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The Way It Was for February 2, 2023

Where game, and not just deer, was once plentiful: From 1923, an eye-opening tally of what hunters took across Suffolk County.

Feb 2, 2023
Satellite Stony Brook Southampton E.R. to Break Ground Here

The Southampton Hospital Foundation announced this week that it will break ground this month on the Stony Brook Medicine East Hampton Satellite Emergency Department next to the East Hampton Healthcare Center on Pantigo Place.

Feb 2, 2023
A Sermon Sparks a Look at A.I.

Among those experimenting with a popular new artificial intellegence web tool called ChatGPT is Rabbi Joshua Franklin of the Jewish Center of the Hamptons, who used it to “write” a sermon in December, then had his congregation guess its source. The tool's capabilities have people like Rabbi Franklin pondering “the qualities that make us who we are.”

Feb 2, 2023
Young and MacPherson Wed in Montauk

Laura Elizabeth MacPherson and Russell Edward Young of East Hampton were married on Jan. 21 at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church in Montauk with the Rev. Liam McDonald officiating. A reception followed at Scoville Hall in Amagansett.

Feb 2, 2023
A New Center for Teens and Adults With Autism

It was a moment six years in the making: Kim Covell, founder of the Flying Point Foundation for Autism, has signed a lease with Southampton Youth Services to establish a community center for teens and young adults with autism, the organization announced on Jan. 24. To be located within 1,500 square feet of the existing S.Y.S. building on Majors Path in North Sea, The Point, as it will be called, has a target opening date of mid-March.

Feb 2, 2023
Item of the Week: Emil Gardell’s Boston Cutter Sleigh

This image from the Amagansett Historical Association’s Carleton Kelsey Collection shows Emil Gardell (1876-1962) driving a Boston Cutter sleigh through the snow.

Feb 2, 2023
Progress on Lyme Detection

Like it or not, most East Enders are familiar with Lyme disease and the difficulty in getting an accurate and speedy diagnosis. But the process may ultimately get easier, thanks in part to work done by Dr. George Dempsey, the medical director of East Hampton Family Medicine.

Feb 2, 2023
Item of the Week: Thomas Jefferson’s Plants and Wine

In this letter, Thomas Jefferson seeks the help of the Bridgehampton-born David Gelston, who had been appointed by Jefferson as collector of customs for New York in 1801.

Jan 26, 2023
On the Wing: The Great Chickadee Search

Looking for a walk and a challenge, I went to the Mulvihill Preserve in Noyac to hunt for wild chickadees. Hard? No. A unique reason to be in the woods? Yes. A winter activity for a winter bird.

Jan 26, 2023
The Way It Was for January 26, 2023

In praise of pork liver from 1948, and other gems from The Star’s past.

Jan 26, 2023
Bees Also Have Needs in Winter

While the bees are mostly hive-bound and slowed by the cold of winter, it’s not a time of rest for a beekeeper.

Jan 26, 2023
Item of the Week: Ice-Skating on Town Pond

This photo of skating on a frozen Town Pond in East Hampton by Eunice Telfer Juckett Meeker dates from 1954 to 1961.

Jan 19, 2023