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Mattituck Developer Nixes Proposal for Shops & Apartments

Riverhead Candidates Talk Revamping Town Government


Jamesport residents packed the pews of the Jamesport Meeting House Thursday night to hear candidates for Riverhead Town Board pitch their solutions for the town’s enduring problems. With just one incumbent, Jim Wooten, in the mix of candidates vying for two seats on the board in November...   Read More....

Campaign Countdown: Sustainable Southold, Debates Begin


Southold Democrats have spent the summer getting petitions to add a new line, “Sustainable Southold,” to this November’s ballot. The names of Democratic candidates for town office will appear on both the Democratic line and on the new party line.   Read More...

Peconic Land Trust Looking for Help with Acquisition of Orient Farm


The Peconic Land Trust is looking for the community’s support in helping them to preserve a 20.9-acre farm owned by generations of Edwards, Terry and Latham farmers in Orient.   Read More...

Southampton Budget Toes Line at Zero Tax Increase


Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst proposed a 2016 budget on Tuesday that includes a zero percent tax rate increase for the sixth year in a row. Her budget is proposed to total $91.1 million, up from $88.5 million last year. The budget must be adopted by Nov. 20 after input from the town board and the public.  Read More....

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Small Film Festivals Showcase America's Cultural Landscape


The Hamptons International Film Festival is just weeks away, but there are plenty of chances to see some fascinating films that explore the true breadth of culture in American at smaller film festivals on the South Fork in the upcoming weeks.   Read More....

Southampton Weighs Requiring Landlords to Provide Garbage Pickup


Southampton Town is weighing a proposal to require landlords to provide garbage pickup for their tenants, in an attempt to cut down on illegal dumping throughout the town.   Read More...

Post-Sandy Grants to Fishing Industry Now Available 


For the fifth year in a row, the streets and venues of Sag Harbor will come alive next weekend with the sounds of distinctly American forms of music. The Sag Harbor American Music Festival, organized by Kelly Connaughton, has been held in the village the final week in September since 2011.  Read More...

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