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They Want to ‘Stop the Chop’

“The dishes in my dish rack rattle,” said Andy Rosenthal, a resident of Manhattan’s Upper West Side and the president of Stop the Chop, an organization seeking to end nonessential helicopter flights, including air shuttles to and from the Hamptons and tourist flights over the five boroughs.

Mar 17, 2022
Item of the Week: Broadview in the Bell Estate

This photograph by Robert Hefner shows Broadview, the main house of the Bell Estate in Amagansett, on April 29, 1988, not long after Reginald and Loida Lewis bought it.

Mar 17, 2022
Wainscott Residents Sue to Stop Wind Cable

As construction of the onshore portion of the South Fork Wind farm proceeds in Wainscott, a lawsuit filed in United States District Court last week seeks to halt that work, claiming its potential to spread the perfluorinated chemicals, known as PFAS, that were detected in nearby groundwater.

Mar 17, 2022
On the Wing: Into the Darkening Sky

The American woodcock knows a thing or two about a good display. No bird on the East End of Long Island comes close to rivaling its spring show.

Mar 17, 2022
East Hampton Chef on a Mission to Help in Ukraine

Kristofer Kalas, a trained pastry chef and owner of the tiny market Hello Oma in East Hampton, is in Ukraine helping women and children to get out of the country.

Mar 17, 2022
Mystery Bouquets Brighten Patients' Hospital Visits

A donor known only by the name Eric recently brought smiles to the faces of 25 patients at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital with surprise bouquets of flowers in honor of his mother, who died in 2021.

Mar 17, 2022
On the Wing: Killer in the Marsh

While the great blue heron, the largest heron in North America, is not our only winter heron (black-crowned night herons roost locally all winter), it’s the only one you’re likely to see.

Mar 10, 2022
Religious Leaders Stress Shared Role in Supporting Ukraine

Coming together for a vigil at Hook Mill in East Hampton last Thursday, local clergy spoke about the need to support the people of Ukraine, two million of whom have fled the country since Russia began bombing it last week. “What affects one, affects us all as human beings, which demands that we stand in support of the freedom and rights of every nation,” said the Rev. Walter Thompson Jr. of Calvary Baptist Church.

Mar 10, 2022
On Call: A Turning Point, or the Same Old Story?

Earlier this month state and local authorities began to roll back mask mandates in a variety of settings including schools and public spaces like restaurants. After two years of such mandates, these changes have given many a feeling that the end of the Covid-19 pandemic may finally be upon us. But is it soon to set aside our masks?

Mar 10, 2022
The Way It Was for March 10, 2022

From an 1897 call for a first-class inn here to a 1997 plan for a drive-in movie complex in Wainscott.

Mar 10, 2022
Item of the Week: Account Books of the Mill Company

The account books of the Amagansett Mill Company, kept by John Baker from 1829 through 1841, are featured this week.

Mar 10, 2022
Doctor, Pharmacy Named in Opioid Suit

A man who says he’s still recovering from a years-long struggle with opioid addiction is suing an East Hampton doctor and a local pharmacy, alleging that they were negligent in his care by overprescribing and overfilling highly addictive drugs.

Mar 10, 2022