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On the eve of Donald J. Trump’s inauguration, opposition to his presidency is at a historic high. As few as 40 percent of Americans polled this week said they had a favorable opinion of the incoming president.
By the time Bernie Sanders swept the New Hampshire Democratic primary and urged voters to go to Bernie Sanders.com to make online contributions to his campaign, Barack Obama had long since revolutionized presidential fund-raising by using the internet in the 2008 race to seek donations and to gather information and organize the ranks. (Time and...
A new house is going up across the street from mine. It is large, with separate two-story sections joined by a steel-framed atrium or what might be a barn-like social space or indoor swimming pool. It’s hard to say.
Mary was reading the other day about “inemuri,” the Japanese tradition of napping on the job.
I have a love-hate relationship with winter. Every so often I mull about moving to an always-temperate place, someplace where momentum doesn’t get lost for half a year, where my outward self, the one that flings open the door and steps outside barely awake, stays active all year and the half-outside life I adopt during the season — and the...
Every once in a while a bird shows up that takes the South Fork by storm. In the past, it’s been eagles, snowy owls, pelicans, Lapland longspurs, Ross’s gulls, puffins, painted buntings, and scissor-tail flycatchers, to name but a few. Birdwatchers come from all over the United States, even from as far west as California, to see some of those rare...

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The sculptor Paul Pavia grew up surrounded by art. His father, Philip Pavia, was a sculptor, and his mother, Natalie Edgar, is a painter. Starting in 1986 when he was 15 years old, their son spent 12 summers in Pietrasanta, Italy, a Tuscan town that has drawn artists for centuries to its marble studios and foundries. He learned figurative...
The Springs Community Theater will present four performances of the play “Steel Magnolias” at the Springs Presbyterian Church tomorrow and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Friday, Jan. 27, and Jan. 28, also at 7.
The company’s latest play, “4000 Miles,” matches Amy Herzog’s Pulitzer-nominated and Obie-winning text with the versatile acting chops of some of the company’s regulars and with Samantha Herrera’s first HTC appearance.
A shot of rhythm and blues — and rock ’n’ roll, and maybe some folk and jazz to boot — may be the cure for cabin fever as South Fork residents settle into winter. Tomorrow at 8 p.m., the first of three “Legends of Rock” films, assembled by Joe Lauro of Historic Films Archive, will be screened at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.