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Talk Outlines State of the Bays

Posted on 22 April 2015

The bad news—and there is plenty of it—is that Long Island’s bays, ponds and other surface waters remain under an assault of pollution that threatens their viability. The good news is now that the situation has reached crisis proportions, people are beginning to take notice and think about ways to stave off an environmental calamity.

At Bay Street Theater, You Can Give Playwrights a Piece of Your Mind

Posted on 20 April 2015

This weekend, audiences at Bay Street Theater will have an opportunity to do something that few theater goers ever get a chance to do — tell a group of playwrights exactly what they think of their plays. But that’s precisely what artistic director Scott Schwartz is encouraging people to do as part of Bay Street’s 2nd Annual New Works Festival which runs Friday to Sunday at the theater.

“Art for Aid:” Tapping Into a Network of Artists to Change Lives

Posted on 20 April 2015

Wendy Wachtel has been in the art business for years. As the owner of Walk Tall Gallery, she operated a gallery space in East Hampton Village for several seasons, and since closing that location has continued to actively work with artists and collectors as an art dealer. While she’s accustomed to moving fluidly among the movers and shakers of the East End’s art and cultural scene, as the assistant director of Meals on Wheels in East Hampton, Ms. Wachtel is also keenly aware of the wealth discrepancies that exist out here and the incredible need among those who struggle on a daily basis to survive.

League of Women Voters Forum Explores School Mergers

Posted on 15 April 2015

There was a large turnout for an informational forum on school mergers at the Rogers Memorial Library on Monday evening, at which elected officials discussed the benefits, process and difficulties of school mergers.

Celebrate the Power of Wampum

Posted on 08 April 2015

The Shinnecock National Cultural Center and Museum will host a series of lectures to discuss Wampum and its importance with a panel of Native American cultural experts and scholars. The series will begin this Sunday, April 12 and continue each Sunday through the end of the month. The events are free and open to the [...]

Planners Say Konner Development Will Be Discussed April 16

Posted on 08 April 2015

It’s hard to tell by looking at the empty lot at the western entrance to Bridgehampton, but over the past few months, planners, developers and community members have spent many hours trying to determine what would be most appropriate for the 13-acre Konner property and on Thursday, April 16, a draft of their conceptual plan will be placed before the town board.


Joshua Levine Memorial Foundation: School Gardens Grow in the Wake of a Life Lost

Posted on 07 April 2015

In November 2010, Joshua Levine, a young farmer who lived in Sag Harbor, was killed in a tragic tractor accident at Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett. He was 35 years old and he left behind a wife and two small children. The tragedy shook the East End community to its core, especially those involved in the farm to table movement for whom tilling the soil, planting seeds and growing crops is more than an occupation, it’s a way of life. And it was Joshua Levine’s passion.

Musicians Make Great Music for a Great Cause

Posted on 07 April 2015

Going out for the evening to hear local musicians perform live has become a favorite pastime for many music fans on the East End. So when someone figures out how to merge live music with a good cause, there’s absolutely no excuse for not getting out of the house and into a groove — especially when it’s happening just up the road.

Southampton Hospital Opens High-Tech Stroke and Heart Center

Posted on 03 April 2015

Southampton Hospital this week opened the doors to is newest addition, the Audrey and Martin Gruss Heart and Stroke Center, which includes brand new, state-of-the-art equipment and is expected to provide help for people suffering from vascular diseases from across the East End.


Minecraft Adventures Debuts at Bay Street

Posted on 02 April 2015

Bay Street Theater has announced the first “Minecraft Adventures at Bay Street,” hosted by Mason Cohen and Miller Croke, on Sunday, April 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. Students aged 11 and older are invited but reservations are required. Only the first 10 students will be able to participate, but the afternoon will be open [...]