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Library Item of the Week: The Shoes They Wore

Shown here is the account book that Daniel Hedges, a shoemaker in East Hampton, kept from 1765-1771. Hedges (1742-1831) was a son of John Hedges and Elizabeth Talmage Hedges. In this account, Hedges identifies each pair of shoes he sells, some listed as "pomps," or pumps, and others simply as "shoes." He also notes repairs to soles of shoes and caps put on heels.

Feb 3, 2021
On Call: The Burden of Time

In many ways, there are few things in medicine as dangerous as the passage of time. By this, I mean that inexorable movement toward a place where the status quo holds reign. Patients who come in to discuss their concerns about a recent 5 or 10-pound weight gain over a month or two will often be fired up with the desire to make positive changes in their lives.

Feb 3, 2021
Montauk Bird Count Yields 129 Species

The 91st Montauk Christmas Bird Count, held on Dec. 19, tallied 129 species, the second-highest total over the last 10 years, with the highlight of the day the sighting of a wood thrush, the first in count record.

Jan 29, 2021
Capt. Joshua B. Edwards’s House

Local legend holds that sections of this house were made from timbers of early shipwrecks. 

Jan 28, 2021
Debate Home Mail Delivery in Amagansett

An ad hoc meeting of the Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee on Monday night, called to discuss the possibility of bringing home mail delivery to Amagansett, started off with questions about how many of the hamlet's 2,000 or so mailbox owners would actually want it, and ended an hour later with few answers.

Jan 28, 2021
Coyotes on Long Island: What to Know

Coyotes, which have recently been seen on surveillance cameras on the East End, will be the subject of a South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center talk on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

Jan 28, 2021
A Photographer's Field Notes From the Inauguration

Lori Hawkins has covered the inauguration before. Whether or not to wear a flak jacket was not something those occasions required her to consider.

Jan 27, 2021
Montauk Skate Park Expansion Gains Traction

A plan is in the works to renovate and expand the Montauk skate park, designed in 1999 by the late skateboarding legend Andy Kessler. To fund the project, East Hampton Town has $50,000 in hand from one donor and is applying for a $25,000 grant from the Skatepark Project in California.

Jan 27, 2021
Amagansett Library Book, 72 Years Overdue, Is Returned

The Amagansett Library's copy of "Great Heart: The LIfe Story of Theodore Roosevelt" was belatedly returned, the late fee waived. It had been checked out on April 5, 1949, and was returned on Friday, approximately 71 years and nine months overdue.

Jan 26, 2021
Recalling East Hampton's Past

The East Hampton Historical Society’s annual winter lecture series, which will take place virtually this year, will launch Friday evening at 7 with “I Remember When: John Howard Payne’s Memories of Old East Hampton and His Life, 1791-1852.”

Jan 28, 2021
Paid Parking in Sag Harbor by Summer?

The Sag Harbor Village Board is getting closer to finalizing a proposal to charge for parking on Main Street and in the Long Wharf parking lot between Memorial Day and Columbus Day weekends.

Jan 21, 2021
On Call: Understanding the U.K. Variant

Recently, a new source of uncertainty has arisen in the form of a variant in the novel coronavirus that has spread quickly. There are many concerns about what this means for the next stages of the pandemic, especially as we stand on the brink of the largest mass vaccination effort in memory.

Jan 21, 2021