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Monitoring Bacteria In Local Waters

For the last four years the Concerned Citizens of Montauk, in collaboration with Surfrider Foundation's nationwide Blue Water Task Force, has been sampling water bodies in the Town of East Hampton for the presence of the bacteria enterococcus....more>

It's Now 'Stony Brook Southampton Hospital'

Southampton Hospital is no more. It is now officially Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, and in the coming years officials will undertake the most ambitious construction project in the history of The Hamptons – a new hospital complex on the Stony Brook Southampton college campus....more>

Crescent Farm: Taking Care of Business

When would somebody be inspired by excrement? When that somebody is Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and he's celebrating another arrow in the quiver in the fight to keep Long Island waters pure....more>

The Great American Solar Eclipse

In 1925 astronomers and aficionados made the trip to East Hampton to view the solar eclipse. It took place during January and skies to the west were very cloudy, according to local NASA ambassador, William Taylor....more>

Coming Attractions

Entertainment Guide

Music Lucinda Williams Three-time Grammy Award-winner Lucinda Williams will perform at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Tuesday at 8 PM....more>

Reporting From Broadway

Pipeline While Dominique Morisseau's new play, Pipeline, at Lincoln Center's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater has all the trappings of a realistic drama with an overt pedagogic message, Morisseau beats the drum with surprising depth....more>

Sweet Charities

Sweet Charities

Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to jessica@indyeastend.com. Southampton Rose The Southampton Rose Society presents its benefit cocktail party, "Roses and Rosé," on Saturday from 5:30 to 8:30 PM at the home and gardens of honorary chairs Kim White Wolfgruber and Kurt Wolfgruber....more>

Trunks Of Love Gala

This Friday, animal lovers and humanitarians alike will attend the third annual Trunks of Love gala benefitting Veterinarians International. Held at Dopo La Spiaggia in East Hampton, the event will raise money toward the foundation's mission "to enhance the health of humans, animals, and the environment through the use of sound veterinary care and expertise....more>

An Evening Of Enchantment

An Evening of Enchantment awaits the East End tomorrow. Hosted by the Ellen Hermanson Foundation, from 6:30 through 10 PM guests will enjoy an evening of magical proportions at Topping Rose House through Jean-Georges cuisine, music by DJ Sam Santiago, and entertainment by the Amazing Kreskin, best known for his appearances on the "Johnny Carson Show....more>

MYC's Coast Kitchen

It's another warm, summer night as the sun begins to set over Lake Montauk. Coast Kitchen at Montauk Yacht Club is surprisingly quiet at 6 PM on a Friday, but with the crowded streets in town it's a welcome change of atmosphere....more>

Gallery Walk

Gallery Walk

Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to jessica@indyeastend.com. Velvet Elvis "Velvet Elvis," an exhibition curated by Pamela Willoughby will be held at Christy's Art Center in Sag Harbor....more>

Q&A With Arsen Gurgov

Arsen Gurgov is the celebrity hair-stylist that you didn't even know you know. Aside from creating the perfect look for A-Listers and Manhattanites, such as Emmy Rossum, Hoda Kotb, Kathie Lee Gifford, and Sandra Lee (to name a few), he's also one of the stylists from Ambush Makeover on the "Today Show....more>

Avedon's America At Guild Hall

On Friday Guild Hall in East Hampton will hold its annual summer gala, hosted by April Gornik. The event will celebrate Richard Avedon's America and honor photographer Bonnie Lautenberg....more>

Thuyen Nguyen: Not Only Skin Deep

If you're Uma Thurman, Jennifer Aniston, Cindy Crawford, or Jimmy Fallon, and you want to keep your famed good looks and clear skin, who you gonna call? The answer is Thuyen Nguyen -- but first you have to say it right....more>

Musings With Joe Zucker

If one were to construct a work of art to describe Joe Zucker – who is as well-known for the materials he uses as for the art he creates – it would no doubt encompass not only paint and canvas, but also basketball hoops and a walleye pike or two....more>

East Hampton Library's Authors Night

The literati will come together this Saturday for the 13th annual Authors Night, hosted by the East Hampton Library. Every year 100 writers across various genres lure in a crowd of over 2500 people to what is deemed by many as the premier literary event of The Hamptons....more>

Jerry's Ink


I don't know about you, but this has been the fastest summer of my life. Count to 20 and poof! August will be over. That's roughly how many days we have left....more>

Life Is A Carnival

When we were 12 or so the biggest event of the summer was when the carnival came to town. It was a different place then. It was a typical small town, like those across America, and the perception was the carnival brought the kind of excitement sorely lacking during the rest of the year....more>

Water, Water Everywhere

Loyal readers of The Independent this summer may notice more than our fabulous new layout, photographs, and arts and charities content. We've amped up our coverage of water quality issues, including the launch of the Water Views column, penned each week by experts....more>

Water Views

Is Long Island's Most Precious Commodity Tapped Out?

Losing something we rely on, but perhaps take for granted, quickly brings us to appreciate its value. In Suffolk County, many residents now realize that our clean water — both the water we drink and the water surrounding us in bays and ponds — is in jeopardy....more>

Spar Boxing

Juan Carlos Mancilla is an East Hampton native who has been competing in the boxing ring for 11 years. In 2016, the 27-year-old won by TKO at the Paramount in Huntington, officially turning pro and inspiring his latest business venture....more>


Someone left the gate unlocked. My daughter Nell was two, so our newly-dug backyard swimming pool had a hurricane fence built around it in a house I rented year-round on Maple Street in Westhampton Beach....more>

Commander-In-Tweets  Dear Editor, As a veteran I am concerned with the chaos our Commander-In-Tweets creates with his child-like tweets. How can our military put faith in him when he continually tweets out ridiculous accusations and false information, and questions advice from his generals? How can we believe what he says? Many tweets are designed to deflect criticism of him and move people's thoughts in his direction....more>

Ahoy, Skipper, Prepare To Be Boarded

Unlike any other law enforcement arm, the US Coast Guard may board your boat at its discretion. They need no search warrant, no provocation, and no reason other than ensuring your boat is in full compliance with all applicable federal laws and regulations....more>

On The Beat

By Rick Murphy HEY TAXI! The East End Drug Task Force arrested a Hampton Bays taxicab driver who did a brisk business over the phone. His customers didn't need a taxi ride, though: police said the driver would deliver cocaine to those who wanted his services....more>

Deborah A. Miller, 64

A memorial service will be held for Deborah A. Miller, daughter of Lucia A. and the late Donald A. Miller, on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 11 AM at Accabonac Creek off Landing Lane in Springs....more>
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