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The Way It Was for November 16, 2023

It happened here, readers.

Nov 16, 2023
Never Get Rid of the Boar’s Head

“After 35 years here and 15 months off, it feels like where I belong,” said Dave Winthrop, who is back at Brent's General Store in Amagansett and ready to “make people feel like they’re coming to the old Brent’s.”

Nov 16, 2023
Long Wharf Becomes Wartime Flashpoint

The Israel-Hamas war, now in its second month, continues to reverberate on the South Fork. For the second consecutive week, the Sunday afternoon gathering of East End for Ceasefire, an activist group calling for an end to hostilities, was met with a counterrally at their protest site, Long Wharf in Sag Harbor.

Nov 16, 2023
Item of the Week: The 1946 Bonac Football Schedule

This 1946 football schedule belonged to Lorraine Loris (1929-2006), a member of that year’s junior class who attended at least four of the six games played that season, when East Hampton went 3-3.

Nov 16, 2023
Shinnecocks' Cannabis Dispensary Opens for Business

The Shinnecock Indian Nation’s official cannabis dispensary, Little Beach Harvest, is now open for business, just in time for the Indigenous harvest holiday known as Nunnowa, which the tribe celebrates each year on Nov. 16. “It’s a major achievement. This is something that Long Island is in need of,” said Chenae Bullock, the managing director of Little Beach Harvest, in describing the region’s first tax-free cannabis dispensary, located on the Shinnecock territory.

Nov 16, 2023
A Clubhouse Night for Jeff Yusko

The South Fork community continues to rally around Jeffrey Yusko, a longtime Wainscott resident and former East Hampton High School gym teacher who was hit by a van while riding his bicycle in Sagaponack on May 5.

Nov 15, 2023
A Third House Celebration in Montauk

There will be much to celebrate at the Third House Nature Center at Montauk County Park on Sunday: the 30th anniversary of the founding of the nature center, the 50th anniversary of Suffolk County’s first purchase leading to the formation of the county park, and the 50th anniversary of Big Reed Pond’s designation as a National Natural Landmark.

Nov 9, 2023
The Montauk Lighthouse Gets Its Lens Back

As the clock turned to 6, there was a flicker, then another and another and then, emanating from the Lighthouse tower, came two rotating beams of light to pierce the night sky with a strength not seen since the 1980s. An antique Fresnel lens, long relegated to the position of prized museum artifact, was back in its rightful place, and with it the familiar sweep of light spinning predictably from sunset to sunrise, visible many miles from shore, had returned.

Nov 9, 2023
Gretarsson and McManus Wed Here

Sandy and Mike McManus of East Hampton and Vero Beach, Fla., have announced the marriage of their daughter, Nina Bond, to Armann Gretarsson, a son of Gudfinna and Gretar Leifsson of Melville and Iceland.

Nov 9, 2023
First South Fork Wind Turbine to Be Installed Soon

Almost two years after construction began onshore and four months after installation of the first monopile foundation, the project’s final construction began when the barge left the Port of New London, Conn., bound for the wind farm site, around 35 miles off Montauk. Installation of the first turbine generator is expected imminently.

Nov 9, 2023
Long-Quiet East Hampton Chamber of Commerce Reawakens

The East Hampton Chamber of Commerce, a more than 60-year-old organization, is retooling, restaffing, and, after hibernating during the Covid years, is waking up and ready to engage the business community.

Nov 9, 2023
The Way It Was for November 9, 2023

The poignancy of little kids taking pride in their 1898 classroom’s new flag and clock. A bronze plaque placed on a boulder in Montauk by the American Women’s Voluntary Services on Armistice Day in 1948. This was The Star of yore.

Nov 9, 2023