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A Call to End the ‘Puppy-Mill Pipeline’

East End lawmakers and the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons are urging Gov. Kathy Hochul to sign a bill to end the so-called “puppy-mill pipeline” that has sent untold numbers of unhealthy and abused cats, dogs, and rabbits to New York State retail pet shops.

Sep 29, 2022

The Cookery, National Grid Retool Plans

The Cookery, a grocery store, bakery, and prepared-food shop that is operating where Simply Sublime stood for 10 years at 85 Springs-Fireplace Road, has worked out some of the issues with its site plan application and is now ready for a public hearing. An application for National Grid's East Hampton generating station still needs work before a hearing can be scheduled.

Sep 29, 2022

Police & Courts

A flurry of mid-September overnight car break-ins in Montauk, Amagansett, and Springs has had victims and residents taking to social media to bemoan an apparently organized racket and warn others about the incidents. Police say they’re on the case but have no suspects.

Sep 29, 2022

In arrests this week, one person was accused of stealing from the Inter Deli in East Hampton, another of criminal possession of fentanyl and driving while intoxicated, and third of sexual abuse.

Sep 29, 2022

Police said they’d clocked a man driving 80 miles an hour in a 55-m.p.h. zone, and that he’d crossed the double yellow line “to pass numerous vehicles in an unsafe manner.” The car smelled like marijuana, they added, and the driver exhibited signs of “cannabis intoxication.”

Sep 29, 2022

Government

An East Hampton Town Planning Board hearing for a proposed 185-foot cell tower that would be installed by American Tower at Camp Blue Bay in Springs has been scheduled for Oct. 19.

Sep 29, 2022

The Suffolk County Police Benevolent Association has endorsed County Legislator Bridget Fleming in her campaign to represent New York’s First Congressional District.

Sep 29, 2022

Gov. Kathy Hochul agreed on Sept. 21 to participate in a single debate with her challenger, Representative Lee Zeldin of New York’s First Congressional District, but Mr. Zeldin responded by calling the proposed Oct. 25 debate “a nonstarter,” and as of Wednesday the candidates had not mutually agreed to debate.  

Sep 29, 2022

After last week’s meeting of the East Hampton Town Planning Board, a public hearing on a proposal to raise a 185-foot cellphone tower at the 172-acre Camp Blue Bay in Springs seemed likely by October. Other than lingering questions about a diesel-fueled generator, the board appeared satisfied that the application was ready to hear the public’s comments, for better or worse.

Sep 22, 2022

Villages

Bluetongue Virus Hits Deer Here

Bluetongue, a serious virus, has been detected for the first time in New York State deer. A cousin of epizootic hemorrhagic disease, it is spread by the bite from a midge, or no-see-um, and incubates in a deer for seven days before the animal begins to show symptoms. There is no treatment for the virus, which typically kills an adult deer within 36 hours.

Sep 29, 2022

In Montauk, a Little Nonprofit Can’t Keep Up

The Montauk Village Association faces an uncertain post-Covid future after the old guard nonprofit saw its fund-raising plummet during the pandemic.

Sep 29, 2022

Item of the Week: An Architect Pounds Corn for Samp

John Custis Lawrence (1867-1944), a Montauk-born architect, appears in this photograph participating in Forefathers’ Day, demonstrating how to grind corn to make samp, a mashed cornmeal porridge dish of Indigenous origin.

Sep 29, 2022

Arts

Creativity Lives On in Springs

Nicole Corbett, an artist who lives in Springs, creates large ceramic moon jars, a genre that originated in Korea, that she glazes with swipes of her long hair dripping with paint.

Sep 29, 2022

The film festival's hits just keep on coming, including a conversation with Chelsea Clinton about "Gutsy," her eight-part documentary about influential women, and four just-announced films.

Sep 29, 2022

Work by 80 artists from 20 countries will celebrate the majesty and ecological significance of trees in a new exhibition at the Southampton Arts Center.

Sep 29, 2022

Nine months after filming wrapped in Wainscott, the comedy "Who Invited Charlie?", whose cast and crew includes East Enders, will have its world premiere at the Hamptons International Film Festival.

Sep 29, 2022

Food

Cooking Into a Healthy Fall

Charlotte Abbate, a board-certified nutrition specialist, is her clients' source for healthy fall menu ideas, with an emphasis on whole foods and what's in season.

Sep 29, 2022

News for Foodies 09.29.22

Fall brings special menus to the 1770 House, Bell & Anchor, Manna at Lobster Inn, and North Fork Table, plus the return of Artists and Writers dinners to Almond.

Sep 29, 2022

Food Startups Reel in Wake of Oven Explosion

More than a month after an oven explosion closed the Stony Brook Food Business Incubator for repairs, food producers are scrambling to keep operating by other means, but often with reduced output.

Sep 22, 2022