Civics Community In the Streets

Riverhead Roe Rally Reminds of the Importance of Everyday Engagement

About 200 people gathered in front of the Suffolk County Courthouse in Riverhead Saturday afternoon in support of a woman's right to chose whether to carry through with a pregnancy, in the wake of the leaked draft U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn its landmark 1973 Roe Vs. Wade decision. The rally was one of numerous rallies throughout the nation Saturday dubbed "Bans Off Our Bodies," organized by Planned Parenthood.
Black History Month Civics Community

Manor to Manor: Race In America Explored Online

Sylvester Manor Educational Farm and the Eastville Community Historical Society will present their Seventh Annual Black History Month Celebration online this Sunday, Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. This year’s program will feature a conversation with Lauren Brincat, Curator at Lloyd's Manor and Donnamarie Barnes, Curator at Sylvester Manor. Moderated by Dr. Georgette Grier-Key, Executive Director Eastville Community Historical Society, the program will explore the connections between the families of Sylvester Manor and Lloyd's Manor in Huntington, NY.  The two
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Civics Shelter Island

Necessary Bridges: Shelter Island Discusses “Son of the South”

The Shelter Island Health and Wellness Alliance is continuing its "Necessary Bridges" on-line programming, focused on race and social justice, with Son of the South: A Conversation with Robert Zellner, in partnership with the Shelter Island Library, on Friday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Robert Zellner, raised in Alabama, is the son and grandson of Ku Klux Klan members. Early in his life he questioned Jim Crow segregation, which
League of Women Voters
Civics Community

Women Voters Cover the Forks on Centennial of 19th Amendment

Pictured Above: Supporters of the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons held a march in East Hampton for the 2017 Centennial of women getting the right to vote in New York State. This year, celebrations of the Centennial of women getting the vote nationwide will be more muted because of the pandemic, but The League’s local chapter is still growing, now serving Shelter Island and the North Fork. This
Announcements Civics

League of Women Voters Celebrates 100 Years

The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons invites all to attend a birthday party, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the New York State League of Women Voters, to be feted with cake and a toast on Monday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m. at Bridgehampton's Hampton Library at 2478 Main Street. The State League was formed on November 19, 1919, by the 400 delegates gathered in Utica at the 51st convention of the
Panelists at the South Fork Grassroots Town Hall for Unity.
Civics In the Streets News

Faith and Human Rights Groups Launch Unity Collaborative in Hampton Bays

[caption id="attachment_33004" align="alignnone" width="600"] Panelists at the South Fork Grassroots Town Hall for Unity.[/caption] About 100 people gathered into the Southampton Town Senior Center in Hampton Bays Sunday afternoon for a grassroots town hall meeting to share their concerns about the human impact of the direction the country is heading. The event, titled "South Fork Grassroots Town Hall for Unity," was organized by South Fork Unity Collaborative, the local initiative of
OLA Executive Director Minerva Perez at Tuesday's forum.
Civics Community

Facing Uncertain Future, Immigrant Advocates Focus on Preparation and Constitutional Rights

[caption id="attachment_32666" align="alignnone" width="600"] OLA Executive Director Minerva Perez at Tuesday's forum.[/caption] In the wake of new information Tuesday on the Trump administration’s expected immigration policies, about 500 people showed up for a forum in Bridgehampton Tuesday night to prepare immigrants and their families for the future. Attorneys and immigrant advocates advised attendees to avoid interactions with the police and prepare their American-born children for possible separation during more than two hours
Shinnecock Tribal Member and historian Chenae Bullock, and Rev. Kimberley Quinn Johnson of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork and Zen Buddhist priest of Ocean Zendo Engu Michel Dobbs.

East End Spiritual Leaders on Creating a Beloved Community

[caption id="attachment_31698" align="alignnone" width="600"] Shinnecock Tribal Member and historian Chenae Bullock, Rev. Kimberley Quinn Johnson of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork and Zen Buddhist priest of Ocean Zendo Engu Michel Dobbs.[/caption] After the tumult of last year's presidential election, Kathryn Szoka and Maryanne Calandrille of Canio's Cultural Café in Sag Harbor received many calls from friends and customers of their bookstore, Canio's Books, asking for guidance on how
Friday afternoon, after the fire.

Sag Harbor Partnership: Historic Building Fund Can Be Used to Help Rebuild After Fire

Below is the Sag Harbor Partnership's statement on what can be done, as of today, to help Sag Harbor rebuild after this morning's devastating fire. Sag Harbor Partnership (formerly Serve Sag Harbor) is a non-profit dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the quality of life in Sag Harbor. What You Can Do About the Fire [caption id="attachment_31013" align="alignright" width="350"] Friday afternoon, after the fire.[/caption] We are all heartbroken at the horrible

After Court Decision; Effort to Close East Hampton Airport Gains Steam

[caption id="attachment_7727" align="alignright" width="600"] East Hampton Airport[/caption] Opponents of noisy aircraft usage of the East Hampton Airport have rallied around a potential shut-down of the airport after an appeals court decision Nov. 4 struck down East Hampton's noise restrictions enacted last year. East Hampton Town representatives said in a Nov. 4 statement that although the "court decision places the solution to aviation noise problem firmly at the feet of Congress and
At 41 North Phillips Avenue.
Civics Government

Southampton Will Consider Speonk Housing Proposal

[caption id="attachment_27077" align="alignnone" width="600"] At 41 North Phillips Avenue.[/caption] The Southampton Town Board voted 3-2 at a special meeting Thursday afternoon to consider a zone change application for a controversial workforce housing and retail complex proposed for North Phillips Avenue in Speonk. The board called a special meeting just to adopt the resolution due to time-sensitive issues dealing with federal tax credits, said Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman before voting to consider the application.