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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
Lawler to Be Named East Hampton Mayor

The East Hampton Village Board is set to appoint Richard Lawler as mayor and Barbara Borsack as deputy mayor at its meeting on Friday.

Jan 14, 2020
East Hampton Village Board to Appoint New Mayor

The East Hampton Village Board decided last Thursday to appoint a new mayor to fill out the term of Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr., whose resignation took effect on Dec. 31. The board will vote on an appointment at its next meeting on Friday, Jan. 17, and will then grapple with the question of whether to also appoint someone to fill the vacancy on the board.

Jan 9, 2020
Gansett Meadow Move-In Ready in 2020

The 37-unit affordable housing complex under construction at 531 Montauk Highway in Amagansett is on track to be move-in ready by the end of the year, Catherine Casey, the executive director of the East Hampton Housing Authority, said on Friday.

Jan 9, 2020
Taking a Cue From Greta Thunberg

On Friday, the day that the Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg turned 17, one of the legions she has inspired around the world staged his own climate strike outside East Hampton Town Hall, hoping in turn to inspire others.

Jan 9, 2020
A Different Kind of Text

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

Jan 9, 2020
East Hampton Village Unveils a New Seal

A new seal for East Hampton Village, created to mark the 100th anniversary of the village’s incorporation, was unveiled at the village board meeting last Thursday.

Jan 9, 2020