State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. at a 2018 candidate debate.
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State Assemblyman Fred Thiele Will Not Seek Reelection

After nearly 30 years serving in the New York State Assembly, State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. announced Monday, Feb. 12 that he will not be seeking re-election this fall. Mr. Thiele, 70, who prior to being elected in 1995 to serve in the State Assembly had been a Southampton
Anthony Palumbo and Sarah Anker
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Anker Launches Bid to Take On Palumbo This November

Former Democratic Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker announced Feb. 5 that she will be running for the First District State Senate seat held for the past four years by Anthony Palumbo, on the heels of Mr. Palumbo announcing his bid for re-election on Jan. 31. The First Senate District includes
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A Record Donation From ELIH Auxiliary

Pictured Above: Members of the Eastern Long Island Hospital Auxiliary recently presented a check for $572,000 to hospital Chief Administrative Officer Paul Connor. |. photo courtesy Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital The Eastern Long Island Hospital Auxiliary, a 100-member volunteer group that fundraises for Stony Brook Eastern Long Island
Ms. Streeter's portrait of Sarah Jackson Adams, a Greenport community leader and suffragist who conceived and funded the Greenport Auditorium

Port & Harbor: Keeping Historic Seaside Villages Alive & Vibrant

Second Annual “Splash For Cast” To Be Held Jan. 28

Candace Hall, Rev. Natalie Wimberly, Liz Welch, Anne Smith and Brian Mealy discuss fostering a Beloved Community.

Southold Celebrates Dr. King’s Message of Nonviolence

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Suffolk County IDA Unanimously Approves Tax Breaks for “The Enclaves” in Southold

Pictured Avove: Architect Andrew Giambertone (center) discussed a model of the project with Southold residents at the Dec. 11 hearing. Two weeks after receiving its final site plan approval from the Southold Town Planning Board, the controversial proposal for a 40-room luxury resort hotel "The Enclaves" received unanimous approval for
Downtown Riverhead as seen from one of the three coves in the Riverside park property

Riverhead Has Reservations about Riverside Redevelopment as Sewer District Formation Continues

Margaret Steinbugler and Theresa Dilworth outside Town Hall Dec. 11.

Southold Doesn’t Mince Words in its Distaste for Tax Breaks for “The Enclaves”

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Power Begins to Flow From South Fork Wind

The future site of "The Enclaves" in Southold
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February Editorials: “Up West” is Now Out Here

Pictured Above: The future site of "The Enclaves" in Southold We’re shocked, but not surprised to see the Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency dismiss the concerns raised by numerous Southold residents over the tax breaks awarded in January to the resort hotel known as The Enclaves, which will likely soon

Editorial: Moving Beyond Carbon: Let’s All Make A Plan

Palestinians inspect the ruins of Aklouk Tower destroyed in Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City on October 8, 2023. . Palestinian News & Information Agency (Wafa) in contract with APAimages Via Wikimedia Commons

Letter: Join People of Conscience in Supporting Gaza Cease Fire

Editorial: Let’s Do Housing Right

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Families Ask East Hampton Town to Take Over Montauk Child Care Center

Parents and staff at the Montauk Child Care Center are asking East Hampton Town to take over the operation of the Center after the Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, which has operated the center since 2006, announced Jan. 29 that they are discontinuing their contract to run the facility, which
(l-r) New Suffolk Superintendent Joe Vasile-Cozzo, Board President Lisa Zissel, Board members Brooke Dailey and Deborah Carrol and District Clerk Jana Prindle at the board's Jan. 9 meeting.

New Suffolk School to Hold March 5 Referendum on Sending All Students to Other Districts

A School Grows in Cutchogue

New Suffolk School To Explore Sending All Students to Other Districts

Healthcare workers at Peconic Bay Medical Center were hailed as heroes during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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PBMC Nurses Reach a Tentative Agreement

New York State Nurses Association nurses and healthcare workers at Peconic Bay Medical Center reached a tentative contract agreement with the hospital's parent company, Northwell Health, on Thursday after a marathon bargaining session. If union members vote to ratify the contract on Tuesday, Feb. 20, they will avoid a strike
Healthcare workers at Peconic Bay Medical Center were hailed as heroes during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Nurses Could Strike at PBMC Starting Feb. 21

A Record Donation From ELIH Auxiliary

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East End Food Market to Temporarily Relocate During Construction

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Romaine Strikes New Deal on Wastewater Tax

After a plan to put a referendum before voters for an eighth of a percent sales tax to fund septic improvement initiatives was stymied by Republicans in the Suffolk County Legislature last summer, new County Executive Ed Romaine unveiled a new tax plan this week that will provide more funding
Volunteers, including students from Southold Elementary School, helped restore the Custer Preserve garden, with help from a grant from ReWild Long Island, in the fall of 2023.
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A New ReWild Chapter for the North Fork

Pictured Above: Volunteers, including students from Southold Elementary School, helped restore the Custer Preserve garden, with help from a grant from ReWild Long Island, in the fall of 2023. Anyone who’s watched the asphalt of an abandoned shopping center crack and fill with Queen Anne’s lace and chicory, mugwort and

ReWild North Fork Chapter to Hold Inaugural Meeting

Pictured Above: Science teacher Deb Kimmelman, Master Gardener Nancy DePas Reinertsen and Kristen Bashen of the Group for the East End with mountain mint at the seed swap in the fall of 2023. A new North Fork chapter of ReWild Long Island, with the vision of rewilding, revitalizing, and restoring
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New Birds & Bees Protection Act Will Ban Certain Pesticides in New York

Just before Christmas, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed the Birds and Bees Protection Act, which will prohibits the use of corn, soybean, or wheat seeds treated with certain neonicotinoid pesticides, also known as neonics. It will also ban neonicotinoid pesticides for outdoor ornamental plants and turfs, in an effort
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Ring In The New Year On A Walk Through the Wilderness

This New Year is expected to be mild and calm, a perfect time to visit the woods and the shores of the East End on a hike to celebrate the end and the beginning of the years. The Southampton Trails Preservation Society holds a New Years Eve hike through Sears

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As Deal is Nearly Finalized, North Fork Arts Center Expects to Start Showing Movies Over Christmas Break

Pictured Above: At Volunteer Day at the Greenport Theater in April of 2023, as the fundraising effort began to get underway. NFAC Executive Director Tony Spiridakis outlined the new arts center's plans for the year ahead at an Oct. 5 update at the Very Special gallery. Back in 2019, not
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Theater Review: Shaking Up the Toxic Office

Pictured Above: Allie O’Connor, Abby Tyler and Katie Garthe shake up Mr. Hart’s office as Judy, Violet and Doralee. | Anthony Graziano photo for NFCT If it’s been a long time since you’ve seen the hit 1980 film “9 to 5,” about a trio of female secretaries getting their revenge
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Theater: Color and Light and Endless Possibilities

Pictured above: George (Joseph Bebry) conducts the scene that would become his most famous painting. |. Anthony Graziano photos for NFCT When the biggest names on Broadway’s stages walked out into the cold air of Times Square after Stephen Sondheim’s death in November of 2021, it was “Sunday,” the title