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On the Water: A Downward Trend?

For boat owners, the fact that diesel has dipped below $6 a gallon is welcome news, even if it's still expensive. As any owner of a power boat knows, fuel is just one part (actually a very small part) of the overall expense of the craft. Other expenditures like dockage, insurance, maintenance, and other factors, significantly overshadow the bill at the fuel dock.

Aug 17, 2022
Paddlers Netted $115,000 for Charity

The July 23 crossing from Montauk Point to Block Island was the 12th for Paddlers for Humanity, an event that to date has raised more than $2 million to help local children and families in crisis.

Aug 17, 2022
P.B.A. Had Its Way in Slow-Pitch Semis

We’re hot and then we’re not,” Erin Abran said with a smile after last Thursday night’s women’s slow-pitch playoff softball game. The Police Benevolent Association, led by its pitcher, T. Schirrippa, and its shortstop, Nicole Fierro, downed Groundworks 9-4 in the third game of a best-of-three semifinal series, advancing the P.B.A. to the final round with East End Land Planning, the defending champion.

Aug 17, 2022
Hamptons Lifeguards Place Fifth at Nationals

Again the Hampton Lifeguard Association, a team comprising guards from East Hampton and Southampton Towns, enjoyed a strong outing at the United States Lifesaving Association’s championships, which were held last week at Hermosa Beach, Calif.

Aug 17, 2022
Artists and Writers, Ellen’s Run Are This Weekend

Two South Fork standbys, the Artists and Writers Softball Game at East Hampton’s Herrick Park and Ellen’s Run, now based at Southampton’s Intermediate School, are slated for the coming weekend.

Aug 17, 2022
On the Wing: The Hummingbird’s Secrets

Despite the confusion and tragedy of American life in 2022, they somehow return each spring; like flying foil-wrapped gifts come to life. And now, as early as this week, the males will depart from our area to begin their largely daytime migrations south. This is one of the most entertaining weeks to “feeder watch,” as they defend their last sips.

Aug 17, 2022
Lori King Tackles an ‘Everest of Swimming’

The 47-year-old Amagansett resident, assisted by a crew of 14, swam a 23.9-mile U-shaped arc in the Atlantic Ocean between Block Island and Montauk last Thursday. Her time of 8 hours, 39 minutes, and 45 seconds, which the Marathon Swimmers Federation is expected to certify, is most notable for the fact that apparently no swimmer has ever before spanned Montauk and Block Island.

Aug 11, 2022
Inaugural 3-on-3 Hoops 4 Hope Tournament

Hoops 4 Hope, a nonprofit founded by Mark Crandall of Amagansett to work with young people in Zimbabwe and South Africa, is now also working with youngsters here, using basketball as a means by which to teach them how to be a good teammate.

Aug 11, 2022
On the Water: A Simple Life

Despite the excessive-heat warning from the National Weather Service, our intended quarry was a species that’s more recognizably caught in the bone-chilling winds and cold of winter: the iconic codfish.

Aug 11, 2022
The Bubs and Bud Heavies Won Out

The Bad News Bubs repeated as the A bracket champion in the Travis Field memorial double-elimination softball tournament in Amagansett last week, while the Bud Heavies were the B bracket champs.

Aug 11, 2022
Sticks and Stones, but No Phones

Jacky Loving, a German-born, Montauk-based skater, surfer, paddleboarder, hiker, and all-round adventure-seeker, founded Loving Adventures to teach kids life skills through outdoorsy and challenging sports. “I’m just providing tools to get outside."

Aug 11, 2022
Hundreds Competed in Junior Lifeguards Tournament

More than 300 male and female junior lifeguards ranging in age from 9 to 15 competed in a lifesaving skills tournament at Amagansett's Atlantic Avenue Beach Saturday and Sunday.

Aug 8, 2022