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The Mast-Head: Safe at the Rail

Some people just will not wear masks. This struck me on the Cross Sound Ferry on my way back from Massachusetts.

Aug 13, 2020
The Shipwreck Rose: Shadow World

One of the greatest compensations for losing sleep on squad night is driving home through empty streets and then walking slowly up to my stoop from the driveway in the still of the night.

Aug 13, 2020
Gristmill: Spirit of Crazy Horse

I’ve been waiting for someone to say something to me about the “Free Leonard Peltier” shirts I’ve been wearing.

Aug 13, 2020
Relay: Good Connection in Power Outage

The novel coronavirus, ever refracting normalcy, casts an eerie glow on the path ahead.

Aug 13, 2020
Guestwords: Podcasting in the Pandemic

Two veteran journalists overcome all manner of obstacles to put together a program to celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage, while taking a fresh look at the latest threats of voter suppression.

Aug 13, 2020
Needed: Psychological Services

A poll last week released by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that more than half of adults thought the crisis was affecting their mental health.

Aug 6, 2020
In Case of Close Encounter

As the sun goes down, so, too, do the masks — as well as inhibitions about airing anti-mask sentiments.

Aug 6, 2020
Isaias’s Winds a Muffled Warning

It has been a relatively long time since a tropical storm or hurricane hit Long Island straight on.

Aug 6, 2020
The Mast-Head: Stinging Summer

I texted a neighbor the other day asking how the mosquitoes were over her way. Lucy, who usually has a decent amount to say, responded with just one word: bad.

Aug 6, 2020
The Shipwreck Rose: A Graveyard Smash

The median income among Peloton owners is in the high six figures, if the marketing is to be believed. The purchase of one — and the cost of the monthly fees — is a luxury bordering on the inexcusable in these times of trouble.

Aug 6, 2020
Gristmill: Re-Meet the Mets

What to make of the Amazin’s in this weirdly brief and virus-plagued season?

Aug 6, 2020
Guestwords: Sex Abuse in a Pandemic

The coronavirus amplifies many of the inequalities in our society. The wealthy can afford to self-isolate; the vulnerable are more so than ever. This extends to far too many children — the most innocent among us.

Aug 6, 2020