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75 Years On Auxiliary Power

This year, 2014, marks the 75th anniversary of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, an energetic organization of well trained, dedicated men and women eager to serve for, and alongside with, members of the US Coast Guard....more>

Totally Original: The Apron Strings Project

Everybody has something they respond to when they see an apron a good memory, a bad memory, or just the thought 'Hey, I hope somebody's baking a cake....more>

Anti-Poll Effort Abuzz With Activity

Lawyers for Long Island Businesses For Responsible Energy met Saturday with potential plaintiffs in the community action group's fight to bring down newly-installed overhead transmission lines and bury them underground....more>

Waterway Protection Backed By Bucks

The Southampton Town Board is considering a new law requiring certain offenders to pay a water quality protection surcharge, on top of the hefty fines violators could face, according to a resolution presented last week....more>

Revisiting Taxi Regs

Despite convening a committee comprised of representatives from three different cab companies, the Montauk Chamber of Commerce and Citizens Advisory Committee, plus officials from the town police, code enforcement and attorney's office, to help hone the law, Councilman Peter Van Scoyoc still expects some pushback....more>

A New Breed Of Regulation

If adopted, it would be the first legislation of its kind in New York State. And, if other counties use it as a framework for passage of their own regulations, it could put puppy mill breeders out of business....more>

Beach Project Bummer:Feds Scale Back Montauk Emergency Stabilization

The Independent has learned Suffolk County will sign on as local sponsor for the Montauk Beach project. Whether it would or whether East Hampton Town would be left to cover annual maintenance expenses was a big question mark last Wednesday, when reps from the Army Corps of Engineers and the State Department of Environmental Conservation came to town hall....more>

Cameras For Busy School Zones

The State Legislature is considering a proposal to allow the installation of automated cameras in school zones across Suffolk and Nassau counties, a program that would catch speeders and ultimately increase safety for children....more>

Locals Want Old Ponquogue Bridge Repaired

To outsiders it may appear to be an obsolete, mangled hulk of decaying timbers so battered by Superstorm Sandy it's too dangerous to even go near it. But to avid fisherman and people who live by and near it, the old Ponguogue Bridge in Hampton Bays is much, much more....more>

Sweet Charities

Sweet Charities

Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to jessica@indyeastend.com. Harbor Gala Fundraiser Greater East Hampton Education Foundation presents its annual Sunset over the Harbor Gala Fundraiser at East Hampton Point on Friday from 6:30 to 10:30 PM....more>

Boat Builder Docks At Library

Let's say you fancy the idea of building your own boat, but aren't too keen on spending months, or even years, crafting the craft or thousands of dollars....more>

Gallery Walk

Gallery Walk

Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to jessica@indyeastend.com. Freestyle The Crazy Monkey Gallery in Amagansett will feature the art of one of its long time members, Beth Barry, and the art of a guest artist, Lieve Thiers, in the upcoming show "Freestyle....more>

Coming Attractions

Coming Attractions

Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to jessica@indyeastend.com. Writers Speak Wednesdays Stony Brook Southampton MFA in Creative Writing and Literature presents Writers Speak Wednesdays....more>

Night Moves

Night Moves

Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to jessica@indyeastend.com. M.J. Dowlings M.J. Dowlings on Noyac Road presents open mic hosted by the aptly-monikered Mike Rusinsky 8 to 11 PM each Wednesday beginning tonight....more>

Topping Rose House Pork & Craft Beer Festival

Chef Tom Colicchio's Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton will host a Pork & Craft Beer Festival on Saturday from noon to 4 PM. Guests will sample craft beers from nearby Long Island Breweries such as Moustache, Greenport, Crooked Ladder, Southampton Publick House and Montauk Brewing Company, while the afternoon's menu will include hand-carved pork belly schawarma, charcuterie, terrines and rillettes, chicharrones and bacon sliders, grilled sausages with condiments and Montauk pearl oysters prepared by the Topping Rose House Chefs....more>

Recipe of The Week

Ancho & Chipotle Rubbed Shrimp With Greens Salad

Ingredients (Serves 4) 12 jumbo shrimp (peeled & deveined) 1 large carrot (peeled & juilliened) 3 radish (juilliened) 1 Tbsp chopped cilantro 2 limes 3 dried ancho chiles 3 dried chipotle peppers 1 Tbsp soy sauce 1 Tbsp tomato paste 2 cloves of garlic 1/4 c olive oil 1 Tsp Worcestershire sauce 2 heads Bibb lettuce (washed and chopped) 1 Tsp sherry vinegar Method Remove seeds from dried peppers and soak them in boiling water for 15 minutes....more>

Jerry's Ink


From time to time I receive emails that I like to share with the readers of this column. This first one, which is called "A Conundrum," is so so true....more>

Wild Bores

I have to deal with an incredible amount of wild boars in the course of a working week . . . oh wait, I mean wild bores. They are not to be confused with the animal....more>

Don't Pierce The Cap

Governor Cuomo is certainly serious about curbing school district spending, and property owners should be eternally grateful. There is already a cap on district spending which can be overridden by a 60 percent public vote....more>

How To Fix The Knicks?

The Knicks 2013-14 season can be described in simple terms: an absolute dud. Expectations were sky high after the team returned the core from a 54 win season, along with a trip to the Eastern Conference Semifinals....more>

A Disaster Dear Editor, Arlene Philomena's letter of last week chants the silly Obamabot refrain that "Obamacare is the law, live by it, it's here to stay....more>

"Sabby the Lingo?" Maritime Language IV

As noted prior, each discipline has a language and that language conveys competency to the listener. This column starts a series of maritime vocabulary words....more>
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