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Main Street and the Cable

Representatives of Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind and Eversource, the energy companies proposing to build the South Fork Wind Farm, provided the East Hampton Village Board with an update on the project and its possible impacts on the village at a board meeting on Friday. 

Aug 22, 2019
When Schenck Came to Newtown

Item of the Week From the East Hampton Library Long Island Collection

Aug 22, 2019
On Faith in Troubled Times

“Leading With Hope: Faith in Challenging Times” is the title of the second annual Wagner Dialogue at Sag Harbor’s John Jermain Memorial Library on Sept. 1, featuring a scholar, a minister, and a rabbi discussing the role of religion in today’s world.

Aug 22, 2019
Eagle Soars Back Into Wild

Chewy the bald eagle, found dehydrated and emaciated in Amagansett in June, soared back into the wild on Saturday after being rehabilitated at the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center in Hampton Bays.

Aug 22, 2019
Two Lives Saved, Saviors Recognized

At Friday’s East Hampton Village Board meeting, Police Chief Michael Tracey recognized members of his department and of the village volunteer ambulance service who had recently saved two lives.

Aug 22, 2019
Sag Harbor's Steinbeck Park Is Officially a Park

Community members joined state, town, and village officials to celebrate the official opening of Steinbeck Park in Sag Harbor on Friday morning in a ceremony that culminated with the signing of an inter-municipal agreement transferring management of the park from Southampton Town, which purchased the property in July, to Sag Harbor Village. 

Aug 19, 2019
Violation of Trust on Amagansett Land

After “one of the most egregious violations of a conservation easement in the trust’s 36-year history,” the Peconic Land Trust won a temporary restraining order last Thursday to stop tree cutting on nearly six acres of reserved land.

Aug 15, 2019
A Summer of Peace, Love, and Change

East Hampton straddled two worlds in the summer of 1969. In one of them there was Vietnam, the moonwalk, Woodstock, the Manson murders, Stonewall, the civil rights movement, and war protesters. In the other world, a small beachfront town was still small enough that almost everyone knew everyone else, for nine months of the year anyway.

Aug 15, 2019
Amazon Helps Library Monetize Wealth of Donated Books

To many residents, the East Hampton Library means a maze of books and helpful librarians tucked into gorgeous architecture, with $1 coffee to boot. Behind the stacks, a little secret helps make it all possible: Amazon.

Aug 15, 2019
Teens Mobilize to ‘Save the Planet’

Generational solidarity is essential to addressing the climate emergency civilization faces, according to the teenage and adult panelists at the first Hamptons Institute panel discussion of 2019, “The Youth Climate Movement Could Save the Planet,” on Aug. 5 at Guild Hall in East Hampton.

Aug 15, 2019