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History of Freetown

Allison McGovern, an archaeologist and anthropology lecturer at Columbia University, will speak at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the East Hampton Historical Farm Museum about the origins of East Hampton's Freetown neighborhood, which Black and Indigenous people have called home for more than 200 years. Ms. McGovern has gathered oral histories from Freetown residents to document the neighborhood's beginnings and evolution.

Oct 8, 2022
East End Supervisors Roundtable

Long Island Metro Business Action will host a roundtable discussion of  East End Town supervisors Thursday at noon, at the Southampton Inn, 91 Hill Street.  

Supervisors Yvette Aguiar of Riverhead, Jay Schneiderman of Southampton, Scott Russell of Southold, and Gerry Siller of Shelter Island will be on hand for the midday event. It kicks off with lunch and will be followed by a panel discussion focused on interrelated East End hot-button issues -- affordable housing, tourism, the environment, water quality, and economic development among them. 

Oct 5, 2022
Nominations Sought for Presidential Scholars Program

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele is looking for nominations of high school seniors for the prestigious Presidential Scholars Program, founded by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.

Oct 3, 2022
East Hampton History and Harvest Festivals Canceled

A History Festival and a Harvest Festival set to take place on Saturday in East Hampton Village have both been canceled due to weather. 

Sep 30, 2022
Water Report: Bacteria Spike After Rain, but No Bloom in Fort Pond

Heavy rains brought high bacteria levels across Montauk last week, with the Surfside Place outfall pipe downtown leading the way with an off-the-chart enterococcus reading of greater than 24,196. 

Sep 30, 2022
Connecting Cancer Patients With Survivors for Support

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital have partnered with the Cancer Hope Network to pair adult cancer patients and family members who need support with trained volunteer cancer survivors.

Sep 28, 2022
A Tale of World War II

Tom Clavin of Sag Harbor, the author of 18 books, will be the next guest in the free Meet the Author series at Ashawagh Hall on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Sep 27, 2022
Good News in Latest C.C.O.M. Water Report

The Concerned Citizens of Montauk’s regular monitoring of area waters for the bacteria enterococcus found only one test site, out of 32 sites, with elevated levels of the potentially harmful bacteria. The probable cause? A dead bird.

Sep 26, 2022
Saturday Is New York State's Free Fishing Day

Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Thursday that New Yorkers can fish state fresh waters for free and without a fishing license this Saturday, a state Free Fishing Day coinciding with National Hunting and Fishing Day.

Sep 23, 2022
Police: Lock Your Cars!

In response to a rash of car thefts and break-ins, the East Hampton Town Police Department issued a statement Wednesday imploring people to remove their key fobs and other valuable items from their cars and lock them overnight.

Sep 22, 2022
Blessing of the Animals in Bridgehampton

On Sunday at 5 p.m., St. Ann's Episcopal Church in Bridgehampton will hold its annual Blessing of the Animals service.

Sep 22, 2022
Donation Drive for the Retreat

In support of a statewide community service project called the Great Give Back, the East Hampton Library is collecting donations for the Retreat, a domestic violence shelter and awareness organization here.

Sep 21, 2022