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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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North Fork Arts Center Holds Ribbon-Cutting

The North Fork Arts Center, a new community non-profit working to revitalize the former Greenport Theater, held a ribbon cutting celebration on Thursday, May 16, ahead of what it is anticipating will be a busy summer season. The ceremony was held in the midst of an intensive three-week residency at the theater by the Brooklyn Ballet, which has been hosting programs for North Fork schools all week in anticipation of
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This Morning’s Bulletin — 5.17.24

Good Morning! • We're expecting patchy drizzle before 9 a.m. today, with partly sunny skies and a high temperature near 70 degrees, with a northeast wind around 11 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 52. Saturday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 65, and Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 68. • The Southampton Town Board has scheduled
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Dave’s Desk@Ditch: If Not Now, When?

“When you are on a journey, it is certainly helpful to know where you are going, or at least the general direction in which you are moving. But don’t forget — the only thing that is ultimately real about your journey is the step that you are taking at this moment. That’s all there ever is.” It’s a passage from spiritualist Eckhart Tolle’s masterful bestseller, “The Power of Now,” a
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Greenport Farmers Market to Open in Mitchell Park May 17

Pictured Above Mitchell Park in Greenport will be home to the Greenport Farmers Market on Friday afternoons this season. 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,
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Rites of Spring Returns with “Unexpected Correspondences”

The Ulysses Quartet (pictured above) joins Paolo Bartolani for the opening concert of this year's Rites of Spring Music Festival, "The Beatitudes," at RG|NY Vineyards May 12. The North Fork’s Rites of Spring Music Festival, now in its ninth season, is this year presenting a series that pairs music from cultures around the world. The series, this year dubbed “Unexpected Correspondences,” is about “how classical music is connecting with all
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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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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
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Dave’s Desk@Ditch: The Fearful Cocoon of Ego

by Dave Davis “Here we are with so much wisdom and tenderness, and – without even knowing it – we cover it over to protect ourselves from insecurity. Although we have the potential to experience the freedom of a butterfly, we mysteriously prefer the small and fearful cocoon of ego.”  This is quite a profound passage, if you ask me. It’s one that I gleaned from American Buddhist nun, Pema
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“The Center Will Hold”: Art as a Message of Hope

Pictured Above: "The Garden," one of a series of prints from the book "The Garden," a series of richly colored prints and dreamlike stories. Mattituck-based artist and writer Anne Sherwood Pundyk has long been fascinated with how we define beauty, a subjective process that relies heavily on our cultural expectations. It’s a subject she’s explored often in her work for decades, especially after she read philosopher Emmanuel Kant’s Third Critique
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Celebrating Latin American Artists in Greenport

Pictured Above: Kelynn Z. Alder’s “Immigrantes 2018" The East End is home to artists from all over Central and South America, who each bring a unique artistic and cultural perspective to this place they now call home. Greenport’s Floyd Memorial Library is celebrating these artists in a new exhibition, “Heritage and Home: Latin American Artists of the East End,” on view through May 12. Library Curator Sally Grant came up