With the playoffs looming, Bostwick’s has clinched the top seed in East Hampton Town’s women’s slow-pitch softball league, and, in the men’s league, Schenck Fuels was poised to follow suit if it defeated The Independent Monday.
There is no doubt that among the 550 athletes who participated in Sunday’s Montauk Lighthouse Sprint Triathlon and Relay, Amanda Jones had the closest connection to the Light. Her great, great, great, great-grandfather James G. Scott served as head keeper there from 1885 to 1910 and her great, great, great-grandmother Emily Scott Strong grew up in the historic landmark.
On entering the office one recent deadline morning, I was told that the electricity had gone out and would be out for the next six hours.
Since I had one more story to write, not of much moment, but nevertheless a story that needed to be done to fill out the page, I thought, for the first time in a very long time, of manual typewriters and how they would — for me at any rate, because I don’t have a laptop — save the day.