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Stony Brook Southampton Hospital as viewed from the air.  |  courtesy photo

Stony Brook & Southampton Hospital Merger Complete

As of August 1, Southampton Hospital will now be known as Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, as the hospital in Southampton formally joined the Stony Brook Medicine health system, now providing care under Stony Brook University Hospital’s


Celebration of Immigration to be Held August 4

Neighbors in Support of Immigrants will hold their third annual “Celebration of Immigration” at the St Rosalie’s Church Community Center, 31 Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays, on August 4th from 6 to 9 p.m. There is


Corn Chowder  |  Jim Slezak photo

Eat Local: Supporting East End Farms

by Linda Slezak My first experience of a farm stand was on a day-trip to the North Fork. I wasn’t living here just yet and I was delighted by the big outdoor displays of fresh


People don’t often notice the architectural variety on Main Street in Hampton Bays, but it does add character to the hamlet.

At Good Ground: A Test Case For Meshing Past & Future

by Jinsoo Henry Oh Preservation. In a word, this philosophy and course of action defines the culture, the politics, and the ethos of the East End of Long Island. The idea to collectively protect agriculture


A large cardboard box is important.... but it's not the only important thing.

So You Want To Build a Cardboard Boat? Have You Gone Daft?

by Beth Young The idea began like many of my other half-baked plans: with a supposedly useless bit of packaging. You see, the truth is, I’ve been waiting for my water heater to go on the


Donald Trump drew angry crowds both for and against his candidacy when he came to Patchogue in April 2016,, before he was the presumptive presidential nominee.

As East End Progressives Head to Brentwood, Zeldin to Travel with Trump

East End Congressman Lee Zeldin will travel with President Donald Trump from Washington to Brentwood today to participate in the president’s address to law enforcement officials against gang violence, while a consortium of progressive


If your septic system looks like this, you might want to enter the Suffolk County septic lottery.

Money Now Available for Septic Upgrades; South Fork Towns To Boost County Funding

County and local governments have been talking about the necessity of reducing nitrogen leaching from cesspools on Eastern Long Island for several years, but this summer, they’re starting to put their money behind the


Millie takes a typing test | Rory MacNish photo for NFCT

A Thoroughly Modern Good Time with Millie

by Avenue & Viola Smith The North Fork Community Theatre’s Youth on Stage production this summer is “Thoroughly Modern Millie, the story of a small-town girl, Millie Dillmount, who comes to the big city looking


Fifty Shades of Green: Dealing with the Uptick of Ticks

I’m sure you’ve heard by now we’re in for a particularly rough tick season this year, which kicks off when the temperature climbs above 40 degrees. Here’s proof: In the middle of writing this


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Last Laff for Art Village’s Laffalot

By Jo-Ann McLean You’ve heard the phrase “It Takes a Village?” Well, in a recent case in Shinnecock Hills, it took an attentive ombudsman, an amenable owner, a dogged neighbor, a savvy solicitor, an accessible


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


Charles Irvin Fain
Scene of the crime, the Snake River, Melba, Idaho
Served 18 years of a Death sentence for Murder, Rape and Kidnapping
The Innocents, 2002
Framed archival inkjet print and Letraset on wall
48 1⁄4 x 62 1⁄4 inches (122.6 x 158.1 cm)

Scene of the Crime: Taryn Simon’s Innocents

  by Kara Westerman Charles Irvin Fain, a Vietnam veteran who had served with the 101st Airborne and had difficulty holding a job after his honorable discharge, was convicted on Feb. 24, 1982, of the kidnapping,


Mattituck Jr.-Sr. High School

Mattituck All-Class Reunion Planned for July 21, 22

After learning about the success of Greenport School’s All-Class Reunions, a group of dedicated Mattituck High School graduates is working to put together an all-class reunion for Mattituck grads this month. The festivities will kick


Youth on Stage: A Team is Born

by William Sertl Calling all musical comedy stars between the ages of 14 and 22: “Please prepare 16 bars of a Broadway theater song and be prepared to dance.” That’s the way for young adults to


East Hampton’s John Little Studio to Open to Public

After an 18-month restoration, the historic barn that once housed the studio of the artist John Little will open to the public on Saturday, July 15 with an exhibition by Sydney Albertini. In 2013


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