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Pine Beetles Damage More Than Trees, Suit Argues

Two years after East Hampton Town found itself confronting a plague in the form of the southern pine beetle, a small insect that had an oversized appetite for the kind of pitch pines found in many of the town’s forests, there is some good news to report.

North Haven Records Steep Decline in Tick Populations

Tick drags conducted this year for the Village of North Haven show a dramatic decline in the tick population at seven locations between June and October, during which time the village has deployed at least 15 “4-Poster” deer-feeding stations to apply permethrin to kill ticks on the heads and necks of deer as they feed on cracked corn.

Lecture To Focus On Recent Fungal Disease Killing Bats In New York

On Saturday, November 16, at 7 p.m., the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton will host a lecture about the native species with Samantha Hoff, a Ph.D. student at the State University of New York at Albany, who has been working for the past few years with the animals, researching the deadly white-nose syndrome — a disease that harms hibernating bats, caused by an easily spreadable fungus.

Sag Harbor Students Score Above Average On State Tests

Sag Harbor School District administrators gave the Sag Harbor Board of Education a district-wide analysis of student performance on state tests at the board’s Monday, November 4, meeting.

Pierson High School Students Prepare For Opening Night Next Week

On Thursday, Pierson High School students were going over their lines as the play’s producer, Melissa Luppi, looked over the set to make sure everything was in place, as they prepared for their opening night, next Thursday, November 21.

NTSB Issues Final Report On Krupinski Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has concluded its investigation into the cause of the airplane crash that killed Ben and Bonnie Krupinski and two others in June 2018.

Southampton Town Spends $1.1 Million Of CPF Money On Three Parcels

Southampton Town Board members on Tuesday approved spending more than $1 million of Community Preservation Fund money to acquire three parcels totaling 3.3 acres.

Peconic Estuary Program Connects Scallop Disaster to High Bay Temperatures and Global Warming

The Peconic Estuary Program (PEP) staff issued a statement last Friday suggesting that this year’s catastrophic die-off of adult scallops in the Peconic Bay system may be linked to global warming causing high temperatures and low levels of dissolved oxygen in bay waters over the summer.

South Fork Commuter Connection Service Returns

Uninterrupted service on the South Fork Commuter Connection will resume on November 11 as work to replace two train trestles in East Hampton will finish the day before.

Changes to Village Zoning Code Will Be Introduced Next Week

The Sag Harbor Village Board of Trustees will introduce, once more, two changes it hopes to make to its zoning code during its monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 12, at 6 p.m.

Gregory Ferraris Presented with Sag Harbor Partnership Community Leadership Award

Mr. Ferraris, 50, was honored for that commitment to Sag Harbor on Sunday evening at Baron’s Cove by the Sag Harbor Partnership, which gave the Main Street business owner and former village mayor its fourth annual Community Service Award.

Mysterious Die-Off Of Scallops Seen In Peconics Is Worst Since Infamous ‘Brown Tides’

A massive and mysterious die-off of bay scallops over the past summer wiped out as much of 95 percent of the valuable and iconic shellfish in parts of the Peconic Bay system

Sag Harbor Students Participate In Red Ribbon Week To Combat Drug Use

Pierson Middle-High School students tied red ribbons throughout the village of Sag Harbor last week, including on benches in the park and on stop signs on Main Street, to raise awareness of drug and alcohol abuse and to demonstrate their commitment to leading healthy lifestyles.

From Inside Role, Zeldin Rises To Fore Of GOP Defense Of President

U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin, has emerged as one of the Republican Party’s leading voices trying to derail the inquiry and defend Mr. Trump from accusations of abuse of power.

Ribbon Cutting for Legion’s New History Exhibit Set for Nov. 11

Beginning with a ribbon cutting to be hosted by curator Paul Gerecke right after the annual Sag Harbor Veterans Day Parade on Monday, November 11, the Sag Harbor American Legion's new military history exhibition room will be open to the public free of charge on a limited basis.

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It’s Time for the Trees at Hearthside Cheer

Lovers of the season will appreciate the Southampton History Museum’s upcoming Holiday Party. Titled “Hearthside Cheer: Designer Tree Auction,” the party is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 7. The festive evening at the Rogers Mansion, which was built during Southampton’s Gilded Age, will include food, drinks, music, and a designer tree auction.