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Florence Fabricant to Judge Chowders

The food critic and writer Florence Fabricant will serve as a judge of clam chowder entries at the East Hampton Town Trustees’ Largest Clam Contest, which happens on Oct. 9 at noon on the grounds of the Lamb Building on Bluff Road in Amagansett. Those residents entering clams or chowders have been asked to arrive a little before noon.

Sep 14, 2022
Some Clarity on Wind Project's Next Steps

With the summer season now in the past, the developers of the South Fork Wind farm are set to accelerate on and offshore construction of its 12 turbines, beginning next month and lasting through April, officials said in a virtual open house on Monday.

Sep 14, 2022
On the Wing: A Bird to Be Proud Of

American oystercatchers, which congregate in the marshes of our barrier beaches before flying south, are about the size of crows, and stout, with heavy white bellies, chocolate-colored wings, and pale pinkish legs. They wear a black executioner’s hood and have a long blood-orange oyster knife of a bill and yellow eyes circled by red eye rings.

Sep 14, 2022
Home, Sweet Home Gardens to Be Dedicated to Orion

The East Hampton Village Board will dedicate the gardens at Home, Sweet Home to Loretta Orion, who died in July.

Sep 14, 2022
Farewell, Fishing Flimflam at Former Liars' Site

The cocktails will have to wait, but the boat slips are back in business. The Montauk mecca formerly known as Liars’ Saloon, which also was home to the Offshore Sports Marina, has a new sign out front from its new owner, Sam Gershowitz, signaling a new chapter is indeed afoot at 408 West Lake Drive in Montauk.

Sep 14, 2022
Montauk Lags in Water Fund Requests

East Hampton Town Councilman David Lys, the town board’s liaison to the Montauk Citizens Advisory Committee, brought up a few projects and problems in his presentation to the committee this week, including the anemic response in Montauk to a joint East Hampton Town and Suffolk County program that would provide up to $30,000 to residents to upgrade their septic systems in hopes of improving water quality in the hamlet.

Sep 14, 2022
Hospital's East Hampton Blood Lab to Be Closed for a Month

In a move that complicates things for doctors and their patients at the East Hampton Healthcare Foundation facility, radiology services offered at the Stony Brook Southampton Hospital offices there will be halved, and the hospital’s blood lab there will close for a month.

Sep 14, 2022
Library Budget Reflects Rising Expenses

“The same costs that a lot of people have at home,” such as electricity, fuel, and insurance, have also gone up for the East Hampton Library, Dennis Fabiszak, its director, said this week ahead of the library’s annual budget on Saturday.

Sep 14, 2022
Car Free Day Is Sept. 22

Long Island’s Car Free Day is next Thursday, with people encouraged to get around without cars, instead traveling by train, bus, bicycle, subway, on foot, or by car-pooling.

Sep 14, 2022
Want New Poles, Not Just New Bulbs

East Hampton Town is closing in on a statewide project, funded in large part by the New York Power Authority, to replace the bulbs in more than 700 streetlights from Wainscott to Montauk, with pedestrian safety cited as the guiding principle. Amagansett some have questions about the plan, with one member of the hamlet's citizens advisory committee saying that new poles are needed, too.

Sep 14, 2022
Item of the Week: Meet Ettie Hedges Pennypacker

In this undated photograph, Ettie Hedges Pennypacker (1879-1970) stands in a farmyard in a long pale dress. The dress is anachronistic, a simple Empire style popular into the 1820s but out of fashion during her lifetime. Perhaps she is in costume for a party, such as the ones she attended at Home, Sweet Home or the state historians conference.

Sep 8, 2022
A Gift for the Givers: Free Yoga Classes

Jolie Parcher, the owner of the Mandala Yoga Center for Healing Arts, believes that those in the business of giving, such as first responders, nonprofit workers, and caregivers of the elderly and sick, are depleting themselves, a concern that led to a partnership with the Clamshell Foundation of East Hampton to offer free yoga classes for local E.M.S. personnel, domestic violence survivors, those suffering from Parkinson’s disease, senior citizens, and even the weary farmers.

Sep 8, 2022