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Army Corps Plans Public Outreach for Fire Island to Montauk Point Projects

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ long-awaited Fire Island to Montauk Point post-Superstorm Sandy re-evaluation report is now available for public review, and the Army Corps is planning several community meetings after Labor Day to give the public a chance to weigh in on the massive document.

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Montauk

Arts

Neo-Political Cowgirls Give Voice to the Universal Refugee

When tackling a theatrical piece as broad as the heavens, sometimes the best way in is through the myths that have sustained humanity for centuries.  Next weekend, Aug. 25 through 28, the Neo-Political Cowgirls will take over Montauk County Park for “Andromeda,” an ambitious new production about finding one’s own place in the stars, held in one of the East End’s most magical dark-sky places.

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The Peconic Bathtub

Environment

PEP Seeks Feedback on Future of Bays

When the Peconic Estuary Program first drafted its Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan more than 15 years ago, much less was known about many environmental processes at work beneath the surface of the Peconic Bays.

This year, PEP is embarking on a three-year-long process of updating its CCMP, a document that guides East End townships in their pursuit of water quality projects.

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The Peconic Bathtub

Kayaking

Coast Guard to Paddlers: Avoid Unnecessary Searches

Since Memorial Day, the Coast Guard First District command center in Boston has executed about 80 calls involving unmanned and adrift paddle craft cases, totaling nearly 200 hours of searching for possible people in the water. This costs money and risks lives.  The First District includes Long Island waters.

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South Fork

Science

Things Are Looking Up for Montauk Observatory

With the long-awaited construction of the Montauk Observatory’s observatory at the Ross School nearly complete, a familiar face to East End astronomers has stepped up to serve as executive director of the non-profit community astronomy group.

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East End

Labor Rights

OLA & Attorney General to Host Workers' Rights Forum

OLA of Eastern Long Island and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office are hosting a Labor Rights Forum on Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. titled “New Yorkers, Know Your Rights.”

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North Fork Audubon Hosts Screening of "The Messenger"

The North Fork Audubon Society is hosting “Birds and Brunch,”  a screening of the critically  acclaimed and important film "The Messenger" on Sunday, Aug. 28 at noon at the Greenport Theater.

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