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The Mast-Head: End of the Season

Cerberus’s sailing season came to a formal end this week when the crew at Three Mile Harbor Marina lifted the sloop from the water and placed it on the boat-mover’s trailer for the short trip into town.

Dec 9, 2021
Gristmill: Smiles All Around

Thoughts on a 13-year-old mouth liberated from braces.

Dec 9, 2021
The Mast-Head: A Dominy Plea

Eighty years ago this month, the mayor of the Village of East Hampton issued an urgent plea: An important piece of early American history was in danger of being lost.

Dec 2, 2021
Gristmill: Greener Pastures

Funny that it took my daughter heading up and over to college in western New York for me to at last appreciate the state I grew up in.

Dec 2, 2021
Problematic Precedent in Public-Private Deal

In one of the more heavily debated purchases of its kind in recent years, East Hampton Town will soon close on the purchase of less than two wooded acres off Green Hollow and Buckskill Roads.

Dec 2, 2021
Guestwords: Knee Jerks

Walking the dog was fine. Tennis was fine. Life was fine. Until Labor Day, when my knee blew up like a balloon. So what do you recommend, doc?

Dec 2, 2021
The Shipwreck Rose: Cool Beans

Every morning is a double espresso kind of morning around this ranch — the Double-Bar-E Crazy Ranch on Edwards Lane.

Dec 2, 2021
Sorry, Jeff Bezos, We’re Shopping Local

Trouble this year within the web of suppliers that bring goods from manufacturers to retailers has made holiday buying fraught.

Dec 2, 2021
Point of View: The Table’s Silent Now

There were 18 here the other night, and now, as is the case most of the year, just the two of us and O’en.

Dec 2, 2021
The Mast-Head: Cheap Insurance

Other than everyone in masks on the plane, there was nothing much out of the ordinary about Alaska Air Flight 458. It seemed strange to travel again, being the first time that I had been aboard an aircraft since 2019. For the most part, passengers followed the rules, but there were a few people in the section around seat 18D who needed repeated reminders from the flight attendants to “Cover your nose.”

Nov 26, 2021
Free Turkey? Great. Can You Cook It?

Fresh or frozen, brined or spatchcocked, roasting a turkey with all the trimmings can be a fairly expensive and labor-intensive holiday undertaking. For those who may find them too expensive, there’s help available in various forms. Food pantries, school groups, religious institutions, community-minded businesses, and even the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office have been distributing turkeys to those in need.

Nov 24, 2021
Gristmill: They Call It MACtion

Hard-hitting college football action — a cure for the late-night-Wednesday-in-November blues.

Nov 24, 2021