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East Hampton Councilwoman Calls for Holding Off On Helicopter Ban

In a statement issued after a discussion of the matter at an East Hampton Town Board work session Tuesday morning, Ms. Burke-Gonzalez suggested the board not adopt a restriction banning noisy helicopters on weekends during the summer season.

The proposed restrictions had included a mandatory nighttime curfew, from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., an extended curfew on noisy aircraft (not including turboprops) from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m., a ban on all helicopters on weekends during the summer season and a limit on operations by noisy aircraft of one trip per week during the summer season.  Read More...

Mental Health Services Extend to Southold

Southold's mental health workers will have a chance to help deal with crisis mental health situations on the East End as part of a new network of emergency mental health services spurred on by three teen suicides on the South Fork in the past several years. Read more...

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New Face for Peconic Estuary Protection


Environmental consultant Rachel Gruzen has been hired by East End towns and villages as the Intermunicipal Agreement Coordinator of the Peconic Estuary Protection Committee. In that role, Ms. Gruzen will be coordinating efforts between the towns and villages as they work to protect the waters of the Peconic Estuary.  Read more..

Southampton Begins Countdown to Plastic Bag Ban

There are now less than two weeks left before single-use plastic shopping bags become illegal in the town of Southampton, and the town is in the midst of a public information campaign to raise awareness about this code change.   Read More...

Master Farmers Take Levine's Mission to East End Schools


When supporters of the Josh Levine Memorial Foundation celebrate the memory of the Sag Harbor farmer who died in a 2010 tractor accident this Sunday at Dodds & Eder in Sag Harbor, they'll also be supporting a trio of dedicated farmers who are helping to change the way agriculture is presented in classrooms across the East End.   Read More...

Getting the Peas In, No Matter the Weather


There are plenty of folksy ideas out there about planting peas on St. Patrick's Day, but out here on the East End, it seems St. Patrick's Day is usually a gloomy affair, with no green to the world outside, which is usually tinged in frost or covered in snow. It's hardly gardening weather.  Read More...

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