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East End students learn to be upstanders at annual youth summit

[caption id="attachment_3060" align="alignnone" width="600"] Matt Pisani of Clean Slate Living gets youth leaders from across the East End to stand up for themselves at Friday's summit.[/caption] Way back in 1996, Shane Daniels, a young black man from Riverhead, was beaten and nearly killed outside of a Westhampton Beach nightclub by a white man from Queens named Austin Offen, in a racially motivated attack that made headlines across the region. Though
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Legacies of prior two administrations shape East Hampton town board debate

[caption id="attachment_3084" align="alignnone" width="600"] East Hampton Town Board candidates(l-r): Job Potter, Dominick Stanzione, Fred Overton, Kathee Burke-Gonzalez.[/caption] East Hampton's town board will face a political shift leftward regardless of who wins the two seats up for grabs on Nov. 5, and that changing tide was an undercurrent throughout a spirited and congenial League of Women Voters debate, held Monday night at the Cedar Street Firehouse in East Hampton. Longtime East
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Riverhead’s Community Life Center wins broad support

[caption id="attachment_3077" align="alignnone" width="600"] An artist's rendering of the proposed Family Community Life Center[/caption] Riverhead's First Baptist Church has raised $1.1 million toward the construction of a complex that will include a public 24-hour adult and child day care center, 132 affordable housing units, a performing arts center and an Olympic-size swimming pool and indoor walking track on 12 acres owned by the church on Northville Turnpike, their fundraisers announced
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Sharpshooters set sights on East End deer; public concern abounds in towns

[caption id="attachment_3051" align="alignnone" width="600"] Deer have become so accustomed to humans that they often pose for photographs.[/caption] In the two months since the Centers for Disease Control announced that Lyme Disease is 10 times more prevalent than they had previously thought, there’s been a lot of action on the part of East End governments to try to tamp down the deer ticks that carry the disease. A proposal by the
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Friday is first-ever Car Free Day on Long Island

[caption id="attachment_2307" align="alignnone" width="600"] A typical summer sunset in Southampton.[/caption] Long Islanders, like most Americans, love their cars, but this Friday they're being asked to do something few of us can imagine: leave them parked home, in our garages and driveways, and venture out into the world of alternative transportation. World Car Free Day has been around since the year 2000, but this is the first year that a consortium
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CDC: Lyme Disease 10 times more prevalent than thought

[caption id="attachment_2010" align="alignnone" width="600"] The Lyme-bearing deer tick at several stages of development | CDC image[/caption] If you've been on line at an East End pharmacy the past couple summers, chances are you've heard the people around you clamoring to fill prescriptions for six-week doses of doxycycline. You've seen the jars of tick-pulling tweezers on the counters. You've seen the knowing look in the pharmacist's eye if you're among the
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Strange “junk” found at New Suffolk waterfront

[caption id="attachment_1876" align="alignnone" width="600"] A bunch of rusting metal machinery was pulled up from the muck at the New Suffolk waterfront earlier this month.[/caption] Dockbuilders from Latham Sand & Gravel pulled some puzzling artifacts up from the New Suffolk muck earlier this month while they were putting in a new bulkhead at the New Suffolk Waterfront to replace one that was washed out during Hurricane Sandy. Members of the New
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What are East End governments doing, anyway? Aug. 7 edition

[caption id="attachment_1793" align="alignnone" width="600"] The East Hampton Airport.[/caption] Big fight at East Hampton Town Hall over airport issues Councilwoman Theresa Quigley went on a rampage against her fellow board member and airport liaison Dominick Stanzione at the East Hampton Town Board's Tuesday work session over the nearly $200,000 unbudgeted cost of an environmental report prepared for their airport's seasonal control tower, which left the airport with very little money left
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The end of the East End buyer’s market?

[caption id="attachment_1533" align="alignnone" width="600"] A nice waterfont saltbox on a nice rainy day[/caption] The buyer's real estate market of the past five years is beginning to look like a thing of the past, and sellers are having better luck standing their ground on their asking prices than they have since the beginning of the Great Recession in 2008. Three major real estate firms on the East End released their second