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Zoning for More

In what could be the first of sweeping relaxation of zoning laws, the East Hampton Village Board last week made it easier for the owners of large properties to get more of what they apparently wanted.

Aug 26, 2021
The Mast-Head: The Granola Project

One of the things that was supposed to get us through the Covid-19 lockdowns was learning something new.

Aug 26, 2021
The Shipwreck Rose: How Are You?

Do you want to know what year people stopped smiling and saying “hello” as they passed one another on the sidewalks of East Hampton? That would be the year of our Lord 1994.

Aug 26, 2021
Gristmill: Mission: Upstate

A storm’s merely glancing blow leaves a parent free to focus on a daughter’s wrenching departure for college.

Aug 26, 2021
Point of View: Let’s Build Our Nation

Perhaps the calamitous end to the endless war in Afghanistan will finally persuade us that a liberal democracy cannot be grafted through force of arms onto other societies.

Aug 26, 2021
Guestwords: White Whale Memories

I remember vividly the first Moby-Dick Marathon reading at my bookshop in Sag Harbor. Some 38 years ago — June 16, 1983, to be exact.

Aug 26, 2021
Chickening Out on the Airport

Ongoing conversations about East Hampton Airport could muddle public opinion, leaving a path for the board to avoid having to make the tough decision at all.

Aug 18, 2021
Even Without Mandates, Masks Still Make Sense

Certainly Covid-19 vaccines are near-miraculous, but they are no magic force field for everyone.

Aug 18, 2021
About the Census

Do we believe that East Hampton could handle another decade of similar growth?

Aug 18, 2021
The Mast-Head: Peril of the Left Turn

I had been upstairs in the main newsroom working with our August interns when we heard several loud thumps above the usual background noise from outside.

Aug 18, 2021
The Shipwreck Rose: Dirty Water

I’m writing this in a blaze of blinding sun and white concrete, poolside at the Lighthouse Inn on Cape Cod, whither the kids and I have hied ourselves for a last-minute, three-night mini-cation. The Lighthouse Inn is a family-run resort founded in 1938, a cottage colony by the sea. A band was playing “Build Me Up, Buttercup” and “Sweet Caroline” by the water’s edge as we checked in.

Aug 18, 2021
Gristmill: Good Grief Mets

Mets games over the AM radio only make a trip to Citi Field itself that much sweeter. As long as the rain holds off . . .

Aug 18, 2021