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No ‘January Exception’

A majority of Republican senators have made it clear already that they plan to acquit the former president after his impeachment trial begins. They have been given cover in this by citing the nonsense claim that, after leaving the White House, ex-presidents cannot be prosecuted.

Feb 3, 2021
The Mast-Head: A Welcome Airing

This has been an extremely gratifying week for a team of us doing work to learn about the history of slavery on the East End and share our research with others.

Feb 3, 2021
The Shipwreck Rose: See the Tanager

I’m that person who cannot see the rare bird on the branch, no matter how hard someone points.

Feb 3, 2021
Gristmill: Hold the Bubblewrap

A decent snowfall for a change brings thoughts of yesteryear’s less-than-safe outdoor activities.

Feb 3, 2021
Point of View: A Shot in the Dark

An emailed letter from Southampton Hospital addressed to “Dear Friends” says, in part, that while the hospital is beginning to see a decline in Covid-19 admissions, “we urge you to remain vigilant. . . .”

Feb 3, 2021
Guestwords: The Lily Pond Connection

A two-mile stretch of road between two ponds in East Hampton has provided Treasury secretaries for F.D.R. and four Republican presidents in the 20th century, and now a secretary of state for Joe Biden.

Feb 3, 2021
Parking: There’s an App for That

Sag Harbor Village appears ready to hand Main Street and Long Wharf over to a private corporation to manage paid parking during the summer months in a major change taken without a trial run or enough public input before the contract stage.

Jan 28, 2021
In Class Is Crucial

This week, federal health officials may have confirmed something that has become increasingly clear as the pandemic drags on: Kids should be in classrooms.

Jan 28, 2021
The Mast-Head: In Plainer Sight

A television news producer called the other day to ask about the Plain Sight Project, a joint effort to identify and document the enslaved people who lived on the East End from 1640 to 1830.

Jan 28, 2021
The Shipwreck Rose: Days of Beer and Roses

I think we need to talk about the depressing lack of a bar here in East Hampton.

Jan 28, 2021
Gristmill: College Reckoning

Families’ captive straits paired with their desperate hopes for their children had one professor comparing the cost of college to Big Pharma’s gouging of the ill.

Jan 28, 2021
Point of View: Let’s See It Whole

The 1776 Commission’s “patriotic education” report apparently thinks we’ve been making too much of the country’s sins and too little of its virtues in our history courses.

Jan 28, 2021