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Editorial: Time to Reconsider Impound Yard

A majority of residents in the greater Sag Harbor area — and beyond — believe having an impound yard surrounded by one of the most environmentally sensitive areas in the State of New York is not wise and should be reconsidered.

Editorial: Support Small Businesses

It may have been conceived by a credit card giant in American Express, but Small Business Saturday — held the day after box-store shopping juggernaut, Black Friday — has resulted in billions of dollars being funneled into local businesses.

Editorial: Water Quality First, Pools Later

Old cesspools and septic tanks are a serious threat to the health of the Peconic Bay system, leaching nitrogen even when they are working properly into groundwater that inevitably finds its way to the bays.

On the Road: California Dreamin’… and Real-Life Nightmares

Thousand Oaks became the site of the country’s latest massacre with 12 people gunned down at the Borderline Bar. Ironically, when I was 16, it was the first place I traveled on my own.

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

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

Editorial: Rules for the CACs

Should a Citizens Advisory Committee in Southampton Town play the role of advocate before the Town Planning Board, opposing or calling for modifications in development proposals?

Editorial: Public Work in Public, Please

The village’s proposed legislation was revealed on Tuesday with no discussion — not uncommon for this board — and, while we agree with the direction the board is taking on this particular issue, it follows a continually frustrating pattern.

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.

Editorial: Dignity for All

The Sag Harbor Board of Education is making the right decision in choosing to incorporate the New York State Dignity for All Students Act, also known as “DASA,” into its Code of Conduct.

Editorial: Speak Up, Please

For the second time in the last month, we witnessed a public board make an important decision via a vote, without being required by a board chair or legal advisor to vocalize that vote for the benefit of the public.

Editorials: 2018 Election Endorsements

There is an urgency surrounding the November 6 election and it has little to do with local and state races but the sense that these midterms for Congress will likely be considered historic.

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.

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