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A weekend with near-80-degree temperatures and it seems like spring prematurely turning into summer. Alewives, or river herring, are running, ospreys are sitting on nests, hardwood trees are budding, and at Oakland Cemetery in Sag Harbor, trailing arbutus are flowering up a storm, according to Jean Held.
It's been more than a decade since Judith Miller’s articles for The New York Times made the case for Saddam Hussein's alleged arsenal of weap­ons of mass destruction in the run-up to the Iraq War. Now, she says the country is in even more peril.
To mark Earth Day on Saturday, people on the South Fork can join in beach, woodland, and roadside cleanups from Southampton to Montauk, or celebrate the earth at an institution that focuses on the area's natural world every day.
The site plan application for a car wash in Wainscott, which has been pulled from the agenda of recent East Hampton Town Planning Board meetings, is back on for Wednesday night.
The East Hampton Town Republican Committee will open its campaign headquarters with a cocktail party on Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Three female bank executives will discuss strategies for attaining financial independence at a lunch sponsored by the Retreat, the East Hampton shelter and support center for victims of domestic violence, at lunch on Friday at noon at the American Hotel in Sag Harbor.
The Southampton Fire Department will conduct a large-scale training exercise on Main Street in the village on Monday between 6 and 9 p.m., partly as a response to the large fire on Sag Harbor’s Main Street in December.
Thomas Peele, an investigative reporter and a member of East Hampton High School's class of 1979, has won a 2017 Pulitzer Prize in the Breaking News category for coverage of the Ghost Ship fire in Oakland, Calif., in which 36 people died.
East Hampton has some of the most beautiful and bountiful water bodies on Long Island, and government’s growing attention to water quality remediation is encouraging, but harmful algal blooms continue to foul several waterways due to excessive nitrogen and phosphorus, largely fed by aging or failing septic systems.
A lawsuit against East Hampton Town, brought by a group of Montauk property owners who claim that erosion of their waterfront land was caused by the installation of the jetties at the mouth of Montauk Harbor, will proceed to trial, following a court decision last week denying the town’s request for dismissal.
The Retreat, which runs an East Hampton shelter and numerous programs for the victims of domestic violence, could have half its annual funding disappear if proposals in the White House’s recently submitted budget are approved by Congress.
As anticipated, the New York State budget for the fiscal year 2018, passed on Monday, will remove ride-hailing services, such as Uber and Lyft, from local regulation and place them instead under the control of the State Department of Motor Vehicles
Together with parents and faculty, Dr. Charles Soriano, the principal of the East Hampton Middle School, is planning a “Friends and Family First” initiative at the school, to be held on a Saturday in May, inviting students and parents to unplug and go device-free during waking hours.