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The Way It Was for May 12, 2022

Alcohol and a horse-driven buckboard do not mix in 1897, and Springs hits a freaky boiling point in 1972.

May 12, 2022
A Rally for Roe in Riverhead Saturday

After the news broke that the United States Supreme Court, in a leaked draft of a decision, is poised to overturn the landmark case Roe v. Wade, several community organizations came together to organize a rally in support of abortion rights in Riverhead on Saturday.

May 12, 2022
Play About Suicide Spreads Awareness at Apt Moment

"Right Before I Go," conceived by Stan Zimmerman, directed by Valerie diLorenzo, and starring a host of well-known local actors, will be staged at LTV Studios in Wainscott on Saturday and May 21. The production, which aims to "break the silence and create discussion," is also a fund-raiser for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

May 12, 2022
Finding Jason Cuffee’s Name

In honor of “See Their Names,” coming to the library on Monday, this week’s item features an 1803 agreement between Jason Cuffee, of mixed heritage, and Abraham Osborn, an East Hampton property owner.

May 12, 2022
At 96, He's East Hampton's First Honorary Fire Chief

Joseph DeCristofaro has been named the first honorary chief in the East Hampton Fire Department's 132-year history. 

May 11, 2022
Born in a Bathtub and Doing Fine

"To me, one of the more beautiful things about the experience was feeling the Springs community come together," said Lindsay Grodzki of Fort Pond Boulevard, who had an unexpected home birth about a month ago.

May 11, 2022
The Gaines Ruger Donoho House

This postcard from the Harvey Ginsberg Postcard Collection shows the Ruger Donoho House at 48 Egypt Lane in East Hampton, later sold, one Impressionist painter to another, to Childe Hassam.

May 5, 2022
Brennan’s Bit and Bridle: Outfitting Riders for 47 Years

It wasn’t just bread baking or pet ownership that Covid refugees turned to once they had alighted here during the pandemic. Many also embraced horseback riding, observed Natalie Mattson, who owns Brennan’s Bit and Bridle in the Bridgehampton Commons.

May 5, 2022
Help Hard to Find in Boom Times

In addition to an already tight labor market, three major structural problems plague the East End. Lack of affordable housing, lack of public transportation and inadequate roads to handle growing traffic, and a lack of child care add to the already difficult task of hiring and retaining employees.

May 5, 2022
New Building to Rise at Dry Cleaner Site

Construction is under way at 106 Newtown Lane in East Hampton Village, where a new retail store, office space, and two-bedroom apartment are planned on the site of the former East Hampton Cleaners, which closed at the end of 2018.

May 5, 2022
For Fighting Chance, an Anniversary to Celebrate and a Mission to Continue

In the 20 years since Fighting Chance, the free cancer-counseling charity based in Sag Harbor, opened its doors, the death rate from cancer in the United States has dropped by about 30 percent. That is certainly cause to celebrate, and Fighting Chance is seizing it.

May 5, 2022
The Way It Was for May 5, 2022

It happened here, from the hand-organ man of 1897 to the BB gun incident of 1947.

May 5, 2022