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November 22, 2017

Fatalities Spark Drug Forum

By Kitty Merrill Paul Maffetone wore a hoodie with a shock-value inscription in large letters: "I hate heroin." After the overdose that killed his older brother at age 29, the North Fork resident founded "Michael's Hope," a nonprofit with the mission of raising awareness of the addiction epidemic on the East End....more>
November 22, 2017

Day One Demo: Hard Hats & Happiness

By Kitty Merrill Welcome to the second installment of The Independent's Across the Threshold series. We're following Melissa and Kyle Lohr's journey as Habitat for Humanity, Riverhead Building Supply, and scores of volunteers fulfill the newlyweds' dream of a home of their own....more>
November 22, 2017

The Golf Course Is Dead, Long Live The Subdivision

By Rick Murphy A plan to build luxury homes around a state-of-the-art golf course in East Quogue lies gasping for air, yet a phoenix has arisen for the same site: a 137-home subdivision....more>
November 15, 2017
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Meet Melissa & Kyle, Homeowners

It's the stuff Saturday Evening Post illustrations were made of -- a proud groom carrying his blushing bride across the threshold. When Melissa and Kyle Lohr married two years ago, they didn't get the chance to partake in the Norman Rockwell-esque slice of Americana they lived with Melissa's parents....more>
November 15, 2017

Giving Back This Thanksgiving

It's the time of the year when Americans partake in the time-honored tradition of sitting around a table with loved ones and counting our blessings -- Thanksgiving....more>
November 15, 2017

Tax Reform On The Horizon

Make no mistake about it; tax reform is coming, and coming fast. Unlike the clumsy efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare, the GOP-controlled Congress seems primed to pass the first major tax reform package since 1986....more>
November 15, 2017

Wind Farm Cable Path Tweaked

Deepwater Wind, developers of South Fork Wind Farm on Monday proposed a preferred landing area for a power cable on Beach Lane — moving it back 200 feet from a previous model released over the summer — but not without some concerns from Wainscott community leaders during a meeting of the Wainscott Citizens Advisory Committee's Environmental Subcommittee....more>
November 08, 2017
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To Ban The Blowers?

You sneak out of work early on a Friday afternoon. It's the end of a grueling week and all you want to do is grab a glass of pinot noir and settle in the chaise on your deck to watch leaves delicately dance to the ground against the backdrop of the East End's autumnal glow....more>
November 08, 2017

The Bug Spray Ban Battle

Used to combat mosquito infestations, the larvicide methoprene is the subject of several efforts to rid local water bodies and adjacent air and land of chemical contaminants....more>
November 01, 2017
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Suffolk District Attorney Spota Indicted

Longtime Suffolk County District Attorney Tom Spota and his top aide were indicted by a federal grand jury on October 25. They are accused of four counts of obstructing justice and related charges stemming from their alleged attempt to undermine an FBI investigation that eventually resulted in the arrest of Suffolk Police Chief James Burke....more>
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