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Editorial: A Month For Regeneration

Back when we were coming up, when the East End was still a quiet place filled with farms and fishermen, the environmentalists were fond of saying “Make Every Day Earth Day.” It was a phrase guaranteed to make anyone who wasn’t a died-in-the-wool tree hugger roll their eyes, but we didn’t care. We said it anyway, because it was something we felt with all our hearts.   You don’t hear
Downed tree on power lines, Cutchogue
Environment Weather

Isaias Update: NOAA Predicts “Extremely Active” Hurricane Season

Aug. 6 Update: As East Enders cleaned up tree limb debris and awaited the return of electric service from Tropical Storm Isaias late this week, NOAA's Climate Prediction Center issued a dire warning for the rest of this hurricane season: "Atmospheric and oceanic conditions are primed to fuel storm development in the Atlantic, leading to what could be an “extremely active” season," they said in their annual August update to
Irrigation of sod in the rain is just one of the more visible signs of Southold's unsustainable water use.
Environment

Record Water Use on Monday Stretches Limits of Public Water System

Long Island is ultra-crowded this summer as city residents escape the heat and the pandemic in New York, but this weekend's heat added another stress to the island's already stressed infrastructure — water use set an all-time record in the early hours of Monday morning, stressing the water system's availability for first responders. The Suffolk County Water Authority announced it hit its all-time high water pumping figure of 545,726 gallons-per-minute
Coastal Resilience Environment

Tropical Storm Fay Eyes Long Island Friday

Editor's Note: This post will be updated throughout the day Friday. Check back here for further details, or follow us on Twitter. Update 6:30 p.m. July 10: Tropical Storm Fay had made landfall just north-northeast of Atlantic City, New Jersey as of the National Hurricane Center's 5 p.m. briefing, with maximum sustained winds about 50 miles per hour, a decrease from this afternoon. Fay is expected to weaken further as
Rugosa Season
Morning Bulletin

This Morning’s Bulletin — 5.29.20

Good Morning! • We're expecting a 40 percent chance of showers today, with patchy fog before 11 a.m., mostly cloudy skies and a high near 72 degrees, with a south wind 10 to 13 miles per hour. There's a 50 percent chance of showers overnight, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 62. There's also a 50 percent chance of showers Saturday, with skies clearing throughout the day and
At Bayview Farms in Aquebogue is one of many farmstands on the East End that has taken extended safety precautions and occupancy limits this spring.
Business Top Stories

Grown on Long Island: Local Farms Mean More Now Than Ever

The national headlines early on in the pandemic about farmers facing plummeting demand dumping milk and crushing eggs, while sick workers forced the closure of meat processing plants around the country could not be more distant from the reality experienced by farms on the East End, most of which are vegetable operations or small enough meat processors to enable safe operations. Vegetable growers had not yet begun their spring planting
Fishing party, New Suffolk
Morning Bulletin

This Morning’s Bulletin — 5.27.20

Good Morning! • We're expecting patchy fog before 9 a.m. today, but otherwise skies are expected to clear throughout the day today, with a high temperature near 74 degrees and a south wind 5 to 7 miles per hour. We're expecting mostly cloudy skies and patchy fog overnight, with a low around 60. There's a 30 percent chance of showers Thursday, mainly after noon, with patchy fog before noon and
Downtown Greenport Memorial Day Weekend
Coronavirus Updates Top Stories

Coronavirus Updates (May 27): Long Island Reopening Begins

Long Island's economy will begin to rev up again today, after a nearly two-and -a-half month long shutdown to stop the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. "This is a real milestone for us. We have been through a lot," said Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone on Tuesday. "These have been incredibly trying times that have been devastating in so many ways." Construction work is slated to begin today, along with
East Hampton Beach
Top Stories

Memorial Day Weekend Guide for East End Beaches

New York State beaches, and the county ocean beaches at Cupsogue in Westhampton Beach and Smith Point in Shirley will be open for the holiday weekend, with new occupancy restrictions, and local towns have opened a limited number of ocean beaches in an attempt to make sure beachgoers recreate safely. “For kids who don’t have playgrounds, pools, movies and amusement parks, all these things that aren’t operating and don’t exist
One Way Shopping Cart
Coronavirus Updates Top Stories

Coronavirus Updates (May 12): Suffolk Reopening Hinges on Contact Tracing, New Hospitalizations & Deaths

As New York prepares for a phased reopening of the economy this Friday, May 15, Long Island is likely to be among the last regions to reopen. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday morning, May 11, that three upstate counties will meet the seven metrics necessary to reopen on Friday, with seven other regions in the county trailing to varying degrees. The metrics include the percentage of hospital capacity