Based on its latest rounds of water testing earlier this week, Concerned Citizens of Montauk is again urging people to avoid contact with the water in Fort Pond, where a blue-green algae bloom persists.
The Trump administration’s hardline policies regarding undocumented immigrants, and remarks by the president that many construe as racist, have fostered a climate of terror among the South Fork’s Latino community, its effect dramatically played out at Town Hall last Thursday.
Six thousand or so secondhand books, warehoused in three rooms upstairs, were in pretty good shape, but the floors of the Springs Library’s 167-year-old Ambrose Parsons House were buckling under their weight. The house belongs to East Hampton Town, and Tom Talmage, the town engineer, deemed the situation dangerous. One day in July, a Highway Department truck arrived to take the books away.
A proposal to use $4 million of the Town of Southampton’s community preservation fund to buy the development rights and a historic preservation easement on the Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center will be the subject of a public hearing on Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. at Southampton Town Hall. The town has been negotiating with the Sag Harbor Partnership, which bought the movie theater site for $8 million after the building was largely destroyed by fire in December 2016.
A $3 million project to rehabilitate Long Wharf in Sag Harbor was presented to the village board on Tuesday by Paul Boyce, the president of the engineering firm P.W. Grosser Consulting. No action was taken.
A joint effort that brought together the county, the trustees, the Nature Conservancy, and the town’s Natural Resources and Planning Departments resulted in targeted application of methoprene based on weekly mosquito larval sampling and its conveyance to the county’s Department of Public Works, allowing less, and less frequent, application.
The Bridgehampton School District closed bidding on its school renovation and expansion project on Tuesday with no unwelcome surprises. It was the third round of bidding after the first two rounds, in summer, came back 25 percent higher than expected and the district went back to voters for an additional $4.74 million in September.
Stony Brook Southampton Hospital will hold its fifth annual addiction symposium Thursday at the Stony Brook Southampton campus to explore the best medical practices to help combat the opioid crisis here.
Inhabiting a time and place rich in artistic crosscurrents and cross-pollination, Lee Krasner apparently always sought a unique vision, but one distilled from the radical advances in abstraction of her avant-garde peers and predecessors.
On a weekend when the United States Supreme Court solidified a conservative majority, prompting protests among those fearing its future decisions, the Hamptons International Film Festival offered a slate of films and programs that reflected this moment and events that have led up to it.
Nick and Toni’s opened on Aug. 3, 1988, long before foodies started using smartphones to take photos of exquisitely-plated entrees to share on social media. Yet, even on day one, the restaurant had a following.
Kai Costanzo had been planning to do the Serpent’s Back Duathlon’s relay with his cousin, but the latter was a no-show at Ed Ecker County Park in Montauk Sunday morning, so Costanzo ran, biked, and ran his way to the win in 1 hour, 25 minutes, and 36 seconds
Nick West, who, had he not suffered a broken foot in a semifinal win, would have provided East Hampton High School’s boys soccer team with considerably more firepower in its 2014 state final versus Rochester’s Greece Athena, which the Bonackers lost 4-2, has been the collegiate men’s soccer scoring leader — that’s D-III, D-II, and D-I — in the nation this fall.
East Hampton High’s girls volleyball and swimming teams continued undefeated in league competition this past week, one in which the field hockey team won three in a row, the boys and girls soccer teams won twice, the golf team, avenging itself on Westhampton Beach at the South Fork Country Club, might have played itself into a three-way share of the League VIII title, and the boys volleyball team won for the first time this season.
Fall rolls on. It appears to be more like past autumns in the new millennium, except the fall of 2017, when the leaves stayed on the trees until December and forsythia, which normally blooms only in the spring, bloomed in the last half of November.