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The Year's First West Nile Positives

The Suffolk County health commissioner has announced the first mosquito samples to test positive for West Nile virus this year, 12 of them from samples collected late last month. 

Aug 4, 2022

G.O.P. Congressional Candidates Debate on Monday

The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, Shelter Island, and the North Fork will hold a debate among candidates for the Republican Party's nomination to represent New York's First Congressional District on Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. over Zoom. 

Aug 4, 2022

Police & Courts

Dramatic rescues may grab the most attention, but lifeguards in East Hampton Town and Village save more swimmers each week than the average beachgoer might realize.

Aug 4, 2022

Aiste Lukoseviciute of Montauk, 21, was sitting in the dunes at Kirk Beach Park on July 17 around 7 p.m. when a shot went off and hit her in the back of the head. East Hampton Town police found her bleeding heavily as a result of the shooting, which she initially thought had been a firework of some sort thrown in her direction.

Aug 4, 2022

Jay Rowe of Springs, convicted in March of armed robbery, grand larceny, and kidnapping, turned himself in to officials at Suffolk Criminal Court in Riverside on Monday. According to East Hampton Town Police Capt. Chris Anderson, Mr. Rowe had failed to show up at his July 27 sentencing hearing.

Aug 4, 2022

Government

Throughout New York State, "people are talking about their safety, their freedoms, and their economy," Alison Esposito, the Republican Party's nominee for lieutenant governor of New York State, said last Thursday at the Clubhouse in East Hampton. 

Aug 4, 2022

The Nov. 8 midterm elections may be a tough one for Democrats, but three months before Election Day, Gov. Kathy Hochul, the Democratic incumbent, is comfortably ahead of her challenger, Representative Lee Zeldin, in the race for governor of New York State. 

Aug 4, 2022

As part of a long-range plan to convert all streetlights in East Hampton Town to energy-efficient LEDs, a consultant proposed to the town board on Tuesday the replacement of 682 fixtures, all but 41 of them of the "cobra head" design, an initiative that will save money while reducing impacts to the environment and providing better lighting,

Aug 4, 2022

The Suffolk County Legislature is considering a bill introduced on July 26 that aims to address a chronic concern for parents, educators, and others in the wake of New York's landmark cannabis legalization law that passed in March of 2021: the packaging of pot products, and especially edibles.

Aug 4, 2022

Villages

All Eyes on Sag Harbor Development Proposal

Affordable housing is a problem not just here, but nationwide, so it makes sense, especially given its size, that a 79-unit complex with housing above and retail space below proposed for downtown Sag Harbor is generating spirited conversation and debate. Some see it as welcome housing, others say its more of a "shopping mall with an affordable housing component."

Aug 4, 2022

It's True, Montauk's Liars' Has a New Owner

Sam Gershowitz, an UpIsland recycling magnate who owns the Star Island Yacht Club in Montauk, is the new owner of Liars' Saloon and the Offshore Sports Marina on West Lake Drive in Montauk.

Aug 4, 2022

The Mission: Save Wainscott's Heritage

A year after a group of preservation-minded citizens successfully endeavored to dismantle and preserve the historic Little House on Wainscott Hollow Road, a new organization, the Wainscott Heritage Project, has emerged with an expansive vision and hopes that it will be able to carve out a historic district in the hamlet similar to those in Springs, Amagansett, and Montauk.

Aug 4, 2022

Arts

The Talkhouse at 35: Memories Abound

Peter Honerkamp, one of the owners of the Stephen Talkhouse, reflects on its storied history as an intimate venue that has featured world-class artists as he marks 35 years of ownership on Saturday.

Aug 4, 2022

Robert Harms's landscape paintings, which capture his view of Little Fresh Pond in North Sea, form a powerful statement about the East End landscape.

Aug 4, 2022

In "The Soap Myth," a drama set for a three-week run in Southampton, a Holocaust victim, a journalist, and two Holocaust scholars seek to determine if an accusation of Nazi atrocity is fact or myth.

Aug 4, 2022

A new Parrish exhibition features a bounty of garden paintings by two Spanish masters, plus garden views by 23 other modern and contemporary artists.

Aug 4, 2022

Food

Hello Oma Owner Back From Ukraine and Ready to Reopen

Kristofer Kalas, the owner of Hello Oma, a farm stand and coffee shop on Race Lane in East Hampton, was wearing board shorts and walking barefoot across the street last week, with a sleeve of ice over one shoulder. It's hard to imagine a greater contrast from where he was just a month ago, in a war zone in Ukraine.

Aug 4, 2022

Si Si's Food Lives Up to Its Views

At Si Si's restaurant on Three Mile Harbor, the views are gorgeous, the food is excellent, and the prices are steep.

Aug 4, 2022

News for Foodies 08.04.22

Goldberg's expands, a bistro adds art to its menu, Tate's celebrates a cookie holiday, and Guild Hall's food-focused series opens at Roberta's on Montauk.

Aug 4, 2022