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Relief and Hope in Wake of Chauvin Verdict

In the trial of Derek Chauvin, a guilty verdict read in a courtroom halfway across the country on Tuesday night was heard loud and clear here on the East End and across the nation.

Apr 21, 2021
On the Water: Passing the Time Away 

After a fatigue-laden winterlong game of avoiding Covid and basically just staying home (and perhaps listening to too much Pink Floyd), it felt much as if a heavy block of cement had fallen off my shoulders when I finally got back on my boat for the first time since November. It was cathartic and energizing.

Apr 15, 2021
L.V.I.S. Purges Two Dissidents From the Ranks

The board of directors of the Ladies Village Improvement Society of East Hampton kicked out at least two members for publicly disagreeing with the organization’s recent decision to hire a man as executive director, and warned several others that their memberships may also be terminated if they continue to publicly express dissent. 

Apr 15, 2021
Vandalism Strikes Painful Chord

Social justice advocates are hoping to turn a case of racist vandalism in Montauk into a conversation starter toward positive change.

Apr 15, 2021
On Call: Rainy Days and Tornadoes

A desire to know something for certain is particularly evident in medicine. However, there is always that small opportunity for rainy days and tornadoes, in medicine as in everything else. Nothing is absolute.

Apr 15, 2021
Library Item of the Week: Thomas Moran at the Grand Canyon

In this dramatic photograph, the East Hampton artist Thomas Moran (1837-1926) appears sketching while seated on the edge of the Grand Canyon in an area known as Bright Angel Cove. Today, it's hard to imagine working in the hot sun of the Grand Canyon in the long dark clothes Moran wears here.

Apr 15, 2021
The Epidemic Before the Pandemic

Before there was the Covid-19 pandemic, there was the drug epidemic — a health and social battle that was ongoing when the virus arrived — and experts say that Covid-19 has worsened the problem of substance abuse.

Apr 15, 2021
Shinnecocks Plan 'Unique Cannabis Destination'

Following the New York State Legislature's vote to legalize recreational marijuana for adults 21 and older, the Shinnecock Indian Nation issued a statement celebrating the initiative.

Apr 15, 2021
There's Good News for Single Moms

Single moms, who are among those hit hard by the pandemic, have a lot on their plates. To help them out, the organization There's Some Good News is donating wholesome meals from Honest Plate and providing individualized support to mothers under stress. 

Apr 7, 2021
Library Item of the Week: The Dune Alpin Story

This photograph shows farm buildings at Dune Alpin Farm in East Hampton sometime after 1934 and before 1960. The date is estimated based on the appearance of the farm's owner, Abraham Katz, at the right side of the image.

The property was originally owned by Blanche B. and George L. McAlpin, who bought it in 1906. The name was inspired by a sand dune on the land along with the family surname. The McAlpins owned the Hotel McAlpin on Broadway and 34th Street in Manhattan, which was the largest hotel in the world at the time it opened in 1912. The family sold it in 1938.

Apr 8, 2021
State of the Bays? It's Not Good

"The effects of climate change are obvious and go beyond scallops," Christopher Gobler of Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences said in a lecture last week. "Locally, things are collapsing." Excessive nitrogen loading, too, poses a threat to both coastal ecosystems and human health.

Apr 7, 2021
On Call: The Benefits of Gratitude

Several medical studies have shown the power of gratitude. I am grateful for every single nurse, certified nursing assistant, technician, sanitary worker, cafeteria worker, and staff member in the hospitals where I work who did not give an inch in this fight, who offered me weary smiles and kind words after long shifts.

Apr 7, 2021