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  • The riddle of how to address rising health care costs and gaps in coverage is an urgent topic that state and federal government officials struggle with as much as the families they serve.
  • As videotaped footage began playing of Greg Metzger battling a juvenile great white shark he had just hooked near Jones Beach using just the fishing rod and reel he was gripping, it was easy to momentarily forget the scientific nature of the project Mr. Metzger and the South Fork Natural History Museum are engaged in, and marvel at the spectacle.
  • Dayton, Ritz and Osborne Insurance has donated the final $5,400 needed for a 9/11 memorial that the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 419 in Amagansett has been working six years to complete, clearing the way for the sculpture to be finished and installed.
  • Sixth to eighth-grade student “ambassadors” in the Springs School’s Diversity Institute on Thursday will welcome a Holocaust survivor who was only 12 when Nazi soldiers came to her Budapest home and took away her parents and brother.
  • Representatives of Make the Road New York, a citizens group that seeks legislation allowing New York residents access to state driver’s licenses regardless of their immigration status.
  • At Monday's celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday at Calvary Baptist Church in East Hampton, there was talk of how great Dr. King was and concern about the ways America sometimes fails his vision a half-century after his death.
  • A GoFundMe page has been established on behalf of the family of Shannon Whelan, a Sag Harbor native and mother of three who died on Jan. 6 after going into cardiac arrest upon her arrival in Sydney, Australia.
  • The Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreation Center, the Children's Museum of the East Hampton, the Spur, and the East Hampton Town Shellfish Hatchery were among the recipients of the millions awarded locally by the state’s Regional Economic Development Council.
  • The Long Island district manager of the United States Postal Service has confirmed longstanding problems with customer service at the Montauk branch, but asked residents for more patience as attempts are made to implement changes.
  • The Town of Southampton could benefit from a community choice aggregation, or C.C.A., energy program like one Westchester County was first to establish in New York State.

Blogs by this author:

  • Gregory Metzger, coordinator for the South Fork Natural History Museum's Shark Research and Education program, uses just a rod and reel to catch the juvenile great whites that were tagged and studied the past few years to establish, for the first time ever, that Long Island's waters are the only confirmed nursery area for great whites in the North Atlantic.