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State of the Bays: Water Quality Remains Pressing Issue

Polluted ground and surface waters remain a fact of life here on eastern Long Island, but the good news is many efforts undertaken to improve water quality have been successful.

CDC Report: Tick Infections Rapidly Spreading

The Centers for Disease Control recently issued a report warning that tick borne illnesses are rapidly spreading as the Long Island tick population explodes in the spring and summer seasons.

Hopes for Wainscott Water District in June

East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc announced Tuesday the town is moving swiftly to create a water district in Wainscott to extend public water to over 870 homes and businesses.

Proposed Impound Yard Attracts Critics

The village’s plan to use a portion of a 24-acre site it owns on the Sag Harbor-Bridgehampton Turnpike as an impound yard for vehicles seized by police has attracted a growing chorus of opposition from environmentalists.

Group for East End Launches Conservation Website

Group for the East End launched a new website that aims to forge connections between citizens, benefactors, politicians, and conservation groups who share a passion for the protection of local wildlife.

Express Sessions Experts Tackle Renewable Energy Issues

The urgency of the need for renewable energy is growing. That was one of the conclusions drawn by experts and public officials at Friday’s “Express Sessions” conversation on renewable energy.

East Hampton Energy Efficiency Program Coming

“One-stop shopping” for free or discounted energy efficiency and solar energy projects will be available to East Hampton home and business owners through Energize East Hampton.

In Otter News … Lontra Canadensis Makes a Comeback

Back in 2008, wildlife biologist Mike Bottini spent a lot of time searching ponds, creeks and waterways throughout Long Island in search of a most illusive species — Lontra canadensis, a.k.a. the river otter.

“Trashy Fashy” — a Discarded Plastic Doll — Hopes To Raise Awareness About Pollution

It all began with an abandoned plastic doll on a stunning beach, and the nagging notion that the seaside façade hid something far less unspoiled.  

Bad Reception For Cell Tower in Noyac

Group members said the tower would be ugly and devalue their property. More importantly, they said, it would possibly expose them to harmful electromagnetic waves.

Electric, Hybrid Cars Focus Of Earth Day Celebration

A lineup of 20 shiny new electric or hybrid cars will be the centerpiece of Southampton Town’s Earth Day celebration at Good Friend Park in Hampton Bays on Saturday.

Court Deals Another Blow To Sand Land in Noyac

In an April 5 decision, the Appellate Term of the New York State Supreme Court upheld Southampton’s right to enforce zoning code violations at the sand mine and composting facility the company owns on Millstone Road in Noyac.

Experts Say More is Needed to Combat Tick Dissease

To mark the start of what has commonly become known on the East End as "tick season," Stony Brook University held a symposium last week at the university's Health Sciences Center.

Water Quality Advisory Issued for East Quogue

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced this week it had issued a water quality advisory for a neighborhood in East Quote.

Express Sessions To Focus on Renewable Energy

The Sag Harbor Express will continue its fourth Express Sessions panel discussion with a focus on the development of renewable energy on the South Fork on Friday, April 20.

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Whalers Take First Step Toward County Baseball Title

LaBorne pitched a complete-game, one-hit shutout and led the Whalers to a 1-0 victory in a pitcher’s duel for the ages at Mashashimuet Park, giving Pierson a major leg up in its chase for a county championship.

Vigil Draws Community Together Around Opioid Crisis

At a candlelight vigil Saturday night sponsored by the Southampton Town Opioid Addiction Task Force, people affected by the opioid epidemic stood together for nearly 90 minutes, sharing stories of the loved ones they have lost.

Sag Harbor Village Trustee Race To Be Uncontested

The race in Sag Harbor for two seats on the village board of trustees is officially uncontested, as only two candidates filed petitions seeking to serve by the deadline on Tuesday evening.