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Mariners Look To Playoffs Despite Skid

The Southampton Mariners, in the midst of a three game swoon, are among a handful of local baseball teams fighting for a post-season berth. Southampton had the misfortune of running into a red-hot Mattituck team, and the Tuckers swept the three game series, including a 2-0 thriller on Friday and a 16-4 blowout in Southampton Saturday....more>

Real Estate Recovery Real

Numbers don't lie, and the latest real estate sales figures provide ample proof that the market is in a sustained period of recovery from the meltdown six years ago....more>

On The Water: Two Saved, One Lost

Searchers located the body of a 59-year-old Selden resident Monday, bringing a day-long search for the missing boater to a tragic end. Ciro Stellges made a distress call from the Long Island Sound Sunday afternoon....more>

Sing The Peace, Be The Change

If you gather together enough people to meditate, you can lower the crime rate. When local mom, singer/songwriter, and producer Katherine C. H. E. read the theory that energy flows out from the people meditating, sending waves of peace and acceptance out into the world, she wondered, "Wouldn't song and music do the same? Maybe even more powerfully!" C....more>

Housing Authority Winner Goes Home

Eighteen months since being selected, Rich Lalomia was finally able to go home. Since being selected as one of 11 participants in the Southampton Workforce Housing Program Lottery, Lalomia got to cut the ceremonial ribbon to his new three-bedroom, two-bath, energy efficient house on Brookhaven Drive in Flanders on April 24....more>

Cab Regs Hurting The Little Guys?

They're still not addressing abuses and they are hurting the little guys. That was the message members of the East Hampton Town Board received from a handful of cabbies and taxi company owners during a public hearing last Thursday night in town hall....more>

Montauk: A Foodies Focus

It's the fishing capital of the world, locals say. But based on the bounty of new dining spots that have opened there in the last few years, plus those that open this year, the Montauk Harbor area is turning into a dockside restaurant row....more>

Hampton Bays Heats Up

"There's a lot going on, we're very excited," enthused Joyce Gilbert of the Hampton Bays Chamber of Commerce. This week Gilbert offered an overview of some of the new and exciting businesses rolling into the hamlet this summer, as well as news of established venues....more>



Week May 7-13 (Read your rising sign, too, if you know it) Aries (Mar 21 - April 20) A surprising new identity could spring forth, seemingly out of nowhere this week for those born the 4th or 5th of April, any year....more>

Recipe of The Week

Chili Rubbed Red Snapper Roasted Mushroom & White Bean Purée

Ingredients (serves 4) 4 medium sized snapper fillets (skin on and scored) 2 dried ancho chiles (stemmed and seeded) 2 dried chipotles (stemmed and seeded) 1 tbsp soy sauce 1 tbsp Worcestershire 2 tbsp tomato paste 2 tbsp lime juice 1 tsp ground cumin 2 cups of water 1 bunch of asparagus (shaved thin on a mandolin lengthwise) 5 large portobello caps (stemmed) 1/2 whole milk 2 cups chicken stock 1/2 c dried cannelloni beans (soaked for 2 hours) 3 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp chopped parsley 1 tbsp chopped oregano 1 tbsp chopped thyme 1 bay leaf 2 cloves of Chopped garlic Salt and pepper to taste Method After the beans have soaked for two hours, drain them and place them in a small sauce pot with the chicken stock and the bay leaf....more>

Sunblock King Gets New York City "Hamptons Ready" For Summer

Hampton Sun, a tremendous brand that has grown into one of the most established lines of SPF, can be found in luxury spa destinations, elite eCommerce websites like Net-A-Porter (www....more>

Pork And Craft Beer Festival

The Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton hosted a Pork & Craft Beer Festival on May 3. Guests were invited to sip, taste and mingle with local brewers and Topping Rose House chefs....more>

Night Moves

Night Moves

Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to jessica@indyeastend.com. Parlor Jazz Parlor Jazz/Art of Song Concert takes place Saturday at Bridgehampton Museum Archives Building at 7:30 PM....more>

Gallery Walk

Gallery Walk

Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to jessica@indyeastend.com. Open Spaces IV Plein Air Peconic's "Open Spaces IV," an exhibition and sale of photographs and paintings inspired by the stunning beauty of the Hamptons landscape, is on display at Ashawagh Hall in Springs this weekend....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>

Sweet Charities

Sweet Charities

Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to jessica@indyeastend.com. Hampton Abbey Get out your "Downton Abbey" best to wear at a traditional high tea on Saturday just in time for Mother's Day....more>

Jerry's Ink


A few years ago I discovered the secret of life while waiting on a supermarket checkout line. I was standing third on line, behind a woman who appeared to be doing her final shop before global warming ends life on out planet....more>

Got Ants?

We do. On the kitchen counters, no less. This freaks Karen out to no end. Since I grew up in a 200 year-old house in Sag Harbor, ants don't faze me much....more>

A Sensible Suggestion

Leave it to the East Hampton Ladies' Village Improvement Society to lend a voice of reason to the PSEG controversy. So far, the anger over the installation of huge new utility poles by the power company has yielded little in the way of compromise....more>

Decisions Loom For Giants And Jets

For NFL fans, this week is almost as enjoyable as the first Sunday of the regular season. The draft has the ability to change a franchise for the better (Russell Wilson, Seahawks, third round), or the worse (Jamarcus Russell, Raiders, first round)....more>

Patronage And Favoritism Dear Mr. Murphy, In a letter to The Independent, I described how Southampton Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst threw her colleague, Bridget Fleming, under the bus by reversing her pre-election support for Ms....more>

Summer Isn't Far Away - But Warm Water Is

We've had a few mild days in here. This reminded many of us that summer isn't far away and my wife to say, "You're not thinking of putting the boat in the water already, are you?" And we've had a cold and rainy spring for the most part....more>
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