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Hampton Classic ‘as We’ve Known It’ Is Back

The horse show was in full swing from 8 a.m. on opening day in Bridgehampton, with action in most of its six rings, the 2-to-4 and 5-to-7-year-old leadline divisions in the newly redone Grand Prix ring being the biggest draw.

Sep 1, 2022
On the Water: Too Good to Pass Up

“Lots of weakfish are around, plus there are porgies, blowfish, fluke, sea bass, snappers, kingfish, and even some black drum being caught,” reports Sebastian Gorgone of Mrs. Sam’s Tackle in East Hampton.

Aug 25, 2022
Tennis Legends in Amagansett

On Saturday, the eighth annual Johnny Mac Tennis Project's Pro Am in the Hamptons will be held at the Sportime Amagansett Tennis and Swim Club on Abraham's Path. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Johnny Mac Tennis Project, a nonprofit founded by tennis legend John McEnroe that aims to introduce tennis to thousands of under-resourced children by helping to remove racial, economic, and social barriers that often face them.

Aug 25, 2022
Land Planners Are Slow-Pitch Champs Again

The Town Police Benevolent Association squad had high hopes going into the East Hampton Town women’s slow-pitch softball league final with the pennant-winner — and defending playoff champion — East End Land Planning, but the P.B.A.’s forward movement was arrested in the end.

Aug 25, 2022
The Age-Old Art of the Farriers

"We joke and say it's the world's second oldest profession," said Ike Birdsall, owner of Birdsall's Hotshoe, a farrier based in Sag Harbor. Farriers, who tend to horse hooves, are an essential but unheralded segment of the $122 billion horse industry, and the job hasn't changed substantially since 400 B.C. when the earliest horseshoes were made.

Aug 25, 2022
Hampton Classic Saddles Up Sunday

The 46th weeklong Hampton Classic Horse Show, one of just nine five-star-rated shows in the country, is to begin at the 60-acre Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton, showgrounds on Sunday at 8 a.m. with leadline classes for children judged by Joe Fargis, an Olympic gold medalist, in the Grand Prix ring.

Aug 25, 2022
Big Turnouts at Ellen’s Run and Hoops 4 Hope Tourney

Sergey Avramenko, 37, of Hampton Bays, Jenny Grimshaw, 31, of San Francisco, and her mother, Judi Donnelly, 65, of Southampton and Wellesley, Mass., the first among breast cancer survivors, were winners at the 27th Ellen’s Run in Southampton Sunday to benefit the Ellen Hermanson Foundation. Another worthy organization, Hoops 4 Hope, benefited from a pleasing turnout at its inaugural 3-on-3 basketball tournament at East Hampton High School Saturday.

Aug 25, 2022
Revamped Montauk Skate Park Reopens Friday

The Lars Simenson Skatepark, on South Essex Street in Montauk, will reopen Friday after an extensive renovation made possible through a public-private partnership.

Aug 25, 2022
The Game: Artists' Blew Period Keys Writers' Win

Leif Hope has always painted his Artists team as devil-may-care when it comes to winning and losing and the Writers as self-loathing loners obsessed with winning, and so, in the end, at the 74th meeting of the rivals at East Hampton’s Herrick Park Saturday afternoon, all went according to form as the Writers, who had trailed 18-2 — yes, 18-2 — entering the bottom of the ninth inning, wound up winning in storybook fashion 19-18.

Aug 23, 2022
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