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Hochul and Zeldin for Governor

Gov. Kathy Hochul, who became New York State’s first female governor in August following the resignation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo amid accusations of sexual harassment, easily defeated two challengers in Tuesday’s Democratic Party primary election. On the Republican side, Representative Lee Zeldin of New York’s First Congressional District is the winner in a four-way race for the party’s nominee for governor.

Jun 30, 2022

Residents to PSEG: ‘Not in Our Greenbelt’

Not a single person at Tuesday night’s public hearing on PSEG-Long Island’s plan to run an underground transmission line through the Long Pond Greenbelt supported the idea. Many forcefully opposed the cable, which would run beneath existing high wires, which slice the greenbelt in two and currently connect two substations, one off the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike in Sag Harbor, the other off Buell Lane in East Hampton.

Jun 30, 2022

Police & Courts

Southampton Town police on Thursday afternoon received a call about a man who was seen slumped over the steering wheel of a white van in the parking lot of the Bridgehampton Commons shopping center.

Jul 1, 2022

An anonymous caller reported last Thursday night that a man was chugging vodka from a “champagne-colored” GMC on Division Street in Sag Harbor. Officers found the vehicle and the man, who didn’t want to give them any personal information, but showed them the jug from which he’d been drinking water.

Jun 30, 2022

Three recent traffic accidents on local roads resulted in injuries.

Jun 30, 2022

Government

The Supreme Court of the United States overturned a 1913 New York State statute that sharply restricted the carrying of concealed firearms in public by requiring applicants for concealed-carry permits to demonstrate proper cause. Reaction was swift on both sides of the issue.

Jun 30, 2022

Interested parties and others waiting for the East Hampton Town Planning Board to accept or turn down the Wainscott Commercial Center’s draft environmental impact statement were left disappointed last week, as no vote was held. But progress was made.

Jun 30, 2022

Eight months after the East Hampton Town Trustees narrowly voted to approve construction of a dock on Three Mile Harbor — the first such approval in more than three decades — the town’s zoning board of appeals denied an application for the permit needed for the dock’s construction to proceed.

Jun 30, 2022

The Coalition for Hither Woods, an organization of conservation groups that formed in 1982 to oppose proposals to develop that area of Montauk, has reformed as an incorporated not-for-profit to oppose the potential siting there of a sewage treatment plant to serve the hamlet.

Jun 30, 2022

Villages

‘The Emblem of the Land I Love’

Flag etiquette is an especially big deal around the Fourth of July, in a country where nearly 70 percent of Americans own or fly the flag and spend an estimated $5 million annually on Fourth of July flags. Whether they display the flag with a sort of purist fidelity to the Flag Code is another thing — and given the highly detailed protocols, it’s a high bar indeed.

Jun 30, 2022

Bridgehampton Group Has New Mission: Advise and Dissent

After disbanding as the Bridgehampton Citizens Advisory Committee last October, former members of the group met at the Bridgehampton School Monday afternoon with a laundry list of housekeeping items, freshly minted articles of incorporation from the State of New York, and a set of land-use priorities that they will focus on in coming months as the independent nonprofit Bridgehampton Civic Association.

Jun 30, 2022

On the Wing: The Lonesome Whip-Poor-Will

The scientific name of the whip-poor-will, Antrostomus vociferus, is spot-on. According to “Birds of America,” edited by T. Gilbert Pearson, “the first word . . . means ‘cave mouth’ and the second . . . ‘strong voice.’ ”

Jun 30, 2022

Arts

Laurie Anderson: A Multi-Lane World in Hyperdrive

Laurie Anderson, in residence at the Elaine de Kooning House, talks about the joys (and anxieties) of painting, her big show at the Hirshhorn Museum, her involvement with virtual reality and artificial intelligence, and hiking in East Hampton.

Jun 30, 2022

Hamptons Jazz Fest and Jazz at Lincoln Center will bring Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra to the Southampton Arts Center.

Jun 30, 2022

A "docusoap" promises to show the real Hamptons of locals vs. "cidiots," but falls back on typical reality-TV tropes.

Jun 30, 2022

Mike Birbiglia, a comedian, director, and actor, will perform five nights of comedy at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor from July 11 through July 16.

Jun 28, 2022

Food

BOUNTY: Summer's Sweetest Pairing

Two beloved East End businesses have come together on a collaboration that is sure to be a very chill hit this summer: a specialty cinnamon-doughnut-spiked coffee ice cream, combining Dreesen’s Famous Donuts with John’s Drive-In’s ice cream.

Jun 29, 2022

East End Eats: Roberta's Goes for Gold

Montauk's version of the Bushwick pizza joint also serves a melt-in-your-mouth carpaccio, perfect sea scallops, and a sea urchin crepe, at elevated prices.

Jun 30, 2022

News for Foodies 06.30.22

The Stirring the Pot series returns, Bell and Anchor launches alfresco dining, drink bargains at Bostwick's and Manna, and new offerings from Springs Brewery.

Jun 30, 2022