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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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Community Environment

ReWild Launches Second Summer Internship Program in East Hampton

Pictured Above: Members of ReWild Long Island’s summer internship program in Hempstead gained valuable experience in community gardens. ReWild Long Island has announced that it will be offering student internships and community service opportunities in East Hampton for its second summer. The 2024 Summer Program to Fight Hunger and Climate Change includes volunteer work this summer in organic vegetable harvesting, regenerative food production, sustainable landscaping, pollinator garden design and composting.
Editorial Opinion Top Stories

Editorial: We All Have a Role to Play in Denitrifying the Bays

As last year’s barrage of toxic tides made clear, the bays and estuaries that surround Eastern Long Island are facing multiple challenges, from all angles. Some of those challenges, like warming and acidifying waters, are global trends that are beyond our ability to address directly. But scientists have proven, again and again, that nitrogen leaching from Suffolk County’s aging on-site cesspools is the nutrient that is intensifying these algae blooms,
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Business Community

First Fridays to Return to Mattituck’s Love Lane

After a hiatus due to the pandemic, the Mattituck Chamber of Commerce’s First Fridays on Love Lane will be returning for the season May 3. The event, during which Love Lane was shut to vehicle traffic and filled with music, food, beverages and shopping, returned for one night only in October of 2023. "Everyone loved it.  It was like it never left, so of course we dove right back," said
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The Poem

The Poem: A Sonnet

It was years ago that I first read the engaging writings of Miranda Beeson.  Time has not diminished my interest, nor has her work gotten stale. Miranda continues to find fresh greens in her poetic salads of life. — Beacon Poetry Editor Billy Hands XIV by Miranda Beeson The beds were terrible & I was coldmy friend Jean sighs in pentameter soI just have to write it down. Jean’s 90—a salty
Ira Haspel discusses the health of the bays and environs with Meg Dowe at the 2023 Dandelion Festival at KK's Farm
Environment Opinion

Viewpoint: Celebrating 100 Years of Biodynamic Agriculture

Pictured Above: Ira Haspel discusses the health of the bays and environs with Meg Dowe at the 2023 Dandelion Festival at KK's Farm by Ira Haspel & Sonomi Obinata Biodynamic Agriculture originated a century ago out of the spiritual scientific research of Austrian seer and philosopher Dr. Rudolph Steiner. It’s a method of farming which increases soil fertility using natural materials – compost, herbs and processed manure.  This year marks
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Featured Southold Visual Arts

Re-envisioned Church Pews go to Auction at CAST

What do you do with 16 enormous, 125-year-old church pews that have outlived their usefulness?  Ask artists. “Resurrect them,” they say. The question faced the Center for Advocacy, Support & Transformation (CAST), which serves low income individuals and families in Southold, last year. When CAST needed more flexible space than their home in the former 19th Century Methodist Church could provide, they concluded that the handsome but cumbersome pews had
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Arts Earth Day Featured Film

Docs Equinox Returns to SAC

Hamptons Doc Fest, in partnership with the Southampton Arts Center, inaugurates spring by kicking off Earth Day Week with its annual Docs Equinox celebration, which this year revolves around the theme of “Cultivating Connections: Soils, Farms, Food.” The weekend includes three days of programming at Southampton Arts Center on April 12 through April 14 that features welcoming food and wine receptions on Friday and Saturday, Sunday breakfast treats, four environmentally-focused
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Community Cutchogue Education Featured

Peconic Community School to Host Maker Fair

Pictured Above: Potter Chris Fanjul at a past Maker Fair at the Peconic Community School. Peconic Community School will host its Fifth Annual Maker Fair on Saturday, April 13 at the school’s new Cutchogue campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Local “Makers’’ will present workshops and demos at this family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness in celebration of the Maker movement. This community and family event will feature