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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 ....
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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...

Letters to the Editor: January 9, 2020

A Happy Reminder I would like to acknowledge my thanks for a number of things. A few weeks ago, I lost my wallet at the Water...

Editorial: Oversight Long Overdue

It would be almost farcical if it was not so serious, but the latest news out of the saga that has become the reconstruction of the former Stella Maris Regional School building into the Sag Harbor Learning Center proves once more that it is incumbent on the Sag Harbor School Board of Education to take a role of greater oversight on a project that is not only millions of dollars over budget, but one where when issues arise, it is weeks, if not several months before board members — or taxpayers — are informed.

On The Road: Food for Thought (and the College Student)

“There’s no food in this house!” So came the plaintive wails of our daughter as she perused the kitchen shelves in late December, having newly arrived from completion of her first semester of college. "Really?" I thought. "Is that possible? No food at all?"

Nada Barry: The Feeling of Belonging ‘Home’

The Wharf Shop is a Sag Harbor gem that many of us have counted on for more than 50 years and standing behind all of that inspiration and hard work is Nada Barry, the owner and proprietor of this lovely establishment.

Editorial: Celebrating Our History

As Sag Harbor Village continues to be a regional epicenter for redevelopment, perhaps now, more than ever, understanding the history of the village —...

Bulbs in a Climate Challenged World

If it’s happening in my garden, I’m fairly sure it’s going on in yours too, so yes, that’s right, the leaves of our spring bulbs are starting to come up already. I know, I know, you’re thinking that’s not good, right? But here’s the deal, and this is super important, there’s no need to panic.

Looking Back: When the Watchcase Saved Sag Harbor

The whaling business was practically “dead in the water” in the last decades of the 1800s.  At the time, the New York Sun described Sag Harbor as “a deserted village with a waste of empty cellars, vacant lots, tumble down cooper shops, and deserted buildings.” 

Forever Young: Turns Out There is a There, There

In Nashville, Tennessee. When we heard our family would all be meeting up for Thanksgiving in Nashville (our oldest granddaughter and her fiancé work and...

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