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The Mattituck American Legion Hall is primarily used by the Mattituck Fire Department.

In Danger of Closing, Mattituck American Legion Sounds Call For Help

Mattituck’s American Legion was set up just after the end of World War I, a war whose centennial is being commemorated this year. But the Legion Hall is in danger of not seeing its


Fire Fighter returned to Greenport Thursday night.

Fire Fighter Returns to Greenport

In the dead of the night overnight June 8, the FDNY Fireboat Fire Fighter returned to Greenport, after spending the winter getting an overhaul at Goodison Shipyards in Rhode Island. Fire Fighter will be open


The amphitheater at Good Ground Park in Hampton Bays.

As Good Ground Park Opens, Hope For Hampton Bays as Walking Destination

by Beth Young When Good Ground Park in Hampton Bays opens to the public on June 10, it will be part of a coordinated effort to turn downtown Hampton Bays into a pedestrian-friendly cultural and


Valerie Smith | Facebook photo

Community Responds to Southampton Trustee Candidate’s Racist Remarks

Elected officials and community leaders throughout the Southampton issued the following statement this week in response to a Southampton Press investigative report into a call made to police by Southampton Village Trustee candidate Valerie Smith


Event poster designed by Greenport High School student Leslie Perez

ONE Greenport to Celebrate Village’s Diversity

ONE Greenport, a committee formed to celebrate the cultural diversity of the village of Greenport, will host a Cultural Festival on June 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. in Mitchell Park. The multi-cultural festival will


When Darkness Falls Early...

As North Fork Booms, Mattituck Debates its Future

by Beth Young Like much of the North Fork, the hamlet of Mattituck is currently experiencing a surge in popularity, and with that comes an inevitable discussion on the best ways for a community to


Spring cleaning, Sag Harbor

Sag Harbor Celebrates Its History & Herman Melville

This weekend, May 20 and 21, Sag Harbor will celebrate itself with the second annual Cultural Heritage Day, filled with events designed to celebrate the village’s history, culture, music and community. The event is organized by


Food Trucks

Flanders To Play Host to Food Truck Festival

This weekend, Flanders will be filled with food trucks at a special festival organized by the Flanders, Riverside & Northampton Community Association. The event, from Friday, May 19 through Sunday, May 21, will be held on


Four Stationary Walls: The New Nomads of the East End

Four Stationary Walls: The New Nomads of the East End by Kara Westerman his is a story about falling through the cracks. My first real job in 1994 paid $25 an hour, and aside from two weekly


The Montauk Community Garden crew at work.

Season of the Sol: The Lifesaving Montauk Community Garden

The Lifesaving Montauk Community Garden I was tempted to introduce this first installment of Season of the Sol by unearthing some seldom-used metaphors that haven’t seen the light of day in years; buried somewhere beneath


Steven Skrynecki

New Southampton Police Chief’s First Stop: Flanders

The working class hamlet of Flanders was one of incoming Southampton Town Police Chief Steven Skrynecki’s first stops as he began meeting with constituents in late March. Chief Skrynecki, whom Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman


Utility workers made upgrades around the Riverside traffic circle in mid-April.

Riverside Gets Ready for Change

The Southampton hamlet of Riverside, just across the Peconic River from Riverhead, has languished for decades. But this spring, there are some signs that is starting to change. Utility workers have begun to prepare the


Orient's United Methodist Church.

Orient Rallies Behind Historic Methodist Church

As the East End’s Methodist churches continue to consolidate as historic church buildings are sold off, the community in Orient is rallying behind their historic 1836 church building at the corner of Village Lane and


OLA Development and Outreach Associate Itzel Nava, Executive Director Minerva Perez and founder Isabel Sepulveda at the March 11 Pachanga for Peace & Unity.

OLA Feels the Urgency of Now

If you’ve attended any public meeting on the South Fork in the past couple months, chances are that Minerva Perez, Executive Director of the Organización Latino-Americana of Eastern Long Island, has been there advocating


Fire Fighter was hauled out at Goodison Shipyards in Rhode Island Jan. 10 | photo courtesy Fireboat Fire Fighter Museum

America’s Fireboat Gets a Makeover

Greenport has been missing a little bit of history all winter without the FDNY fireboat Fire Fighter tied to the pier near the ferry to Shelter Island. But by the time you read this, Fire


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