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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...

Sag Harbor Village Trustees Commit to Comprehensive Drainage Solutions

Last Tuesday, Sag Harbor Village Board of Trustee members Ken O’Donnell and Robby Stein met to discuss hurricane preparedness in the village. A few hours later, the sky opened up and poured over six inches of rain, once again bringing floodwaters to several neighborhoods in Sag Harbor. A week later, a group of Sag Harbor residents approached the village board Tuesday night calling for comprehensive drainage planning in Sag Harbor. This issue has been before the board since Hurricane Sandy and a nor’easter that followed last fall caused thousands of dollars in damage to homes in low lying and flood prone parts of the village.

Whaling Museum’s Environmental Art Show for Earth Day

By Annette Hinkle Earth Day is upon us. While there are beach clean ups and wooded walks around the East End this weekend, on Sunday,...

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27Speaks: Keeping Grounded, The Discussion About Closing East Hampton Airport

In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors are joined by senior reporter Michael Wright for a discussion of the conversation around closing East Hampton Airport in an effort to curtail excessive noise from airplanes and helicopters.

Sag Harbor Schools Decline New Contract at Mashashimuet Park

Gregg Schiavoni, the president of the Mashashimuet Park Board of Directors, said on Friday afternoon that the Sag Harbor School District has declined to renew its contract with the park for use of the athletic facilities for its interscholastic sports teams.

The East End Through the Lens Of William Wallace Tooker

Among the appealing aspects of a photograph is what it can tell us about ourselves. Our style, our appearance, the experiences we share, and moments of intimacy and honesty that are suddenly history the instant a shutter clicks. And while the camera can mechanically record these pieces of our past, it is the intent and imagination of the photographer that decides what and how the images are to be remembered.