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The fireboat Fire Fighter when it first arrived in Greenport in 2013.

Fireboat in Greenport celebrates 75th birthday, crew looking for volunteers

The New York City fireboat Fire Fighter, which is now a floating museum that has been docked in Greenport since last winter, celebrated its 75th birthday on Monday, and its crew is hoping the


Riverhead Local and Riverhead News-Review staff grill Democratic Town Supervisor Candidates Ann Cotten-Degrasse and Angela DeVito

Riverhead goes down to the crossroads; the devil’s in the deals

Riverhead is at a crossroads, say the signs at tonight’s primary debate at the Suffolk Theater for supervisor and two seats on the town board, but if you want to know the truth about


Every August, Pastor Jesus Marte of Cristo Misionero "El Tabernåculo" in Riverside takes his sermon outside into the mid-summer heat.

The Week in Pictures: August 17 through August 24

Autumn’s breezes are already upon the waters and fields of the East End, as we all prepare for the inevitability of Labor Day. [easingsliderpro


The entrance to Goldsmith Inlet in Peconic | Courtesy Group to Save Goldsmith Inlet

Weigh in on Goldsmith Inlet study

What’s to be done about the constantly changing dynamics of the entrance to Goldsmith Inlet in Peconic? Southold Town wants to know your thoughts. Town Supervisor Scott Russell and County Legislator Al Krupski are holding


East Hampton is debating what to do about its closed scavenger waste plant, which had collected waste from cesspool companies.

What are East End governments doing, anyway? August 23 edition

Most East End governments are getting into the vacation spirit of the third week in August by doing precious little this week. East Hampton, however, is knee-deep in poop. East Hampton Town East Hampton will hold


Neighbors of Hashamomuck Pond will soon have help redesigning their gardens to help the pond

PEP: Your garden can protect the bay

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants to help homeowners in the Hashamomuck Pond and Reeves Bay watersheds keep the bays clean by changing the way they garden. The Peconic Estuary Program, which is part of


The Lyme-bearing deer tick at several stages of development | CDC image

CDC: Lyme Disease 10 times more prevalent than thought

If you’ve been on line at an East End pharmacy the past couple summers, chances are you’ve heard the people around you clamoring to fill prescriptions for six-week doses of doxycycline. You’ve seen the


The toxic rust tide has returned again to the East End's bays

Rust tide is back: Algae was blamed for last year’s less-than-stellar Peconic scallop season

At this time last summer, marine biologists working to replenish the scallop population in the Peconic Bays were finding record numbers of scallops and baymen were getting their dredges ready for a banner season.


Dancing into the sunset at Meschutt Beach on the Shinnecock Canal in Hampton Bays.

The week in pictures: Aug. 10 through Aug. 17

Traffic has been abysmal, the humidity is making people mean and the lines are too long at the grocery store. In spite of all that, this August has been a gorgeous one for enjoying


This is where the Weeping Willow Motel used to be. The willows are still weeping but the motel is gone.

Weeping over the willow motel

This plan Riverhead had to close the old Weeping Willow Motel and build a park hits close to my heart. I’ve been trying to understand exactly why for weeks, as the town readies the


The approach to Plum Island | courtesy Save the Sound

What are East End governments doing, anyway? Aug. 15 edition

From Plum Island to Riverhead to Montauk, environmental preservation is on the minds of East End governments this week. Southold Town The Southold Town Board tabled its ongoing public hearing on zoning Plum Island at its


No one really wanted to play soccer in this cemetery.

Southampton wants people to be good in cemeteries

Ball field space may be tight on the East End, but in Southampton Town, until today, anyone looking to play a ball game could legally have just headed over to a local town-owned graveyard


Workers from National Grid are installing gas mains along Route 48 in Cutchogue this week.

The North Fork gets gassy

After years of planning, National Grid began work last week installing a natural gas main down the North Road, County Road 48, from Alvah’s Lane in Cutchogue to Ackerly Pond Road in Southold, due


A bunch of rusting metal machinery was pulled up from the muck at the New Suffolk waterfront earlier this month.

Strange “junk” found at New Suffolk waterfront

Dockbuilders from Latham Sand & Gravel pulled some puzzling artifacts up from the New Suffolk muck earlier this month while they were putting in a new bulkhead at the New Suffolk Waterfront to replace


The Moore Festival Singers sing Douglas Moore's "Down at the North Fork Country Club Cabaret."

A night in Cutchogue: At the 2013 Douglas Moore Music Festival

For the past 34 years, members of the Cutchogue community have come together the second weekend in August to pay homage to the composer Douglas Moore, who wrote much of his work in a


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