In dramatic fashion the East Hampton High School softball team put itself one game away from the playoffs Monday by defeating Southampton 6-5 here, thanks to a walk-off, bases-clearing hit by Sam Merritt, East Hampton’s fireballing pitcher.
Asked during a conversation the other day at his parents’ Navy Road house in Montauk if he’d improved during the course of the past year, Noah Avallone, a redheaded, curly-haired 9-year-old, readily replied, matter of factly, “A lot.”
It’s 3 p.m. on Sunday and the sun is shining in full glory following three days of cloudy rainy weather. The robins and cardinals are singing their territorial songs, the trees are beginning to leaf out, the red maples are flowering, and the scarlet and black oaks are following in their stead. By the time this goes to press, the shads and beach plums will be in bloom, to be followed by the dogwoods, then the mountain laurels. It is spring as I remember it.