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On The Road: The Politics of Holidays

Well, the holidays are officially upon us — or I should say they’re officially upon the inside of my car. At least, that’s what Sirius XM Radio has been telling me since adding Channel 70 to its roster back on November 1.

For The Other Kind Of Leftovers

Like many cooks, I often make too much food for Thanksgiving, which I then pack up and give to my guests, because I’ve been...

Michael A. Butler: “Preserving The History of Home”

As an artist, historian, humanitarian, Michael A. Butler continues to leave his mark on Sag Harbor, stroke by stroke, step by step.

Point of View: Long-Term Planning for Sag Harbor Village

Thank you to all who attended the trial run of a Saturday Village Board of Trustees work session on October 26.  For anyone who could not attend I have written out my notes about of long-term goals for the village.

Eye on Art: Women of the 9th St. Show

In the November 24, 1975 issue of New York magazine, the art critic Thomas B. Hess reviewed an exhibition of portraits by Elaine de Kooning. Hess, who was himself among her subjects, described her as “one of the sparkling ‘Amazons’ who emerged in the flowering of American painting after World War II and into the 1950’s.” He also mentioned several female artists of the early 20th century Russian avant-garde to whom that “equivocal nickname” had been applied.

On the Road: Watching the Nest Grow Emptier

Here at our humble abode in the woods of Northwest, we’ve officially entered a new phase of empty nestdom. Which is probably why my new modus operandi is to alight in it as little as I can ... in other words, I am officially out and about.

Eye on Art: Looking Into Glass Houses

A few weeks ago, literally at the crack of dawn, an intrepid group assembled at LongHouse Reserve for an excursion to the Glass House and Grace Farms in New Canaan, Connecticut. Both sites are notable for their transparent architecture, but the concept behind each is very different.

On The Road: Storm Surge and the Bagels Left Behind

“Hi Mom … We’re evacuating.” It wasn’t exactly the phone call I was expecting just two weeks into my daughter’s first semester of college, but here it was.

Robert Browngardt: “At Home in the Crow’s Nest”

A collection of squirrel figurines adorned the windowsill of the “Crow’s Nest” — the screened in porch of the Browngardt house on Palmer Terrace. “My family has lived in this house since 1926,” Robert Browngardt explained. “I spend most of my time out here on the porch.”

Eye on Art: Montauk Highway III

For its third annual celebration of the artists who migrated to the South Fork in the years after World War II, the Eric Firestone...

On The Road: The Long Goodbye, Dorm Room Antics and The Art of Letting...

Frankly, it was not at all how I expected it to go. There we were, my husband Adam and I standing on the cobblestone walkway...

Point of View: With E-Cigarettes on the Rise, Do Students Know What They Are...

Teen use of e-cigarettes and vaping devices reached “epidemic” proportions last year, with 1 in 4 high school students say they are using, yet national surveys show that teens are largely unaware of what they’re really inhaling.

On the Road: When the Nestling Heads to College

“How are you holding up?” It’s a common refrain these days and  generally … no, always  … it’s a phrase directed at me by a woman. Someone who is often slightly older and, without fail, a mother. Usually, the deliverer of the sentence also has slightly moist eyes, a subtle head tilt and a sad, sympathetic  smile.

Suffolk Closeup: They’ve Only Begun

"We are witnessing a tipping point in energy history, and today’s commitment to large-scale investment in offshore wind power proves that New York walks the walk of powering our economy with renewable energy,” said Gordian Raacke, executive director of Bridgehampton-based Renewable Energy Long Island, following approval by Governor Andrew Cuomo of two major offshore wind farms in the waters off Long Island.

It’s Only Natural: Swimming, Boating, Frolicking in Salt Water

I am reborn, once again a child of the sea. — From a poem written by Amy Kirshbaum as a gift for my wife and...

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It’s Time for the Trees at Hearthside Cheer

Lovers of the season will appreciate the Southampton History Museum’s upcoming Holiday Party. Titled “Hearthside Cheer: Designer Tree Auction,” the party is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 7. The festive evening at the Rogers Mansion, which was built during Southampton’s Gilded Age, will include food, drinks, music, and a designer tree auction.

Sag Harbor Employees Get Raises; Grant Sought for Rain Gardens

Members of Sag Harbor’s Civil Service Union and eight additional employees will receive annual base pay hikes plus 3-percent raises for three years of a new five-year agreement that the Village Board of Trustees approved on Tuesday. For two of those years, salaries will rise by 3 percent but without the base-pay hike.

“Here Comes The Cinema!”

In the weeks leading up to its reopening, Sag Harbor Cinema (SHC) is presenting “Here Comes the Cinema!” a feast of films celebrating movie houses of all kinds and a tribute to the magic of cinema as a shared experience.