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The amphitheater at Good Ground Park in Hampton Bays.

As Good Ground Park Opens, Hope For Hampton Bays as Walking Destination

by Beth Young When Good Ground Park in Hampton Bays opens to the public on June 10, it will be part of a coordinated effort to turn downtown Hampton Bays into a pedestrian-friendly cultural and

Conducting a prescribed burn at the New York Wildfire & Incident Management Academy in the fall of 2015.

The Pine Barrens & Fire: Foresters on the Role of Prescribed Burns

By Beth Young In the world of wildland firefighting, there are vast acreages of uninhabited fuel-filled forests out west, with a well-trod history of fire and management, and then there are areas known as the

SCWA to Host Sag Harbor Water Forum

The Suffolk County Water Authority will hold the third installment of its public education initiative focusing on groundwater quality and conservation called WaterTalk at the John Jermain Library on Main St. in Sag Harbor

Rev. Kimberly Dubus at her ordination May 27.

Faith & Fire: On Eve of Ordination, UU Minister Reflects on Past Two Years

by Beth Young As Southold’s First Universalist Church burned down in March of 2015, Reverend Kimberly Debus was at her prior parish in Key West, debating whether to come to Southold to serve as this

A rainy weekend on the North Fork

Letter: Packed to the Gunwales, The North Fork, Overwhelmed

May 28, 2017 To the Editor, I have been on the North Fork both summer & winter since I was a child. I have never seen the NF so crowded as during the last two days. Endless

Plum Island in a Department of Homeland Security aerial photo.

U.S. Senators Take a Stand on Plum Island

Three U.S. Senators have joined the effort to decouple the proposed sale of Plum Island from the 2008 federal appropriations bill that created a replacement animal disease research lab in Manhattan, Kansas. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris

Valerie Smith | Facebook photo

Community Responds to Southampton Trustee Candidate’s Racist Remarks

Elected officials and community leaders throughout the Southampton issued the following statement this week in response to a Southampton Press investigative report into a call made to police by Southampton Village Trustee candidate Valerie Smith

Delirious Chaos at HTC’s Alarms & Excursions

by Beth Young As audience members were leaving Hampton Theatre Company’s opening night performance of “Alarms & Excursions,” they were delicately choosing words to speak to their theater partners, awkwardly pushing the exit doors and

The Man in Ceiling: Jules Feiffer in the Present Tense

by Kara Westerman Jules Feiffer’s work has always had the quality of immediacy, and at 88, he is still insisting his books should “look like the ink hasn’t dried.” In his new theatrical adaptation of his

It takes many hands, and many ideas, to find solutions for the East End’s housing crisis. Southampton Town took one such step in May.

Southampton Closes Housing Loophole

A loophole in New York State’s Long Island Workforce Housing Act has cost Southampton Town 14 affordable houses since the program was adopted in 2009, but, with the help of enabling legislation from New

Event poster designed by Greenport High School student Leslie Perez

ONE Greenport to Celebrate Village’s Diversity

ONE Greenport, a committee formed to celebrate the cultural diversity of the village of Greenport, will host a Cultural Festival on June 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. in Mitchell Park. The multi-cultural festival will

Wednesday afternoon at Lazy Point

East Hampton Embraces Understanding of Rising Seas

How will rising seas due to climate change impact us? That’s a question that coastal communities have been asking all over the world of late, and it’s a conversation that eastern Long Island municipalities are

Billy Hands & David Berson have a poetry treat in store next Friday in Greenport.

Taking Poetry Down From Its Ivory Tower

If you’ve ever wished you were able to sit in on a poetry reading at Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s City Lights bookstore in San Francisco circa 1957, the age of the beatniks, a time when poetry

Life is a Cabaret at the North Fork Community Theatre

Mattituck’s North Fork Community Theatre has a reputation for fine musical theater, and there are some fine performances in the company’s new production of the Kander & Ebb musical “Cabaret,” which opened last weekend

Ecological Culture Initiative to Launch Organic Gardening Classes

The Ecological Culture Initiative is launching an in-depth class series this week featuring all the basic skills and knowledge needed to develop a bio-intensive vegetable garden from the ground up. Topics will include permaculture design

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