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Sunset in the vineyards, Jamesport

This Morning’s Bulletin — 10.17.17

Good Morning! • After the coldest night so far this fall last night, we’re expecting areas of frost early this morning, with sunny skies and temperatures warming to around 59 degrees. The wind will be


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Making Music Out of Invasive Weeds

Making Music Out of Invasive Weeds by Glenn Jochum As a young boy growing up in Wisconsin, Jay Loomis felt the presence of the indigenous population that makes up much of the state — places bearing


Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, Director of Public Safety Steven Troyd and his team of code enforcement officers at Friday's press conference.

Southampton Targets Hampton Bays Housing Conditions

Southampton Town’s new Department of Public Safety spent the past week engaging in one of its most comprehensive crackdowns yet on overcrowded and unsafe properties in Hampton Bays. From Oct. 10 through Oct. 13, the


The Plum Island lighthouse

Southold Town Hall Notes: Seeking Plum Island Landmarks

Fort Terry and the Plum Island Lighthouse on Plum Island are falling into disrepair, and nautical history buffs are hoping that Southold Town will landmark the buildings, in the interest of helping bolster the


The New Suffolk School

Existential Questions Abound for the New Suffolk School

One teacher’s salary might not make much of a difference in your average school district’s budget, but for the tiny schools that dot the East End’s smallest communities, little changes could pose existential threats. The


Kids in the W-Kids Program harvesting squash at Amber Waves Farm in Amagansett.

The Wellness Zone: Radically Transforming a Community

The Wellness Zone: Radically Transforming a Community by JoAnn McLean Several years ago, I heard about a miracle way of eating where everyone lost weight, arthritis was alleviated, cholesterol cut, diabetes disappeared and blood pressure plummeted. 


Some of the crowd assembled at May Groot Manson's former Main Street home.

Celebrating Women’s Votes in East Hampton

You’d be forgiven for wondering if you’d passed through a portal to a century ago if you wandered down East Hampton’s Main Street on the afternoon of Aug. 24. More than a hundred and fifty


State Assemblyman Fred Thiele

Considering Congressional Run, Thiele Calls for Focus on Working Class Issues

While South Fork State Assemblyman Fred Thiele mulls a run for Congress in 2018, the 22-year veteran state legislator is still dreaming about fixes for dysfunction in Albany. Mr. Thiele praised the virtues of grassroots


Zeldin’s Statement on Health Care Act Vote

Congressman Lee Zeldin voted yes on the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628), which passed the House of Representatives on May 4. The bill would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. After this


Main Street, Sag Harbor Fire

Sag Harbor Cinema Site to Be Rebuilt as Community Cinema Arts Center

The iconic Sag Harbor Cinema, whose façade was destroyed by fire in December 2016, is slated to be purchased by the Sag Harbor Partnership to become the site of a new non-profit Sag Harbor Cinema


The Robins Island pound trap

A Region-Wide Collaboration to Protect the Peconic Bays

The Peconic Estuary now has one more organization devoted to its protection, one that draws from natural resource experts in all the towns and villages on the East End. The Peconic Estuary Protection Committee, approved


The property in question stands at the gateway to Mattituck.

Mattituck Developer Nixes Proposal for Shops & Apartments

A Mattituck builder has withdrawn his proposal for a new development at the gateway to Mattituck, after more than two hours of public testimony Sept. 22, mostly from people opposed to the project. Builder Paul


East Hampton Airport Restrictions Postponed to June 8

Memorial Day Weekend may not be as quiet as many East Enders had hoped. A series of new noise restrictions at East Hampton Airport, initially slated to go into effect today, have been postponed to


Southold Poised to Air Short-Term Rental Law

On April 21, the Southold Town Board set a public hearing for June 2 for a new short-term rental law that will prohibit residents from renting out their homes for fewer than seven nights. The law is


Southampton is celebrating the grand opening of two new trails connecting Sag Harbor, Bridgehampton and Noyac this weekend.

Southampton Woodland Footpaths to Officially Open Saturday

Southampton Town and the Southampton Trails Preservation Society are celebrating the grand opening this weekend of a series of Hamlet-to-Hamlet woodland footpaths between Sag Harbor, Bridgehampton and Noyac. At 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, representatives


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