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Venerable Bhante Kottawa Nanda of the Long Island Buddhist Meditation Center in Northville blesses four calves before their journey to the Indraloka Animal Sanctuary

A Small Act Of Mercy: Northville Buddhist Center Saves Four Baby Calves

Dr. Sharmini Jayamaha and her husband Don, of Mattituck, often purchase milk and eggs for their family from a humane farm in Riverhead. On a recent visit, they saw a sign at the farm


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


The Sad Tale of Two Rare Whales

True’s beaked whales are a mysterious breed. Among the champion divers of the deep sea, they’re seldom seen except by mariners who venture more than 80 miles offshore. But this week, two of these


East End immigrants beg Congress to take up reform bill

It was bitterly cold and getting colder in Lola Prentiss Park in downtown Southampton Sunday afternoon, but, all afternoon long, a crowd of advocates for immigration reform kept growing. More than 120 strong by mid-afternoon,


Immigration reform advocates to rally in Southampton Sunday

Immigration reform advocates are planning to rally in Southampton tomorrow, Dec. 8 at 1:30 p.m. at the Lola Prentiss Park, across the street from Waldbaums on Windmill Lane, in an effort to push the


Training citizens to respond to the next big storm

When Stony Brook University shuttered its nascent sustainability programs at the former Long Island University campus in Southampton in 2010, environmentalists on the South Fork banded together to form The Peconic Institute to carry


Woolly mammoths in a late Pleistocene landscape in northern Spain | courtesy Mauricio Antón for the Public Library of Science

Why the newspapers think there is a woolly mammoth

We haven’t had this much fun on the East End since the Montauk Monster washed up on the shore. Back in the middle of the summer, the folks over at the Group for the East


Health insurance is becoming more confusing all the time, but Governor Cuomo says it will cost much less after the Affordable Care Act's health care exchanges go into effect next year.

Cuomo: Health insurance premiums will plunge more than 50 percent next year

New Yorkers who buy their own health insurance may have been shaking their heads a few weeks ago, when many received word that their insurance plans would no longer exist as of next year,


The Women’s Open can kiss my cash register

I’m all for women playing sports. Really. It’s good for women and it’s good for society. But I’m so steamed at the U.S. Women’s Open in Southampton this week that it would take a


TWA Flight 800 International Memorial at Smith Point County Park in November 2007. | Creative Commons

Reopening the wounds of Flight 800?

Six retired investigators, who helped determine the cause of the 1996 explosion of TWA Flight 800 over the Atlantic Ocean off of East Moriches, submitted a petition Wednesday to the National Transportation Safety Board


East End women like to be equal

A consortium of East End women took a bus trip to Albany June 4 to rally in support of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s new 10-point plan addressing women’s rights. Among the highlights of the governor’s proposal,


FEMA says it can find you

Just in time for hurricane season on Long Island, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is launching a new campaign to let the world know that they can tell you when a disaster is about


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