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The new home for the Kendall Madison Fitness Center at East Hampton High School is cavernous, a super-gym four times larger than the old one, and, wonderful to tell, it is not only filled with equipment — much of it having been donated by the Hampton Gym Corp’s Bruce Cotter last spring, a gift valued at $250,000 — but also is filled with students...
For those whose taste in films includes the offbeat and independent, the East Hampton Library will present free screenings of six foreign films in its annual Winter International Film Festival, which will open on Sunday at 2 p.m. with “Antonia’s Line,” a Dutch production that won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 1996. The festival...
The RJD Gallery which was destroyed during the recent fire in Sag Harbor, will reopen in a new facility on Main Street in Bridgehampton. Richard Demato, the proprietor of RJD Gallery hopes to open in mid-March. ArtUNPRIMED, an online art gallery and consultation service specializing in emerging and mid-career artists from the East End, will mount...
From the National Theatre Live series, Guild Hall will present an encore screening of the London revival of Harold Pinter’s 1975 play “No Man’s Land” on Saturday at 7 p.m. The production, which was broadcast live from Wyndham’s Theatre on Dec. 15, stars two of the pillars of English theater, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart.

It may be that no single person has done more to knock down the doors of censorship in art and literature in America than Barney Rosset.
The Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue will hold open auditions for Bernard Slade’s mystery “An Act of the Imagination” on Sunday and Monday from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Quogue Community Hall. There are roles for three men and four women.
The comedian Joseph Vecsey is back, and Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor has him — as host for new All Star Comedy Shows to be presented tomorrow and Jan. 27 at 8 p.m.
In his “state of the town” speech last week, East Hampton Supervisor Larry Cantwell made note of the effort to build a medical center on Pantigo Place. Southampton Hospital envisions an emergency room here, with doctors’ offices and related medical services, as it prepares to abandon its existing location and move to the Stony Brook Southampton...
There is irony in Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s recently coming out in favor of free in-state tuition to New York’s public colleges and universities. In an era when his signature 2-percent tax cap is causing school districts to struggle to meet expenses, his support for a higher-education program estimated to cost $160 million in the first year of full...
For all that I love my old house, and show it off when I can, it’s a burden that sometimes feels like it is getting away from me.
Waiting for the traffic signal to change to green at Wainscott Stone Road on Monday, a dark bird soaring far above drew my eye against the gray and empty sky. From its size and broad and fingered wings, it seemed a bald eagle, likely a first-year juvenile, according to illustrations in the Sibley guide I looked at later on.
I thought driving to Islip at 3 a.m. on Friday in a snowstorm was white-knuckle harrowing. Little did I know that several hours later I would have just missed dodging a bullet at the Fort Lauderdale airport.
Mary’s great-grandmother, a star of stage and the early screen, reportedly said — or so the family story has it — on passing by the open casket of a woman who had in life borne the burden of her severe lameness with good humor, “She never suffered as I have.”