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This Morning’s Bulletin — 4.24.15

Good Morning! • We’re expecting mostly sunny skies today, with a high near 54 degrees, but wind chill values between 20 and 30 degrees early, with a northwest wind 14 to 18 miles per hour.


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This Morning’s Bulletin — 4.23.15

Good Morning! • Today will be partly sunny, with a high near 53 degrees, breezy, with a west wind 16 to 20 miles per hour. We’re under a freeze watch tonight, so don’t get cocky


Zeldin Reintroduces Bishop’s Bill to Protect Plum Island

Congressman Lee Zeldin announced Friday that he has re-introduced legislation  to protect Plum Island that was previously sponsored by his predecessor, Congressman Tim Bishop. If adopted, the bill (HR 1887) would reverse a 2008 law that mandated


East Hampton Adopts Airport Regulations

The East Hampton Town Board approved three new regulations Thursday night aimed at curbing noisy aircraft that use the town’s Wainscott airport. The regulations are expected to go into effect this summer. They include a


Tom Auer Audubon Society climate change

Audubon: Birds Serve as Bellwethers for Climate Change

Like canaries in cages sent down into freshly dug coal mines, birds are at the forefront of our understanding about how the world’s climate is changing around us, and those changes are being documented by Audubon Society


Garbage Battle Brews in Flanders

A revolt is brewing among residents of Flanders, Riverside and Northampton against the community association that has long represented their interests before Southampton Town. The Flanders, Riverside & Northampton Community Association (FRNCA) has been exploring


Master Farmers take Levine’s Mission to East End Schools

When supporters of the Josh Levine Memorial Foundation celebrate the memory of the Sag Harbor farmer who died in a 2010 tractor accident this Sunday at Dodds & Eder in Sag Harbor, they’ll also be


Southampton Begins Countdown to Plastic Bag Ban

There are now less than two weeks left before single-use plastic shopping bags become illegal in the town of Southampton, and the town is in the midst of a public information campaign to raise


East Hampton Councilwoman Calls for Holding Off On Helicopter Ban, Adopting Other Airport Noise Restrictions

East Hampton Town Councilwoman Kathee Burke-Gonzalez, liaison to the East Hampton Airport, is recommending that the town board adopt three of the four noise restrictions proposed earlier this year. In a statement issued after a


planting peas

Getting the Peas In, No Matter the Weather

There are plenty of folksy ideas out there about planting peas on St. Patrick’s Day, but out here on the East End, it seems St. Patrick’s Day is usually a gloomy affair, with no


Rachel Gruzen

A New Face For Peconic Estuary Protection

Environmental consultant Rachel Gruzen has been hired by East End towns and villages as the Intermunicipal Agreement Coordinator of the Peconic Estuary Protection Committee. In that role, Ms. Gruzen will be coordinating efforts between the


Southold Historical Society Complex

Mental Health Services Extend to Southold; Talk on Short-Term Rentals Postponed

Southold’s mental health workers will have a chance to help deal with crisis mental health situations on the East End as part of a new network of emergency mental health services spurred on by


coyotes Long Island

Documenting Coyotes’ Paths to Colonize Long Island

Long Island is one of the few places in the United States where coyotes are not regularly seen, and researchers in New York City believe it’s just a matter of time before these wild dogs


Amagansett Beach

Amagansett Library is Looking for Your Stories

The Amagansett Free Library is turning 100 next year, and as part of the celebration, the library’s oral historian, Kara Westerman, is looking for long-time ‘Gansetters who want to tell their tales. Inspired by the StoryCorps@YourLibrary


CMEE Takes Off in Riverside: Art Classes Fill in a Heartbeat

The organizers of Riverside Rediscovered had just a couple weeks to get the word out about the new art classes the Children’s Museum of the East End planned to hold in their Peconic Avenue


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