Home Opinion

Opinion

Letters to the Editor: February 27, 2020

Fond Memories I really enjoyed Jim Marquardt’s article on the Watchcase factory saving Sag Harbor . The history of Fahys and Bulova were very informative....

Editorial: An American Success Story

As Black History Month comes to a close, February delivered a devastating blow with the death of B. Smith, whose pioneering role as an African American entrepreneur cannot be overstated. 

Home: Never Wanting to Leave Sag Harbor

I often wonder why it is that I’m forever teeter-tottering between wanting to travel the world and never wanting to leave home? My husband, man of few words, reminds me that it is because our ‘home’, Sag Harbor, is one of the most beautiful places in the world. One minute I’m at the top-ready to fly off to foreign lands; while the next minute, I don’t want to budge from under my electric throw blanket. However, after speaking with the Schiavonis, I realize I’m not the only one that feels that way.

Looking Back: Puritans On Long Island

By Jim Marquardt The Duke of York wrote to Governor Andrus, a colonial administrator in New Amsterdam, on April 8, 1675, “I shall let you...

Notes From the Field: Cutting Stems In the Winter

It’s that time of year, when the air starts to taste different, when you can see the far side of winter and off in the distance — yes for sure, that’s definitely spring. Still, don’t be fooled into letting down your guard, we could possibly still have a lot of cold to get through but on sunny days. I too want to go out there and do some gardening, and yes, I too am sick of weeding (although I did get a nifty new longer handled Japanese weeding hoe that I’m very excited about. I still can’t kneel or squat down without pain in my new knee). So, what to do?

Editorial: A Teachable Moment

Race remains a third rail topic in America, and Black History Month in February presents an opportunity to stride forward purposefully, or to misstep. Sometimes...

Letters to the Editor: January 6, 2020

The Real Enemy I write to you today as a private citizen, not representing any of the organizations with which I work professionally or personally. The...

Editorial: The Start of Something

Last week’s Press Sessions discussion focusing on the East Hampton Airport and its future was a start of a conversation that needs to dig much, much deeper. The fact that the debate wasn’t altogether acrimonious was a good start. The fact that it was a rare face-to-face exchange of information from two deeply entrenched sides is, frankly, troubling, since that’s the only way a real solution will be found.

Editorial: Slow Down, You Move Too Fast

It was a quick shift — the moment when smartphones went from a device most commonly found in the hands of working adults, to one that some children expect to receive while still in elementary school.

Notes From the Field: Slow Down, Amateur Gardeners!

I recently attended an event where we were instructed to close our eyes and envision our ideal 2040 and then report to the room what changes in our lives we could make to head towards that future. Not surprisingly, a great many individuals declared their first step would be to grow their own food. Everyone said ‘Bravo”, but inside I shuddered a little. I’ve watched many folks set out on this same path, get totally overwhelmed, and not only fail and feel miserable, but also develop a real aversion to gardening.

Letters to the Editor: January 30, 2020

Spirit Is Alive On January 24, the Sag Harbor Booster Foundation hosted the ninth annual Spirit Night. It is an evening designed to showcase and...

Everything “Old” Really is New Again

I’ve reached an age when my grandmother, at the same age I am now, was an old woman. She wore black orthopedic shoes, a corset, and had tight blue curls for hair. She’d had an interesting life traveling the world when she was first married. She’d been one of the first women ever to attend Stanford University. But in her 70s she seemed Past Prime Time.

Editorial: Equal for All

There has been much clamoring recently about changes enacted last month to the state’s criminal justice system, most notably the elimination of cash bail for many defendants changed with nonviolent offenses.

Letters to the Editor: January 23, 2020

Do The Right Thing It is very heartening to read that Sag Harbor Village is seriously contemplating a partial ban on gas-fired leaf blowers ....
The Sag Harbor Express Logo Transparent

Letters to the Editor: January 16, 2020

The Real Reasons Last week’s full-page editorial assault on President Trump and on Congressman Lee Zeldin for supporting him bemoans the state of our...

Latest Articles

Sag Harbor Village Board Meeting Shut Down After “Zoombombing”

The Sag Harbor Village Board of Trustees had to shut down a public meeting launched via Zoom on Friday afternoon after someone hacked into the work session, using racial slurs and profanity in the comments section while village board members attempted to update residents on the coronavirus outbreak.

Sag Harbor School District Cancels Planned Spring Break Per Governor’s Order

The Sag Harbor School District will not take a spring recess April 6 through April 10, although Interim Superintendent Jeff Nichols said in an email to families on Friday that the district did understand some families did need “some time to relax and recharge” and that the district would focus that week’s remote learning programming on review and fun activities for students.

With Gyms Closed, Home Fitness Sees Its Rise

With Gyms Closed, Home Fitness Sees Its Rise