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Fire Engulfs Amagansett Residence

Posted on 18 April 2014

At 1:43 a.m. on the morning of Thursday, April 17, 2014 the Amagansett Fire Department was activated for a report of a structure fire on Miankoma Lane.

Cause of Route 114 Collision Under Investigation

Posted on 18 April 2014

At 11:49 a.m. on Wednesday, April 16 the East Hampton Fire Department was dispatched to Route 114 north of Stephen Hands Path for a report of a motor vehicle accident with entrapment. An investigation is ongoing into what caused the collision.

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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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.

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 [...]

Local is Always Better, Says Carpenter of New Gig at Page at 63 Main

Posted on 15 April 2014

Workers are still building a rooftop garden to grow fresh salad greens and vegetables and completing a back terrace serving area at Page at 63 Main in Sag Harbor, and the restaurant’s new chef, James Carpenter, who arrived just two weeks ago after his most recent stint at East Hampton Point, is busy himself, pulling together a new menu in time for the coming summer season.

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