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Guestwords: ‘Mrs. Lassie’ & Me

Every week I hike a Pennsylvania nature trail named for my late friend Jere Knight. It’s my thank-you to her for trusting me to write the first biography of her late husband Eric Knight, the English-American author of the novel “Lassie Come-Home.”

Nov 5, 2020
The East End Needs Goroff

Nancy Goroff should be the East End of Long Island’s next representative in Congress.

Oct 29, 2020
For the Landslide

Huge lines of mostly Democratic voters have been waiting for hours for their turn at the polls across the country, and even here in New York State. Why?

Oct 29, 2020
The Mast Head: Much in a Name

During last Thursday’s editorial meeting, one of the editors, Irene Silverman, asked why it was that I had named my sailboat after a three-headed dog.

Oct 29, 2020
The Shipwreck Rose: Molasses in Winter

Have you been to Fairview Farm at Mecox?

Oct 29, 2020
Gristmill: In the Auto Graveyard

We interrupt the leadup to the Election for the Ages to bring you an update on one man’s vehicular travails.

Oct 29, 2020
Guestwords: Caught Again

I had received an upgrade to ride the Hampton Jitney’s Ambassador coach, and was looking forward to a snack and some relaxation to the old-school music of my iTunes playlist. No such luck.

Oct 29, 2020
For State Senate, Ahearn Deserves the Vote

With the coming retirement of State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, eastern Long Island voters have a renewed opportunity to gain a more active and responsive representative in the New York Legislature’s upper chamber.

Oct 22, 2020
Propositions: No and No

Two matters for voters to decide in the form of propositions are included on the Nov. 3 ballots for most Suffolk residents. The first would lengthen the term of office for county legislators. The second would allow the county to avoid repaying money it borrowed from a sewer-tax reserve fund. We recommend “no” votes on both propositions.

Oct 22, 2020
The Mast Head: Cerberus Comes Home

It is about 30 miles in a more or less straight line from Point Judith, R.I., to the Montauk Inlet. My friend Jameson and I made the crossing Saturday, sailing Cerberus to its new home.

Oct 22, 2020
The Shipwreck Rose: The Dirty Boulevard

I am only too happy to revisit Midtown. I will never see another youthful dawn in Alphabet City, but there will always be Macy’s.

Oct 22, 2020
Gristmill: The Booker Rule

Can we talk? About, oh, the pointlessness of Supreme Court confirmation hearings?

Oct 22, 2020