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September, and the Ice Hockey Season’s Begun

Ordinarily, fall would not be considered a time for ice hockey, but East End kids are playing the sport pretty much the year round now, primarily in rinks up the Island, though there’s hope, according to Chris Minardi, that a regulation-size rink under a bubble may be put up in Calverton soon.

Sep 29, 2022
Girls Fared Well at Homecoming

East Hampton High’s female swimming, cross-country, field hockey, tennis, and volleyball squads did well in homecoming contests.

Sep 22, 2022
On the Wing: Tiny Swallows and Big Gulps

A large group of tree swallows is called a gulp, which proves ornithologists are not without humor. Before the leaves change, gulps of swallows crowd our beaches. At Mecox Inlet, Sagaponack Pond, and the dunes that circle Napeague Harbor, hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of tree swallows collect.

Sep 22, 2022
Bonac Boys Teams Are Looking Sharp

The East Hampton High School boys soccer team looked good in its League IV opener versus Shoreham-Wading River and in its homecoming game with Stony Brook, and boys volleyball and boys cross-country each won their homecoming matchups.

Sep 22, 2022
A Good First Half, and Then Things Went South

The homecoming football game was all you’d want it to be, at least for a while, before Rocky Point proved to be the better team.

Sep 22, 2022
On the Water: Bringing in the Traps

For those lovers of crab, it’s not too late to catch some. Good quantities can still be had over the next few weeks in various creeks, coves, and harbors, before they burrow in the mud and sand for their winter slumber.

Sep 22, 2022
Full Throttler Wins Mighty Hamptons Triathlon

William Huffman, a 29-year-old member of the Full Throttle team that’s based at Chelsea Piers in New York City, won the Steve Tarpinian Memorial Mighty Hamptons Triathlon at Noyac’s Long Beach Sunday morning, topping a field of 314 finishers. 

Sep 15, 2022
On the Water: Rest for the Weary

There are plenty of bluefish by Jessup’s Neck, porgy fishing is solid in many areas, including the east side of Gardiner’s Island. Sea bass too, are mixed in the catch in the deeper water. Farther offshore, tuna — bigeye, bluefin, and yellowfin — remain plentiful, and at the Cartwright grounds south of Montauk, as well as the area near the Block Island windmills, fluke fishing has been good of late.

Sep 15, 2022
Sharing the Healing Power of Surf

“It’s all about creating an experience that they can go home with and remember and always want to do again,” said Steven Lippman, who co-founded A Walk on Water 10 years ago to give special needs children a healing encounter with the waves. For the past seven years, the organization has been coming to Montauk to for a two-day event where everybody gets a neat wooden trophy and an "amazing day."

Sep 15, 2022
East Hampton High’s Teams Look Promising

The Bonac field hockey and boys volleyball teams were 3-0 as of Monday, while the footballers drubbed Wyandanch 50-8.

Sep 15, 2022
On the Wing: A Bird to Be Proud Of

American oystercatchers, which congregate in the marshes of our barrier beaches before flying south, are about the size of crows, and stout, with heavy white bellies, chocolate-colored wings, and pale pinkish legs. They wear a black executioner’s hood and have a long blood-orange oyster knife of a bill and yellow eyes circled by red eye rings.

Sep 14, 2022
Big Plans for Child Care Center Athletics

The basketball court at the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center was redone Sunday — the first step in a much larger plan that’s to include a new gymnasium, an indoor swimming pool, a regulation-size tennis court, and soccer, baseball, and kickball fields on the five-acre Sag Harbor Turnpike property.

Sep 14, 2022