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Town Buys 2.5-Acre Parcel for Housing

Neighbors questioned a proposal to buy a 2.5-acre parcel outside Sag Harbor on which to build housing, but following that public hearing last Thursday the East Hampton Town Board unanimously approved the $890,000 purchase.

Sep 26, 2019
South Forkers Join Youth Climate Strike

As if to underscore the validity of her words, Greta Thunberg twice interrupted her remarks to call for heat-related medical attention for one of the youthful mass gathered under the late-summer sun in Manhattan's Battery Park on Friday afternoon, the 16-year-old climate activist's appearance the culmination of the Youth Climate Strike that drew tens of thousands of students, some of them from East Hampton. 

Sep 23, 2019
Cell Tower Proposed for Springs Chapel

A proposal from AT&T to build a freestanding 50-foot-high structure at St. Peter’s Chapel on Old Stone Highway in Springs, to house cellphone antennas and associated equipment, was discussed at a meeting of the East Hampton Town Planning Board.

Aug 1, 2019
Family Hopes for Justice in Kirk Park Murder

"There is nothing we can do now but hope we get justice," Rolando Garces, a brother of the victim, said after Joseph A. Grippo's indictment on second-degree murder charges was unsealed Friday morning.

Jun 28, 2019
Press News Group, Sag Harbor Express Announce Merger

Gavin Menu and Kathryn Menu of The Express will share publishing duties at the merged entity, with the Press's publisher, Joseph Louchheim, giving up his position after a transition period. The merger will consist primarily of pooling editorial resources rather than dissolving into one paper, they said.

Jun 24, 2019
Second State Audit Critical of Wainscott School

For the second time this year, the New York State comptroller's office has come down hard on the Wainscott Common School District in an audit that school officials questioned as flawed.

Jun 14, 2019
Oh, The Places They’ve Gone!

Early education gave daycare center alums a leg up.

Jun 6, 2019
3 Rs in 2 Languages at John Marshall

The East Hampton School District plans to offer a dual-language program in English and Spanish to native speakers of either language starting in kindergarten in the 2019-20 school year.

May 30, 2019
Nonprofit Pushes Natural Highs, Not Opioids

What started last year as a Sag Harbor athlete’s cross-country bike trip in memory of friends who died from opioid overdoses has grown into a full-fledged nonprofit that promotes physical fitness as a way to reach natural highs instead of using drugs.

May 30, 2019
East Hampton Fusion Party Has a Line

The EH Fusion Party, a new hybrid, has filed a nominating petition for a ballot line in the Nov. 5 general election, ahead of the deadline.

May 30, 2019
Shinnecock Work Stops as Court Weighs Sovereignty

Workers made haste, and the Shinnecock Indian Nation’s new electronic billboards — at least the one on the eastbound shoulder of the Sunrise Highway — were up and running by last Thursday evening.

May 30, 2019
Mrs. DeGraff’s Calling Card

The East Hampton Library’s grandfather clock, with its imposing presence and beautiful bell-like tones, takes us back to another time, but not much seems to have been known about it until just a few years ago.

May 30, 2019