Community Health Top Stories

OLA Wins State Support for Bilingual Youth Crisis Counseling

OLA of Eastern Long Island's Youth Connect prevention-focused crisis counseling program and the organization's other mental health support services have been awarded $100,000 in funding from New York State. "I am deeply honored to stand alongside OLA of Eastern Long Island as they tirelessly strive to create a more just and inclusive community for Latino immigrants on the East End," said State Assemblyman Fred Thiele, who advocated for the inclusion

Juneteenth Celebrations Abound

The East End is filled in the week ahead with celebrations of Juneteenth, the anniversary of the day enslaved people in Texas learned that they had been freed by the Emancipation Proclamation more than two years prior. Juneteenth has long been celebrated by African Americans throughout the United States, but did not become a federal holiday until 2021. It falls this year next Wednesday, June 19, when government buildings will
Food Rescue Volunteers Holly Cato, Anne Howard, Maria Pietromonaco & Stephanie McEvily.
Community Featured

On A Mission to Rescue the North Fork’s Food

As we head into a season of plenty, an intricate web of volunteers stands at the ready on the North Fork to make sure the food produced here doesn’t go to waste. They’re part of the new Food Rescue US North Fork chapter, organized by North Forkers Anne Howard and Stephanie McEvily, working to connect businesses and institutions that have too much food with people who need it —from little
Community Featured Riverside

Celebrating A New Park in Riverside

The hamlet of Riverside, along the banks of the Peconic River across from downtown Riverhead, has long suffered from lack of investment in the community, and one of the biggest things that residents have said they want is to have public access to the river that gives the community its name. This Wednesday, May 28, the neighborhood got its number one request in the Riverside Revitalization Action Plan, adopted by

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
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Business Community Greenport

Greenport Farmers Market to Open in Mitchell Park May 17

The Greenport Farmers Market will held this year for the first time in the village’s Mitchell Park at 115 Front Street on Friday afternoons. The market, which will include about 20 vendors providing a wide variety of local products ranging from fruits and vegetables to wines, spirits and cider, fish, meat, cheese, baked goods and other local products, will open for the season on May 17 and is expected to
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.
Community Featured Greenport

Celebrating Lived History In Greenport

Christopher Bianchi has only been in Greenport since August of 2022, but you’d be forgiven for thinking he’d lived here forever.  As the reference and local history librarian at Greenport’s Floyd Memorial Library, his local knowledge runs deep, and his new podcast series for the library interviewing Greenport residents has become the talk of the town. Raised in New Orleans, and initially trained as an artist, Mr. Bianchi’s path to
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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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Watching the Great American Eclipse

While Long Island isn't in the path of totality of this afternoon's Great American Eclipse, the fervor over this rare phenomenon is being felt here too. Here's what you need to know if you're planning to stay close to home and watch: The eclipse begins at 2:13 p.m. this afternoon on Long Island, with maximum coverage (about 88 percent) at about 3:27 p.m., ending at about 4:37 p.m. As you've hopefully already
Potter Chris Fanjul at the Peconic Community School's Maker Fair
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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