Environment

Stony Brook Southampton Unveils State-of-the-Art Marine Sciences Center

With issues like flooding, depletion of shellfish and finfish populations and an increasing number of algal bloom events making news around the region, the overall health of the East End’s waterways — from ponds, streams and bays to the groundwater beneath our feet — have come into question. While many scientific questions remain regarding the causes and solutions of water degradation, a new marine research facility at Stony Brook University’s Southampton Campus may play a key role in answering some of those questions right here in our own backyard. Last Friday, Stony Brook Southampton officially opened its new state-of-the-art Marine Sciences Center for the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS).

East Hampton Town Board Candidates Debate Airport, Deer Management

Last Saturday afternoon, The Group for Good Government held an East Hampton town board candidate’s debate in the Cedar Street Emergency Services building. Among the participants was Democratic and Independence party candidate Larry Cantwell, who is retiring from his position as East Hampton Village administrator and at this moment, is running unopposed in November’s town supervisor’s race.

Cuomo Vetos Bill That Would Have Created Path for Montaukett Indian Nation Recognition

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has vetoed a bill that would have established a procedure for the state to evaluate a claim for recognition made by the Montaukett Indian Nation.

Letters to the Editor 9/26/13

Address the Source Dear Editor: While I laud the Sag Harbor Express editorial on water quality (“Ticking Clock,” September 12, 2013) and its call for all...

Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt Celebrate 15 Years in Preservation

The Long Pond Greenbelt has harbored everything from glaciers to gristmills, but it wasn’t until 15 years ago that it had friends.

Animalia on Parade

At this time of year, when life slows down, Kathy Zeiger can’t help but see the wildlife on the East End. “When there’s a nip in the air I notice the animals more,” she says. “The crush of the season is over. I saw a fox pass in front of my car the other night.” Fauna is, in fact, the theme of “Kingdom Animalia” a new group art exhibit curated by Zeiger which opens this weekend at Dodd’s & Eder in Sag Harbor.

Schneiderman Endorsed by the New York League of Conservation Voters

The New York League of Conservation Voters, which works to make environmental sustainability a top political and policy priority in New York State, has...

East Hampton Environmental Coalition (EHEC) Presents Candidate Survey in Advance of Fall Elections

Several independent environmental groups have joined forces to ensure candidates in this fall’s election for East Hampton town board and supervisor address key environmental...

Raising Escargot

After searching for fresh escargot to no avail, East End chef Taylor Knapp was about to give up when a friend joked that he should raise the snails himself. "I kind of blew him off and dismissed it pretty quickly," said Knapp, sitting on the porch of Greenport's First and South Restaurant, where he is the head chef. "Then I got to thinking about it ‘cause it was in the slow season and we didn't have anything better to do than think about crazy ideas like that. So heck, let's go ahead and raise some snails."

Meatless Mondays at Almond

Almond Restaurant & Bar (almondrestaurant.com) at One Ocean Road in Bridgehampton has announced the return of Meatless Mondays. The vegetarian three-course prix fixe is...

Southampton Supervisor Candidates Talk Economy & Beach Re-nourishment During Thursday Debate

At their first debate of the election season Thursday morning, the candidates for Southampton Town supervisor shared their positions on topics ranging from affordable housing for low-income workers to beach re-nourishment projects for oceanfront homes.

Fred Thiele

The New York State Assemblyman talks about $2 million in state money which is now available for water improvement projects in the Peconic Estuary through the Department of Environmental Conservation’s Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP).

Office of Congressional Ethics: “Substantial Reason” Bishop May Have Violated Law with Campaign Contribution

A report issued last week by the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) states that there is reason to believe Congressman Tim Bishop violated finance law and recommends the House Committee on Ethics continue to review allegations the congressman’s campaign solicited a contribution after helping a constituent secure permits for a fireworks display.

Schneiderman Clears Turtle Hurdles on Turnpike

By Tessa Raebeck Mark Sypher and his team were in the middle of a construction job when he got a call from Suffolk County telling...

Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum Closing for Repairs

On September 12, The Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum will begin preparation for the painting of the exterior of the building and will...

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Future of North Haven’s 4-Poster Tick-Killing Program Up for Discussion

The mayor of the only municipality in the region besides Shelter Island that deploys 4-poster feeding stations to kill ticks on deer this week...

Village Board Supports Bond to Bring Electricity to Long Wharf

The Sag Harbor Village Board on Tuesday night voted 4-0 to adopt a bond resolution in the amount of $550,000 to finance the installation of electrical service on docks and piers on Long Wharf as a part of the ongoing renovation of that facility.

Sag Harbor School Board Agrees to Honor Former Principal, Robert Schneider

A large, brass plaque hangs in the entryway of Pierson Middle-High School, recognizing the successful completion in 2003 of the largest expansion and renovation project in the district’s history. But the plaque, which lists the names of architects, construction managers, Superintendents Dr. John Barnes and Kathryn Holden, board of education members and faculty involved with the planning, design and construction, has one important name missing: former Pierson High School principal, the late Robert Schneider.