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Photos: Shinnecock Nation 69th Annual Powwow


The Shinnecock Indian Nation hosted tribes from throughout North America at the powwow grounds on the Southampton reservation over Labor Day Weekend, for the 69th year in a row. The Shinnecock Powwow is considered one of the finest powwows in the country, and participants in more than two dozen dance competitions....     Read More....

Shirmp Farming Divides Southold


The non-profit New Suffolk Waterfront Fund launched a search this week for an operator for the former Galley Ho restaurant, currently under renovation on their property in the heart of the tiny hamlet of New Suffolk after it was damaged during Superstorm Sandy.   Read More...

"Labor Day of Love" is ARF's Most Successful Mission 


Volunteers and staff from the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons in Wainscott spent their Labor Day weekend on a mission that they won’t soon forget. In what they’ve now dubbed “A Labor Day of Love,” ARF sent two rescue vans to South Carolina over the holiday weekend to bring 46 dogs back to ARF.   Read More...

New York State Wants Your Opinion on What Can Be Done to Preserve Plum Island


New York State wants your opinion on what the state can do to help preserve Plum Island if the federal government goes ahead with plans to sell the 840-acre home of its animal disease laboratory. The New York State Assembly Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation is planning a public hearing...  Read More....

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Southold Unlikely to Support Bag Ban

Members of North Fork Audubon rallied the troops at Southold’s Sept. 8 town board meeting in support of a long-languishing proposal to ban one-use plastic bags in Southold, but they were met with little support from Town Supervisor Scott Russell.  Read More...

Big Duck Provides Big Tale on the Power of Civic Engagement


The people of Flanders are a feisty bunch, and there’s nothing they love better than The Big Duck, the giant roadside former duck farm stand that pays tribute to the halcyon days of an iconic Long Island industry. Straddling the Big Duck Ranch on the edge of Reeves Bay, the Duck has benefitted in the past few years from....  Read More....

Rust Tide Returns Late to East End Bays

With summer rapidly moving into our rear-view mirror on the East End, we turn forward to a fall that inevitably brings more deer into the headlights of our consciousness and our cars. Southold and East Hampton towns have both been busy in the past month debating the best ways to handle their deer hunting seasons this coming fall and winter.  Read More...

Achilles & Me: Ready or Not


Tomorrow is the inaugural Suffolk County Marathon, and I already know my forecast calls for pain. But for some reason, I'm as giddy as a child before the first day of school. After months of muggy weather, sore hips and feet, near-heat stroke and shortness of breath, I'll be done with a six-month struggle to go from having never run a mile in my life to having raced 13.1 miles.  Read More...

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