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Suffolk Closeup: They’ve Only Begun

"We are witnessing a tipping point in energy history, and today’s commitment to large-scale investment in offshore wind power proves that New York walks the walk of powering our economy with renewable energy,” said Gordian Raacke, executive director of Bridgehampton-based Renewable Energy Long Island, following approval by Governor Andrew Cuomo of two major offshore wind farms in the waters off Long Island.

It’s Only Natural: Swimming, Boating, Frolicking in Salt Water

I am reborn, once again a child of the sea. — From a poem written by Amy Kirshbaum as a gift for my wife and...

Turning Point

Even in the numbing parade of seemingly daily outrages since November 8, 2016, there is the occasional outlier—something so spectacularly outrageous, so mortifying, that it still has the capacity to stun.  

Clean Water At Any Price

The state has acted responsibly in adopting tougher new limits, set by the Drinking Water Quality Council, for PFOS and PFOA, chemical compounds identified by the Environmental Protection Agency as “emerging contaminants.”

Editorial: Gold Stars and Dunce Caps

A Gold Star to members of the clergy in Sag Harbor Village who continue to be particularly active in social justice causes.

Letters to the Editor: 7/11/19

Letters to the Editor for the week of July 11, 2019.

Suffolk Closeup: Head: Smart Balloon Practices

“One balloon released is one too many,” says Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker.

Editorial: At A Loss

It is impossible to fathom the pain surrounding the recent deaths of the 2-year-old twin girls, apparently at their own mother’s hand, on the terrible journey that ended in Montauk.

Editorial: A New Normal?

The old adage about the frog in the pot of water hardly noticing that the water is getting closer and closer to boiling — it’s never been more relevant.

Fred Thiele: “Taking Care of Home.”

As State Assemblyman, Fred is busy taking care of the area from Montauk to the William Floyd Parkway — a 60-to-70 mile stretch including many towns and villages. “It’s like being a parent. You try to love all of your children equally, but Sag Harbor always holds a special place in my heart."

Letters to the Editor: 7/4/19

Letters to the Editor for the week of July 4, 2019

Editorial: Much Work To Do

It’s sitting on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s desk, just waiting to change life on the South Fork for the better.

On The Road: Future Shock and Other Truths of High School Graduation

Back in May 2001 when we brought our newborn daughter home from the hospital, my husband, Adam, and I did the math. Twenty-nineteen.

Letters to the Editor: 6/27/19

Letters to the Editor for the week of June 27, 2019.

On Art: Krasner in London

In 1965, the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London presented Lee Krasner’s first retrospective exhibition.

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State Grant Awarded for Havens Beach Drainage and Filter Improvements

The Village of Sag Harbor has received a State and Municipal Facilities Program grant of $125,000 to pay for most of the long-planned Havens Beach drainage and filter improvement project, on which work should get underway late this fall,

Eating What You Love: The Credo for Mile-a-Minute Weevils

Mile-a-Minute weevils live to eat Mile-a-Minute weed, an especially aggressive invasive species from Asia that is popping up all over the region. The Village of North Haven last year bought 500 of them at $1 each from an agricultural lab in New Jersey to suppress a patch of the fast-growing vine behind Village Hall. Like the weed they love to eat, the weevils are transplants from Asia.

Violations Don’t Mean Lots of Vessels Are Spewing Septic Waste, Harbormaster Says

The 53-percent non-compliance rate the Sag Harbor harbormaster found in July is no indication of the proportion of vessels that might be illegally discharging sewage into local waters, he said during an interview in his office overlooking the harbor later in the week.