Editorial Opinion

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

One decade ago, when Southampton Town was trying to adopt its 400+ Sustainability Plan, we remember hearing again and again from a chorus of naysayers who thought the plan was a United Nations plot to curtail individual rights. We’ve been heartened over the past month by the comments we’ve heard from people who’ve been critical of Southampton’s new Climate Action Plan — not because we don’t believe time is of the
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
Letters Opinion

Letter: Join People of Conscience in Supporting Gaza Cease Fire

Pictured Above: Palestinians inspect the ruins of Aklouk Tower destroyed in Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City on October 8, 2023. |. Palestinian News & Information Agency in contract with APAimages Via Wikimedia Commons To the editor: Every Sunday at 3 p.m. for the last several weeks, a community gathering of people of conscience has met at the windmill on the wharf in Sag Harbor. The group firmly rejects US support
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Climate Change Climate Local Now Column

Climate Local Now: A Guide to Green Gifts for the Holidays

by Mary Morgan As the holiday season approaches, why not spark a smile from family and friends with something eco-friendly, showing you care about them, and the planet?  Call it cool, environmentally-conscious or low carbon, just go green!   My Green Gift Criteria What makes a green gift? I use three science-based criteria as my guide:  1. Eliminate waste and pollution.  That means choosing ingredients, materials and packaging with low or
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Climate Local Now: Walking Through Nature’s Miracles

By Leonard Green We live on an island in an age of rising seas and hotter and wetter weather. Earlier this season, there was a rare Category 5 hurricane in the Atlantic. The consequences of accelerated climate change are here. And they are just beginning. Yet, on my daily walk down to Gardiner’s Bay, I am struck by how little we seem to value the natural systems that maintain a
Sabina Streeter, Dressed Up for the Wrecking Ball (1888–2023). Charcoal on paper, 24" x 36".
Arts Top Stories

Port & Harbor: Preservation Not Speculation Opens at Floyd Memorial Library

Pictured Above: Sabina Streeter, Dressed Up for the Wrecking Ball (1888–2023). Charcoal on paper, 24" x 36". Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport celebrates the opening of its winter exhibition, "Port + Harbor: Preservation, Not Speculation" by Sabina Streeter this Friday, Nov. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition will be on view through Feb. 4, 2024. Comprising new works created especially for this show, Port + Harbor is a comparative architectural and historic profile of Greenport and Sag Harbor,
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Editorial Opinion Top Stories

Editorial: Listen to the ‘Leftovers’

As longtime inhabitants of the East End, we have seen a bunch of changes happen here. We have seen big stretches of woods in East Hampton change into monstrous mansions. We have seen Montauk go from being THE END to being “The Beginning.” We have seen Greenport change from a sleepy little village where everybody had electric heat because it was cheaper than oil to a downtown destination that mirrors
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Climate Change Climate Local Now Column

Climate Local Now: The Balancing Act

By Mark Haubner Language Matters Say my health insurance company called and wanted to talk about my latest ‘visit’ to the hospital. If you go to the lobby and get a little sticky paper with your name on it to wear on your shirt for two hours while you comfort a friend on the third floor, that’s a ‘visit.’ You leave when you want. If your name goes on a
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Letters Opinion

Letter: Gas Wins as Wind Loses Before Public Service Commission

Pictured Above: Wind turbines for Ørsted and Eversource's South Fork Wind are being prepared in New London, Conn. this week to be installed 30 miles off of Montauk. The companies' larger Sunrise Wind projects, expected to be adjacent to South Fork Wind, were among four projects contracted by NYSERDA that had asked the Public Service Commission for inflation adjustments. | photo courtesy Ørsted To the Editor: We East Enders are
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Climate Local Now: Why We Joined the East End Countertop Recycler Pilot (And You Can Too!)

by Mary Morgan “I liked the discount” — Hampton Bays “My current recycling system is getting to be more than I can handle” — Orient “I want something easier than my backyard compost” — East Marion “My worm bin does not process enough food scraps”  — Mattituck So said early-birds in a pilot program launched this August by the Long Island Organics Council (LIOC) and the Canadian company Food Cycle
Arts Film Top Stories

OLA Film Fest Turns 20

Pictured Above: A still from "The Pink Lagoon," showing at the Westhampton Beach PAC Sept. 17 Adventure, strength, and inspiration form the conceptual and thematic core of this year’s 20th Anniversary Latino Film Festival, which is filled this year with premieres at three venues throughout the South Fork Sept. 14 through Sept. 17.   This year’s festival, organized by Organización Latino-Americana of Eastern Long Island (OLA), highlights four feature-length films and
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2023 Elections

Riverhead Civics to Hold Candidate Forums

Civic Associations in Riverhead Town have scheduled three separate candidate forums in late September in the western, central and eastern areas of the township, in an effort to help the public learn more about town candidate positions on issues ahead of this November's elections. “While civics tend to focus on our specific communities, we are pleased to team up when we can to serve all of Riverhead Town. And we’re