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Higher Tides Lead to Elevated Bacteria Levels

High tides may be responsible for elevated bacteria levels in multiple East Hampton Town waterways, according to data compiled by Concerned Citizens of Montauk. 

CCOM also reported this week that a bloom of toxic cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, has dissipated in Montauk’s Fort Pond, but that compromised water body remains at high risk for a harmful algal bloom due to elevated cell concentrations. 

Sep 26, 2020
Free Child Car Seat Checks on Saturday in Bridgehampton

The Police Departments of Southampton Town and Quogue Village will offer free car seat safety checks at Kmart in Bridgehampton on Saturday.

Sep 25, 2020
The Retreat's Teen Leaders Program Returns

High school students on the East End are invited to join the Retreat's eight-week Teen Leaders program, which starts Wednesday and runs through Nov. 18.

Sep 22, 2020
National Voter Registration Day Is Tuesday

For National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, Shelter Island, and North Fork will be providing voter information at tables set up across the East End. 

Sep 21, 2020
Supplies for Success Helps Children Prepare for School

Before the start of the school year, the Sagaponack organization Supplies for Success announced it had donated 20,000 backpacks filled with new school supplies to local children whose families cannot afford them.

Since Mindy Richardson established the organization in 2002, Supplies for Success has helped 135,000 underserved local children. And since March 5, 2020, when Ms. Richardson's son Eric died in a ski accident, the organization has responded to the pandemic in his honor. 

Sep 21, 2020
Bridgehampton Vigil for Ruth Bader Ginsburg Saturday

A candlelight vigil will be held Saturday to honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the U.S. Supreme Court justice and feminist icon who died Friday of metastatic pancreatic cancer at the age of 87.

Sep 19, 2020
New Photo-Printing Service at the Montauk Library

The Montauk Library has announced that it has a new Print Budii photo printer kiosk available for library patrons and other guests that will print 4x6 color photos from their computers, laptops, iPads, tablets, or phones.

The process is easy, and can be done anywhere. Go to, select Montauk Library as your location, and follow the prompts. A pin number will be given when you arrive and photos can be printed immediately.

The cost is 50 cents and payment is through the website. 

Sep 17, 2020
Census Caravan to Roll Across East End on Thursday

A coalition of community members and immigrants’ rights organizations will drive across Long Island on Thursday to encourage residents to complete their Census forms. The East End continues to have some of the lowest Census response rates in New York State.

Sep 16, 2020
School Virus Information Website Is Now Online

New York State's school Covid-19 reporting system is now online. The publicly accessible website allows visitors to look up school districts by name or address.

The system can be accessed at As of Monday morning, none of the South Fork school districts, from Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor through Montauk, had any cases to report.

Sep 14, 2020
Water Talk Wednesday With Accabonac Protection Committee

The Accabonac Protection Committee will host its next online forum, featuring Christopher Gobler, an expert in water contaminants, and Alison Branco, who specializes in sea level rise, on Tuesday at 6 p.m. 

Dr. Gobler will discuss how nutrients like nitrogen, as well as abundant contaminants, “are entering both our underwater aquifer system, from which our drinking water is drawn, as well as our surface water bodies, including Accabonac Harbor,” according to the committee.

Sep 14, 2020
Kids Raise Money to Support Women’s Education

A group of local students will be raising money this weekend to help fund the education of young women in disadvantaged communities.

The fund-raiser, hosted by the Young Environmentalists Society (YES!), will take place on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the Sag Harbor Cinema on 90 Main Street.

Sep 11, 2020
September 11 Remembrances on South Fork

Two local firefighters' organizations plan to remember the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, on Friday.

Sep 10, 2020