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South Fork Commuter Connection to Return

After the Covid-19 pandemic halted the South Fork Commuter Connection — just as it was gaining significant momentum as a viable transportation option for local workers — state officials on Monday announced the service will return in the fall.

Jul 26, 2021

Six Million Buys Five Waterfront Acres

Following a public hearing last month, the board voted to acquire three parcels on Gardiner's Bay near Albert's Landing in Amagansett, together comprising about five acres of vacant waterfront property. Two were bought with community preservation fund money; the third was donated by its owner, who has also pledged a sizable amount toward the purchase of the other two. 

Jul 22, 2021

Police & Courts

Kenneth Kalbacher of East Hampton was attacked by four men in the parking lot of Amagansett Square, leaving him with a fractured orbital eye socket and broken nose, said police. They were still looking for the assailants earlier this week.

Jul 23, 2021

A westbound Long Island Rail Road train struck a pedestrian on the tracks near the Bridgehampton station around noon on Thursday, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police and the Southampton Town Police Department.

Jul 22, 2021

A discrimination complaint filed by a civilian employee of the East Hampton Village Police Department, who claims she was harassed because of her gender, will be given a hearing in front of a New York State Division of Human Rights administrative law judge.

Jul 22, 2021

Government

An overhaul of East Hampton Town's emergency communications system is well underway, but additional towers are still needed for it to achieve comprehensive coverage. Meanwhile, the town's overtaxed wireless communications infrastructure is causing poor-to-nonexistent cellphone service in Springs and other areas.

Jul 15, 2021

By a split 3-2 vote, Riverhead became the first East End town to pave the way for retail sales of adult-use recreational marijuana and cafes for on site consumption. "If we don't regulate this, the black market is going to thrive, and the black market is not where we want people to buy it; that's where you start having issues," a town councilman said.

Jul 15, 2021

East Hampton Town could convert all of its streetlights to light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, before next Memorial Day weekend, realizing both energy and cost savings as well as improved visibility, less glare, and reduced light reaching nearby properties.

Jul 15, 2021

A tagging study could explain where juvenile bass are coming from.

Jul 15, 2021

Long Island Books

Arts

Jeannette Seaver: Putting Out Books, Banned and Canceled

Jeannette Seaver's five-decade career in publishing has been marked by an unswerving commitment to discovering new voices and standing against censorship.

Jul 22, 2021

"The Lost Leonardo" unpacks the complicated story of a "found" Leonardo painting that may or may not be the real thing and why that doesn't seem to matter in the end.

Jul 22, 2021

The Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival will be back onstage and in person from Aug. 4 to Aug. 22, returning to some of its favorite venues.

Jul 22, 2021

Two exhibitions of work by East End artists, Charles Manion of Montauk and Jennifer Cross of Springs, will open at the Arts Center at Duck Creek on Saturday.

Jul 22, 2021

Food

Beach Blanket Takeout

After a stop at a nearby eatery for picnic provisioning, you'll be set to bask in the glow of the sunset over the bay or catch an inspiring moonrise at an ocean-facing beach.

Jul 22, 2021