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Taking the Plunge

Photos: The Shelter Island Library’s Turkey Plunge

Hundreds flocked to the eighth annual Friends of the Shelter Island Library Turkey Plunge at Crescent Beach on Saturday morning. Dressed in costumes ranging from Santa “Claws” to “Lady Library” to the Shelter Island Box


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Passion for Docs Keeps Growing in Hamptons Take 2 Film Fest’s 10th Year

Passion for Docs Keeps Growing in Hamptons Take 2 Film Fest’s 10th Year by Kara Westerman The “golden age of documentaries” is certainly here, and the Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival, in its 10th anniversary


Rambling Through Riverhead’s Newest Preserve

Rambling Through Riverhead’s Newest Preserve by Glenn Jochum “When you think of all of the things that could have happened here and didn’t, it’s amazing.” That was naturalist John Turner talking to a group of roughly 30


Playing Petanque in New Suffolk

A League of Their Own: New Suffolk Falls for Pétanque

You’ll be forgiven, for now, if you’ve never heard of a sport called Pétanque. A cousin of bocce ball, the French sport of Pétanque is played all over the world but it hasn’t really


Riverhead Farmers Market Facebook photo

Riverhead Winter Farmers Market to Reopen Downtown

 The Riverhead Winter Farmers’ Market will re-open this Saturday, Nov. 25, thanks to new sponsorship by the non-profit LI Greenmarket Inc. The indoor Farmers Market will operate on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


The Peconic Riverfront in the 1890s. The Congregational Church in the background is still standing today.

Riverhead’s 225th Anniversary, Told in Photos

On the heels of two successful Dodransquadricentennial celebrations in Southampton and Southold last year, Riverhead’s Quasquibicentennial this year has proved to inspire somewhat less interest — both an anniversary ball and a parade originally


Leah Oppenheimer | CMEE photo

Season of the Sol: Bearing Witness to Leah Oppenheimer’s Magic at CMEE

Bearing Witness to Leah Oppenheimer’s Magic at CMEE by Dave Davis Though it’s not always convenient to the general public for such an incredibly cool place for kids to be closed one day a week for


Southold Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman and Drew Scott at Wednesday's forum.

As Opioid Deaths Hit Home, Action Seems Daunting

There have been 17 opioid overdose deaths in Southampton so far in 2017, up from just five in 2016, and the nationwide epidemic is showing few signs of letting up here. Southampton Town formed an


At Kyle and Melissa Lohr's new house Wednesday morning.

A New Habitat House Moves Into East Quogue

Newlyweds Kyle and Melissa Lohr have been living in Melissa’s childhood bedroom in Hampton Bays with six relatives and their pets, but this week, thanks to Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk, they’re beginning work


Although there’s lot to do in the garden in November, refrain from cutting back ornamental plants with beautiful seed heads, such as the fountain grass and black-eyed Susan (shown in the foreground) pictured here.

Gardenwise: Remember November As Cleanup Time

Gardenwise: Remember November As Cleanup Time By Susan Tito By now, if you’re like most property owners on Long Island, you’ve dug out your trusty rake from your garage, shed or basement and have gotten to


Pan Roasted Black Bass with White Wine and Rosemary

Let’s Cook: Giving Turkey the Bird

Let’s Cook: Giving Turkey the Bird by Alison Boyd & William Sertl The Plan Following the lead of their brethren in Plymouth, the folks who settled the East End gave turkey no more than equal billing at


Southampton, Opioid, forum, task force

Southampton to Hold Forum on Opioid Crisis

In an effort to stop the spread of the deadly opioid drug crisis, the Town of Southampton Opioid Addiction Task Force will hold a public forum on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. at the


Sean Monegro stirs a vat of Kerbers Farms' cherry jam in the kitchens at the Stony Brook Incubator at Calverton.

Incubating Long Island’s Food Future

Inside the gates of the former Grumman plant in Calverton is a place you might liken to Willie Wonka’s Chocolate Factory — a land of pure imagination, made real through the hard work of


Officers of the Mattituck American Legion at this year's Veterans Day service.

After Long Hiatus, Mattituck Legion Honors Local Veterans

It’s been years since the Mattituck American Legion had enough active members to hold a Veterans Day service, but this Veterans Day, after a call for new members this past summer reinvigorated the post,


The cast of Los Nadie, to be screened in Riverhead Nov. 19.

OLA Film Fest Expands Westward

Since not long after its founding in 2002, Organización Latino-Americana of the East End’s annual Latino Film Festival has been a crucial part of its mission to highlight Latino artists and culture. But until


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