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Gristmill: In the Crib

Cribbage? You never know what will bring two strangers together.

Jul 30, 2020
Relay: Are You Getting the Messages?

The Far Right found me a month or so ago, and now not a day goes by that I don’t get half a dozen emails from Newt Gingrich, Donald Trump Jr., or worse.

Jul 30, 2020
Guestwords: Underachieving

My success at underachieving is undoubtedly my extraordinary ability at staying supine on the couch. During these difficult days, what more valuable skill than the ability to put in long-term couch time.

Jul 30, 2020
Back to School, Shared

If there was ever a moment for the myriad school districts on Long Island to cooperate, this is it. By working together across district lines, schools can help reduce the risk of a renewed Covid-19 outbreak.

Jul 23, 2020
Wainscott’s Future Needs a Fine Comb

Wainscott might be headed toward incorporation for all the wrong reasons. But if in doing so it can avoid the worst of what has happened elsewhere in East Hampton, forming its own village might just be the best thing that could happen to it.

Jul 23, 2020
Unexpected Assignment

The death of Jeffrey Gantt by apparent drowning in Montauk’s Fort Pond on Sunday is a tragedy for his friends, families, and business acquaintances, and is a reminder how quickly things can go wrong on the water, even in the most seemingly benign places.

Jul 23, 2020
The Mast Head: The Chain of Slavery

As the Black Lives Matter movement focuses attention on the legacy of slavery and racism in the United States, there is a sense that the assessment is incomplete

Jul 23, 2020
The Shipwreck Rose: Pandemic Playlist

It’s gratifying to have memories of a youth ill-spent.

Jul 23, 2020
Gristmill: The Basement Tapes

I’ll be goddamned if all those cassettes I lost to a flooded basement didn’t help catalog a life.

Jul 23, 2020
Guestwords: What Kind of Bench?

I have a question about the plans for a new park in Wainscott, at the site of the memorable, irreplaceable Club Swamp.

Jul 23, 2020
The Montauk Problem

From early in the pandemic, it was clear that resort communities were different. Ski areas, which attract visitors and seasonal workers from across the United States and other countries, became hot spots for virus outbreaks. In Colorado, while the rest of the country was just becoming aware of the danger in March, numbers were already beginning to appear in places like Vail and Aspen.

Jul 16, 2020
Bicycles Are Here to Stay. It's Time We Accommodated Them

For a long time, this newspaper has called for bike lanes on county, town, and village roads in a general sense. Instead of just keeping to that, we now suggest that several specific roads should be considered for widening to accommodate bicycles.

Jul 16, 2020