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On the Wing: A Tempest of Towhees in a Teapot

The eastern towhee breeds in Montauk, and if you go to Oyster Pond this weekend you can hear them calling and singing everywhere.

May 11, 2022
On the Water: Daffodils Wilt, Fish Arrive

A few weeks ago, Sebastian Gorgone, the gregarious and always welcoming proprietor of Mrs. Sam’s Bait and Tackle in East Hampton, explained to me that the local fishing season will get in high gear only once the daffodils begin to wilt. I had not heard of this local proverb before, and I wondered, was it true?

May 5, 2022
Brennan’s Bit and Bridle: Outfitting Riders for 47 Years

It wasn’t just bread baking or pet ownership that Covid refugees turned to once they had alighted here during the pandemic. Many also embraced horseback riding, observed Natalie Mattson, who owns Brennan’s Bit and Bridle in the Bridgehampton Commons.

May 5, 2022
Boys Tennis Team Went Into the Week at 10-0

For the first time in a month, since the spring season began, on April 28 the Bonac boys tennis team played a home match, on redone courts to which the final touches had been added just a day or two before.

May 5, 2022
On the Wing: Millions of Birds on the Move

Over the next two weeks, spring bird migration will peak. Hundreds of millions of birds will fly up the country, largely south to north, in sync with blooming trees, flowers, and insect hatches. Many are attempting to reach the green attic of North America, the boreal forest of Canada, where they will breed and raise their young before reversing course in the autumn.

May 5, 2022
Many Came Out for May Day 5K

More than 600 runners and walkers turned out at East Hampton's Main Beach Sunday for the May Day 5K, the brainchild of Dylan Cashin and Ryleigh O'Donnell, East Hampton High School sophomore long-distance runners. The event raised raised $18,000 for the Family Service League.

May 2, 2022
Bonackers Split Two With the Hurricanes

The East Hampton High School baseball team played two nonleaguers last week with Westhampton Beach, losing 7-0 there on April 26 and winning 10-4 here the next day.

May 2, 2022
First May Day 5K Is Sunday at Main Beach

The first May Day 5K Run and Walk will set off from Main Beach on Sunday at 9 a.m., rain or shine, and the good news for participants and spectators alike is that the weather is expected to be perfect for the occasion.

Apr 29, 2022
On the Wing: Think Like a Bird in Your Backyard

To make your backyard bird-friendly, you'll need to think like a bird when making landscaping decisions.

Apr 29, 2022
A Gem by Colin Ruddy Stops the Panthers

Though East Hampton lost two to Miller Place, with Colin Ruddy on the mound Bonac blanked the Panthers 1-0 here on April 20, a pitching gem that topped a story on Suffolk’s mound aces in Saturday’s Newsday.

Apr 28, 2022
On the Water: Lobsters Made of Gold

As I perused the selection of seafood on display at Schiavoni’s in Sag Harbor the other day, an elderly gentleman peering into the saltwater holding tank with about a dozen lobsters in it said to me, “I’d love to buy one, but not at this price.”

Apr 28, 2022
Visiting Softball Pitcher Is Hit Hard

East Hampton High’s softball team busted out here on Saturday, pummeling Harborfields 27-1 in a league game that was foreshortened by “the mercy rule” after five innings of play.

Apr 28, 2022