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A North Fork Attorney Eyes Thiele’s Seat

Although his nomination is still considered unofficial until petitions are formally filed on April 16, Stephen Kiely has been named as the Suffolk County Republican Committee’s candidate to run for the New York State Assembly seat now held by Fred W. Thiele Jr., a Democrat who is retiring after a long career in politics.

Feb 29, 2024

Turn Lane Coming to Goodfriend and Route 114

In response to years of community concerns, and taking into account patterns of heavy traffic on the road at certain times of the day and year, the New York State Department of Transportation has agreed to add a left-turn lane on the northwest-bound side of Route 114 at Goodfriend Drive in Wainscott this spring.

Feb 29, 2024

Government

Michael and Christine Aaron have begun fund-raising for the next phase of a legal battle to prevent Mill Hill Realty Corporation from opening Toilsome Farms Restaurant and Brewery on a property neighboring their house on Toilsome Lane. The attorney for Mill Hill said this “might delay the project by a few months, but ultimately, it’s not a factor.”

Feb 29, 2024

More than 60 years in the making, the Fire Island to Montauk Point beach reformulation project will have arrived and departed from Montauk’s downtown in barely the blink of an eye. The beach-infill component of the project began on Feb. 6 and was completed on Sunday, with around 475,000 cubic yards of sand pumped from an offshore site by a 480-foot suction-hopper dredge called the Ellis Island.

Feb 29, 2024

Representative Nick LaLota of New York’s First Congressional District came out swinging at a prospective opponent in his first re-election bid in November, referring to the former CNN anchor John Avlon as “a Manhattan elitist attempting to parachute into Suffolk County to try to buy a congressional seat.”

Feb 29, 2024

It took six public hearings, and nearly a seventh, but the Sag Harbor Village Board finally passed a tree preservation law at its Feb. 13 meeting. Property owners who want to remove a tree with a diameter at breast height of 12 inches or more must now first obtain a permit from the Building Department.

Feb 29, 2024

Arts

Photos From a Vanished World

“The Finest Kind” at Clinton Academy features photographs by Doug Kuntz and others, who captured the vanishing way of life of the South Fork’s baymen for the project that became “Men’s Lives.”

Feb 28, 2024

Billy Joel’s “Turn the Lights Back On,” his first new song in 17 years, has drawn raves from a cross-section of South Fork listeners, among them WLIW-FM’s Brian Cosgrove, Cliff Young, a music journalist, and Mark Schiavoni, a guitarist for the Montauk Project.

Feb 28, 2024

Love and passion return to Springs, birthday cakes for Romany Kramoris, plein-air painters in Bridgehampton, an exhibition tour at Southampton Arts Center, Linda Stein is solo in Manhattan, and American artists in Paris at N.Y.U.’s Grey Art Museum.

Feb 28, 2024

The Moondogs cover the Beatles in Sag, a dance party at LTV, pop and funk at the Talkhouse, jazz at the temple, a disco dance party, a Rush tribute, Taylor Dayne in Riverhead, and more.

Feb 28, 2024

Villages

Item of the Week: Katherine Appleton’s Sunset Garden

For members of the Garden Club of East Hampton, spring is crunch time, and so it was for Katherine Jordan Appleton (1879-1949) of the Nid de Papillon estate.

Feb 29, 2024

Time Ran Out for Two of East Hampton’s Old Elms

Last week, two large American elm trees, estimated to be between 80 and 100 years old, were cut down at the intersection of Main Street and Newtown Lane: one in front of Louis Vuitton, and the other in front of J. Crew. Neither had Dutch elm disease, according to Olivia Brooks, the chairwoman of the 25-person Ladies Village Improvement Society tree committee since 2008, but both had simply reached the end of their long lives.

Feb 29, 2024

On the Wing: Like Reeds in the Breeze

Odds are, you’re not going to see an American bittern, despite its large size. Frankly, the American bittern doesn’t want to be seen; it chose invisibility as its superpower. Still, this is the best time of year to try; make the experience at least as much about the journey as the destination.

Feb 29, 2024

Food

Tea on Tuesdays With FoodLab

The Tea Talk Tuesday series has culinary and agricultural experts, products from local food producers, and chats over cups of tea.

Feb 28, 2024

News for Foodies 02.29.24

Loaves and Fishes has chicken pot pie, learning about Spanish wines and others, things are brewing in Springs, a talk on East End wine, and more.

Feb 28, 2024

For the Margarita’s Special Day

Jarhn Blutstein of East End Mixology creates high-end cocktails, and the recipe for her pineapple ginger margarita is here just in time for National Margarita Day.

Feb 21, 2024