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Seeking Blood for Lyme Research

An East Hampton medical practice is participating in a research project aimed at accelerating medical breakthroughs for Lyme disease, the most common vector-borne infectious disease in the United States and one of several illnesses that can be transmitted by an infected tick. 

Sep 2, 2021
The Big Duck, Landmark and Legend, Is 90

The Big Duck is a nonagenarian. 

Although the life expectancy of a duck in the wild is 8 to 12 years, a big one from Long Island has managed to stay afloat until the age of 90. The Big Duck, located in Flanders, has been a Southampton landmark and legend since it was built in 1931. (Just to clarify, this one is made of concrete, it does not quack, and it has a store inside it.) 

Sep 1, 2021
Health Care Workers Picket at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital

Nurses and other members of the health care workers union at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital picketed on Thursday in an effort to get the hospital to agree to contract demands. The union's current contract ends on Sept. 30.

Aug 27, 2021
Henri Seen as Test of East End Hurricane Readiness

Watching Henri gain strength late last week as it barreled toward Long Island, East Enders braced themselves for a possible direct hit from a Category 1 hurricane late Saturday or early Sunday, but by the time it arrived, its path had shifted to the east and it had been downgraded to a tropical storm, sparing the Twin Forks.

Aug 26, 2021
Black Tie at the Maidstone for the Village Centennial

A celebration of the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of East Hampton Village, which had been scheduled for last year but was canceled because of the pandemic, will be held on the weekend of Sept. 24. Bradford Billet, the executive director of the East Hampton Village Foundation, which is helping to fund the festivities, released the schedule of events on Friday. 

Aug 26, 2021
Private Money to Support Public Works

After having been granted nonprofit status by the Internal Revenue Service last month, the East Hampton Village Foundation, an organization formed to raise private funds for the village's public works projects, has raised nearly $250,000 to pay for the renovation of Herrick Park and the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the village's incorporation. Bradford Billet, the foundation's executive director, made the announcement at a village board meeting on Friday. 

Aug 26, 2021
Library Item of the Week: The Onadune Residence

This postcard from the Harvey Ginsberg Postcard Collection shows a street view of the Onadune residence, a property at the corner of Georgica Road and the Crossways. The name Onadune is fitting since the estate's prime location on top of the dune gives it ocean views above neighboring residences.

Aug 26, 2021
Threat of Sea Level Rise Is Even Greater

The threat of sea level rise is greater than that presented in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's own dire reports on climate change, a renowned and controversial scientist told a small group in Sagaponack last week, but similarly divisive proposals to combat anthropogenic climate change would be both safe and effective, he said.

Aug 25, 2021
Travel Plaza, Hotel on the Horizon

With economic development and sustainability as the goal, members of the Shinnecock Indian Nation have voted in support of two major projects: a resort and hotel slated for the nation's Westwoods property south of the highway in Hampton Bays, and a travel plaza and gas station on land it owns nearby on the westbound side of Sunrise Highway.

Aug 25, 2021
Dempsey and Walsh Tie the Knot

Pierre Christian Dempsey and Alice Fitzgerald Walsh were married on Aug. 14 at the Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club. Mary Dinaburg, the groom's step-grandmother, officiated.

Aug 25, 2021
Photos: Scenes From Henri on the South Fork

The tropical storm known as Henri was at one point hurricane-strength before coming ashore east of the South Fork. Nevertheless, the storm brought rain and wind — though not to the extent that had been predicted initially. 

Aug 22, 2021
East End Begins to See Effects of Tropical Storm Henri

After several days of uncertain predictions, Tropical Storm Henri appeared on a path to make landfall in Rhode Island, sparing the East End the worst of its winds.

Aug 22, 2021