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Taxis waited for fares in downtown Montauk just before the St. Patrick's Day parade in March.

East Hampton Taxi Tweaks Twitterpate Cabbies

East Hampton just began regulating the taxicabs that can work in town four years ago, and now the town is looking to tweak its taxi code with several changes that are getting mixed reviews


An Architect's Rendition of a new court and police complex at the Route 58 Armory buidling.

Dueling Pitches to Reorganize Riverhead’s Town Infrastructure

Riverhead Town’s municipal spaces are outdated and cramped, and nowhere is that more apparent than in their justice court and police building behind town hall on Howell Avenue. Riverhead has in its possession two buildings


All In A Weekend: A Round-Up of Events on the Forks

The South Fork is full of festivals this weekend, from environmental fairs in Bridgehampton and Montauk, to celebrations of clay art and John Steinbeck. See a Man Hatch a Clam! The Concerned Citizens of Montauk is


Suffolk County Agrees to Partner with Army Corps on Montauk Shoreline Project

Last week, when the Army Corps of Engineers pitched a $6 million plant to shore up the Atlantic Ocean beach in front of downtown Montauk, they had one big problem. They had no local


John Steinbeck at his dock on the Sag Harbor Cove

Sag Harbor Celebrates Steinbeck

When John Steinbeck came to Sag Harbor in 1955, the small old whaling port was still a seriously rough-and-tumble town, and he fell right in with the watchcase factory and dock workers who called


Yellow House

A Piece of Southold History Hits the Market

Traveler Street in Southold is just a few blocks long, but this inconspicuous street one block north of Route 25 holds several important artifacts of Southold history. The street, which runs from Youngs Avenue to


This Week in Pictures — 4.27.14

Turn the earth, turn it deep. Watch the buds, then the blossoms and the blooms. Wipe the allergens from your eyes and do it again. Paint your porch, then skip down the sidewalk and


Phil Burns

Retired FDNY Deputy Chief Phil Burns is Southold Library’s First Writer in Residence

When Southold resident Phil Burns first got the bug to become a firefighter as a young man in New York in the early 1960s, firemen didn’t wear air masks, and their turnout gear consisted


An Eye-Popping First Quarter for East End Real Estate

The real estate sales numbers are rolling in strong for the first quarter of 2014, with realtors across both forks reporting increases in inventory, sales and, in most areas, price. The numbers are no more


The First Annual Poetry Affair will be held at LTV Studios in Wainscott tonight

All In A Weekend — A Round-up of Events on the Forks

This week is jam-packed with cultural events on the East End, beginning tonight with the first annual Poetry Affair at LTV Studios in Wainscott at 7 p.m. This celebration of National Poetry Month features


A hydrofracking project in the Bakken Shale | Joshua Doubek photo for Wikimedia Commons

Southampton Outlaws Hydrofracking Waste

Two years ago, Suffolk County passed a law banning the acceptance of hydrofracking wastewater at county sewage treatment plans. This week, Southampton has expanded on that ban by outlawing the acceptance of the waste


Spring cleaning, Sag Harbor

This Morning’s Bulletin — 4.24.14

Good Morning! • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ scaled back plan to shore up downtown Montauk was derided by folks in East Hampton when it was unveiled yesterday. The $6 million federally funded project,


Scaled Back Montauk Beach Replenishment Plan is Panned

State Assemblyman Fred Thiele called the Army Corps of Engineers’ new plan to shore up downtown Montauk “better than a sharp stick in the eye.” Former East Hampton Councilman Dominick Stanzione called it a


7-Eleven stores would be targeted under East Hampton's proposed formula store rules.

East Hampton Gets an Earful on Formula Stores

East Hampton is one of the few towns around where you won’t find a McDonalds or a Burger King, but that doesn’t mean chain stores haven’t been able to get a foothold. A 7-Eleven franchise


April's full moon setting at dawn.

Southampton Turns Off the Lights for Dark Sky Week

International Dark Sky Week began yesterday, and Southampton Town is getting into the spirit by turning off most outdoor lighting at Town Hall at night through April 26. The town, which adopted a resolution honoring


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