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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


OLA Executive Director Minerva Perez, Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman and drummer Carolina Fuentes of Mi Latina at Saturday's pachanga.

Photos: OLA’s Pachanga for Peace & Unity

Organización Latino-Americana of Eastern Long Island hosted a Pachanga por Paz y Unidad (A Party for Peace and Unity) to raise money for their work, featuring Skylar Day, Certain Moves, Mila Tina and Mambo Loco


Hazel Kahan

Hazel Kahan’s “North Fork Works” Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

Five years ago today, Mattituck resident Hazel Kahan embarked on a radio experiment interviewing long-time North Forkers about what it is they do for work. The first subject for her WPKN show, “North Fork Works,”


The Greenport Village Board at Thursday's meeting.

Greenport Votes Unanimously To Become a ‘Welcoming Community’

Greenport Trustee Douglas Roberts’ resolution proclaiming the village a welcoming community passed unanimously Thursday evening, after more than two hours of public testimony about the role immigrants have played in making the village one


OLA Executive Director Minerva Perez at Tuesday's forum.

Facing Uncertain Future, Immigrant Advocates Focus on Preparation and Constitutional Rights

In the wake of new information Tuesday on the Trump administration’s expected immigration policies, about 500 people showed up for a forum in Bridgehampton Tuesday night to prepare immigrants and their families for the future. Attorneys and


At Thursday's march in Hampton Bays.

Video: “A Day Without Immigrants” March in Hampton Bays

Immigrants and activists showed solidarity in downtown Hampton Bays on Thursday, Feb. 16, as part of ‘A Day Without Immigrants,’ a nationwide strike in support of immigrant rights, in which many immigrant workers stayed


At Monday night's forum in Greenport  |  George Cork Maul photo

Greenport Looks for Answers on Immigration and Sanctuary

Members of a large crowd of Greenport residents asked Southold Town Police to look into making the town a sanctuary city at a forum with the police Monday night, at which many people shared


Reverend Natalie Wimberly, Pastor of Greenport's Clinton AME Zion Church

A Call To Action in Service to Dr. King’s Dream

The Southold Town Anti-Bias Task Force’s annual service commemorating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is usually a sweet, hand-holding sort of occasion, but this year, on the eve of the inauguration


Sunday afternoon in Sag Harbor

In Sag Harbor, Spirit Trumps Fire As Recovery Gets Underway

Now is the winter of Sag Harbor’s discontent made glorious by the spirit of its people. Amid the chunks of fire debris still swirling in puddles throughout this bayside village this weekend, there were signs, already,


The fireboat Fire Fighter when it first arrived in Greenport in 2013.

Unique Giving Tuesday Ideas for the East End

Non-profits throughout the East End have launched annual Giving Tuesday campaigns today, which provide a great opportunity to give back to your favorite environmental and cultural groups. Below, however, we’ve compiled a few unique


Good Ground Park

Hampton Bays to Celebrate Good Ground Park Opening

Southampton Town will celebrate the grand opening of a major expansion to Good Ground Park in Hampton Bays on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The new entrance of the park is on


New Suffolk Beach

What To Do About Crowded Southold?

Southold Town was filled to the brim with vacationers all summer long, and in the post-Labor Day, pre-pumpkin-picking lull, the town is doing some street-searching to see what can be done to alleviate the


East Hampton Town Hall

East Hampton Affordable Housing Proposal: “No Magic Bullet,” But A Start

“It’s no magic bullet, but it will make another contribution to affordable housing for the year-round community,” said East Hampton builder Pat Trunzo, summing up the general public impression of a new tweak in


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