I tied any cauliflower I could, hoping those outer leaves, drawn tight, would serve to protect the head from an incoming 22 degrees. Real deep cold came early and briefly. Brevity made it no less intense. The oats lose much of their green. At last, the sunflowers that managed to bloom after two hard frosts turn black. The field peas have finally died. One last bouquet is on the kitchen counter; the purple flowers among the green twirl of tendrils and vines make it hard to give up what still speaks of summer. You can open the door and just ... by Staff Writer
The Breakwater Yacht Club hosted its annual awards dinner on November 13 at Page Restaurant in Sag Harbor, with the following sailors earning awards for the 2019 season. Dianne and Gordon Ryan were given the club’s Sportsmanship Award for their continuous volunteerism and dedication to the club as the leaders of the race committee every Wednesday night. The club for the last six years has awarded a junior scholarship to an outstanding participant, and this year the club’s commodore, Luke Babcock, gave the award to Pierson High School senior Connor Flanagan, who received a $1,000 check toward his college tuition. ... by Staff Writer
If you were born between 1944 and 1964, you are a Baby Boomer. You are of that generation that blew up the population of the United States dramatically as World War II was ending, extending to the ramp-up to the Vietnam War. There are currently about 76 million of us Boomers still around, and we have dominated the social and cultural landscape for 50 years or so. But times are changing, and the Generation X, Y and Z types, and the Millennials, are taking our place. In so doing, the Millennials, who apparently have little respect for their elders, are ... 18 Nov 2019 by Staff Writer
I was troubled to read the “sour grapes” attack on Mayor Jesse Warren by four of his predecessors in their November 14 letter to editor [“Sound Advice”]. Mayor Warren is now working tirelessly to clean up the mess left by those mayors. My family lives on Lake Agawam, which is one of the most polluted lakes in our state. For years, Southampton mayors promised to clean up the lake — but the lake has gotten worse and worse. Because of inaction, public health is now literally at risk. Thanks to Mayor Warren, we finally have hope. Governor Andrew Cuomo and ... by Staff Writer
Wow! An editorial [“Two Sides Of A Coin,” November 7] and four former mayors bearing down on Mayor Jesse Warren, breathing fire [“Sound Advice,” Letters, November 14]. The mayors’ letter seems like a call from the principal’s office. I don’t think this is what they mean by a “bully pulpit,” but it really seems like it. What happened to giving a new player a chance to make some changes, and some mistakes? Each of our former mayors has made some mistakes while trying to do what they set out to do. All together, they have nearly 25 years of experience ... by Staff Writer
It is an unwritten rule that once the president of the United States is replaced by a duly elected new president, any former presidents allow the president-elect to do his or her job without comment, even if they strongly disagree with new policies or appointments. This is a wise rule for the United States and serves us well. Imagine the additional chaos in Washington, D.C., if former presidents could come to a cabinet meeting and tell the new president how he should do his job, or write op-ed letters giving advice. This would add to the already divided and disabled ... by Staff Writer
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