longtime pursuit — in this case, this: my weekly column, “Connections,” which has appeared in The East Hampton Star, come rain or come shine, come hell or come high water, since 1977.

May 21, 2020
The Mast-Head: Openings in Lockdown

Learn something new. Of all the thoughts I have heard or read on enduring the pandemic lockdown, this has been the best advice.

May 21, 2020
Point of View: Get Me to the Courts on Time

I’m playing tennis in the morning,
Ding, dong, the balls all will be signed,
Pull out the hopper, let’s do it
But get me to the courts on time.

May 21, 2020
Guestwords: The Baseball Blues

To some, spring means cleaning, courtship, or crocuses. To the baseball addict, though, spring is the end of that dark, languid void of silent suffering between October and April. Not this year.

May 21, 2020
Thanks for Your Support

This is a thank-you to the readers, our friends. Newspaper people like to think we are doing important work. Sometimes, though, we might feel as if the rest of the world does not see it the same way. Not so now.

May 14, 2020
Connections: Unpopular Causes

I am proud of The Star's literary standards when it comes to language, proud of our effort to represent the lives and interests of not just the wealthy and the grand but of the working people who make up the fabric of our community.

May 14, 2020
The Mast-Head: Summer Is a Coming In

It hit me yesterday, when one of the kids pointed out that she was going to be done with school in two weeks, what the heck are we doing to do with them this summer with camps not opening and movement still restricted?

May 14, 2020
Guestwords: The Virus Is Us

When the pope suggested that the coronavirus might be the Earth’s response to the man-made climate crisis, was it magical thinking? Or was it a sound, even useful, metaphor.

May 14, 2020
Point of View: Intertwining

We talked with a potential financial adviser by phone one recent morning, he in Charlotte and we here, and were told that the resultant plan was positing a life span of 100, which I thought was a little on the rosy side given what’s been going on.

May 14, 2020
Connections: Wild Game Plan

It’s not just fear of Covid-19, but how the pandemic has affected the grocery-store supply chain that commands my attention these days.

May 7, 2020