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On Call: Rules for Exercise and Health

As the seasons shift and we head into the fullness of spring, many people take the opportunity to spend more time outdoors and be more physically active. To avoid injury or discouragement, it's generally best to start small and slowly build up to a fuller exercise routine, rather than start aggressively and then become overwhelmed.

Apr 21, 2022
Tracker Dogs Come to the Rescue

In February, when a 5-month-old puppy went missing at Edward V. Ecker Sr. County Park in Montauk, it seemed as if every pet lover in the hamlet was on the case. In the end, however, it was Kelly Brach and two of her trained tracking dogs that reunited the missing dog, Lucy, with her family.

Apr 21, 2022
Covid Outbreak Closes Town Senior Center

East Hampton Town's senior citizens center, on Springs-Fireplace Road in East Hampton, has been temporarily shuttered following several cases of Covid-19 among program attendees and staff.

Apr 20, 2022
The Way It Was for April 14, 2022

The local jail passes muster in 1922, the county pushes smallpox vaccinations in 1947, and the day in 1972 when the sloop the Sojourn came aground at Montauk.

Apr 14, 2022
Hearing Next Month on Affordable Housing

After months of tinkering with a very challenging project, the Sag Harbor Village Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to set a public hearing on proposed changes to the village code that will allow for affordable housing development in the village.

Apr 14, 2022
Walks With a Message

Irwin Levy led a successful hike through the studios of the late Abstract Expressionist artists James Brooks and Charlotte Park connecting nature and art, and then thought, why not nature and history?

Apr 14, 2022
Item of the Week: Grace on the Tennis Court, 1891-93

This cyanotype shows Grace Binney Winkley Wilson (1862-1952), who spent summers in East Hampton between 1891 and 1895, posing with a racket on a grass court, a tennis net directly behind her.

Apr 14, 2022
On the Wing: The Great Gannet Show

Eleven days ago, on April 3, the northern gannets invaded Sag Harbor. A friend sent a video of several hundred crowding the waters surrounding Long Wharf. Above them, the sky teemed with more. In 20 years of birding around Sag Harbor, I had never seen more than a handful from the wharf.

Apr 14, 2022
Sip a Cold One This Summer?

Neighbors of a potential two-story brewery and restaurant at 17 Toilsome Lane had argued that the village had misinterpreted the zoning code. Their appeal was denied.

Apr 14, 2022
Less Fear, More Fresh Air in Shelter Animals' Future

Eleven months after a public groundbreaking ceremony and eight months after the actual breaking of ground, substantial progress has been made on “Forever Home,” a significant re-envisioning and renovation of the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons campus in Wainscott.

Apr 14, 2022
Restaurateur Is in Poland to Serve

On social media, Mark Smith has shared only a few of the pictures he’s taken of these ordinary moments at a refugee center in southeast Poland, just a couple of miles from the Ukraine border, yet there is something about them that serves to make the everyday consequences of the war in Ukraine very palpable for people an ocean away who can easily push it out of their thoughts.

Apr 14, 2022
Inside Is Off Limits at Guild Hall Hearing

While much discussion about the renovation of Guild Hall has centered around interior issues, specifically the John Drew Theater, at last week’s East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals meeting, at which Guild Hall sought a special permit and variances needed to make the changes, the board strove early on to focus comments only on the exterior of the building and grounds. “There’s a lot of callers on the line, and a lot of the callers are calling about the inside of Guild Hall, over which we have no jurisdiction,” Phil O’Connell, chairing the meeting, said.

Apr 14, 2022