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NYC Sues Suffolk County, Riverhead Over Asylum Seeker Emergency Orders

Pictured Above: New York City Mayor Eric Adams. |. NYC Mayor's Office photo New York City has asked a Manhattan State Supreme Court Judge to void emergency orders in 30 counties, including Suffolk County, and in the Town of Riverhead, which restrict asylum seekers from seeking housing, stating the orders violate the 14th amendment rights of equal protection and the right to travel. Mayor Eric Adams has been at odds
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Greenport Pride Parade Will Be A First

Pictured Above: At Long Island Pride in Farmingdale in 2022. |. LGBT Network photo As LGBT people across the country have become convenient scapegoats for society's ills, North Forkers are taking a stand in solidarity with the gay community this June with the first ever North Fork Pride parade and festival, to be held throughout downtown Greenport June 24. The day's events are being organized by the LGBT Network, which
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Suffolk County Declares Emergency, Looking to State to Coordinate Migrant Crisis

Pictured Above: Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone at a 2022 press conference. As New York Governor Kathy Hochul and New York City Mayor Eric Adams called on the federal government this week for expedited work authorization for migrants seeking asylum here, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone issued an emergency order Friday evening that his office says is designed "to ensure a coordinated response to the ongoing crisis." The order "formalizes
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Riverhead To Refuse Housing to Migrants Seeking Asylum

Pictured Above: Riverhead Town Supervisor Yvette Aguiar at a recent community meeting Riverhead Town declared a State of Emergency Tuesday evening, "in response to reports that the New York City Department of Homeless Services has, or will be arranging for the transportation and relocation of undocumented migrants and/or asylum seekers to hotels or motels within the Town of Riverhead," according to a media advisory from Town Supervisor Yvette Aguiar. The
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Firearms Policy Shifts Beneath Our Feet, Locally and Across the Nation

From Capitol Hill to Albany to the meeting room at Riverhead Town Hall, this proved a busy week for gun policy in America and in our backyards. The U.S. Supreme Court's strike-down of New York's Concealed Carry law on Thursday is perhaps the action most likely to impact us here, overturning a law on the books in New York since 1911 that required licenses for any firearm small enough to
Crowd gathering at the Lincoln Memorial for the March on Washington in I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, a Magnolia Pictures release
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Parrish & Child Care Center present Black Film Fest

The Parrish Art Museum is partnering with Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center to present a 2-day outdoor Black Film Festival on August 14 and 21, featuring feature films, documentaries, and shorts inspired by the current epic global movement to elevate black lives and eliminate racism. The films, selected by a committee made up of both organizations, speak to systemic inequality but also personal stories of hope, and connect historical
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Southampton Unity Fest Celebrates Local Culture

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, the Southampton Arts Center will host a special day Sunday, July 26 to celebrate unity and support the diverse members of the local African American and Afro Indigenous community. "Unity Fest" is presented with Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center, Eastville Community Historical Society, and Southampton African American Museum The event will include live performances on the outdoor stage from Certain Moves, Winston Irie and Selective
The cover of “Women and Migration,” the subject of a March 13 discussion at the Parrish Art Museum
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On Women’s Vital Role in Migration

Pictured Above: The cover of “Women and Migration,” the subject of a March 13 discussion at the Parrish Art Museum  Women make up just over half of the world’s population, and their role in families that are forced to move from their homes is a vital one. The Parrish Art Museum is exploring this dynamic with a talk with several contributors to the 2019 book “Women and Migration: Responses in
A dredge contracted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers worked on the West of Shinnecock Inlet project in late February.
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FIMP on the Horizon

Pictured Above: A dredge contracted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers worked on the West of Shinnecock Inlet project in late February to shore up a breach there, part of the long awaited Fire Island to Montauk Point project that has already been put into practice. There was an uproar in late February as other dredges working on Army Corps projects just to the west on Fire Island were
B. Smith
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In Memoriam: B. Smith Did Everything With Style

Those who knew B. Smith at the height of her career never could have dreamed that she could so quickly become the public face of a degenerative disease long thought to be found primarily among the elderly. But she approached even this demon with style and courage. When our editor was a cub reporter for the Sag Harbor Express walking the streets of Sag Harbor with a pencil behind her
North Fork Reform Synagogue’s community liaison, Rabbi Barbara Sheryll
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New Fears on Milestone Holocaust Remembrance Day

Pictured Above: The North Fork Reform Synagogue’s community liaison, Rabbi Barbara Sheryll, at Sunday's service. “You’ll be here maybe six months and then you’ll leave the camps through the chimney,” a teenage Werner Reich was told by his fellow prisoners when he arrived at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp at the height of the Holocaust. He’d never heard of Auschwitz before he’d arrived and he didn’t know what was happening there.