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The crew gathered March 25 to replace the osprey pole

New Suffolk Crew Replaces West Creek Osprey Nesting Pole

A new Osprey platform was placed in West Creek in New Suffolk on March 25. The very talented Joe Polashock rebuilt the platform and pole, which had been seriously damaged in a couple of winter


Marching for Their Lives, From Sag Harbor to Washington

In the wee hours of Saturday morning, East Enders were boarding buses bound for Washington, and heading into New York on the train to take part in March for Our Lives rallies in support


Kids in the garden at the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreation Center

Season of the Sol: Blessed with the Best in Bridgehampton

Blessed with the Best in Bridgehampton by Dave Davis On any given weekday starting around 7:30 a.m., if you are driving the posted speed limit along the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike with the windows down and a


Capt. Andreas O'Keefe, Staff Sgt Dashan Briggs, Capt. Christopher Zanetis and Master Sgt. Christopher Raguso

Remembering 106th Airmen Who Lost Their Lives in Iraq

Plans for the final honors for four members of the 106th Rescue Wing, based at Gabreski Airport in Westhampton Beach, are still in the works. The rescue wing’s Public Information Officer, Captain Michael O’Hagan, briefed the


Living together does have distinct advantages.

Thinking About Co-Housing on the North Fork

Editor’s Note: The Floyd Memorial Library will be closed March 13 due to snow. We will update this story further when the Sustainable Housing Network meeting is rescheduled. Most advocates for sustainable housing here focus


Orlando Garbanzo with his hot zeppolis

Orlando’s: An East End Oasis

Orlando’s: An East End Oasis by Jo-Ann McLean In a world overshadowed by negativity, racism, and controversy, one place can be counted on, a sort of egalitarian DMZ, where rich weekenders, working poor, legal, undocumented, Christian,


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Photos: CAST’s Annual Have-A-Heart Dinner

Winter is a difficult time for many people struggling on the North Fork, and Community Action Southold Town has been working for more than 50 years to help neighbors in need, particularly during the


Rev. Enoch Thomas of St. John's Baptist Church in Hempstead at Southold's 2018 Martin Luther King Day celebration.

Southolders Wonder on the Future of Dr. King’s Dream

One year into a national administration that’s put our civil rights into question from the start, the mood at the Southold Town Anti-Bias Task Force’s annual Martin Luther King Day celebration Sunday afternoon was


Dawn at the Montauk light.

Into the New Year: Traditions from the East to the East End

by Jinsoo Henry Oh Perhaps it’s a nice five-course meal planned out with close friends and a plan to stay up and out to watch the ball drop. Or maybe there’s champagne ready to pop


Manager Mindy Ryan at the Greenport American Legion's skating rink.

Skating into the New Year

The roller skating rink in Greenport’s American Legion Hall, long a place where Porters cultivated great adolescent memories, will reopen New Year’s Eve with a great big bash. While there will be no skating that


Southampton Town representatives and members of the Southampton Business Alliance at the Monday morning groundbreaking.

Southampton Breaks Ground on Tuckahoe Housing

The Southampton Business Alliance and representatives from Southampton Town had a ceremonial groundbreaking Dec. 18 for two new workforce housing units in Tuckahoe. The property on Moses Lane, now called Tuckahoe Woods, had been purchased


Honorees at North Fork Audubon's holiday party Dec. 3.

North Fork Audubon Honors Bird Protectors

The North Fork Audubon Society honored Robin Simmen and Dr. William Zitek for their commitment to wildlife, particularly the avian kind, at their holiday party Dec. 3 at Case’s Place in New Suffolk. Dr. William


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


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