This week the Hamptons International Film Festival announced A24’s “Waves” as its Closing Night Film. Directed by Trey Edward Shults, the film presents the lives of a suburban African-American family... more
By Mary Ann Mulvihill-Decker My grandmother caught the Spanish flu. The pandemic of 1918 came in three waves. Gram caught it in the third wave, in 1919, in Sag Harbor. She was a healthy young woman of 22 at the time. The sad thing, though, was that she was pregnant. Elizabeth Ann Mulvihill lived for 43 days in 1920. She died 100 years ago this summer. Gram and her family were told that the virus had caused “failure to thrive” in her brand new baby. I learned about Elizabeth Ann at St. Andrew’s Cemetery on Brick Kiln Road as a ... 28 Sep 2020 by By Mary Ann Mulvihill-Decker
Frank Rappa of Westhampton Beach died on August 30. He was 91. He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Ruby. He is survived by his four sons, Joseph, Philip, Mark, and Daniel, and many friends and family members. by My27east
Pandemic reluctance and restrictions notwithstanding, the Southampton Town Board continues its relentless push to change the Community Preservation Fund law by holding truncated, disjointed public hearings, the aim of which is to appear inclusive of the public, but really to grease through an inappropriate, egregiously ugly two-story sports complex on traffic-choked County Road 39 and Magee Street. On land fought for and saved from a shopping mall by taxpayer purchase for traffic calming and preservation, this change would violate the letter and spirit of the CPF law, as well as negatively impacting all surrounding village streets. The fact that the ... by Staff Writer
Last week, The Southampton Press ran a negative and misleading editorial titled “Turning A Corner” [September 24]. In addition to asserting that our campaign ads were somehow “misleading,” when they were all fully based in fact and well-sourced, the editorial branded one of our mailers as the campaign’s “nadir,” claiming it was a “sophomoric” doctoring of a photograph of Zach Epley to make him appear 50 pounds heavier. That photo, however, was not doctored whatsoever. The image of Zach Epley was copied directly from the Epley-Allan photo on their campaign website, a fact easily confirmed by comparing the mailer photo ... by Staff Writer
In the midst of all the current chaos in our country, my grandson entered the world. His arrival gave us a welcome respite of joy, peace and thanksgiving. He was born healthy, blessed to have enjoyed quality affordable prenatal care. Thankfully, one of his parents still has a job and will be able to provide health care for him through employer-sponsored health insurance. But that is not the reality for so many Americans. Today, I awoke once again to the awful reality that over 200,000 Americans have died, millions have lost jobs, businesses have been shuttered, education disrupted, and economic ... by Staff Writer
The decennial census is constitutionally mandated to apportion the House of Representatives and the Electoral College. Representational equality — each elected official representing the same number of people — is essential in a republic. Furthermore, census data are also important in the allocation of an estimated $1.5 trillion in federal funding to states and localities. Thus, accuracy and completeness of the count are of utmost concern to all New Yorkers. The Trump administration has challenged the integrity of the 2020 Census since the first day in its attempt to add a question on citizenship, aiming to undercount not just immigrants ... by Staff Writer
As we all know from both sides of politics, this is passionate like we have not seen in our lifetime. In New York’s 1st District, we happen to have one of the most contentious and watched races in the country: Nancy Goroff vs. Lee Zeldin. Lee Zeldin, the incumbent, is a Trump supporter. Yes, Lee Zeldin does not believe in science; yes, Lee Zeldin remains silent as Trump spits on the graves of our military; yes, he thrives on negative, devisive and fake news to confuse our community, while doing absolutely nothing for us. But the most difficult for me ... by Staff Writer
Between 20 years of “manufacturing” illiterate, uninformed juvenile voters, 20 years of millions of illiterate, illegal “voters,” and thousands upon thousands of now outrightly acceptable but downrightly fraudulent mail-in voters, Dems have a wonderful voter base of citizens of great character. The Troop Abroad PAC, in its least, is one decent start to address a domestic enemy crisis that the Constitution warns about and is clearly upon us. Be fully informed, be active, and be ready to vote and assist others to do the same. P.H. Babcock Sag Harbor by Staff Writer
How many times must voters say no to Discovery Land Company’s gargantuan golf course and planned residential development, anyway? The Town Board voted no two years ago. East Quogue voted no to a village — which we all knew what we were really voting no for: no PRD. Now, once again, another extension has been granted, partly by the aggressive work of Jay “Developer” Schneiderman, who, at the last meeting, lobbied colleagues to grant this latest extension [“With Denial Motion Defeated, Lewis Road Vote Delayed Until Next Year,” 27east.com, September 22]. I want to know, Mr. Schneiderman, what’s in it ... by Staff Writer
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