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Suffolk Surge

For months, the number of Covid-19 cases among East End residents held steady. Then, as the season turned and more people remained indoors, trouble began.

Nov 12, 2020
The Mast Head: Season Opener

With reports from Peconic Bay poor, there was a sense that the scallop crop in town waters would be bad as well.

Nov 12, 2020
The Shipwreck Rose: Quarantine Diary

Peak 2020 was reached at 3 p.m. last Thursday with a phone call from a young woman in the office at the John M. Marshall Elementary School informing me that my son, Teddy, had been determined to be a true contact of a positive Covid-19 case in the fifth grade.

Nov 12, 2020
Gristmill: Calling Kathleen Rice

It might be time for Democrats to revisit the candidate selection process in the First Congressional District.

Nov 12, 2020
Point of View: Buoyed in Bonac

I thought Joe Biden’s victory speech was just right, reminding us to listen to our better angels.

Nov 12, 2020
Guestwords: F.D.R.’s Lessons for Biden

Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s first big job was filling his cabinet, and this year’s large Democratic field of candidates offers Joe Biden a chance to emulate him.

Nov 12, 2020
Executive Raid on Water Fund

Suffolk voters may be divided when it comes to which political party’s candidates they align with, but they nearly spoke with a single voice on Tuesday in rejecting a ballot proposal to change the length of county legislators’ terms.

Nov 5, 2020
Preservation Fund in Waiting

This has not been a banner year for land buys using money from the community preservation fund in East Hampton.

Nov 5, 2020
Losers Win

With results uncertain as Tuesday rolled into Wednesday, many thoughts turned to the Electoral College.

Nov 5, 2020
The Mast Head: Expect More

The schools have done a good job dealing with virus cases and preventing wider outbreaks by strictly managing their internal practices. But once outside of the school buildings, the risk of uncontrolled transmission increases.

Nov 5, 2020
The Shipwreck Rose: Bring Me Your Dreams

Insomnia is how I personally discovered the philosophical truth that “I think therefore I am,” a  couple of years before I heard the name Descartes and “Cogito, ergo sum” at boarding school.

Nov 5, 2020
Gristmill: Bring Back Lever Voting

Good for a hundred years, why in the world were New York’s old voting machines ever put out to pasture?

Nov 5, 2020