By Zoë Kobrin The unprecedented stress of navigating COVID-19 while, at the same time, parenting through a pandemic — and all that entailed — has left parents and caregivers reeling. In order to stay both physically and emotionally healthy, our own self-care is critical. And it can be easier than you might think — it doesn’t need to cost a penny or take more than five minutes a day. The following strategies are designed to guide you in getting started: Put on your own “oxygen mask” first. This instruction we’re given to survive in the event of a plane crash ... 25 Jan 2021 by Zoë Kobrin
My Calvin Klein, size none-of-your-business, “skinny” jeans were critically injured last week, when a hole formed on the inside of each leg. The cause of injury was excessive upper thigh abrasion. These jeans have gotten me through the pandemic. They effortlessly stretched when I bent down to clean the dryer lint trap. They served as my apron while I baked a complicated cake for Christmas. I felt their warmth as I waited on a half-hour line at the Seafood Shop in Wainscott to buy the salmon I had ordered ahead. I saw the holes coming. Week by week, the amount ... by Tracy Grathwohl
The Sacramento Municipal Utility District was a model for the Long Island Power Authority when LIPA was created more than three decades ago. SMUD has an elected board of trustees and provides electric service to the Sacramento area of California. It’s a service area with a population comparable to that of LIPA’s. SMUD’s establishment was bitterly opposed by an inept private utility, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, or PG&E — just like LIPA’s formation was bitterly opposed by the inept Long Island Lighting Company. For example, faulty PG&E transmission lines were found to be the cause of the 2020 Camp ... by Karl Grossman
Public Meetings Thursday, January 21 East Hampton Town Board, 11 a.m. regular meeting, held via video conference. 631-324-4141 | ehamptonny.gov Westhampton Beach Zoning Board of Appeals, 5 p.m., held via video conference. 631-288-1654 | westhamptonbeach.org Southampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals, 6 p.m. regular meeting, held via video conference. 631-283-6000 | southamptontownny.gov Monday, January 25 Sagaponack Village Architectural and Historic Review Board, 10 a.m., held via video conference. 631-537-0017 | sagaponackvillage.org Southampton Town Trustees, 1 p.m. regular meeting, held via video conference. 631-283-6000 | southamptontownny.gov Southampton Village Planning Board, 5 p.m. work session, held via video conference. 631-283-0247 | southamptonvillage.org ... by My27east
Suffolk County has not only been the base of one of Donald Trump’s most loyal supporters in Congress, Lee Zeldin, but it’s also been the base of an intensely pro-Trump father-and-daughter combination of billionaire Robert Mercer and Rebekah Mercer. Further, in 2019, Donald Trump Jr. bought a house in Bridgehampton, and there has been discussion in political circles about his seeking to run for public office from Suffolk County. “The Reclusive Hedge-Fund Tycoon Behind The Trump Presidency” was the heading of an extensive article about Mr. Mercer in The New Yorker magazine in 2017. Mr. Mercer “has funded an array ... 18 Jan 2021 by Karl Grossman
Last week, and maybe yet again, our highest institutions of law are under literal siege. When I sit to write the “In and Outs” for the coming year, it is a rambling fantasy and not an act of observation or even statistics. My annual tally goes alphabetically but not consecutively. Trends in Architecture In: We finally have small houses and “glamping” tents to accommodate the occasional gathering or art collection. Also in “container homes,” homes made from shipping containers. Out: We have the large and excessive use of space. Trends in Exercise I love this part of living in Sagg. ... by Marilee Foster
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