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This Morning’s Bulletin — 5.21.15

Good Morning! • We’re expecting a slight chance of rain after 2 p.m. today, mostly cloudy skies and a high near 64 degrees, with light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 10 miles per hour in


Mashomack Preserve

This Morning’s Bulletin — 5.20.15

Good Morning! • We’re in for a bout of good weather through most of the holiday weekend. Today is expected to be sunny, with a high near 66 degrees and a northwest wind 13 to


All In A Weekend: A Round-Up of Events on the Forks

The East End abounds with great events this weekend, from Southold Town’s Mile Marker Day to Hallockville’s Fleece & Fiber Fair to The Montauk Music Festival, to theatrical events up and down the forks.


Riverside Traffic Circle

As Flanders Road Repaving Begins, Riverside Traffic Circle Work Is In Question

As New York State begins the second phase of work repaving Flanders Road later this month, Suffolk County could be planning to delay its work on the Riverside traffic circle, where traffic en route from


A New Plan to Solarize the South Fork

Southampton and East Hampton towns and villages on the South Fork are banding together for a new state initiative called “Solarize South Fork,” which will enable homeowners to band together to receive bulk discounts on


Riverside Presents Their Action Plan to Southampton Town Board

Members of the Riverside community trekked to Southampton Town Hall last Thursday to present the action plan to redevelop their neighborhood to the Southampton Town Board. The central concept of the plan is to adopt


Construction Begins on Wind Farm off Block Island

The Rhode Island-based firm Deepwater Wind, which had hoped to build a wind farm to power the East End off of the Montauk coast, has begun work installing five turbines in a demonstration project


Revised Plan to Manage Mute Swans Called into Question

Mute swans now have a voice among the public and the state legislature in response to the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s revised plan to control the population of these birds, which are commonly


Real estate

Thiele Introduces Workforce Housing Fund Bill

South Fork State Assemblyman Fred Thiele has introduced a new bill that would fund low interest loans for workforce housing on the East End, paid for through a fee on the construction of new


summer flounder fluke

Schumer, Zeldin Gang Up on New York Fluke Regulations

Congressman Lee Zeldin and Senator Chuck Schumer have have re-introduced Mr. Schumer’s long-languishing “Fluke Fairness Bill,” an attempt to reform the current federal fluke fishing regulations that leave New York fishermen at the short end of the catching


Grace Knowlton's

Celebrating the Rites of Spring at LongHouse Reserve

I’d never been to the LongHouse Reserve before this past Saturday. That’s a strange thing for me to admit, because I’ve been looking for the place forever — I kept a boat at the end


Beer Joe's Garage

Beer Gardens Could Be the Future for Riverhead Festivals

Riverhead could soon begin corralling vendors serving alcoholic beverages into beer gardens at large events ranging from the annual Country Fair in October to the annual Polish Fair in August. Riverhead Community Awareness Program Executive Director


East Hampton Sued over Airport Restrictions

A group of aviation advocates known as Friends of the East Hampton Airport filed a federal lawsuit against East Hampton Town yesterday over the town’s approval last week of three new restrictions aimed at


Southold to Agree to New Treated Telephone Poles

As PSEG-Long Island begins work upgrading Long Island’s electric grid to protect against future storms, there’ve been rumblings of discontent over the use of utility poles treated with pentachlorophenol, a wood preservative that extends the serviceable


Put Your Leaves at the Curb! Today!

It’s time for spring clean-up in Southampton and Southold towns. Here’s the skinny on what our towns are doing to help us clean up our yards: Southold Town Southold will begin collecting yard debris, branches and


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