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Peter Boody

Posted on 16 April 2014

Peter Boody of North Haven, who has enjoyed a long career as a newspaper editor on the East End, but whose first love has always been aviation, talks about his new job as an assistant to Jim Brundige, the manager of the East Hampton Airport.

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Small Batch Food Producers Get a Kitchen of Their Own

Posted on 16 April 2014

Imagine a farmer searching for ways to get the most out of a bumper crop of strawberries this June. Besides selling them by the quart, along with every other farmer whose crop has just come in, he might want to try his hand at making jam to sell at the farmers market later in the season. The same might be true of a cook who wants to use local tomatoes to sell the sauce her friends have been raving about for years.

Typically, one of the biggest logistical roadblocks for such entrepreneurs is a place where they can produce their small batch food products and not run afoul of state agriculture and markets law or county health department regulations.

That changed this week when Stony Brook Southampton and Amagansett Food Institute announced that the college had reached an agreement to rent the sprawling commercial kitchen in its Student Center to the institute.

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Ross Students Offered a Lesson in the Transience of Life

Posted on 16 April 2014

In 1961, two years after Communist China invaded Tibet, 8-year-old Tenzin Yignyen and his parents fled their homeland for India, where they found refuge with other exiled Tibetans in Dharamsala.
Their possessions were gone, and their life uprooted, but rather than giving into hatred toward the Chinese and distrusting the world, the Yignyens—like many other Tibetan families—turned to compassion.
“War is the worst, and it cannot solve any problems; Love and kindness is the fundamental source of our happiness,” Lama Tenzin, now an ordained Buddhist monk, told students in a presentation at the Ross School Friday morning.

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East End Heroin Task Force Formed to Battle Growing Threat

Posted on 16 April 2014

State government leaders announced this week an initiative aimed at combating heroin abuse on the East End, as law enforcement, public health and court officials acknowledged the growing threat the drug—and other opioids—in Suffolk County.

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Goats to Munch Away Invasive Plants in Greenbelt

Posted on 16 April 2014

It’s been nine years since the Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt began their effort to transform Vineyard Field in Bridgehampton back to native grassland after it was overgrown by an invasive plant species. Now goats will join the fight in stemming the tide of the unwanted autumn olive.

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“With My Own Eyes” Explores Arab Culture with Sag Harbor Resident Ken Dorph

Posted on 16 April 2014

Ken Dorph has lived with a polygamous family in Morocco, was kidnapped in Mexico City and picked olives with Palestinians next to an Israeli settlement. In his career in international banking, Mr. Dorph, a longtime Sag Harbor resident, has traveled the world, meeting people and learning about their respective cultures, histories and prejudices. In all his travels over a 40-year career, Mr. Dorph says he has never encountered a people so misunderstood by Americans as Arabs.

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Japan’s Greatest Monster Breathes Once Again

Posted on 16 April 2014

You can already see the trailer on television for the latest epic version of Godzilla that opens theatrically on May 16. More interesting is that from April 18 to 24 the Film Forum on Houston Street in New York City will be showing Godzilla: The Japanese Original, a sixtieth anniversary restoration, including new subtitles, of Japan’s most successful monster movie, Ishiro Honda’s Gojira.

Waterfront Park in Sag Harbor Finds Support

Posted on 16 April 2014

A long dormant plan to create a waterfront park next to what is now the Lance Corporal Jordan C. Haerter Veterans Memorial Bridge was revived in October, and on Monday residents and the non-profit Save Sag Harbor came out in support of the venture.

Temple Adas Israel Seeks Cemetery Expansion

Posted on 15 April 2014

Temple Adas Israel’s effort to expand its Chevra Kodetia Cemetery on Route 114 just south of Sag Harbor received a sympathetic hearing when it was unveiled before the East Hampton Town Planning Board on April 2, but board members nonetheless pointed out that a number of significant hurdles need to be overcome before it can be approved.

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Lawsuit Over Deer Cull Sent Back to Suffolk County

Posted on 15 April 2014

A lawsuit filed against the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the Village of North Haven, and the Long Island Farm Bureau, over efforts to reduce the deer herd, will be heard in a Suffolk County court, as opposed to one in Albany County, according to a decision handed down by the State Supreme [...]