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Opinion

The Shipwreck Rose: Answer the Call

It’s Tuesday morning at 10 minutes to 10, and I have somehow neglected to come up with a subject for this week’s column, which needs to be turned in by 2:20 this afternoon.

Dec 30, 2021
Mine Law Hints at Larger Problem

At first look, an effort by the East Hampton Town Board to gain greater regulatory power over sand mines and composting operations might seem worthwhile, but is it really?

Dec 30, 2021
Point of View: Blessed in Great Neck

Hobbled and fearing the worst, I jumped at a chance to see my knee doctor in Great Neck on the Tuesday before Christmas.

Dec 30, 2021
The Mast-Head: One Word or Two?

The first-ever issue of this paper read in a gothic font, “The Easthampton Star.” Seeing the name of the town as one word has raised the question of when East Hampton became two words and if it ever properly was just one.

Dec 30, 2021
Helping Elders — and the Young

As the cliché goes, endless ink has been spilled over a wide range of subjects here on the South Fork, and while measuring it all would be pointless, we can be certain that reasonably priced housing would make the top two or three. So it was with some excitement this week that a new idea came in over the transom in the form of a letter to the editor.

Dec 23, 2021
Point of View: A Time to Engage, Rather Than Rage

It's always easier to destroy than to build, Mary keeps telling me. Perhaps that's why we're at each other's throats, on the Internet and elsewhere — it's easier.

Dec 23, 2021
The Mast-Head: Getting Better

It seems everyone took up at least one new thing during the pandemic. What with few or no social obligations and nowhere to go, we have tried to learn a fresh skill or do better at a familiar chore. Cleaning the kitchen has never been so interesting!

Dec 23, 2021
Gristmill: No Spoilers

It's Spidey to the rescue — of cinemas. And just in time, before the hacking, feverish world backslides into another lockdown.

Dec 23, 2021
Denying Reality, Endangering Us All

With the Omicron variant of Covid-19 on a rapid rise, the danger of being unvaccinated comes again into sharp focus. And yet, for many, even the recent threshold of 800,000 deaths in the United States is not persuasive.

Dec 23, 2021
Guestwords: Xmas Story

Just how did modern civilization make the transition from spirit, light entering the world, to matter — to the materialism that marks Christmas Day?

Dec 23, 2021
The Shipwreck Rose: The Big Signal

Radio seems to be surviving the advent of the internet, doesn’t it? Reading suffers, print media staggers, but listening goes on. I’m a radio person. You are or you aren’t.

Dec 23, 2021
Keeping Skies Dark

This is a good time to take stock of how the area is doing in keeping the sky dark at night.

Dec 16, 2021