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Guestwords: Gifts That Keep Giving

From our correspondent in Pennsylvania comes a tribute to an illustrator for 50 straight years of Christmas cards that are works or art.

Jan 5, 2023
The Mast-Head: Switching to Green

I am now on my second plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, at a combined gas and electric of 100 or more miles per gallon the way I drive it.

Jan 5, 2023
Point of View: Positive You’re Negative?

I had no Covid symptoms, but that apparently, according to what I read, wasn’t necessarily a cause for celebration.

Jan 5, 2023
M.T.A. Budget Hole Could Threaten Shuttles

Beginning in 2019, the so-named South Fork Commuter Connection was supposed to take a bite out of the weekday morning and afternoon “trade parade” of bumper-to-bumper work vans and delivery trucks.

Jan 5, 2023
Guestwords: Meeting Groucho and Cavett

A chance encounter with Dick Cavett on an East Hampton beach leads to a long-term friendship. And to Groucho.

Dec 29, 2022
The Shipwreck Rose: O Holy Night

On Boxing Day . . .

Dec 29, 2022
New Hope on Energy

A portion of the federal Inflation Reduction Act passed in August contains hundreds of billions of dollars to move away from fossil fuel.

Dec 29, 2022
Point of View: You Gotta Laugh

I read in a recent New York Press Association publication an article suggesting that journalists be more broad-minded when writing about the elderly. Six “tips” were proffered. Here are mine.

Dec 29, 2022
The Mast-Head: Gum Them Clams

My brother, Dan, used to say that one could survive perfectly well eating nothing other than brown rice and clams.

Dec 29, 2022
Gristmill: The Good Fight

The Ukrainian president cuts through the nonsense.

Dec 29, 2022
Lying to Voters

It is stunning that the Democratic Party would essentially cede the race to George Santos without doing even the most basic background research.

Dec 29, 2022
The Mast-Head: Ode to L.V.I.S. Socks

Buying socks was a problem here — until I noticed a bin in the menswear section at the Ladies Village Improvement Society Bargain Box.

Dec 22, 2022