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North Fork


Greenport Charts Its Course For the Future

Greenport Village, like much of the East End, is at a crossroads in terms of how to shape its future development, and members of the village board spent much of August debating the best way to go forward with guiding that development.

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North Fork


In Greenport, a Story of the Messiness Shared by Love and Art

Like many ports along the Eastern Seaboard, the depth of Greenport’s history is evident in even a casual stroll down Main or Front street.

The work done by the people who lived here throughout the village’s history is like a silent archeology just under the surface of the tourist sheen that glosses over the village today. 

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Mark Haubner

Climate Local Now

Compost: It's Not Just Dirt

If you want to annoy a sailor, call the deck a “floor” and the line a “rope”—and don’t be surprised if they stuff you through that little round window in the wall. The same goes for a farmer friend of mine. I was using a pitchfork (SPADEfork!) and digging in the dirt (SOIL!) and was amazed at how loose the soil was around the plants.

This wasn’t the pale hardpan and loamy sand I had in my backyard, but dark, sweet-smelling humus filled with centipedes and earthworms. If I’d known there were more than a billion microbes, mycorrhizae, fungus and more in the handful I held up to my nose, I might not have inhaled.

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North Fork

Housing Crisis

Southold Shoots Down Cutchogue Woods Housing

The Southold Town Board voted down a code change that would allow a 24-unit affordable housing complex known as Cutchogue Woods on Route 48 in Cutchogue at its Aug. 23 meeting.

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East End

On the Radio

Behind the Headlines

This weekend on 88.3 WLIW-FM's "Behind the Headlines," we joined a panel of great local journalsts discussing the great ways regular citizens are holding local government to account.

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