By Eric Fischl I had a revelation five years ago that what has always distinguished Sag Harbor Village from the rest of the Hamptons was that its resilience is rooted in a history of producing products that went out into a global market. Though the industries came and went, what didn’t was the fundamental character of the people of this town who understood that they were part of a larger world that their work went into. Because this gave Sag Harbor a cosmopolitan character, tolerance for diversity, individuality, eccentricity and creativity have been attracted here and accepted here. Over the ... 20 Apr 2021 by Eric Fischl
With major publishers, one after another, buying up other major publishers, the existence of a small, independent, highly active book publishing firm in Suffolk County is notable. The company was put together by Martin Shepard, who passed away in December, and Judith Shepard, his wife. HarperCollins, in a $349 million deal last month, bought Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books and Media, the trade publishing division of a venerable U.S. publishing company, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Will HarperCollins, owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, follow in its tradition? Highly unlikely. And this is just the latest consolidation among major publishers. As The New ... by Karl Grossman
It was quite a blast at the power of the Suffolk police unions in The New York Times last month — two full pages with the headline “The County Where Cops Call The Shots.” The county is Suffolk, and the article was written by Farah Stockman, a member of The Times editorial board. It began by quoting a person who cannot be described as “anti-police” — Suffolk Legislator Rob Trotta, “a cranky Republican county legislator on Long Island who worked as a [Suffolk] cop for 25 years,” an “unlikely voice for police reform.” He’s “full of praise for the rank ... 14 Apr 2021 by Karl Grossman
It’s spring, and hate is in the air. Or, more accurately and refreshingly, a reckoning with it. I’ve been the object of hate. I’ve also witnessed it. I was reminded of that fact by the cosmic conjoining of the recent spate of hate crimes against Asian Americans and the trial of Derek Chauvin, the white former Minneapolis police officer whose knee pinned George Floyd, a Black man, allegedly leading to Mr. Floyd’s death. Three years ago, as I was walking along lower Sixth Avenue on one of those crisp late spring afternoons when the blue of the sky has the ... by Carlos Sandoval
Seven Local Nonprofits Launch the East End Fund for Children This week, seven local nonprofit organizations announced the launch of the East End Fund for Children. Designed to meet the needs of the community’s most vulnerable during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the Fund for Children will help coordinate the efforts and build the capacity of these vital community partners through joint fundraising and collaborative programming. The seven nonprofit organizations involved in the fund include the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center, the Children’s Museum of the East End, the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center, i-Tri, Project MOST, The Retreat and ... by My27east
East End Farm to Food Pantry: Addressing Food Insecurity on the East End The Peconic Land Trust, 292 Hampton Road in Southampton, will host “Farm to Food Pantry: Addressing Food Insecurity on the East End” on Wednesday, April 21, from 6 to 7 p.m. Food insecurity on the East End has been exacerbated by the ongoing pandemic, affecting many families. Learn about the Peconic Land Trust’s Farm to Food Pantry Program and the organizations that have worked alongside the Trust to help address the problem. Moderated by Jill Schlesinger, the Emmy-nominated and Gracie Award Winning Business Analyst for CBS News, ... by My27east
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