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Photos: Pride Returns to Greenport

It was sweltering near 90 degrees Saturday with little of the breeze that had tempered much of this week's heat dome, but down in Greenport the Second Annual North Fork Pride Parade and Festival organized by the LGBT Network was undaunted, and neither were the crowds, who showed up to cheer on their friends and neighbors who showed up and showed out to support a safe place for people to
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In Montauk, Resilience Has Many Meanings

There's a long-held belief in Montauk that there is a schism between the business community and environmentalists, but as coastal flooding has become a frequent reality here, that schism may be melting. This past winter, a private donor funded The Nature Conservancy's involvement in a conversation with Montauk's business community on the topic of coastal resilience, which "has been a very hard, complex topic to tackle," Montauk Chamber of Commerce
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Southold Enacts One-Year Hotel Moratorium

The Southold Town Board unanimously enacted a one-year moratorium on processing of applications for new hotels, motels and resorts Tuesday evening, overriding the Suffolk County Planning Commission's recommendation that the town instead enact a six-month moratorium. Southold Town is in the midst of a zoning code update that it expects to be finished by March of 2025, and is likely to make several changes to its regulations regarding hotels and
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Southold At Work To Protect From “Hamptonization”

Keenly aware of its potential to rival the Hamptons as a second-home destination for the super-rich, Southold Town is working to limit some of those extravagances, including excessive irrigation and oversized houses on small lots. The Southold Town Board has also just unanimously enacted a one-year moratorium on processing of applications for new hotels, motels and resorts. Irrigation Law in the Works Southold Town's Water Advisory Committee has been working
Jackson's Dance leads The Electric Slide
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The Joy of Juneteenth

Pictured Above: Jackson's Dance leads The Electric Slide Leroy Heyliger (center) When Leroy Heyliger of Mattituck was just three years old in 1937, his father brought his family from their home in St. Kitts and Nevis to New York through Ellis Island, passing the Statue of Liberty, on a path to start a new life. His father had worked in the sugar fields on a rum plantation and was inspired
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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
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Environmental Takeaways from the Close of the State Legislative Session

The New York State Assembly failed to pass the NY HEAT Act, which climate activists have been pushing to help wean the state from natural gas to renewable energy sources, before the end of the legislative session June 7, but several other environmental initiatives made it through the legislature and now await Governor Kathy Hochul's signature. Key among those initiatives is the Horseshoe Crab Protections Act, which was passed by
Strong's Yacht Center, on Mattituck Inlet. The proposed yacht storage buildings would be on the wooded hill to the right of this photograph.
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Planning Commission Deems Strong’s Yacht Storage Environmental Review Incomplete, Kicks it Back to Southold

Pictured Above: Strong's Yacht Center, on Mattituck Inlet. The proposed yacht storage buildings would be on the wooded hill to the right of this photograph. Update 6/14/24: The Suffolk County Planning Commission, which was initially not slated to meet again until July 10, has scheduled a special meeting for next Thursday, July 20 at 2 p.m. at the H. Lee Denison building in Hauppauge to discuss the Strong’s Yacht Center yacht
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Editorial: Septic Upgrade Process Must Be Improved

It’s official — with Governor Kathy Hochul’s approval in late May, Suffolk County voters will get to weigh in this November on a ballot proposition allowing the county to charge a 1/8 percent sales tax to be used toward septic upgrade initiatives. This potential revenue source, if approved by voters, will only be a game changer for East End communities if the process for getting approvals for and installing innovative
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East Hampton Rolls Out Two New Housing Programs

Pictured Above: The nearly completed Three Mile Harbor Apartments is an example of a type of housing that could be constructed using General Projects funding. |. East Hampton Housing Authority Facebook photo East Hampton Town opened up the application period June 3 for two initiatives aimed at addressing the community's housing needs: the 2024 Request for Applications for projects seeking Community Housing Fund and the 2024 Pilot Program for First-Time
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Applications are Being Accepted for Three Mile Harbor Apartments

The East Hampton Housing Authority is now accepting applications for rental apartments in “The Green at Gardiner’s Point,” a new, 50-unit housing complex at 290 Three Mile Harbor Road. The $32 million project includes five two-story energy efficient buildings on 14 acres, most of which will be available to people earning 60 percent of the area median income (AMI). It includes 10 one-bedroom apartments, 30 two-bedroom apartments and 10 three-bedroom