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Follow Experts’ Advice, Now More Than Ever

No one wants their loved ones to die of Covid-19 in a hospital hallway. But many places in the United States are at that point right now, or near to it, as virus cases soar.

Dec 10, 2020
The Mast-Head: Winter Snapshot

A revealing trip through an old Dominy weather diary.

Dec 10, 2020
The Shipwreck Rose: Retronaut

We, the Rattray family, have a tendency to get lost in time, to misplace ourselves in its flow.

Dec 10, 2020
Gristmill: The Heat of the Kiln

A brief snowfall triggers memories of Vermont and an uncle’s life there as a potter.

Dec 10, 2020
Point of View: Re-Engaged in East Hampton

Presumably I have returned to work now, and am thus to some extent re-engaged in East Hampton’s life, and am feeling once again at least somewhat useful.

Dec 10, 2020
Guestwords: That Special Coffee

Offer me coffee and I feel special. A chance to shine, to be heard. Inevitably, all eyes turn to me when I announce, “No thanks, never had a cup in my life.”

Dec 10, 2020
Importance of Census in Sharp Focus

A last-gasp effort by the Trump administration to mess with the 2020 census to undercount as many as 10.5 million people living in the United States with proper documents appears to have run into immovable opposition from the Supreme Court.

Dec 3, 2020
Admit It, He Lost

So of all people, Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday made the obvious concession that there was no evidence of voting fraud that could change the outcome of the November election.

Dec 3, 2020
Thoughts on Route 114? Share Them

The bane of many drivers’ daily travels between East Hampton Village and Sag Harbor, the dread state Route 114, will get a makeover next fall.

Dec 3, 2020
The Mast-Head: Reflecting on Mirror Neurons

After eight months of social distance, I think isolation is getting to me.

Dec 3, 2020
The Shipwreck Rose: Celluloid Dreams

Leafing back through five months’ worth of “Shipwreck Roses,” I chuckle at myself as I realize exactly how much of my brain space is filled by thoughts of handsome movie actors.

Dec 3, 2020
Gristmill: Chore Life

Fallen leaves. Is there anything in the world less satisfying to deal with?

Dec 3, 2020