Archive | July, 2013

A Quality Issue

Posted on 26 July 2013

New York is currently engaged in a heated debate over whether or not to allow upstate fracking. The procedure for removing natural gas from shale deposits has been cited as a major source of drinking water contamination in communities across the country where it is currently being used. There are major concerns that with New [...]

Calendar 7/25/13-8/4/13

Posted on 26 July 2013

Outdoors   THU JUL 25 Evening Nature Paddle with Southampton Town Recreation Department. 5:30 p.m. Long Pond, Bridgehampton. Free, rentals available. 728-8585. SAT JUL 27 Kayak Bullhead Bay with Southampton Trails Preservation Society. 10 a.m. Meet at Town Dock, West Neck Road, Southampton. 283-0071. Napeague Dunes with East Hampton Trails Preservation Society. 9 a.m. Meet [...]

Catch & Release Shark Tournament This Weekend in Montauk

Posted on 25 July 2013

The Star Island Yacht Club in Montauk has been hosting one of the biggest shark fishing tournaments on Long Island for 27 years. But this year, a new kind of competition is being introduced that will provide a more sustainable alternative to the sport.

The Southampton Review (TSR) Announces Gala Celebration Friday

Posted on 25 July 2013

The latest edition of TSR (The Southampton Review) the literary and art journal published by the Stony Brook Southampton MFA in Creative Writing and Literature program, will be launched with readings leading to a gala celebration on Friday, July 26 on the Shinnecock Hills campus. The launch festivities will include an art exhibition and reception [...]

Squabble in East Hampton Squashes Peconic Estuary Resolution, For Now

Posted on 25 July 2013

The East Hampton Town Board failed to come to agreement Thursday night over whether to pass a resolution to join an inter-municipal agreement to fund the Peconic Estuary Protection Committee after an argument broke out between board members about how the item had made its way onto the evening’s agenda. According to the resolution – [...]

Cricket Comes to Shelter Island

Posted on 25 July 2013

The sport of cricket is alive and well with a club having formed on Shelter Island, of all places. The Shelter Island Cricket Club will play its annual charity match to benefit the Shelter Island Ambulance Corps. this Saturday, July 27, on the sprawling lawn of the Island Boatyard. Two games will be played, with [...]

Baykeeper Sues DEC

Posted on 25 July 2013

Peconic Baykeeper Kevin McAllister has watched the local waters degrade for over 30 years, and now, alongside his organization and with the help of the Soundkeeper, he is taking action.

Crosswalk in Front of Hampton Library Draws Continued Concern

Posted on 25 July 2013

Upon leaving the Hampton Library Monday night, director Kelly Harris found herself at a standstill. Using the crosswalk nearest the Main Street, Bridgehampton library, she was quickly trapped in between lanes of passing cars, standing in the middle of Montauk Highway with nowhere to go.
This is a common obstacle to leaving work for Harris, who has been spearheading a community effort to increase safety measures at the crosswalk. The unlit crossing is in the center of Bridgehampton, just west of what is arguably the hamlet’s most trafficked intersection.

East Hampton Democratic Candidates Host Montauk Forum

Posted on 25 July 2013

The Democratic candidates for supervisor and town board will host a Montauk Community “Listen In” Issues Forum on Monday, July 29. The event will be held at Gurney’s Inn in Montauk at 6:45 p.m. Supervisor candidate Larry Cantwell will chair the meeting, which the candidates said they hope will be an opportunity for residents throughout [...]

Jordan, Diaz, and Coogler on the Powerful Fruitvale Station

Posted on 25 July 2013

Fruitvale Station, which opens at the UA East Hampton Cinema 6, on Friday, is about the last day in the life of Oscar Grant, a twenty-two-year-old African-American who was detained on a BART platform in Oakland after a scuffle on the subway on New Year’s Eve, 12/31/08, and shot to death without provocation by a white transit cop. The young officer, who claimed he accidentally grabbed his gun while reaching for his Taser, might not have received even a two-year prison sentence for involuntary manslaughter–for which he served only eleven months–if his crime hadn’t been captured by many subway passengers with their camera phones. Real footage of the killing that stunned a nation begins the movie.

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