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Taking a swim in the bay on Sunday, I was once again struck by how incredibly beautiful the waters of Gardiner’s Bay are and how lucky our family has been to have a slot on the sands facing them.
It was Thursday evening, I think, and, eager to get away from the bear attacks of a long week, I drove to the beach at Atlantic Drive on Napeague. There was one other person there when I arrived around 6:30, and he or she was wrapped in a towel and sitting on a chair some distance away from the road end. About a mile to the west through the haze I...
Jasper’s bare feet pounding the ground as he runs through the fields at Quail Hill seem to turn the earth hollow beneath him, a sound felt as much as heard.
At the beach the other day there were beautiful sights — one of Amanda Calabrese, who was to have been named this week to the United States’ competitive lifesaving team, whirling through the waves in a long, sleek lifesaving craft of which she was obviously the master, and the other of the back of my wife’s head as it and her body rose and fell...

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Monday night’s rain, though much less than an inch, was just enough to keep the broad-leaved trees from beginning to turn pale green.

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Bateman Painting, whose glory years date back pretty much a decade — the last 7-on-7 soccer championship it won was in the fall of 2007 — is, as the result of a 2-1 win over Tortorella Pools in a playoff semifinal at East Hampton’s Herrick Park on July 20, knocking on the door again.
Michal Petrzela and David Powers crossed the finish line at Ditch Plain hand-in-hand following the longest of Saturday’s Montauk Playhouse ocean challenge swims, a point-to-point 5K, in 59 minutes and 52 seconds.