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The Way It Was for July 11, 2024

This paper's been around so long it was writing about the forward-thinking plan to put numbers on the buildings lining Main Street before the turn of the 20th century. And a lot more ripped from past pages.

Jul 11, 2024
Item of the Week: Paintings at Ashawagh Hall, Summer 1955

Victor D'Amico's Art Barge began as a pilot program of classes sponsored by the Museum of Modern Art at Ashawagh Hall in Springs, seen here.

Jul 11, 2024
Is That Water Safe? Weekly Testing Helps to Answer the Question

At more than two dozen popular water recreation spots, environmental groups have teamed up on weekly testing for a bacteria that points to whether it’s wise to swim, paddleboard, or otherwise spend time in the water.

Jul 11, 2024
At East Hampton Rally for Israel, All as One for a Cause

“I’m a Jew. It’s really that simple,” said one woman, when asked why she had joined in a Stand With Israel rally that drew hundreds, including Representative Nick LaLota, to East Hampton over on Sunday.

Jul 11, 2024
Gray and Baker Wed on the Beach

Andrew Gray and R. Layne Baker were married on the beach at the Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club on June 22.

Jul 11, 2024
Building a Bench, Sustainably, in Montauk

The Montauk Library has appealed to the community for help in winning a new bench — one that would also be a win for the environment.

Jul 11, 2024
Nonprofit Wants to Help Make Zimbabwe a Tech Capital

Uncommon.org, a nonprofit that takes coding and computer science education to children and young adults in Zimbabwe, will hold a fund-raiser in East Hampton on July 20. Founded by Peter Kazickas, formerly of Amagansett, Uncommon.org has grown from a 2017 pilot program providing 20 laptops to young people to a full-fledged nonprofit reaching 5,000 young people.

Jul 11, 2024
Springs Food Pantry Honors Actors Who Acted Kindly During Pandemic

To those who saw Bay Street Theater’s recent production of “The Subject Was Roses,” John Slattery, Talia Balsam, and Harry Slattery are celebrities. But to Holly Wheaton, director of the Springs Food Pantry, they’re just “everyday folks who saw a need and wanted to help” when Covid-19 caused people to flock to the pantry for assistance. They are the honorees at the pantry's E.A.T. in the Garden benefit this year.

Jul 11, 2024
Speaker Disinvited From Israel Rally Over L.G.B.T.Q.+ Comments

At the rally for Israel in Herrick Park on Sunday, a source of controversy was not counterprotesters, who never showed up, but the cancellation of a speaker, Judith Kasen-Windsor, a well-known activist for L.G.B.T.Q.+ issues.

Jul 11, 2024
Stenerson and Kelly in the Garden

Lauralee Jo Kelly and Andrew George Stenerson of Amagansett were married on June 21, the summer solstice, in a private afternoon ceremony at the East Hampton Nature Trail.

Jul 11, 2024
Algae Bloom in Montauk's Fort Pond

After noting sharp spikes in dissolved oxygen levels at a test site on Fort Pond in Montauk last week, Concerned Citizens of Montauk again tested water at the site this week and detected the first toxic blue-green algae bloom of the season in the pond.

Jul 11, 2024
Mecox Bay Gets Its Moment

A recent headline in The New York Post about Mecox Bay, noting that one of its beaches is “ranked as one of the worst for fecal matter in nation,” caused a stir, but a new nonprofit group with former Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman at the helm is poised to do something about it.

Jul 11, 2024