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Connections: How We’re Doing

The admonition from health and government officials that everyone stay in place in order to curb the spread of Covid-19 suits my husband and me just fine.

Mar 26, 2020
Point of View: Interplay

So, there I was, on Wednesday last, with a stuffy head, and a very, very occasional cough, rheumy eyes — as usual — but wondering.

Mar 26, 2020
A Call to the Trades: Give Up Your Masks

Many people who work in the trades on the East End -- painters, carpenters, and other hardworking folks who frequently cope with fumes and dust on job sites -- might have a box or two of spare N95 masks in their storerooms or the back of their work vans.

The Star would like to issue a call directly to tradespeople, asking them to please look into the back of those trucks, the bottom of the closets, or their tool boxes to see if they have any unused N95 masks still in their box or plastic packaging.

Mar 19, 2020
Generation of Activism Protected Food Supply

Local food production was not always a sure thing. There was a time when development threatened to gobble up the remaining farmland on the two Forks.

Mar 19, 2020
In Mayoral Race, a Contest of Ideas

Despite the acrimony and a surprise third candidate, the prospect of a contested election for East Hampton Village mayor has already proven to be a good thing, at least for a clash of ideas.

Mar 19, 2020
Connections: Late and Soon

Among the positive impacts of our coronavirus isolation has been what you might call found time: hours and hours each day for the books I intended to read, television programs I wanted to watch, and operas I didn’t want to miss.

Mar 19, 2020
Relay: One of Us

The E.M.S. and fire community has indeed come together to support Randy Hoffman, a critical care tech from East Hampton who in December underwent a routine spinal procedure and came out paralyzed due to unexpected complications.

Mar 19, 2020
Mast-Head: Grandma's Advice

My grandmother on my father’s side told me to always wash my hands — and I have tried to as often as possible ever since.

Mar 19, 2020
Point of View: Good News

The Indian Wells tennis tournament was canceled the other day, then came the Coachella music festival, and then came us. Postponing a trip to Palm Desert, Calif., where one of our daughters lives, seemed the rational thing to do, and JetBlue, wonderful to tell, came through.

Mar 19, 2020
Guestwords: Don’t Call Me ‘Madam’

I tend to bristle when addressed as “ma’am.” Ma’am is so, well, elderly. Uh, except in Brazil?

Mar 12, 2020
Guestwords: We Met Over Trash

To help Dell Cullum and his Wildlife Rescue of East Hampton nonprofit, a comedy night fund-raiser was in order. This is what I do.

Mar 5, 2020
Every Day Is Sunday

I am among that elite group of people who can afford not to work, or, as in my case, were tossed out of it, and who easily lose track of days — all days, in fact, are rather the same.

Feb 27, 2020