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Arts Featured Visual Arts

New Sculpture Exhibit Explores Sylvester Manor’s Past & Future

A new outdoor sculpture exhibition opens next weekend on the grounds of Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island, featuring works by 25 East End artists, including some pieces that address the former slaveholding plantation’s past and others that promise a leave-no-trace future, using organic material found onsite that will biodegrade back into the landscape. This inaugural exhibition runs from June 22 through Sept. 7 and is curated by Tom Cugliani, who
Above: Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis), a native spring flowering wildflower, photographed by Len Green on his rewilded property.
Climate Change Climate Local Now Featured

Climate Local Now | Spring: Nature is Speaking

Above: Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis), a native spring flowering wildflower, photographed by Len Green on his rewilded property. by Leonard Green May is migration heaven, all the birds singing. On my way down to the beach this morning, the air is thick with song: orioles, cardinals, chickadees, wrens. Closer to Gardiner’s Bay the trilling of prairie warblers, the buzzy notes of red winged blackbirds.  Then the leaf blower starts. And won’t
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Editorial Environment Opinion Top Stories

Editorial: Septic Upgrade Process Must Be Improved

It’s official — with Governor Kathy Hochul’s approval in late May, Suffolk County voters will get to weigh in this November on a ballot proposition allowing the county to charge a 1/8 percent sales tax to be used toward septic upgrade initiatives. This potential revenue source, if approved by voters, will only be a game changer for East End communities if the process for getting approvals for and installing innovative
East Hampton Housing Top Stories

East Hampton Rolls Out Two New Housing Programs

Pictured Above: The nearly completed Three Mile Harbor Apartments is an example of a type of housing that could be constructed using General Projects funding. |. East Hampton Housing Authority Facebook photo East Hampton Town opened up the application period June 3 for two initiatives aimed at addressing the community's housing needs: the 2024 Request for Applications for projects seeking Community Housing Fund and the 2024 Pilot Program for First-Time
Community

CAST to Host Community for Afternoon of Music, Treats, Advocacy & Celebration

CAST, the Center for Advocacy, Support & Transformation in Southold, will hold "Spring Fling, See What’s Blooming at CAST" this Sunday, June 2, an event to gather the community to learn more about how the longstanding community support organization is growing, and how people can help. The event will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at CAST, 53930 Main Road in Southold. It is also a recognization of the
A typical BESS storage container, in this case designed by Honeywell.
Letters Opinion

Letter: Sharing Concerns About Battery Energy Storage

To The Editor: Over one hundred residents gathered at the Heritage Center during a recent Mt. Sinai Civic Association meeting to hear from New Leaf Energy, a battery storage company, about a proposed lithium-ion battery storage facility. According to the civic president, the plan to place the 20-megawatt battery storage facility on a 1-acre parcel, located at the corner of Mt. Sinai Coram Road and Rt. 25A in Mt. Sinai,
Bob Kaplan, Matt Fama, Matthew Conlon, Nicholas Auletti, Thomas Milton, Tom Ciorciari in rehearsal for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum opening May 23 at Hampton Theatre Company. Photos: Dane DuPuis
Arts Performing Arts Quogue

An Ambitious Antic-Filled “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” Takes to the HTC Stage

Pictured Above: Bob Kaplan, Matt Fama, Matthew Conlon, Nicholas Auletti, Thomas Milton, Tom Ciorciari in rehearsal for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum | Dane DuPuis photo for HTC "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," one of American theatre's most raucous and irresistible musicals, will put an exclamation point on the Hampton Theatre Company's 2023-2024 season when it premieres on May 23,
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Featured Letters Opinion

Letter: Thank You To Everyone Who Participated in Strongs Boat Storage Environmental Review

To the Editor: Thank you for your ongoing coverage of the Strong’s Marine boat storage project on Mattituck Inlet. As you laid out in your most recent article, the Southold Town Planning Board has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), prepared by an outside consultant and largely shaped by community input over the course of a detailed State Environmental Quality Review (SEQRA).   Strong’s Marine has proposed to excavate
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East Hampton Infrastructure Transit

Suffolk Transit On Demand Comes to East Hampton

Pictured Above: (l-r) Carl Irace, Kathee Burke-Gonzalez, Zach Minskoff and Ann Welker. The Suffolk Transit On-Demand service, an initiative of former Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming that first launched in Southampton Town in 2021, has expanded to East Hampton Town, with on-demand buses now replacing the 10B and 10C bus routes. Riders can hail the bus through a smartphone app anywhere within the zone from the East Hampton Railroad Station
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Letters Opinion

Letter: I’m Trying To Play a Role in Denitrifying the Bays

To the Editor,  Editorial: We All Have A Role to Play in Denitrifying the Bays, May 2, 2024 was persuasive. I tried to have a direct impact on the nitrogen leaching problem from Suffolk County's aging on-site cesspools. The IA/OWTS is not cheap at all. Although South Fork towns have an edge thanks to the use of Community Preservation Fund money, in my case the cost was significant. The County
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Climate Change Climate Local Now Column

Climate Local Now: A Guide to Succession Planting in Your Garden

by Cristina Cosentino This month marks the start of gardening season on the East End. Every year is a chance to start over. Gardens are forgiving in that way, and they teach patience. We have to wait a whole year before we can try something different. Now is the time to plan improvements for this year. Planting in succession is one way to make the most out of your garden.