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‘A Door Between Here and Not Here’: Reflecting on Ram Dass

When Ram Dass, the onetime proponent of hallucinogenic drugs turned spiritual seeker and New Age guru, died on Dec. 22 in Maui, Hawaii, Rameshwar Das of Springs was at his side.     

Jan 23, 2020
Superfund Inquiry at Noyac Sand Mine

The Noyac Civic Council has received word from Representative Lee Zeldin’s office that the Environmental Protection Agency is looking into the Sand Land mine in Noyac as a possible Superfund site.

Jan 23, 2020
Since King's Era, 'How Far Have We Come?'

“There is only one race, and that race is the human race,” Georgette Grier-Key said during celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life at Calvary Baptist Church in East Hampton on Monday.     

Jan 23, 2020
It’s Official, Lawler Is East Hampton Mayor

Richard Lawler, the deputy mayor of East Hampton Village, was promoted to mayor by his fellow trustees at a board meeting on Friday. He will fill out the final six months of the term of Paul F. Rickenbach Jr., who resigned from office Dec. 31.     

Jan 23, 2020
PSEG Trade-Off: One ‘Monster Pole’ to Bury Half-Mile of Lines in Village

A proposal from PSEG Long Island, the electric utility, to install a single supersize pole on Cooper Lane that would allow for fewer transmission lines and less obtrusive poles on nearby McGuirk and King Streets, was the subject of a heated public hearing at an ad hoc meeting of the village board on Tuesday evening.     

Jan 23, 2020
Montauk Library Readies for Change

At the Montauk Library, preparations are underway to move books, staff, equipment, and programs into four large trailers that will serve as temporary quarters as the library undertakes its first expansion since construction of its current building in 1991. 

Jan 23, 2020
Shinnecocks’ Rallying Cry: ‘Not One More Acre’

“We are not protesters, we are protectors,” Margo Thunderbird, an elder, told a crowd that gathered outside the Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum on Tuesday morning to prepare for a demonstration in front of a construction site on land that the Shinnecock Indian Nation considers the site of sacred burial grounds. 

Jan 16, 2020
It’s a Zoning Board Hearing, ‘Not an Inquisition’

An acrimonious exchange on Friday between the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals and an attorney ended in the board’s abruptly adjourning a hearing.

Jan 16, 2020
Hamptons Music Fest Here

More than 350 elite musicians from East End middle schools will gather in East Hampton on Saturday for the annual Hampton Music Educators Association concerts.     

Jan 16, 2020
Anonymous Donor Gives $1M for Playhouse

An anonymous donor in December gave $1 million to the Montauk Playhouse Community Center — its largest private gift to date — as the nonprofit organization continues to fund-raise for the aquatic and arts center it first envisioned in 1999 in partnership with East Hampton Town.

Jan 16, 2020
Electric Shuttle Planned for Sag Harbor Village

Jack Brinkley-Cook may well have solved some of Sag Harbor’s perennial summertime problems: traffic congestion and a scarcity of parking during the village’s busiest months of the year.

Jan 16, 2020
New Peconic Bay Medical Facility Opens

Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead celebrated the completion of its new $67.8 million facility on Friday. 

The Corey Critical Care Pavilion and Kanas Regional Heart Center on Roa­noke Avenue at the hospital offers more lifesaving services on the East End, according to officials with Northwell Health, which Peconic Bay Medical Center joined in 2016.

Jan 16, 2020