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Feds Formally Limit ‘Forever Chemicals’

On April 10, the federal Environmental Protection Agency issued a final determination on limits for “forever chemicals” in drinking water sources, along with a three-to-five-year timeline by which testing and remediation are to occur and about $1 billion in funding to support states, cities, and other municipalities in carrying out that testing and remediation.

Apr 18, 2024

Amagansett Parses Senior Center Plan

The Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee, which in recent months has been debating the pros and cons of the proposed new East Hampton Town Senior Citizens Center, did so again this week, with many thorny questions still on the minds of members.

Apr 11, 2024

Government

A rocky revetment, rocky relationships, and even conspiracy theories were on display at the East Hampton Zoning Board of Appeals meeting on April 2, during a public hearing involving a proposed 108-foot-long, 10-foot-high revetment at the end of Bay View Avenue on Napeague. The structure, meant to deflect waves, was instead creating them.

Apr 11, 2024

In his bid for the Democratic nomination for New York’s First Congressional District, John Avlon of Sag Harbor this week picked up the endorsement of the New York State Democratic Committee chairman, Jay Jacobs, and of all five members of the East Hampton Town Board.

Apr 11, 2024

When the Springs General Store eventually reopens — and it won’t be this summer — it will still serve egg sandwiches and coffee starting at 7 a.m., but it won’t be selling alcohol for on-site consumption, as originally planned.

Apr 11, 2024

Recognizing that there is a need for more senior citizen housing in East Hampton Town, Eric Schantz, the town’s director of housing and community development, recommended this week that the board craft legislation to allow increased density for senior housing complexes, suggesting 12 housing units per acre for senior housing versus the eight that is now allowed.

Apr 11, 2024

Arts

James Hamilton: From Film Sets to War Zones

Over the course of more than four decades, the photographer James Hamilton has plied his trade on the streets of New York, at music festivals, on film sets, at celebrity gatherings, even in war zones.

Apr 17, 2024

This year's Pachanga, a benefit for OLA of Eastern Long Island, will feature a dynamic salsa band, a multidisciplinary percussionist, and an actress and singer whose credits include Disney's "Mulan."

Apr 17, 2024

"The Art of Food" at the Parrish Art Museum features more than 100 works by 37 notable modern and contemporary artists linked by their choice of food as a subject.

Apr 17, 2024

Film Noir classics to launch retrospective tribute to Columbia Pictures at the Sag Harbor Cinema.

Apr 17, 2024

Villages

Breaking Fast, Looking for Peace

Dozens of Muslim men, women, and children gathered on April 10 at Agawam Park in Southampton Village to celebrate Eid ul-Fitr and break their Ramadan fast together with a multicultural potluck-style celebration. The observance of this Muslim holiday wasn't the only topic on their minds.

Apr 18, 2024

Green Giants: Here to Stay?

Long Island’s South Fork, known for beaches, maritime history, and fancy people, is also known for its hedges. Hedge installation and maintenance are big business, and there could be a whole book about hedges, with different varieties popular during different eras. In the last decade, for example, the “green giant,” a now ubiquitous tree, has been placed along property lines throughout the Hamptons. It’s here to stay, and grow, and grow.

Apr 18, 2024

No-Fling Spring Begins With Weekend of Trash Cleanup

Earth Day on Monday brings with it the kickoff weekend for the East Hampton Town Litter Action Committee’s No Fling Spring, and there will be cleanup efforts all over town.

Apr 18, 2024

Long Island Books

Food

Cakes That Take the Cake

East Hampton's Lizz Cohen of Lizzy's Little Bake Shoppe makes cakes and cupcakes for any occasion that are as wildly creative as they are delicious.

Apr 17, 2024

News for Foodies for 4.18.24

The Clam Bar and Salivar's Clam and Chowder House are open, French bistro coming to East Hampton, Passover menu from the Cookery, old school Italian restaurant headed for Bridgehampton.

Apr 17, 2024

Getting the Most Out of Your Tomato Plants

Here's a guide to growing and enjoying your best tomato-flavored life, thanks to Matthew Quick, the farm manager for the nonprofit Share the Harvest Farm, and Marilee Foster, who typically grows 100 varieties each year on her Sagaponack farm.

Apr 12, 2024