Charles Benjamin Rhodes Jr. died on February 22, 2020. He was 81. Born in Southampton on March 25, 1938, he lived there until relocating to Singer Island, Florida. He spent many years enjoying the water, but his truest happiness came from spending time with his family, survivors said. Mr. Rhodes is survived by his wife of 60 years, Charlotte (Borucke) Rhodes; four children, Cheryl Phillips (Scott), Debbie Harn (David Shelton Jr.), Charlie Rhodes III (Lisa), Mary DeAtley (Scott); six grandchildren, Jennifer, Brandon, Brian, Ben, Ashley and Taylor; and two great-grandchildren, Emma and Lily. No services are planned at this time. ... by My27east
Robert “Bob” L. Gaeckle of Summit, New Jersey, died February 22, 2020. He was 83. Born in 1937 in Kearny, New Jersey, to Mildred and Louis Gaeckle, he met Claire, who would become his wife in 1960, at Upsala College. After marrying, Mr. Gaeckle and his wife moved to Maplewood, New Jersey, and started a family. He completed his master’s in business administration at New York University in 1966. He had a fulfilling 38-year career as an investment banker on Wall Street, working at firms including Shearson Hammill & Co., Salomon Smith Barney and its predecessors, and Citigroup. Mr. Gaeckle ... by My27east
Drawdown East End, the local chapter of the Project Drawdown research organization and movement to combat climate change, is putting on a series of events beginning in March on reducing food waste. Project Drawdown cites reducing food waste, both on the preconsumer and consumer ends, as the No. 3 solution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Drawdown East End is inviting members of the public, especially food providers, to participate in identifying where there are local opportunities to prevent food loss in each stage of the food supply chain, from production, to store shelves, to home. Participants will work on creating ... by Brendan J. OReilly
In the coffee shop, leaning on the counter is the lanky posture of a local artist and philosopher. He does not directly address me, but as I step up to order mine, he bends his neck down so he can make eye contact with just one eye. “Shouldn’t we be iceboating?” he says. I try to dedicate at least part of every winter to a hoe-out of at least one of our farm’s many barns. Farmers tend to adhere to the philosophy of keeping things. For example, we keep a 50-year-old potato harvester not because it has a classic value, ... by Staff Writer
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