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People don’t often notice the architectural variety on Main Street in Hampton Bays, but it does add character to the hamlet.

At Good Ground: A Test Case For Meshing Past & Future

by Jinsoo Henry Oh Preservation. In a word, this philosophy and course of action defines the culture, the politics, and the ethos of the East End of Long Island. The idea to collectively protect agriculture


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Last Laff for Art Village’s Laffalot

By Jo-Ann McLean You’ve heard the phrase “It Takes a Village?” Well, in a recent case in Shinnecock Hills, it took an attentive ombudsman, an amenable owner, a dogged neighbor, a savvy solicitor, an accessible


Getting ready to Feed the Street | photo courtesy The Butterfly Effect

Butterfly Effect Project Delivers Food & Hope

The girls of the Butterfly Effect Project braved the heat last Saturday to bring lunches all around the neighborhoods surrounding Ludlum Park in Riverside, as part of their second annual “Feed the Streets” initiative. The


American Legion members and new recruits at the Mattituck post's swearing in ceremony July 6.

Mattituck American Legion Will Live On

The Mattituck American Legion will soldier on, as 17 new members and transfers signed on to join the post Thursday evening, after getting word that it might close without new recruits. The Raymond J. Cleaves


Tijuana Fulford and Frank Zappone discuss the PRCDA's work.

Making Cross-River Connections

If you’ve spent any time in downtown Riverhead, you’ve probably taken a look south, across the river, to the dense woods on the far shore, or driven across the river on Peconic Avenue around


The New Pioneers of SEPA Mujer

by Jo-Ann McLean Many Latina women living on the East End today as dependent spouses are subject to an inequity of federal immigration law that determines that their legal status is dependent on the integrity


Kids, many of whom are members of the Butterfly Effect, have a tug-o-war at Saturday's Juneteenth celebration.

Riverside Juneteenth Party Celebrates 10th Anniversary

For the past 10 years, members of the East End Voter Coalition have held a party in Riverside’s Ludlum Park in mid-June to celebrate Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day, a commemoration of


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


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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


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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


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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


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