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Shuttle Service Means Sagg Main Beach Is Just a Short Hop Away

Posted on 24 June 2015

If all goes according to plan, when the mint green Hampton Hopper pulls up in front of the Sag Harbor Cinema just before 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, there will be line of kids waiting, beach bags in hand, for a ride to and from Sagg Main Beach.

Judge’s Airport Decision Expected Friday

Posted on 24 June 2015

Many residents from Manhattan to Montauk are awaiting the Friday decision of U.S. District Court Judge Joanna Seybert, who said she would rule on a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction filed by members of the aviation industry against the Town of East Hampton.

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Wildlife Activists Discuss Alternatives to Sterilization

Posted on 24 June 2015

The people of East Hampton are divided and conflicted about what to do with white-tailed deer. While many say that reducing the herd could lead to a decrease in the instances of Lyme disease and would slash the number of car accidents, the general consensus at a forum hosted by the East Hampton Group for Wildlife on Thursday was that the deer problem has been exaggerated and should be reevaluated.

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Planting Cultural Seeds At Ross

Posted on 24 June 2015

For the past several months, fourth graders at the Ross School have been learning about Native American history and culture from their Shinnecock neighbors. Last week, they celebrated the culmination of their studies with a Green Corn Festival on the grounds of the campus on Butter Lane in Bridgehampton.

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At Long Last, Sag Harbor Bike Route Marked Out

Posted on 24 June 2015

Spraypainted images of bicycles accompanied by a pair of chevrons have appeared on some Sag Harbor Village streets over the past month without any fanfare.

Sunday Is Race Day

Posted on 24 June 2015

A bit of Americana returns to Sag Harbor this Sunday for the the third annual running of the Soap Box Derby. The festivities begin at 1 p.m. with a parade down Main Street, with the Derby King and Queen and the competitors homemade—and often stylishly customized—racecars on display.

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County Executive Asks For Federal Help To Solve Fish Kills

Posted on 24 June 2015

In the wake of the second major fish die-off in Peconic Bay, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone on Friday requested assistance from the federal government to resolve the nitrogen pollution crisis at a press conference at the Riverhead Yacht Club in Riverhead.

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Bridgehampton CAC Revs Up Plans For Leaf Blower Ban

Posted on 24 June 2015

As second homeowners return to the East End for summer, and landscapers get to work preparing their lawns for the busy season, conversation at the monthly meeting of the Bridgehampton Citizens Advisory Committee has once again turned to leaf blowers and how to keep them quiet.

Peter Jennings’ Commitment to Community Showcased through Jazz for Jennings

Posted on 24 June 2015

The late Peter Jennings, a legendary newscaster, was a man of grace, intelligence, and compassion. In 1996, Mr. Jennings and his wife, television and documentary producer Kayce Freed Jennings, hosted an event at their house in Bridgehampton to support The Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreation Center, who had provided critical support services to needy families in the East End since 1954. The fundraiser became a tradition, and the Jennings’ annual gathering of internationally famous jazz musicians was a fundamental element sustaining the good and vital works of the BHCCRC.

Hail to the Chiefs: The Politics and Posturing of Presidents Past

Posted on 24 June 2015

What would it be like to be a fly on the wall in a room filled with U.S. presidents, both past and present? Who, and what, would they talk about? Those are the types of questions playwright Rick Cleveland sets out to answer in “Five Presidents,” a new play opening this week at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.