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Roland Runs For Mayor

Westhampton Beach residents who miss seeing former FOX 5 anchorman John Roland's familiar face broadcast the "Ten O'clock News" each evening are in for a pleasant surprise: Only two years after his retirement, New York's favorite anchorman is ready to step back into the public arena....more>

A Crisis In Cancer Care

If you're poor and diagnosed with cancer, the prognosis for receiving treatment that doesn't compound the pain of the illness is bleak. For East Enders, geography makes the accessibility to what care there is an even bigger obstacle....more>
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Broken Promises Leave School Districts Behind

According to a report compiled by the Congressional Research Service, the First Congressional District will fall some $33 million short of anticipated federal school aid this year....more>

Flanders District Relief Delayed

County Executive Steve Levy's reps said he wants to help. Southampton Town Supervisor Skip Heaney wants to help. Legislator Jay Schneiderman wants to help....more>

Free Medical Screenings In East Hampton

A free health fair will be held at the East Hampton Healthcare Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday. Sponsored by the East Hampton Healthcare Foundation, South Fork Community Health Initiative, and Southampton Hospital, the fair will offer free screenings for diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure, and HIV....more>

Hampton Bays Honda, High Speed & Holy Smokes!

No one had worked out the mileage, but it was quite a distance. Last Wednesday Kirk Alfaro, 37, allegedly led police on a nearly hour long harrowing high-speed chase....more>

In East Hampton: McGintee Closes Controversial Runway

Citing advice from legal counsel and insurance experts, Town Supervisor Bill McGintee closed runway 4-22 at the East Hampton Town Airport on Monday. Last year, soon after The Independent published a cover story with the headline "No Way Out" discussing the lack of a hurricane evacuation plan for the East End, airport supporters began running a TV ad that built upon the conundrum....more>

In Southampton: Capital Budget Shows Decline From Previous Year

The Southampton Town Board adopted its amended 2006-2015 capital budget at a special meeting last Friday, following a public hearing on March 14 — it shows an almost $2....more>

Keep The Homes Affordable, Says Planning Board

Despite provisions Southampton Town has employed to encourage the sustainability of affordable homes in planned development districts, the Southampton Town Planning Board had been hoping for fewer loopholes....more>

Legal Action Continues After Apparent Suicide

Gary A. Feinberg, 48, a physician's assistant at the Suffolk County Jail, was killed by a Long Island Rail Road train in an apparent suicide on March 27....more>

Mull Music Muffling Measure

She hopes it will strike a chord — preferably a muted one — with both those who love music and those who treasure their peace and quiet. This week East Hampton Town Councilwoman Deb Foster plans to meet with local restaurant and club owners to hammer out a harmony between live musical performances at the establishments and the surrounding neighborhoods....more>

New Executive Director At South Fork Health Initiative

The South Fork Community Health Initiative announces the appointment of its new executive director, Darlene Mercieca. She brings an array of healthcare experience including daily operations, project coordination event planning, and new program development....more>
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Oh, Deering From Czar To Commissioner

Independent / Kitty Merrill Call him Commish: Yesterday the county legislature was expected to name Mike Deering Suffolk's new Commissioner of the Department of Environment and Energy....more>
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Pols Pan Gas Tax Repeal

It's all about the Benjamins, and there are lots at stake. Citing a potential loss of millions in much-needed revenue, last week the county legislature's Democrat-dominated budget and finance committee stalled a measure designed to provide Suffolk motorists with relief at the gas pumps....more>

School Days

Bridgehampton School Yesterday, the students in grades nine and 10 attended the "Hampton Shakespeare Festival Workshop" at the Bridgehampton School. Career Day will be held today in the High School Gymnasium for grades kindergarten through 12....more>

Southampton Parks And Recreation Dept.

The Town of Southampton Parks and Recreation Department will hold Spring Yoga and Exercise Programs, suitable for adults and seniors, at the Arts and Crafts Center, 24 Jackson Avenue, Hampton Bays....more>

Visit The Game Farm Newborns!

The Long Island Game Farm Wildlife and Children's Zoo in Manorville kicks off its season on Saturday with an early peek at its newest additions. The facility features hundreds of animals including an 18-foot giraffe, red kangaroos, kinkajous, and more....more>

"The Other Side"

Oncologist Marilyn McLaughlin of Peconic Regional Hematology Oncology, offered "the other side" during last week's forum on the state of cancer care in the county....more>
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