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Gristmill: Running on Empty

What happens when you compete in a 10K when you’re not ready to compete in a 10K?

Jun 23, 2021
Point of View: Our Universe Is Expanding

The father of two young boys who are very good swimmers said at a family gathering the other day that he far preferred youth sports, such as swimming, golf, and tennis, in which incremental self-improvement was the chief goal rather than winning.

Jun 23, 2021
Guestwords: A Year in Springs

Every March fills me with a false hope that spring is right around the corner. The inevitable rebirth of the new season is always painfully incremental. Glacial. The coldest winter I ever spent was a spring in Springs.

Jun 23, 2021
Still Hope For Pantigo Ball Fields

The East Hampton Town Board is picking on kids. It is not intentional, to be sure, but in sticking with the idea of allowing an emergency-lite medical facility to replace a pair of side-by-side baseball diamonds and offering an insufficient replacement near the far western edge of the town, it sure looks that way.

Jun 16, 2021
Difficult Work Ahead

If Democratic primary voters are still undecided about whom to back for supervisor, consider East Hampton Airport.

Jun 16, 2021
The Mast-Head: Back in the Water

Monday, which was a bit of a surprise. The boat mover let me know the evening before that he had a spot in his schedule to take it from behind the office to Three Mile Harbor. What I expected was that there would be space in the boatyard to put it up on stands for a few days or a week before it could be launched.

Jun 16, 2021
The Shipwreck Rose: Driving the Bus

My friend Antonia once said that she loved riding around with me in the white Chevy van that The Star used to use for newspaper deliveries. I would borrow the van on weekends in the 1990s, when I lived in the city and didn’t own a car of my own, barreling around to late-night beach skinny-dip sessions or afternoon Bargain Box runs with WLNG blaring. These were the days when the newspaper van had a Star logo, “Shines for All,” in mid-blue on either side panel. “In this van,” Antonia said, “I feel like you get to be both super-local but also respected by the city people.

Jun 16, 2021
Gristmill: Learning to Love Laundry

A father’s work is never done.

Jun 16, 2021
Point of View: In Eden’s Ballpark

Kathy said she was beginning to get depressed by the news. I asked her what she was reading, and she said, “The New York Times, The Guardian U.S.A., The Guardian U.K., The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, the Huffington Post, Politico, Axios, Raw Story, The Los Angeles Times, the Atlanta Constitution, the Miami Herald, the Austin Statesman, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Alaska Daily News, The Boston Globe, The Portland (Me.) Press Herald, Corriere della Sera, Salon, Slate, and Vanity Fair.”

And this all before 6 a.m.

Jun 16, 2021
Guestwords: So, Whose Daughter Am I?

When I was 40 I began the previously forbidden search for my birth father.

Jun 16, 2021
For Sag Harbor

James Larocca’s record as a member of the Sag Harbor Village Board and his previous career suggest to us that he is the right person to pick up the fight for the future of the “unHampton.”

Jun 10, 2021
Primary Matters

If Democratic voters do not bounce the supervisor from the ballot, we can expect months more tension until the general election in November or even until 2022.

Jun 10, 2021