East End Weekend: Highlights of What to Do August 1 to 3

Posted on 01 August 2014

The roads are clogged, the beaches are packed and somehow August has arrived. You know what that means? There’s even more to do this weekend! Have some highlights on us.

East Hampton Airport’s Sunny Prospects

Posted on 30 July 2014

In June, the East Hampton Town Board adopted a goal of meeting all of its electricity needs with renewable energy by the year 2020. A proposed wind farm off the coast of Montauk could produce a huge amount of energy for the East End, but East Hampton Town has also decided to take advantage of one of its other natural resources: the sun.

East Enders Go Green With Solar Panels

Posted on 30 July 2014

When the financial crisis hit in 2008, Steve D’Angelo was looking for a way to invest his money. Instead of putting it into stocks or hiding it under his mattress, he decided to put that money onto his roof.

Southampton Seeking Sites for Solar

Posted on 30 July 2014

While East Hampton Town has created a great deal of buzz with its ambitious plan to provide all the community’s energy needs through sustainable methods by the year 2020, Southampton Town is taking a much quieter approach.

The Lid’s a Hit with Kids

Posted on 30 July 2014

Like many young children these days, Matt Mogol’s 2-year-old daughter loves watching videos on Daddy’s laptop or talking to Grandma via Skype, but when little Penelope gets excited, she likes to pound on the keys. Sometimes, when she inadvertently shuts down the movie she is watching, the tears flow. Sometimes, when she pulls a key off the keyboard or spills her juice on his laptop, Daddy feels like crying too.

Peconic Land Trust Still Working Hard to Preserve Farmland

Posted on 30 July 2014

The Peconic Land Trust has been dedicated to preserving the natural lands and working farms on the East End for over 30 years. As real estate prices continue to climb, the land trust has been exploring ways to impose restrictions that would keep local farmers farming.

Pharmacy Giant Files for Special Exemption Permit on Busy Bridgehampton Corner

Posted on 30 July 2014

After months of grumbling, hand-wringing and even a pair of protest marches, Bridgehampton residents’ fears that CVS Pharmacy would try to shoehorn a store into the busiest corner in the hamlet took a step closer to being realized this week.

Verdicts Go out on Cromer’s Road Work in Noyac

Posted on 30 July 2014

The long anticipated or dreaded—depending on one’s point of view—road work at Cromer’s Country Market in Noyac was finished this week, with many taking a wait-and-see attitude about the project.

“Delicious Nutritious FoodBook” Hits East End Farmers Markets This Weekend

Posted on 30 July 2014

The days of mystery meat at school lunch seem mercifully to be coming to an end. Since First Lady Michelle Obama began updating the White House vegetable garden in 2008 and started the “get moving” campaign, school lunches have steadily been improving and there seems to be a new focus on nutrition and health all around the country.

The Tempest Storms Through East Hampton’s Summer Season

Posted on 30 July 2014

As August approaches at Mulford Farm, so do spirits, shipwrecks and storms. The Hamptons International Theater Festival will bring 12 outdoor performances of “The Tempest” to the East Hampton Village site.

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A Conversation With

Julia Motyka and Megan Minutillo

Posted on 30 July 2014

Julia Motyka (right), director of education at Bay Street Theater, and summer intern Megan Minutillo (left), are the driving forces behind Bay Street’s expanded education and camp programming this summer. They discussed their backgrounds and some of the exciting options there are for budding thespians on the East End from now until Labor Day.

Arts

An Invite to Dine With the Chefs

Posted on 01 August 2014

To honor the memory of chef Jeff Salaway and his belief in the community and connection behind growing, preparing and sharing food, the Hayground School will host the 10th annual Great Chefs Dinner on Sunday, August 3, at its Bridgehampton campus.

Calendar

Calendar August 1 through August 15

Posted on 01 August 2014

Guild Hall’s Conversations with Fashion Luminaries Series featuring Stacey Bendet Outdoors    SAT AUG 2 Kayak Scenic Mecox Bay and Sam’s Creek, 9 to 11 a.m., Southampton Trails Preservation Society, meet at the end of Horsemill Lane, Water Mill, BYO kayak and paddle, life jackets required. Leader: Marilyn Kirkbright, (631) 726-7503. Barcelona Neck Preserve Hike, [...]

Classifieds

Classifieds July 31, 2014

Posted on 31 July 2013

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Community

Wright To Head Hospital Board

Posted on 30 July 2014

Southampton Hospital’s board of directors on July 12 elected Kenneth B. Wright its chairman. He succeeds Peter Larsen who was a member of the board for 15 years and served 10 years as chairman.

Danny Peary on Film

The Curtain Rises Early on Get on Up in East Hampton

Posted on 31 July 2014

Get on Up opens this week at the UA East Hampton Cinema 6 at a special time, 8 p.m. on Thursday night, an indication that the much-anticipated James Brown biopic is getting special treatment. The advance word is strong and I am expecting Chadwick Boseman to give an electrifying, star-making performance as the very complicated [...]

Government

East Hampton Airport’s Sunny Prospects

Posted on 30 July 2014

In June, the East Hampton Town Board adopted a goal of meeting all of its electricity needs with renewable energy by the year 2020. A proposed wind farm off the coast of Montauk could produce a huge amount of energy for the East End, but East Hampton Town has also decided to take advantage of one of its other natural resources: the sun.

Harvest

Sag Harbor’s George Hirsch Just Wants Food Done Right

Posted on 15 April 2014

Local chef George Hirsch is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his popular public television program, “Living It Up” with a new WLIW series featuring some of the East End’s brightest culinary artisans.

Local Business

Nancy Atlas Performs at Navy Beach

Posted on 30 July 2014

Singer Nancy Atlas will play a trio of shows every other Friday night at Navy Beach in Montauk.

Main Street 2012

Sustaining Variety in a Perfect World

Posted on 16 February 2012

By Claire Walla Lisa Field was manning the register at the back of the Sag Harbor Variety Store one recent Thursday afternoon when an old man, awkwardly holding a small piece of insulated fabric, approached the counter. “Do you have any Velcro?” the man asked skeptically. Without missing a beat, Field reached over to a [...]

Police News

Arson Squad Investigating Cause of Southampton House Fire

Posted on 30 July 2014

The Suffolk County Arson Squad is investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a new house on Seven Ponds Road in Southampton during the evening of Tuesday, July 29.

Schools

Sag Harbor School District Hires New School Business Administrator

Posted on 30 July 2014

The Sag Harbor School District on Monday, July 28, appointed a new school business administrator to fill the position left open by John O’Keefe’s departure earlier this month.

Sports

Swimming is Star for the Day in Montauk

Posted on 30 July 2014

By Gavin Menu The goal of the Montauk Ocean Swim Challenge at Ditch Plains beach on Saturday was to raise money for new aquatic and cultural centers at the Montauk Community Playhouse, which over the last eight years has raised roughly $2 million toward the project. The celebration, however, was for the pursuit of swimming [...]

XO

Roller Hockey Heroes: A Bit Gray at the Temples, But Full of Passion

Posted on 23 October 2013

Though the New York Islanders will soon abandon Nassau Coliseum in favor of the Barclays Center in hipster Brooklyn, in the 1970s the team grew to be a hockey powerhouse and the pride of Long Island, culminating with the Islanders first Stanley Cup win in 1979-80. That same year the unsung US Olympic hockey team bested the USSR in a legendary Cold War match up. And in the Long Island suburb of East Northport, a group of boys was paying close attention … and they were inspired.

Xtras

Mural Gets a Makeover

Posted on 15 April 2014

    by Helen A. Harrison   You might think that we already know all there is to know about Jackson Pollock’s life and work, but you’d be wrong. For example, before Pollock’s 1943 mural arrived at Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles, it had acquired a coating of varnish, as well as a heavy [...]