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Spanish Influenza: We Still Aren’t Sure What Hit Us in 1918

Even the name, “Spanish Flu,” is a head fake.

Small Town Crank: Lost in the Madhouse

In his classic postmodern short story, “Lost in the Funhouse,” John Barth begins his tale with a simple question: “For whom is the funhouse fun?”

Column: Romanticizing Abuse

It is no secret that many famous relationships in novels, films, and music are glorified despite the abusive behaviors of the characters.

Home: Evie Ramunno Helps Those Who Call Sag Harbor Home

Evie Ramunno, the director of the Sag Harbor Community Food Pantry, was waiting for a delivery. “’Fresh is Best,’ is our motto,” she said as she walked me through the maze of refrigerators, freezers and shelves of carefully organized canned goods.

On Art: Jack Whitten, Secret Sculptor

Shortly before his death this past January, Jack Whitten agreed to an exhibition primarily devoted to his sculpture, a body of work known only to his family and close friends.

On The Road: Haunted Houses and the Ghosts of Dying Cities

Most October's I lead a haunted tour of Sag Harbor as a benefit for the Whaling Museum. While I enjoy this tradition greatly, it can’t compare to the Halloweens of my teenage years. That’s because of a distinctly Midwestern — or maybe just Ohio — tradition that I have yet to encounter anywhere else.

Point of View: Looking Back and Moving Forward

This week I talked to an old friend from high school whom I hadn’t seen or heard from in more than 30 years. The Ford-Kavanaugh hearings had got him thinking.

On Art: Davis and Krasner Together

Apart from resting peacefully near each other in Green River Cemetery in Springs, what do the painters Stuart Davis and Lee Krasner have in common?

On the Road: The Fall Funk and the Enduring Nature of the FjällrävenKanken

Now that September is firmly in our midst, like many East Enders, I’m feeling relieved that the busy summer season is behind us. … But between you and me, I’m also experiencing a certain sense of dread.

Home: Bruce Beyer — Creating a Home Filled with Music

In Sag Harbor, when you hear the last name Beyer, you might instantly think: music. The Beyer family has been filling the air with the sound of music for generations. It all began with grandfather Jacob Carl Beyer ...

On The Road: The Art of Planning and Slovakian Soulmates

Travel is a strange animal. Part meticulous planning, part complete happenstance, despite the best thought-out routes you never know exactly where the road might take you — so it’s best to go along for the ride, even if it takes you to Bratislava.

Home: The Full and Wonderful Life of George Boziwick

I asked George Boziwick the secret to his longevity and good health — “stay busy, keep moving and make sure your mind is active.”

On The Road: By Dawn’s Early Light — Adventures of Mothers and Daughters

My bedside alarm went off at the predetermined hour — 4:30 a.m. Yes, it was a ridiculous time to get up on a Wednesday morning in the middle of summer, but I was on a mission to watch the sunrise over Main Beach in East Hampton and it had been several weeks in the making.

Eye on Public Health: Gone but Not Forgotten

When Scott Pruitt resigned from the EPA last week, there was heated speculation as to whether he actually wrote his resignation letter.

On the Road: Making Sense of Red Subarus, Flying Neutrinos and The Logical Song

It’s official. I no longer see my daughter with any regularity. The demise of our mother/daughter relationship coincided with precisely three factors that collided this spring — a perfect storm, if you will, of willful independence compounded by a reluctance to dive headfirst into the college application process.

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From the Topping Rose House, the 1910 Founders Monument and the 1842 Nathaniel Rogers house on the east to the Methodist Church and the 1825 Gurdon Corwith house on the west, more than a score of buildings and sites dating from the early 19th century to the early 20th century continue to define downtown Bridgehampton.

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