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Fresh Air Fund Seeks Volunteers

Posted on 12 November 2014

This November, many families on the East End are thankful for something special: the gift of their friendship with a New York City child. Each summer, close to 4,000 inner-city children visit suburban, rural and small town communities across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada through The Fresh Air Fund’s Volunteer Host Family Program. By volunteering as a host family for summer 2015, the spirit of Thanksgiving can continue in your home throughout the year.

Get a Charge of This

Posted on 12 November 2014

The East Hampton Town Board has invited the public to join in a celebration of the town’s new electric vehicle charging station, the latest addition to the Town Hall complex, on Friday, November 14, at 9 a.m. The event will take place in front of the police department annex behind the main buildings at 159 Pantigo Road in East Hampton.

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“To Kill A Mockingbird” Offers a Timeless Message

Posted on 11 November 2014

If there is such a thing as a seminal American novel, then “To Kill a Mockingbird” would have to be at the top of the list.
Set in Alabama in the depths of the Depression, Harper Lee won the Pulitzer Prize for her 1960 novel which tackles the subjects of race, segregation, poverty and prejudice. The book came out in the midst of the Civil Rights struggle and though we’d like to think the issues it raises are firmly entrenched in the rear view mirror of the 21st century, given current political and societal polarization playing out across the nation — and its accompanying hateful rhetoric — Lee’s Maycomb County circa 1935 can look an awful lot like Main Street U.S.A. in 2014.

New Bookstore Coming to Sag Harbor’s Main Street

Posted on 10 November 2014

A new bookstore called Harbor Books is scheduled to open on Main Street in Sag Harbor just in time for the holiday season.

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Fresh Air Fund Seeks Volunteers

Posted on 05 November 2014

This November, many families on the East End are thankful for something special: the gift of their friendship with a New York City child. Each summer, close to 4,000 inner-city children visit suburban, rural and small town communities across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada through The Fresh Air Fund’s Volunteer Host Family Program. By volunteering as a host family for summer 2015, the spirit of Thanksgiving can continue in your home throughout the year.

Toys for Tots Returns

Posted on 05 November 2014

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. announced this week that his district office will be accepting donations for the annual U.S. Marine Corps Reserve “Toys for Tots” program this holiday season.

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Grant Will Fight Drug Addiction

Posted on 05 November 2014

Suffolk County Community College has a new weapon in the fight against Long Island’s rising heroin addiction and chemical dependency epidemic.

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Southampton Hospital Preps for Ebola–Just in Case

Posted on 05 November 2014

Up until the end of September, the Ebola virus was of little concern to most Americans. The deadly disease seemed to be confined to three countries in Western Africa—Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.

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Where to Vote In and Around Sag Harbor

Posted on 04 November 2014

There are several different polling places for residents in the Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor Area, all of which will be open from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Tuesday, November 4.

Fermentium Closes in On Kickstarter Goal

Posted on 03 November 2014

East Hampton native Nicholas Stevens was just $1,900 shy of a $14,000 kickstarter.com goal as of Monday to finance the backing of his Fermentium, an at-home pickling kit meant to take the expense, and struggle, out of making your favorite pickles, sauerkraut and kimchi in the comfort of your own kitchen. The Fermentium, designed by [...]