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Taking the Plunge

Photos: The Shelter Island Library’s Turkey Plunge

Hundreds flocked to the eighth annual Friends of the Shelter Island Library Turkey Plunge at Crescent Beach on Saturday morning. Dressed in costumes ranging from Santa “Claws” to “Lady Library” to the Shelter Island Box


Leah Oppenheimer | CMEE photo

Season of the Sol: Bearing Witness to Leah Oppenheimer’s Magic at CMEE

Bearing Witness to Leah Oppenheimer’s Magic at CMEE by Dave Davis Though it’s not always convenient to the general public for such an incredibly cool place for kids to be closed one day a week for


At Kyle and Melissa Lohr's new house Wednesday morning.

A New Habitat House Moves Into East Quogue

Newlyweds Kyle and Melissa Lohr have been living in Melissa’s childhood bedroom in Hampton Bays with six relatives and their pets, but this week, thanks to Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk, they’re beginning work


Officers of the Mattituck American Legion at this year's Veterans Day service.

After Long Hiatus, Mattituck Legion Honors Local Veterans

It’s been years since the Mattituck American Legion had enough active members to hold a Veterans Day service, but this Veterans Day, after a call for new members this past summer reinvigorated the post,


Butterfly Effect founder Tijuana Fulford and JABS owner Jill Schroeder in their new Riverhead space.

JABS and The Butterfly Effect: A Shared Vision of Empowerment

You’ve probably been hearing a lot lately about the work being done by The Butterfly Effect Project, Tijuana Fulford’s program to help empower girls, which has been growing by leaps and bounds in Riverhead


A first chance to play with the new equipment.

Riverside Head Start Gets a Boost From Community

Community organizations throughout Riverside, Flanders and Riverhead came together over the past few weeks to provide the kids at Southampton Head Start in Riverside with play equipment and art supplies. Spearheaded by Riverside Rediscovered, the


Award winners at SEPA Mujer's gala Thursday evening.

A Night of Community for SEPA Mujer

The Islandia-based Latina advocacy group SEPA Mujer has been working for 24 years to help give Long Island women a voice, but over the past couple years, their presence has become much more pronounced


The Princess Diner in Southampton.

SEPA Mujer: Princess Diner Wage Theft Case Should Encourage Immigrants to Report Abuse

With the assistance of Latina justice advocate groups, the owner and manager of the Princess Diner in Southampton have been arrested and indicted on charges by the New York State Attorney General that they


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Maritime Festival is Upon Us

For the past 28 years, the East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation in Greenport has celebrated the nautical history of the East End with its Maritime Festival, which continues this year on the


At Thursday's Rally

Greenport Takes A Stand Against Hate

Greenport Village announced earlier this year that it is a Welcoming Community, committed to diversity, and this Thursday, Porters echoed that commitment at a rally in Mitchell Park. About sixty people, mostly Greenporters, gathered to


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


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