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Petitions Due for Library Elections; Five Openings in Bridgehampton, Three in Sag Harbor

Posted on 27 August 2014

The deadlines to submit petitions for positions on the board of trustees of both the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor’s John Jermain Memorial Library are this week.

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Bret Parker Raises Money By Conquering His Fears

Posted on 27 August 2014

Bret Parker is a husband, father, skydiver and lawyer, and if all goes according to plan, by next month he will also be a triathlete. While this may not seem particularly newsworthy, it is important to mention that not only does Mr. Parker have Parkinson’s disease, he is deathly afraid of water. But he has resolved to conquer his fear in order to raise money for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

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Habitat for Humanity Dedicates Most Recent Project in Bridgehampton

Posted on 27 August 2014

After months of anticipation, sweat and hard work, a Bridgehampton family finally has a real place to call home, thanks in no small part to Habitat for Humanity of Peconic.

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Long Island Potato Festival Announces Winners of Mashed Potato Sculpting and Other Contests

Posted on 26 August 2014

If there’s one thing Long Island’s good at, it’s potatoes. The first annual Long Island Potato Festival, celebrating the skill that creates such beloved gems as potato chips and French fries, kicked off Sunday, August 10, at the Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue.

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iPod Drive Supports Music & Memory Programs to Fight Dementia

Posted on 22 August 2014

By Tessa Raebeck While most of us use our iPods when we’re jogging or mowing the lawn, the devices can be used for a purpose greater than bringing constant One Direction ballads to your preteen: beloved music can renew the memories–and lives–of those suffering from dementia. Starting August 23, GeekHampton in Sag Harbor, will accept [...]

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Homeless in the Hamptons: An Invisible Community Struggles to Survive

Posted on 13 August 2014

To Bill, the two most important things are his feet and his socks, followed closely by matches and plastic bags. The matches keep him warm, the plastic bags keep his things dry, and the feet and socks keep him going.

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Physician Shops the Rainbow at the Sag Harbor Farmers Market

Posted on 13 August 2014

It was a bit like preaching to the choir when Dr. Neil Barnard, the president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, whose books on the advantages of a plant-based diet, are widely read, paid a visit to the Sag Harbor Farmers Market on Bay Street on Saturday morning.

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Toxic Tide Shows Up Early in Sag Harbor

Posted on 13 August 2014

Just weeks after blue-green algal blooms were detected in Georgica Pond, extremely high levels of the toxic rust alga Cochlodinium have emerged in Sag Harbor and East Hampton waters.

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Food Trucks: A Family Affair on the East End

Posted on 06 August 2014

As August begins and the masses descend in full force upon the East End, it seems to take longer to do everything. Longer lines mean that the simple process of buying a picnic lunch to take to the beach can eat up a full hour of valuable Vitamin-D time. But entrepreneurial gastronomes are providing an option with affordable food trucks just steps from the dunes.

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Expert Says Blue Green Algae in Georgica Pond Is Not a Serious Threat

Posted on 06 August 2014

The East Hampton Town Trustees closed Georgica Pond to fishing and crabbing on July 24, after routine water testing found there to be increased levels of blue-green algae.