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Father and Daughter Both Felt Called to the Pulpit

It is not so much that one followed in the other's footsteps, but rather that Scot McCachren, pastor at the East Hampton Presbyterian Church, and his daughter, Emily McCachren, pastor at the McConnellsburg United Presbyterian Church in Pennsylvania, have always been on the same spiritual path. And it was a bonus that they overlapped for a year at the same seminary.

Jul 8, 2021
Celebrating Interdependence on Independence Day

While people across the country celebrated Independence Day on Sunday, many gathered in Bridgehampton to celebrate their interdependence at a multi-location event focused on unity and food justice.

Jul 8, 2021
Montauk Skatepark Coalition Ramps Up Fund-Raising

Striking a positive note in the lengthy process of grassroots fund-raising required before breaking ground on renovations and expansion of the Montauk Skatepark, the Montauk Skatepark Coalition said its mid-June art auction was a big success and that it is continuing its efforts through Labor Day.

Jul 8, 2021
For His Life of Leadership

"At 16, I had no idea what I'd be remembered for," Stephen Rosen of East Hampton wrote in an email. "I had a talent for math and physics. I suspected I would be a professor of physics (I was, later), a research scientist (I was, later), a writer (I was, later)."

Jul 8, 2021
Getting Back to (Almost) Normal Post-Vaccination

High Covid-19 vaccination rates on the South Fork are giving residents and visitors the confidence to return to their pre-pandemic routines albeit with a dose of caution. 

Jul 8, 2021
Black and Indigenous Change-Makers in Guild Hall Series

A celebration of the East End's diversity titled "Gather: Conversations Led by Black and Indigenous Change-Makers" is being hosted by Guild Hall this week. The series was produced with service workers, teachers, community leaders, and developers in mind, presenting the experiences of BIPOC artists, scholars, and leaders.

Jul 8, 2021
Pent-Up Energy Released in Weekend of Traffic, Revelry, Ringing Registers

With illegal fireworks, noise complaints, bar fights, accidents, ambulance calls, missing pets, long traffic backups, and bustling business over the Fourth of July weekend, the South Fork officially shook off its remaining Covid cobwebs and picked up the pace for peak season.

Jul 8, 2021
East Hampton Town's Meals for Senior Citizens Resume

East Hampton Town's senior citizens nutrition programs will resume meal service at the town's senior citizens center on Springs-Fireplace Road and at the Montauk Playhouse Community Center on Monday

Jul 8, 2021
Alexander Gardiner Sends News From the City

East Hampton Library Item of the Week: On July 14, 1842, Alexander Gardiner wrote to his mother, Juliana McLachlan Gardiner, in East Hampton, sending news of family and friends, along with business interests. Two years before, his parents whisked his younger sisters off to Washington, D.C., to avoid the scandal that followed his sister Julia (1820-1889), who eventually become First Lady, modeling for a lithograph advertisement.

Jul 8, 2021
Montauk Fire Department Uses Aerial Truck to Rescue Gull

While firefighters are often summoned to help animals in distress, it's a rare day when an aerial truck comes to the rescue. But that's what happened on June 25, when Montauk firefighters were called to help rescue a seagull caught in a power line near the Dock restaurant. 

Jul 7, 2021
And Now the Work Begins for New Sag Harbor Mayor

When he takes office as Sag Harbor Village mayor on Tuesday, James Larocca intends to start making good on campaign promises to protect the waterfront from redevelopment, find a spot away from the waterfront for Bay Street Theater's new home, and come up with a new comprehensive plan.

Jul 1, 2021
Tiny Piece of Wainscott Farm History Saved

"I have been driving past that building for decades. It has always been there," said Esperanza Leon, referring to a dilapidated little shack in Wainscott known as the Little House, which was built in the 1920s to house migrant workers. When she and a group of fellow Wainscott residents learned that the property had been sold and the house was to be torn down, they got to work to save it, and their efforts have borne fruit.

Jul 1, 2021