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The Mast Head: Black Cowboys

In the 19th century, as many as a quarter of cowboys were black.

Jun 11, 2020
Point of View: We’re Here!

A real estate broker once told us that we didn’t want to live in “The Corridor,” but now, with all the beautifying work going on at practically every house in the neighborhood save ours, I feel blessed to be living within it.

Jun 11, 2020
Gristmill: Life Without Cable

I pulled the plug on cable television at precisely the wrong time — as two national crises descended upon us.

Jun 11, 2020
Guestwords: Nests I

What holds a nest (a nation?) together? Strands of material chosen with intelligence and heart. Our species has practiced — for centuries — with the tools to build “a community of care.”

Jun 11, 2020
Important Decisions for School District Voters

Though delayed and being conducted by absentee ballot, school board elections have arrived at last. The ballots are due back in district offices by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, so the time is now to mark them and get them in the mail.

Jun 4, 2020
Guestwords: Golf in the Time of Corona

The members of our Sag Harbor Women’s Golf League were happy to be out playing again but at the same time aware that unseen microbes could be emanating from flagpoles, cups, balls, and other people.

Jun 4, 2020
The Mast Head: Like 1968 Only Worse

The obvious enthusiasm of some American police officers for violence amid peaceful protests may be among the most indelible images to come out of the nationwide demonstrations that have followed the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Jun 4, 2020
Point of View: On Viruses

All about us there’s suffering, and yet this neighborhood in which we live in Springs is beautiful, in full bloom and serene. It doesn’t get any better than this — here, that is.

Jun 4, 2020
Gristmill: From a Minneapolis Rooftop

A report by Facebook from the George Floyd war zone.

Jun 4, 2020
The Summer We Wanted

Amid generally good compliance with the New York State Pause order, the Memorial Day holiday excesses were at a minimum.

May 28, 2020
Rapid Response

One remarkable success story in our response to the pandemic has been how swiftly and effectively eastern Long Island medical systems scaled up to meet the challenge.

May 28, 2020
Where Did It Go?

Only in government would it make sense to take a working public service and place it completely on hold while developing a new one.

May 28, 2020