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On Call: Help Quitting, and Staying Quit

I hope that if any of you know anyone who may be struggling with addiction during the pandemic, you might find a quiet moment to offer encouragement, to ask if there's anything you can do to help. Sometimes that's all it takes to get someone headed in the right direction.

Sep 10, 2020
Thomas Dering Inventory, 1765

East Hampton Library item of the week: On July 12, 1765, Thomas Dering (1720-1785) created this inventory of his personal effects, along with their value, listed as £700.48.

Sep 10, 2020
Restaurateurs, Used to Saying 'Yes,' Find Themselves Saying 'No'

With an influx of vacationers, migrant Manhattanites, and day trippers who ventured east this summer, restaurateurs worked tirelessly to apply the state's health guidelines in ways that could fit their new business models, but even the most prepared in the restaurant industry sometimes struggled to keep up.

Sep 10, 2020
South Fork Book Clubs Enter Brave New World

The course of true love never did run smooth: Book lovers with devoted book clubs are doing everything in their power, even mastering new technology, to keep up with meetings in the age of coronavirus. What Zoom lacks in dimension, dimensional conversation makes up for.

Sep 10, 2020
Montauk Restaurants Grapple With Covid-19

After discovering their employees had tested positive for Covid-19, a handful of restaurants in Montauk temporarily closed up shop late last month and early this month to deep clean and retest employees before reopening for business.

Sep 10, 2020
East Hampton Village Trustee Hopefuls Make Their Case

Five candidates are vying for two open East Hampton Village Board seats in the Sept. 15 election: Richard Lawler, the appointed mayor, and Ray Harden an appointed trustee, on the Elms Party line; David Driscoll on the Fish Hooks line, and Chris Minardi of the villages zoning board of appeals and Sandra Melendez on the NewTown line.

Sep 2, 2020
$100,000 FEMA Grant Will Aid Montauk Ambulance Service

The Montauk Fire Department has been awarded $106,371 in Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance to Firefighters grants that will be used for power-assisted stretchers.

Sep 4, 2020
On Call: The Best Time for a Difficult Question

We tend to ask just about everyone we think could even possibly have some sort of serious event requiring CPR or intubation what their wishes are. The reason for that? Because experience has taught me, over and over again, to tackle these questions at the beginning.

Sep 2, 2020
A Long Lost Painting Almost Found

In 1923, more than 100 donors, including such notables as Childe Hassam, P.G. Wodehouse, and Lion Gardiner, contributed to a fund to buy a portrait of the actor John Drew to be presented to East Hampton Village. Days after it was presented, the painting was loaned to the artist, never to be seen again. At least so far as anyone can tell.

Sep 2, 2020
Sibling Surfers Spread Message of Inclusion

Kilian Ruckriegel, 12, and Sophia Cosmina Ruckriegel, 14, brother and sister surfers from Springs, made waves as organizers of a paddle-out held on Aug. 26 at from the beach at Napeague Lane in Amagansett in support of inclusion and solidarity in surfing and the Black Lives Matter movement. "Bring your voice! Bring positive vibes. Spread the word," an Instagram post said. "Let's come together as a community."

Sep 3, 2020
Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter Reopens

The Y.M.C.A. of Long Island has announced that it will open the doors of the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter on Tuesday.

Sep 3, 2020
Remembering the Free Life

Fifty years ago this month, the Free Life balloon took off from George Sid Miller's field in Springs to attempt the first trans-Atlantic balloon voyage. The balloon appears in the photograph seen here, from the collection of the Springs Library. Pamela Brown and her husband, Rodney Anderson, hired a balloon pilot, Malcolm Brighton, to navigate the 52-foot-diameter balloon.

Sep 3, 2020