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Environment

Pine Beetles

Pine Forest or Oaks: Pine Beetle Infestation Raises Questions About Future of Long Island's Ecosystem

The southern pine beetle, first found attacking stands of Long Island’s pitch pine forests in the fall of 2014 and encouraged to spread northward in range by warming winter temperatures, has become a perennial problem for foresters on Long Island.

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Upton

Science

Schumer: Trump Budget Slashes Funding for BNL

President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget proposal would substantially cut funding for the Department of Energy, which Senator Charles Schumer says will “decimate” Brookhaven National Laboratory, the Upton Department of Energy campus that employs nearly 3,000 scientists, many of whom live on the East End.

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Sag Harbor

OLA

Photos: OLA's Pachanga for Peace and Unity

Five years ago March 7, Mattituck resident Hazel Kahan embarked on a radio experiment interviewing long-time North Forkers about what it is they do for work. The Beacon caught up with Ms. Kahan this week to talk about what she's learned about North Forkers in the past five years.

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East End

Music

Gene Casey on Rock 'n' Roll, Obsession & Dancing in the Aisles

We caught up with bandleader Gene Casey this week as he and the Lone Sharks prepare for a concert of mostly original music, packed with special guests, at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on March 25, in conjunction with the release of his new album, “Guitar in the Rain.” 

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Southampton

Theater

Heartfelt "Promises, Promises" Keeps Its Pledge of Fine Humor and Song

International Women’s Day was just one day before Southampton’s Center Stage’s production of “Promises, Promises” opened last week. It was a fitting moment to sit back in your chair at the Southampton Cultural Center and muse over how women have always found ways to stand up for ourselves, while being throughly entertained by performers enthralled with a great Burt Bacharach score and a laugh-out-loud funny Neil Simon script.

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East Hampton

Energy

Fishermen Raise Concerns at Packed Deepwater Wind Open House 

Deepwater Wind, the Rhode Island-based offshore wind company that was just awarded a LIPA bid to provide power to the East End from a wind farm off the coast of Montauk, was inundated with congratulations from renewable energy advocates and curious members of the public at a packed open house at the East Hampton Historical Society’s Clinton Academy March 9.

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Southold

Health

North Forkers for the Common Good Host Health Care Forum

In the midst of a national debate over the future of health care, North Forkers for the Common Good will sponsor a teach-in and community discussion on the proposed New York Health Act on Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Southold at 53100 Main Road in Southold.

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Mattituck

Theater

When Women Call the Shots, Comedy's Revealing Turn

There's a big place for comedy in a world that has lately seemed to shun the second wave of feminists who crashed the world's gender roles in the 1960s, and the heart of that comedy can be found in how younger women react to the feminism of their elders.

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Letters

State of the Nation

Featured Letter: The True Threat to Our Democracy

To the Editor:
Having thought long and hard on the dilemma facing our nation today, I have come to the conclusion that engineered governmental chaos is our real threat.

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Our Roving Photographer's

East End Faces: Paul & Linda Nuszen

We found Paul and Linda Nuszen, owners of Southampton’s Windows & Walls Unlimited, having breakfast at Star Confectionary (aka Papa Nick’s) in Riverhead on March 2.

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