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Water Taxis Coming To Southampton?

Water taxi, anyone? On the heels of a proposal for an East Quogue water taxi that sparked a series of concerns among residents opposed to the concept, Southampton Town Supervisor Skip Heaney announced this week that plans are in place to consider water taxi service from Shinnecock to Riverhead and the North Fork....more>

Apartment Project Progressing

In about a year two dozen local families could be poised to settle into new homes for the holidays. Construction has begun on the Springs Fireplace Apartments project in East Hampton....more>

At Long Last . . . Affordable Housing Lottery A Reality

Christmas came early in Southold this Saturday. The mood at Southold Town Hall was celebratory this weekend as residents and elected officials crowded the room for the town's first-ever affordable housing lottery....more>

Councilman Talks Trash Cash

It's all about transparency. So said Southampton Town Councilman Chris Nuzzi about a recent increase in the town waste management fee structure aimed at helping the town waste management department become a self-sustaining operation....more>

Day Care Doors May Close

The only not-for-profit daycare center in Southampton could soon be a memory. "We are in danger of closing," said Barbara Byrne of the Southampton Day Care Center, located on David White's Lane in the Village of Southampton....more>

Eye On Education

The Trouble With Home Schooling Every couple of years, the New York Times publishes a piece about home schooling. The most recent article on November 26 was primarily devoted to reports by parents extolling the virtues of keeping their kids out of the formal school mainstream....more>

Main Street Sound Silenced

It's not only skyrocketing rents. It's not just the changing face of East Hampton Village. To Gary Madison, it's a sign of "the death of an industry." After 30 years on Main Street, Madison is closing his East Hampton branch of Long Island Sound at the end of this year....more>

Mayor Bids Village Adieu

A chapter in Greenport history has come to a close. Love him or hate him, Greenport Mayor David Kapell has left an indelible mark on the village canvas....more>

Redlus Named New LTV Director

He grew up in the studio. A native of East Hampton, Seth Redlus began his career at LTV in the seventh grade. Throughout his high school years, he worked in live production and station operations....more>

School Days

Springs School The Springs School Band had a very busy weekend. Last Saturday the band marched in the Santa Parade in East Hampton Village under the guidance of Benjamin Jones, Instrumental Music teacher....more>

Stormwater Runoff Revisited

It's an issue critical to keeping our waters clean. Southampton Town Building Project Coordinator Walter Bundy came before the town board at their work session on Friday to give an update on Southampton's flood mitigation plan and a stormwater management update....more>

Taking the Plunge

Hundreds of hardy souls will brave winter waters to warm the lives of those less fortunate this Saturday at the third annual Polar Plunge for Hunger at Cooper's Beach on Meadow Lane in Southampton Village....more>

Tax Hit Less Than Expected

The final figures are in and there's good news from officials in the East Hampton School District. Because of increased STAR revenues and the district-wide assessment, the tax rate estimated in the budget — about $42 per $100 of assessed valuation — will actually come in about a dollar less, business administrator Isabel Madison reported at last week's school board meeting....more>

Wedding Announcment

Dominic Piosczyk-Lemme and Neli Yordanova were married November 18 in Columbia, North Carolina. The groom is the son of Ingrid and Sunshine Lemme of Montauk....more>

"Racist" Display Or Deer Deterrent?

Racism, or a really big misunderstanding? A mannequin hanging from the trees behind a private home on Major's Path sparked an outcry from some who believed the specter of racism was raising its ugly head in Southampton....more>

"Real"Brainstorming Continues

Residents of Suffolk County's 69 school districts are "very turf-conscious," according to County Executive Steve Levy. For that reason, consolidating districts to cut costs, he believes, is simply not going to happen anytime soon....more>

Reporter's Notebook

Santa's Little Secret Bah humbug. So say swarms of shoppers who crowd stores in a sea of pre-holiday hysteria. Normally placid parents, frantic for the hottest toy or video game system, morph into predators on the hunt, complete with caveman mentality....more>
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