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Martin Luther King | National Archives photo

Martin Luther King Day Celebrations Abound

Just more than 50 years after Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech, the annual Day of Service, first organized by President Obama’s administration on Dr. King’s birthday in 2009, includes just a

Mute swans collared for DEC research | DEC photo

DEC Hatches Plan to Kill Mute Swans

While the sight of swans swimming peacefully in pairs that mate for life attracts romantics throughout the East End, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation doesn’t see anything romantic about them. The DEC announced

USDA Wildlife Services New York Director Martin Lowney at Southold's meeting.

Media Circus comes to USDA Deer Plan meeting

There were tripods to trip over and telephoto lenses to dodge, television reporters with bulky microphones running around asking people to spell their names, and the front entrance to the building became News 12’s

The former Swezeys Department Store, where a farmers market is slated to open this spring.

Winter farmers market to open in Riverhead

No vegetables grow on the East End’s fields in winter, but livestock farmers and bakers and makers of bottled local goods still have plenty of bounty to share with the community. Chicken grower Holly Browder

State Assemblyman Fred Thiele discusses the need for a clean water bill in Albany Tuesday | Courtesy Long Island Clean Water Partnership

Long Island water warriors take their plea to Albany

Last year, a consortium of environmental groups here formed the Long Island Clean Water Partnership in response to a series of reports on the worsening quality of Long Island’s drinking and surface waters. This week, the

Just another Mattituck Sunday

Mattituck Inlet dredging to begin next week

With dredging season on Long Island set to end tomorrow, January 15, with the start of the winter flounder spawning season, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has received an extension from the state

The South Jamesport Iceburg

This Week in Pictures — Jan. 5 through Jan. 12

This week couldn’t end soon enough for people who don’t like being encased in ice. But by braving the cold, sometimes, the clearest beauty can be found. [easingsliderpro id=”32″]   //

“Heroes” is as strong as the roots of poplar trees

When Tom Stoppard adapted the French playwright Gérard Sibleyras’s 2003 comedy “Le Vent des Peupliers” into English, he was faced with one big problem. The title, “The Wind in the Poplars,” was too close

East End deer in the snow | Photo Courtesy of Romaine Gordon for East Hampton Group for Wildlife

Deer lovers are getting organized in anticipation of USDA hunt

With just weeks left before the Long Island Farm Bureau plans to hire USDA sharpshooters to cull the East End’s deer herd, opposition to the program is continuing to grow. Nowhere is the malcontentment more

New East Hampton Supervisor promises action on the environment

East Hampton has one of the lowest recycling rates on the East End, says new Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell, and he’s planning to do something to change that this year, starting at Town Hall. This

The Sad Tale of Two Rare Whales

True’s beaked whales are a mysterious breed. Among the champion divers of the deep sea, they’re seldom seen except by mariners who venture more than 80 miles offshore. But this week, two of these

Chasing Nabokov in Amagansett

Kara Westerman considers herself a Vladimir Nabokov stalker. Ms. Westerman, an East Hampton writer, memoir instructor and editor, has loved reading the work of the controversial postmodern novelist, best known for his obsessive 1955 novel

Big Birds

This Week in Pictures: Dec. 29 – Jan. 4

  Take a New Years’ week walk on the East End, through the sunrises, snow and half-hidden paths into the magical world of 2014. [easingsliderpro id=”31″]   (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle ||

Snack place in snow

Baby, was that a blizzard?

There’s no doubt it’s cold outside, but whether it looks like you got a dusting or your lawn was covered with a hefty snow drift after so-called winter storm “Hercules” passed through depends greatly

Perhaps Closed

Mysteries of a New Year

Every year-end is a time for reflection and for strengthening the resolve we believe we’ve developed over the past year. But it’s also a mystery, a blank slate, a time to follow your senses

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