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Guestwords: On the Old Back Lots

Contested Marsden Street in Sag Harbor? As kids we called the area the back lots. Here’s its story.

May 4, 2023
Guestwords: The Wild West of Building

When the construction never lets up, the rules have got to change.

Apr 27, 2023
Guestwords: Let Us Eat Cake

Adventures with an American cheesecake in Normandy.

Apr 20, 2023
Guestwords: Zoning’s Perfect Storm

A storm of aggressive and sometimes egregious development is upon us, and the East Hampton Town Building Department is unsupported. This is a disastrous combination.

Apr 13, 2023
Guestwords: Amazon Time

So what’s it really like to take a job as an Amazon driver?

Apr 6, 2023
Guestwords: Hoop Dreams

Rediscovering basketball on my street in Springs, I began to lose myself in the joy of just being in my body and rekindling my relationship with my younger self and a ball.

Mar 30, 2023
Guestwords: Hero of Insured Deposits

In a newly unstable banking environment, American depositors can thank William H. Woodin of East Hampton for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Mar 23, 2023
Guestwords: The Sins of the Fathers

How did we get to this precarious situation with Montauk’s water quality? The problem, in a word, is overdevelopment.

Mar 16, 2023
Guestwords: A President for Adults

As Jimmy Carter is now in hospice care, I wonder what might have happened had his prescient words on conservation and self-sacrifice been heeded.

Mar 9, 2023
Guestwords: Driver’s Ed Drop-Off

Thoughts on that road sign that says: Last Exit Before the End of Your Usefulness as a Person.

Mar 2, 2023
Guestwords: Memories of Burt Bacharach

The passing of Burt Bacharach on Feb. 8 frees me to reveal that he was my first love.

Feb 23, 2023
Guestwords: The Real Venture Smith

The remarkable story of a man of character who bought his way out of bondage and became a successful landowner.

Feb 16, 2023