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Eliot On Affordable Housing

It's a crisis the State of New York has failed to address "with sincerity" for the last 15 years. If elected, he'll make it a priority. That was the message Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, the Democratic front-runner in the race for governor, offered last week....more>

Suozzi Sounds Off On Race

Some politicians have earned a reputation for smooth talking and spin doctoring, for party lines and scripted responses. But it's hard to maintain a fast-talking, untouchable façade while conducting an interview over a bacon cheeseburger with fries and a vanilla milkshake, surrounded by doting constituents and your own sister, who just happens to be a Unitarian reverend....more>

Midday Mayhem On North Main Street

We love to see them capering in a distant meadow or browsing languidly in the forest. They apparently love the flavor of the flowers we plant in our gardens....more>

Senior Shuttles Shattered

Scores of senior citizens found themselves stranded last week, thanks to a mischief-maker who trashed East Hampton Town's transportation fleet over the July 4 holiday....more>

Bishop Hosts Hurricane Prep Forum

Bringing together experts on myriad facets of the issue, Congressman Tim Bishop hosted a hurricane preparedness seminar at Brookhaven Town Hall last Thursday morning....more>

A Day In The Life Catching The Wave: Tony Caramanico

In scientific terms, the movement of a sinusoidal ocean wave is determined by measuring water density, gravity acceleration and wave height. Surfer Tony Caramanico's description is more poetic....more>

Jerry's Ink

AN OPEN LETTER TO LIPA CHAIRMAN RICHARD KESSEL

Dear Mr. Kessel, I'm obsessed with you. I Googled you and read how you came to be the Chairman of the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) by pushing out those hopeless, helpless, executive idiots at LILCO, who were causing so many power failures every summer in the Hamptons....more>

Call For More Plover Patience

"We just hope cooler heads prevail and people understand that sharing is the way to go," East Hampton Town Supervisor Bill McGintee said on Friday. He revealed that residents near the latest area affected by nesting plovers were up in arms over temporary changes to beach driving restrictions implemented to protect the endangered little puffballs....more>

Camp Good Grief Helping Grieving Children To Heal

On Monday, Jackie Fields marked the two-year anniversary of a day no mother should ever have to endure – the day her 21-year-old son, Travis, was killed in a tragic motorcycle accident at the intersection of Youngs Avenue and Country Road 48 in Southold....more>

Cops Address Quality Of Life

Southampton Town and Southampton Village Police have been cracking down on disorderly conduct in a continuing effort to address the quality of life issues....more>

Independent Almanac

June — Many Showers For many years June has been recorded as our driest month of the year. Then, in June of 1982, one day's rain was 6.61 inches, and the entire month totaled 14....more>

Internally Yours

The decision to go to Manhattan for the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks was a spur of the moment thing. Monday night, after working all weekend and being thoroughly unsatisfied with the Sag Harbor fireworks, I felt an evening of excessive patriotism was necessary....more>

Little Miss Mattituck Crowned On Love Lane

By Lisa Finn Nine of the loveliest lasses on the North Fork took to the stage last Saturday for the 29th annual Little Miss Mattituck contest. All dressed up and perfectly coiffed, the tiny contestants, ages 6-9, met before the contest at the North Fork Bank on Love Lane to rehearse for the big event with this year's reigning Strawberry Festival Queen Kristin Zaleski....more>

Man Missing After Boat Sinks

A 23-foot boat carrying five men capsized in Little Peconic Bay on Saturday. Four men were rescued after an hour in the water but a fifth man, Luis Guambana, 23, of Astoria is still missing and presumed dead....more>

Money For School

The annual Jeanne Block Scholarship of the EEWN, for $1000, will be awarded in August. Jeanne Block was one of the founders of EEWN and its 1982 Woman of the Year....more>

New Members On Springs School Board

At its organizational meeting last Wednesday, the Springs School Board unanimously elected Christopher Kelley as President and Karen Rodriguez as Vice President for the 2006/2007 school year....more>

New Special Needs Registry

The Town of East Hampton Department of Human Services has developed a computerized registry of all town residents with special needs who need to receive evacuation, shelter or other assistance during natural disasters like hurricanes or severe flooding....more>

Note To Subscribers

Readers with paid subscriptions to the Traveler Watchman will continue to receive The Independent-Traveler Watchman in the mail automatically. If anyone wishes a pro-rated refund instead, please call 324-2500....more>

Off To See The Wizard

The Bay Street Theatre and the Children's Museum of the East End are presenting The Summer Walk-In, a series of classic films for the whole family. This Friday, The Wizard of Oz will be shown at 8:30 p....more>

Rebirth From Blight Revitalization For Riverside

Cracked sidewalks littered with debris. Dead-end street corners draped with slouching clusters of disenfranchised kids. Boarded-up houses and blighted land....more>

Recent Funding Approved To Clear Peconic Waters

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy signed three resolutions this week to provide funding for the study of environmental problems plaguing Suffolk County waters....more>

Reporte'rs Notebook

Summer Camp Blues Any soccer mom worth her salt knows the party line: Hooray! Summer's here! Time to pack the kids off on the camp bus and break out the bikinis and appletinis! Six shimmering weeks of kid-free summer festivities stretch before the blurred eyes of dead-on-their-feet parents who've spent the school year shepherding kids to soccer and dance classes and baseball and chorus and band and play practice and basketball and football and wrestling and Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and church and tutoring and awards ceremonies and dentists and doctors and cheerleading and, well, the list is literally endless....more>

Shelter Needs Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for the Riverhead Animal Shelter. Give some time to improve the life of abandoned dogs in Riverhead. A meeting is going to be held on July 22, at 9 a....more>

The Insatiable Critic To Speak On East End

While some may regard the 70s as a time of political revolution, others may consider it the sexual revolution, artistic revolution or social revolution....more>

Tower Talk In Montauk

This evening, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the gym at the Montauk Public School, officials from the United States Coast Guard will host a public hearing on the planned construction of a 300-foot tall tower....more>

Town Assessor Resigns

In the aftermath of a recent property tax reassessment that rocked Southampton Town and left residents reeling, Brenda Noa, Southampton's sole tax assessor, has resigned....more>

Town Breaks New Ground

It was a home run for the good guys. Southampton Town Supervisor Skip Heaney and members of the town board hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday at The Courtyards at Southampton, located on Majors Path in North Sea....more>

Turn Of The Century Exhibit At Clinton Academy

The East Hampton Historical Society is traveling back in time this summer to discover what local style was just after the 18th century turned into the 19th century....more>

Youth Initiatives Splash Into Summer

School's out and summer's heating up for scores of North Fork kids who've got a battalion of caring educators, town officials and concerned individuals banding together to create a host of initiatives geared toward offering young people healthy, safe, and fun recreational activities....more>
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