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Item of the Week: Christopher Cuffee at Rest

In this photo, Christopher Cuffee (1862-1939), a tribal council member of the Eastville Montauks, takes a break under his delivery wagon’s canopy on a summer day.

Dec 1, 2022
On the Wing: We Should Call It the Zebra Bird

You don’t need to go deep into the woods to find a red-bellied woodpecker, but if you're looking for a distinctive red belly, you won't find it. Instead, its head is red, which explains why people often misidentify it as the red-headed woodpecker, which hardly shows up on Long Island.

Dec 1, 2022
The Way It Was for December 1, 2022

From a 1922 plea to stop dumping in the woods to a hunting-hiking tension back in 1972, read all about it.

Dec 1, 2022
Eight Tons of Aid to Ukraine So Far

A year ago, Natalie Massa couldn't have guessed that she'd be the chairwoman of a nonprofit organization,, donating money to orphanages in Kyiv. But the world changed when Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022, and for many who grew up there, and whose families remain, watching events unfold without helping was impossible.

Dec 1, 2022
Short Trees? It's a Longer Story

Demonstrating a supply issue that dates back to 2008, Canadian grower’s first shipment to Fowler’s Garden Center had no larger trees, so it offered East Hampton Village smaller ones at a discount. Now it will provide larger trees of a more expensive variety for the same price. “We don’t do this to make money,” said Rick Fowler. “This is our way to give back to the community.”

Nov 28, 2022
Charlie Brown Christmas Not What East Hampton Village Ordered

East Hampton Village has big plans for the holiday season, including a tree-lighting at the Hook Mill sponsored by Prada and Santa arriving by helicopter in Herrick Park, but those tiny trees that went up last week? Not planned.

Nov 25, 2022
On the Wing: Turkeys, Turkeys, Everywhere

It’s hard to decouple the turkey from Thanksgiving, but long before we paired turkeys with mashed potatoes and stuffing and turned them into a national symbol, they were going about their business, hanging out in gangs, flipping leaves, and browsing the ground for nuts.

Nov 24, 2022
Scallop Season: ‘I Didn’t Even Bother to Go’

For lovers of bay scallops, hope gave way to disappointment for a fourth consecutive year, with scattered finds in East Hampton Town and New York State waters since they were opened to the annual harvest.

Nov 24, 2022
Dry Coastal Ponds Are a Warning

The abnormally low water table coupled with the spread of invasive species are combining to threaten the long-term health of the East End’s coastal plain ponds.

Nov 24, 2022
The Way It Was for November 24, 2022

One day in 1972, “very little happened at the East Hampton Town Board’s unusually short meeting.”

Nov 23, 2022
Item of the Week: Bonac Beachcomber, Thanksgiving 1949

This Bonac Beachcomber came out the day before Thanksgiving in 1949, but instead of holiday festivities or football coverage, the focus was on a class debate and a 15th birthday party.

Nov 23, 2022
Big Haul for Food Pantries

After three weeks of fund-raising, an online auction dubbed Feed the East End raised more than $10,000 for food pantries in East Hampton, Sag Harbor, and Montauk; sponsorships boosted the total to over $15,000.

Nov 22, 2022