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This Morning’s Bulletin — 2.23.18

Good Morning! • We’re expecting rain today, mainly after 2 p.m., with patchy fog and a high near 44 degrees. Rain will continue overnight, with temperatures in the mid-40s. It will be mostly cloudy Saturday,


High tide at low tide beach

This Morning’s Bulletin — 2.22.18

Good Morning! • Rain is likely today, changing to sleet after 5 p.m., when the temperature will fall to around 34 degrees for the duration of the evening. Little or no sleet accumulation is expected.We’re


If you are a take charge person who loves to plan, you probably prefer the look of flowers with warm hues, such as Alstroemeria 'Inca Ice' (shown in foreground).

Gardenwise: What Do Your Garden Colors Say About You?

Gardenwise: What Do Your Garden Colors Say About You? By Susan Tito Unless you live in the Arctic, you probably find this winter to be brutal so far, certainly from a comfort point of view. Or


Fogging in, Tuesday

This Morning’s Bulletin — 2.21.18

Good Morning! • We’re expecting patchy drizzle before 9 a.m. today, with areas of dense fog before 11 a.m. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 62 degrees and a southwest wind


Dr. Blake Kerr, the Dalai Lama and John Ackerly in in 1987.

Dr. Blake Kerr: An Honorary Tibetan

Dr. Blake Kerr: An Honorary Tibetan by Kara Westerman One of our favorite local doctors, Dr. Blake Kerr, burst onto the film festival scene this past year with his documentary “Eye Of The Lammergeier.” As an “accidental


Brandon Henry (left) and Perry Gershon (right) are running in the Democratic Congressional Primary.

Hearing Out Democratic Congressional Candidates: Part III

As 2018 begins, the midterm election year cycle kicks off in full swing in Congressional District 1, which includes Brookhaven, most of Smithtown and the entirety of the five East End townships. Six Democrats are


Tracy McCarthy and Stephen Searl are now in charge of steering Sylvester Manor into the 21st Century

A New Leadership Team for Sylvester Manor

Two new leaders have taken the helm at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm on Shelter Island, with plans to guide the farm through the next phase of its development. Stephen Searl, who had worked as a


Trees infested with southern pine beetles exude popcorn-shaped bubbles of sap in an attempt to expel the beetles.

New York Issues Grants to Help with Southern Pine Beetle Scourge

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation has awarded more than $275,000 in Southern Pine Beetle Community Recovery Grants to five projects in Nassau and Suffolk counties, including in Southampton and East Hampton Towns. East


East Hampton Hamlet Study Downtown Montauk Phase 2

Coastal Retreat is a Highlight of East Hampton Hamlet Study Plans

Strategic retreat from the coastline in Montauk is one of the most notable components of a series of hamlet studies presented to the East Hampton Town Board Feb. 6. Over the past two years, planning


Kevin Monsell

Northeast Stage is All-In for Kevin

Northeast Stage will hold a Benefit Performance in Greenport on Feb. 10 for local actor Kevin Monsell, a beloved member of the North Fork theatre community who was recently diagnosed with an inoperable brain


State Assemblyman Fred Thiele

Fred Thiele Proposes Community Housing Loan Fund

New York State Assemblyman Fred Thiele has introduced new legislation in the State Assembly that would authorize the Towns of East Hampton, Southampton, Riverhead, Shelter Island, and Southold to establish Community Housing Revolving Loan


New Suffolk School Board members cast their votes Wednesday evening.

New Suffolk School Puts Up Referendum to Send Students Elsewhere

After months of uncertainty about the future of the New Suffolk School, school board members voted unanimously Wednesday evening to set a public referendum on sending students in the tiny elementary school to another


PLT’s Tim Caufield, Joe Townsend and John v.H. Halsey at the trailhead at the Edwards Farm.

Preserving Orient’s Farms: Peconic Land Trust Honors Joe Townsend’s Work

Former Greenport Mayor and Southold Councilman Joseph Townsend has been a longtime champion of the preservation of Edwards Farm at Orient Point, and this winter, the Peconic Land Trust honored Mr. Townsend for his


The Suffolk County Health Department is looking to test wells between the Speonk River to the west, Beaverdam Creek to the east, up to one mile north of Old Country Road and bounded on the south by Moriches Bay.

Health Department to Test Private Westhampton Wells

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services is looking to sample private wells in Westhampton as part of its ongoing efforts to find groundwater contaminants historically found in firefighting foam, stain blockers and non-stick


East End Fringe Fest To Screen Local Theater Doc

The East End Fringe Festival returns to Vail-Leavitt Music Hall Feb. 2 to launch its second season with the East End Premiere of “Play Time”, the engaging documentary on Long Island theater featuring over


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