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Whalers Look To The Playoffs

By Rick Murphy It really doesn't matter what year it is or how much is a stake: when the Pierson Whalers come into the fabled Bridgehampton Beehive be assured there will be bodies flying....more>

Locally Grown, State Certified

Eight North Fork oyster producers have joined the New York State "Grown & Certified" program. Spearheaded by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, the program is designed to promote agricultural producers and growers who adhere to food safety and environmental sustainability practices....more>

Jackie's Summer Place Changes Hands

It's official: Lasata, billed as the childhood summer home of Jacqueline Bouvier (Kennedy), has changed hands. The estate, at 121 Further Lane, was reported to be in contract last October by Douglas Elliman....more>

Did Trump Scuttle DACA Agreement?

A source with intimate knowledge of the situation told The Independent this week that President Donald Trump personally scuttled an agreement that would have saved the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program....more>

Schumer: Compromise On Dreamers

Senator Chuck Schumer urged his fellow lawmakers to find a way to protect the so-called Dreamers from deportation. In a speech before the Senate on January 17, the New York senator blamed President Trump and the Republicans for the collapse of bipartisan talks that would maintain provisions under the DACA Act, which allows offspring of illegal immigrants who came to the United Sates through no fault of their own to remain here....more>
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Dreamers Brace For Deportation

By Rick Murphy In the wake of a failed deal in Washington some 700,000 so-called Dreamers are bracing for the worst - deportation. Since President Trump rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive order issued by President Obama, politicians have been working on a compromise that would provide legislation giving the Dreamers a path towards citizenship and allow them to stay in this country....more>

Water Check & Code Sweep

In the wake of water sampling results revealing the presence of contamination that shut down wells, the Southampton Town Board has hired an outside consultant to review the policies and procedures of the Hampton Bays Water District....more>
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Amped About Live Music

It's a core quality-of-life issue. Noise has been the focal point of discussion for the East Hampton Village Board. Members are looking for ways to regulate the din from leaf blowers and, during last Friday's meeting, heard from community members about amplified live music....more>
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ER Lease Gets Green Light

Whether the town needs its own emergency room was not the question. Specific points of the lease between East Hampton Town and the Southampton Hospital Association were....more>

Welcome . . . And Dissent

Members of the East Hampton Town Board welcomed David Lys to the dais last Thursday night. They all welcomed him, but they didn't all want him. Peter Van Scoyoc's victory in his bid for town supervisor last November resulted in a vacant seat on the town board....more>
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Innovation Meets Transformation

Up until a few short weeks ago East End entrepreneurs had dispiriting options of where to work. Home isn't a suitable place for business meetings and local coffee shops provide more chaos of passerby's than professional growth....more>

Task Force Focus: Mental Health

"Kids know what bad is," East Hampton High School Principal Adam Fine observed. "Ninety-nine percent of them know. The question is, 'do they have the coping skills and decision making abilities when it relates to making bad choices?'" Last Thursday night, the East Hampton Town Board named Fine chair of the East Hampton Town Adolescent Mental Health and Substance Use Task Force....more>
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Talkin' 'Bout Their Generation

Fear of the future mixed with thoughts that life can take a turn for the worse at any time for anyone. Shock that using drugs has become commonplace among friends....more>
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Pink Hats In The Harbor

Don't you wish you bought stock in pink yarn last year? For two days last weekend rosy-hued kitty hats were the fashion statement favored by hundreds of thousands of demonstrators who marched for women's rights in cities and towns across the country and the globe, participating in the second annual Women's March....more>

Sweet Charities

Sweet Charities

Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to jessica@indyeastend.com. Rockin' For The Homeless Bands including Who Are Those Guys, Blue Moon Rising, and Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks will perform on Saturday from 6 to 10 PM at Polish Hall in Riverhead at the Rockin' For The Homeless event to benefit East End Homeless Outreach....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. A Night Out With… Nick & Toni's, 136 Main Street in East Hampton, and The Golden Eagle Studio, 144 North Main Street in East Hampton, have introduced a new artist series called "A Night Out With ....more>
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A Fintastical Voyage Into Jewelry

Bella Ornaf dubs herself not just a jewelry designer but a "shark wrangler." Strictly speaking, the term means "someone who takes a string and wraps it around a fish tail or a fish head and then throws it into the water" to try and get a sharks attention, thereby inviting the majestic creature to come closely to a diver's cage for a personalized experience....more>
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Crimes Of The Heart At SCC

Beth Henley's Pulitzer Prize-winning deep dive into Southern families and mental illness -- a staple in actress scene study classes since the day it first premiered in 1979 -- is back for a run at the Southampton Cultural Center, under the direction of Joan Lyons....more>
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Unicorns, Frosty, Duga, Oh My!

Is your '70s or '80s inner child craving a binge session of cartoons, holiday specials, movies, and a trip-inducing number of Twinkies? If so, you wouldn't have to look far to find the influence of artist Don Duga....more>
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Jerry's Ink

SHLOMO

I can't tell you how much I love my little pup Shlomo. He climbs into my lap and we spend many happy hours watching football together. He's a Giants fan....more>

Vintage People

Yes, I still have a big pile of tie-dyed shirts. They are decades old. Same with my jeans. Here's the thing: nowadays some of the new ones look older than the old ones....more>

The Kids Are Woke

Bridget Fleming was positively resplendent. Bullhorn in hand, our county legislator was the model of erudite power Saturday morning, as she exhorted demonstrators at the Women's March in Sag Harbor to do what Americans do best -- let our voices be heard and lift one another up....more>

Rodan + Fields Talk

The beauty of skincare is that it affects us all. You've likely seen advertisements across social media, or heard word-of-mouth, about a friend of a friend selling a popular skincare line, Rodan + Fields....more>

AMERICAN DREAMER FEARS A NIGHTMARE

This is not an open and shut case. Certainly not for the 800,000 "Dreamers" in America like the one from the East End I spoke with on Sunday night as the United States of America was shuttered for business for the second straight day....more>

Dear Editor, Trump recently referred to the countries from which some immigrants are entering our country as a "S***hole." As a first generation American, I wonder if I am of "S***hole" heritage!?  My father a Greek, born and living in Turkey, and my mother from Hungary;  neither speaking each other's native language nor that of their new American lingo, nevertheless met, fell in love and married....more>

On The Beat

Severed Fingers A quick thinking Southampton Town Police officer hopefully saved a severely injured worker an even worse fate. Shortly after 8 AM on January 17 a man attempting to dislodge a block of ice from a shredder, got his glove caught in the apparatus....more>
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