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The Lost Freetown Cemetery

The location of a burial ground believed to contain the remains of as many as 20 people, some of whom may have been formerly enslaved, has been lost. A single gravestone is a rare clue.

Feb 20, 2020
Peconic Jitney Ferry May Yet Float

Eight years after its trial run, the Peconic Jitney, a ferry service that provided a direct link between Sag Harbor and Greenport, may return this summer.     

Feb 20, 2020
Exploring the South End Burying Ground

This week's Long Island Collection Item of the Week focuses on the oldest graveyard in East Hampton and the final resting place for a number of well-known figures.

Feb 20, 2020
Enslaved History Revealed

A presentation and panel discussion on how the history of the enslaved is being revealed through archaeology, anthropology, and other methods that fill in the gaps left by official records will be held on Sunday.

Feb 20, 2020
Hailed for Adoption Efforts

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. on Tuesday presented Lorraine Dusky of Sag Harbor with a signed copy of a new bill on adoption rules passed by the New York State Legislature that Ms. Dusky helped make happen.     

Feb 20, 2020
Matheson and Forde to Wed

Frank and Denise Forde of Springs have announced the engagement of their daughter Whitney Forde to Nicholas Matheson, the son of Howie and Rosanne Matheson of Southport, N.C.

Feb 19, 2020
Towering Tower Raises Neighbors Hackles

Residents of Northwest Woods vociferously objected to an AT&T plan to build a 185-foot-tall cell tower in their neighborhood at an East Hampton Town Planning Board public hearing on Feb. 5.     

Feb 13, 2020
Profit, Potential in Cannabis Field

Hemp farmers and other members of  New York State’s emerging cannabis industry weighed in on the crop’s economic potential and the prospect of marijuana legalization at a forum in Sag Harbor on Saturday.     

Feb 13, 2020
Stuffed Animals Go to Court

The trial of the owner of the Petit Bleu children’s store in East Hampton Village, who was cited by code enforcement for placing two stuffed golden retrievers at the entrance to her shop, was held Monday in East Hampton Town Justice Court.

Feb 13, 2020
Parking: Say Goodbye to Village Ticket Dispensers?

Capt. Anthony Long of the East Hampton Village Police Department addressed the village board last Thursday on the pros and cons of parking regulations.

Feb 13, 2020
Historical Voices Tell Story of Enslaved in North

Accounts by people of African heritage whose paths crossed Long Island at one time or another provide glimpses of what their lives were like. They tell a story of brutality, deprivation, and, above all, resistance.

Feb 13, 2020
Drag Queen Story Hour Comes to East End

Hold on to your sailor hats. Bella Noche, a drag queen who performs as a mermaid, is headlining the first Drag Queen Story Hour at the Children’s Museum of the East End on Feb. 15.

Feb 6, 2020