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Guestwords: Memories of Simon Perchik

I got to know Simon Perchik — prolific poet, friend, disputator, World War II vet — when he was barechested and in boxer shorts.

Sep 1, 2022
A cultural aversion to commercialized vistas — a near-universal dislike of unnecessary signs — goes back a century in East Hampton. The Ladies Village Improvement Society led the charge against billboards, playbills, neon, and other forms of visual clutter.East Hampton Star archive The Shipwreck Rose: The Signless Town

We’re going to get petty this week, reader. Let’s get trifling. Let’s talk about signage.

Sep 1, 2022
Soaring on Four Wheels

A hearty “Well done!” is owed the many hands who made Friday’s opening of the revamped and superb Lars Simenson Skatepark in Montauk possible.

Sep 1, 2022
Point of View: What Cicero Said

Where meanness, which surfaces every now and then, comes from I don’t know.

Sep 1, 2022
The Mast-Head: On the Flight Path

Step outside of the East Hampton Star building on Main Street on a summer day and there is a very high probability that a private jet will be overhead.

Sep 1, 2022
No Parking at Idle

People who leave vehicles running when not necessary are creating real health and environmental dangers.

Sep 1, 2022
Point of View: Truth Shall Set Us Free

I must say, in retrospect, that if the coronavirus were still raging, Authors Night would have been a good place to catch it.

Aug 25, 2022
The Mast-Head: Banana Bandit Is Back

As August rolls to a leisurely close, a minor mystery has returned to my neighborhood: the Cranberry Hole Road banana bandit is back after a long absence. 

Aug 25, 2022
(Re)Building Wave

There is no end to the big ideas for high-profile locations.

Aug 25, 2022
Gristmill: Parting Ways

Shades of Jimmy Carter, the part of my hair suddenly switched sides.

Aug 25, 2022
Climate Changes on the Dinner Plate

Alaska's crabs have gone missing and climate change is the prime suspect.

Aug 25, 2022
Guestwords: Ladies and Gentlemen, the Roiling Stones

I've had some amusing experiences while passing stones. Have you?

Aug 25, 2022