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Guestwords: This Year’s Uninvited Guest

Every year about this time, I would go through the same litany of worries. That gosh-darned turkey gave me no end of heartburn. But this year is something else entirely.

Nov 25, 2020
The Shipwreck Rose: Talk to Me, Harry Winston

The unknown previous owner of my secondhand copy of “How to Marry a Multimillionaire: The Ultimate Guide to High Net Worth Dating” (2005) left penciled-in checkmarks next to the self-help points she found most salient and helpful.

Nov 25, 2020
The Best People

The Biden administration is already shaping up to be something different.

Nov 25, 2020
Point of View: Angstgiving

We’ve made cardboard cutouts of family members so that Mary and I can be infused with the familial glow that has been so much a part of this holiday over the years.

Nov 25, 2020
The Mast-Head: The Worst of Times

Southampton's Dr. George Schenck returned to his practice Thanksgiving week in 1918 after being ill with influenza for nearly a month. A 25-year-old whose parents lived in North Sea died at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. 

Nov 25, 2020
Government Obligation

This has been a sobering month so far for anyone who hoped that New York had seen the last of the coronavirus.

Nov 25, 2020
Water Priorities

Efforts to improve water quality in Montauk are moving ahead with the centerpiece: a $129,000 study for a sewage treatment plant to serve the downtown area with possible tie-ins to other neighborhoods.

Nov 19, 2020
Point of View: Breaking Chains

There has always been in this country somewhat of a disconnect between its ideals and reality.

Nov 19, 2020
The Mast-Head: Constant Construction

Construction and landscaping have been a backdrop here for a long time, but over the past few years it has become ceaseless and everywhere.

Nov 19, 2020
Gristmill: Sunken Again

My favorite state park might be the only one in existence with more parking lots than greenways.

Nov 19, 2020
Follow the Guidelines

Troubling locally is that new Covid-19 cases seem to be popping up all over, even in parts of the East End that had been stable more or less from the beginning of the pandemic.

Nov 19, 2020
Guestwords: Secondhand Man

My father was pretty good-looking, with sharp blue eyes and a wash of curly hair that held high on his head throughout his life. What my father wasn’t was a sharp dresser.

Nov 19, 2020