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First Woman Takes Office

The blistering cold on New Year's Day didn't deter Riverhead residents from turning out Monday to Pulaski Street School to mark the inauguration of Laura Jens-Smith -- the first woman in the town's 225-year history to be elected to the post of supervisor....more>

Town Paid Aggrieved Cop $300,000

No wonder Southampton Town tried to keep the terms of a settlement forged with Town Police Detective Sergeant Lisa Costa confidential – Costa walked away from the proceeding with a check for $300,000 of the taxpayers' money....more>

Southampton Initiatives For '18

With a Democratic super majority taking its seat at the dais this week, Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman is eager to begin his second term, and set in motion a slew of initiatives designed to fulfill a vision for the town begun during his first term in office....more>

Trump Signs Off On Tax Reform

By Rick Murphy President Donald Trump's year-end gift to Americans, a sweeping tax reform package that will, despite naysayers, benefit almost every American taxpayer, is now the law of the land....more>

New Rule Threatens To Upend Internet Fee Structure

The internet was once described as "the last frontier," a place free of censorship, government meddling, and crass commercialization. Those days are long gone....more>

Van Scoyoc Talks Of Challenges

East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc cited improving water quality, energy efficiency, and preservation as some of the challenges faced by officials and residents in 2018 during his state of the town address Tuesday morning at Town Hall....more>

Sweet Charities

Sweet Charities

Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to jessica@indyeastend.com. Love Bites The annual Love Bites event will be held to benefit the Scarlett Fund at Memorial Sloan Kettering and Katy's Courage on January 20 at The Muses in Southampton from 6:30 to 9:30 PM....more>

East Quogue's Hamptons Farms

The culinary trend toward farm-to-table experiences continues to make its mark on the East End. Hamptons Farms is the new neighbor in town, offering fresh ingredients and a warm atmosphere, at its debut location at 412 Montauk Highway in East Quogue....more>

Coming Attractions

Entertainment Guide

All singing, all dancing? Readings, stagings, and slams? We can't print it if we don't know about it. Send your entertainment events to bridget@indyeastend....more>

Gallery Walk

Gallery Walk

Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to jessica@indyeastend.com. Harvey Herman The Quogue Library Art Gallery presents its January exhibit, "Harvey Herman: The World Around Us....more>
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Songwriters Share For Charity

Feel like dancing off those extra holiday pounds for a good cause? The fourth annual Songwriters Share concert series can help. The series, founded by Sag Harbor native, educator, and musician Nancy Remkus, features local songwriters that share – both by speaking to the audience about the inspirations for their music, and by donating the proceeds of each concert to the charity of their choice....more>
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Jerry's Ink

I WANT MY HIGH SCHOOL BACK

Jerry's Ink, originally published June 6, 2007 Unless you went to Lafayette High School in Brooklyn, this column won't mean much to you. Although if you think back to your own high school years with the same bittersweet memories I have, you will see how sad it is to wake up one day and realize your high school will soon cease to exist....more>

Fun With Clams

I once saw a recipe for a clam frittata in The New York Times magazine that stuck with me. Now don't get me wrong -- even though I am somewhat of a legend among East Hampton baymen (some might say my name is synonymous with Bubby) I am not as infatuated with clams as many of the Bubbies and Bonackers are, but I can assure you I've eaten my share -- even a slice or two of clam pie....more>

Bags Under Our Eyes

Admit it, South Forkers. You've been hoarding plastic bags from Target ever since East Hampton and Southampton towns enacted bans. Since Earth Day, 2015, it's been BYOB for shoppers in the Hamptons, and this year the bulge in grandma's "bag of bags" will shrink, or at least quit growing....more>

Your New New Year's Resolutions

Happy 2018! By now you've written out, or mentally prepared, your hopes and dreams for the year ahead. More than likely that includes fitness goals, which are probably repeat resolutions of New Years' past....more>

A HOLIDAY MIRACLE

Call it a Chanukah miracle. Call it one helluva Happy New Year. But it sure didn't look that way last Super Bowl Sunday in February when 38-year-old Bridget rushed to a West Side hospital in Manhattan with severe abdominal pain....more>

Embracing Contradiction Dear Editor, In a December 15 editorial entitled "Has Lee Lost It," The Independent raised a question that I believe may impact Congressman Lee Zeldin's bid for re-election: Does Mr....more>

DRILL, BABY, DRILL -- READING WEATHER REPORTS

OK, how many "hurry-canes" can we get (60 mph winds and driving rain that lasts 20 gut-wrenching minutes) before we start paying better attention to the weather? And if you had drilled down a little, maybe there was more information that you could have used to your benefit -- and an appreciation of the forecaster....more>

On The Beat

Compiled by Rick Murphy Car Thefts A Southampton man is responsible for a string of car thefts in and around Southampton Village, according to the New York State Police....more>
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