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An Unhealthy Obsession With Leaf Removal

On the South Fork, it seems the moment a leaf falls to the ground it becomes a nuisance to be blown, corralled, and carted to a landfill. But leaving at least some of those leaves be can be healthy for your lawn and your other plantings.

Nov 17, 2022
Blood Shortages Persist in New York

A month ago, the New York Blood Center announced its fifth blood emergency of 2022. “We need 30 to 32 thousand units per month, but we’re collecting between 28 and 31 thousand,” Andrea Cefarelli, the senior vice president of the blood center, said.

Nov 17, 2022
Oysters: The Tums of Lake Montauk

East Hampton Town has given its blessing to a second spat-on-shell oyster reef restoration project in Lake Montauk, proposed by the Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Back to the Bays program.

Nov 17, 2022
Real Estate Market Cools, Prices Do Not

The surge in housing demand created by Covid and urbanites’ desire to have a safe retreat outside of the city has finally started to cool, according to the most recent report by Town and Country Real Estate. Rising interest rates and the rising cost of renovations due to a tight labor market and inflation are playing a role.

Nov 17, 2022
Now There's an Ina Garten Way in East Hampton

The Village of East Hampton will name a stretch of road next to Ina Garten's former Barefoot Contessa gourmet food store in honor of the culinary icon, who still owns the building.

Nov 16, 2022
The Way It Was for November 10, 2022

Among the highlights of yore? The day the New York-style Deli-Maven, with seating for 60, came to town, its menu offering “53 overstuffed sandwiches.”

Nov 10, 2022
Item of the Week: Jonathan Baker, the Village’s First Mayor

Jonathan Baker (1853-1923) was born to Capt. Edward M. Baker and Rosalie Miller Baker three years before his father died in 1856. In October 1920, he became the newly incorporated East Hampton Village’s first board president, a role later known as mayor, serving until 1922.

Nov 10, 2022
Webb and Clavin Wed in Bellport

James Latham Sherrill Webb, a son of Dr. Sheppard Webb and Tania Elizabeth Emma Webb of East Hampton and East Setauket, and Meredith Ann Clavin, the daughter of Nancy and Charles Clavin of Miller Place, were married on Saturday at Mary Immaculate Catholic Church in Bellport.

Nov 10, 2022
Your Friends May Be Your Only Safety Net

The good news that Erica-Lynn and Alex Huberty received was that Mr. Huberty’s cancer — B-cell follicular lymphoma — is not terminal. But wrapped in that was also some bad news on the financial front.

Nov 10, 2022
Cannabis Giant Buys Montauk Brewing

People have increasingly taken note of Montauk Brewing Company's growing popularity, characterized by its always-packed tap room, cool takes on brews involving ingredients like watermelon and pumpkin, and buzzy media coverage. The international cannabis and alcohol company Tilray was among those paying attention, and on Monday, Tilray announced that it has bought the Montauk Brewing Company for an undisclosed sum.

Nov 8, 2022
Running to Feed Montauk's Needy

Peter Ciaccia, who organized and directed New York Road Runner events for 20 years, including the TCS New York City Marathon that is to be run throughout the city’s five boroughs Sunday, will have two goals in mind on the Verrazano Bridge: crossing the 26.2-mile race’s finish line, and raising as much money as he can through his Need 2 Feed gofundme effort so that the Montauk Food Pantry can continue to feed more than 200 needy families and homebound people in that hamlet.

Nov 4, 2022
Saturday Is STOP Day Here

Saturday is STOP Day, or Stop Throwing Out Pollutants Day, in East Hampton Town. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., residents can take hazardous materials found in the average residence to the Montauk transfer station at 365 Montauk Highway.

Nov 3, 2022