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Relay: Two Cellists

Exactly six years, eight months, and one day have elapsed since the last time I played the cello.

Jun 25, 2020
Early Voting Experiment

New Yorkers have already been voting in 2020 primaries for a range of local and statewide races. Early in-person polling places, which opened on Saturday, will remain open until Sunday afternoon and then reopen on Tuesday, the actual day of the primary.

Jun 18, 2020
Risky Business

No sooner were New York restaurants granted a reprieve from the Covid-19 lockdown did patrons come back in swarms for outdoor dining. But for many on the East End who had become used to hunkering down and ordering takeout, if at all, the return of crowds was an unsettling shock.

Jun 18, 2020
The Mast Head: Sound Advice

As such things go, early on during the pandemic I passed on a piece of good advice I had heard — about learning a new skill during the lockdown — then did not really heed that thought myself.

Jun 18, 2020
Guestwords: Generation Zoom

In the three months since we started home schooling our children, the global pandemic has made me feel like a 1950s housewife, sequestered at home with her colicky newborn, while also being a failing schoolteacher and homesteader.

Jun 18, 2020
Point of View: Stirrings

“It gets easier,” someone said recently in referring to long marriages and looking my way for confirmation.

Jun 18, 2020
Gristmill: Back to The Bridge

The Bridgehampton racetrack was brought back to life Saturday for a simulated racing competition watchable on YouTube.

Jun 18, 2020
Relay: Ever Present Past

How can I ever thank you? You have been there from the beginning, in the soaring chorus of “Good Day Sunshine” through the car’s tinny radio so many summers ago, and even now you are here, the infectious — in the best way — “Home Tonight.”

Jun 18, 2020
Fleming for Congress

There are times when voters are faced with a critical choice. This is one of those times.

Jun 11, 2020
Letter From the White House

The outside of the envelopes from the Internal Revenue Service say “Penalty for private use $300.” It looks for all the world as if the recipient is about to be audited. The stomach drops. But what is inside these letters, which reach 90 million Americans, seems a strange contrast with that message.

Jun 11, 2020
Quiet, You!

East Hampton Village is a lot quieter now that limits are in place for leaf blowers and other gas and diesel-powered landscape equipment.

Jun 11, 2020
Op-Ed: We Attended the Chicago Protest at Trump Tower. Challenge the Coverage.

When the protesters arrived at Trump Tower, the tone shifted. We were met with scores of police officers in riot gear, batons out, looking, in our opinion, for a fight.

Jun 11, 2020