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Scholars Sought for Presidential Award Program

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. this week announced he is seeking nominations from local high schools for the Presidential Scholars program, which has recognized outstanding students since 1964 when then-President Lyndon Johnson created the program. The state is also seeking nominations of students who excel in career and technical education for an additional award.

Oct 6, 2020
Bikes and Bottles for I-Tri

The nonprofit organization I-Tri, which fosters empowerment, self-esteem, and healthful lifestyle choices among teen and pre-teen girls on the East End, is planning a bicycle ride with an optional lunch and wine tasting as a fund-raiser on Oct. 10.

Oct 5, 2020
Youth Ministry's Voter Registration Drive Is Saturday

The Young Adult Ministry at the First Baptist Church of Bridgehampton will hold a voter registration drive on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center. 

Anyone who wants to vote in the upcoming general election is welcome to wear a mask and observe social distancing at 551 Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton in order to complete the registration process.

Oct 2, 2020
ARF’s Virtual Stroll to the Sea Starts Saturday

For dog owners on the South Fork, the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons Stroll to the Sea is usually among the most anticipated events of Columbus Day weekend, but this year, like so many other things, the popular fund-raising event will go virtual.

Oct 2, 2020
Clean-Up Time in Southampton

Southampton Town's Great East End Clean-Up will take place on Saturday and Sunday, having been rescheduled from the spring because of Covid-19.

Sep 30, 2020
The Fall Bucket List Challenge Is Here

The East Hampton Library wants teens in grades nine through 12 to make the best of a beautiful season with its Fall Bucket List Challenge.

Here's how it works: capture memorable moments from the library's list in selfies and email them to the young adult librarians. That's it! 

The bucket list includes pumpkin picking, carving a jack o'lantern, hiking, watching a scary movie, navigating a corn maze, and other fun fall activities.

The email address for submissions is [email protected].

Sep 29, 2020
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