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Donations for Haiti After Earthquake

In light of the massive 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck the southwest region of Haiti on Saturday, killing roughly 1,300 people and climbing, two local organizations are encouraging people to donate money to relief efforts and medical support.

Aug 19, 2021
Ellen Hermanson Foundation Benefit Is Back

When the Ellen Hermanson Foundation holds its Back in Black summer benefit on Aug. 28, it will honor Tovah Feldshuh, a Broadway actress, singer, and playwright, and John Graham, the executive director of the Hampton Racquet Club, where the outdoor event will be held.

Aug 19, 2021
Library Item of the Week: A Postcard From Where We Started

In honor of last weekend's Authors Night event, which returned to the East Hampton Library's lawn, this postcard shows the rear view of the library. This view is undated, but it shows the library as it appeared between the building's initial 1912 construction and the 1930 expansion, which created the Bendheim Room for library board meetings and the Long Island Collection. Authors Night attendees on Saturday could see the Bendheim Room and children's wing from the tent; however, this postcard shows how the building looked before the addition of those sections.

Aug 19, 2021
Summer Fair Is Back at St. Luke's

For more than 100 years, St. Luke's Episcopal Church has had a tradition of hosting a summer fair on the church grounds. On Saturday it returns from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 18 James Lane in East Hampton Village.

Aug 19, 2021
Amagansett I.G.A. Is Sold

Domenic Papa, the owner of a Connecticut car dealership, has bought the Amagansett and Bellport I.G.A.s, also known as Cirillo's Markets, from Fran Cirillo. 

Aug 12, 2021
Water Tests at Navy Road in Montauk Scrutinized

Waterborne bacteria counts have surged at ponds, beaches, and bays this summer, including at Fort Pond Bay in Montauk.

Aug 12, 2021
Library Item of the Week: Letter From Cousin Belle, 1861

"Cousin Belle," presumably 15-year-old Caroline Isabella Homan (1846-1923), daughter of Egbert Homan (1812-1888) and the former Caroline Conklin (1821-1898), wrote this detailed letter to Joshua B. Edwards (1830-1915) in October of 1861.

Aug 12, 2021
Delta Worries Spur Tough Choices

With Covid-19 infections on the rise again in Suffolk County, South Fork business owners are reinstituting mask mandates and other safety protocols. "We got to a point where we realized we had to take a stand," said one, Eric Lemonides, a co-owner of Almond in Bridgehampton, where patrons 12 and over are being asked to show proof of vaccination or a recent negative Covid test.

Aug 12, 2021
Sag Harbor's Waterfront Moratorium Is Extended

A proposal to extend a moratorium on waterfront development in Sag Harbor Village to Feb. 1 was approved by the village board on Tuesday.

Aug 12, 2021
Plum Island Waters Teem With Life

In collaboration with New York Natural Heritage Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension, Save the Sound's private donors sponsored a first-of-its-kind dive: five days underwater to survey biodiversity where the Long Island Sound and Peconic Estuary empty around 822-acre Plum Island.

Aug 12, 2021
Playhouse Pool Project Plods On

A new public pool and cultural arts center at the Montauk Playhouse Community Center has been a long time coming, and representatives of the nonprofit Montauk Playhouse Community Center Foundation said it will take as long as three more years to secure the $13 million it needs to finish the building and establish programs there.

Aug 12, 2021
A Burial Site Is Returned to the Shinnecocks

Sugar Loaf, a burial ground sacred to the Shinnecock Indian Nation, has been returned to the tribe. Late last month, the Shinnecock Nation Graves Protection Warrior Society announced that the 4.5-acre piece of land in Shinnecock Hills had been purchased for $5.6 million with the help of the Peconic Land Trust.

Aug 5, 2021