When my husband and I got married, we said we’d go back to the same place in the Adirondacks every year to celebrate. It took us 16 years — but we finally made it back to the scene of the crime. At that time, our immediate family and best friends joined us. This time, it was just the two of us and our two dogs. Although we missed our family and friends dearly, it was heaven to be together for four entire days in the place where it all began. We not only celebrated our anniversary but also my birthday ... 9 Dec 2019 by Staff Writer
The East Hampton Town Board heard praise last week for its proposal to make payments up front for private septic system upgrades instead of granting rebates after the fact. The board did not, however, vote on the plan, so it remains in the tweaking phase. With nitrogen pollution from conventional and old, often failing septic systems reaching East End bays and ponds through groundwater flows, town and village boards around the Peconic Bay Estuary have been adopting legislation to require and encourage “innovative-alternative” or I/A septic systems that actively reduce the nitrogen content of their septic effluent. The board did, ... by Peter Boody
On October 25, before Halloween, SiriusXM switched its Love station to the Hallmark Channel. The satellite radio company swapped adult contemporary soft rock love songs (think “Muskrat Love” by Captain & Tennille) for timeless Christmas music and carols hosted by various Hallmark Channel “Countdown to Christmas” actors, such as Candace Cameron Bure. Then, SiriusXM launched 12 more holiday music channels on November 1. What they were waiting for? Time to get caroling! As a nice Jewish girl, I love Christmas carols. I like to drive with the radio at high volume, singing at the top of my lungs, much to ... 6 Dec 2019 by Staff Writer
Polivio B. Pintado-Pizarro, 30, of Wainscott was arrested by East Hampton Town Police on November 28 at 2:14 a.m. on Montauk Highway near Buckskill Road in East Hampton and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree, a felony, and misdemeanor DWI. According to the police report, Mr. Pintado-Pizarro failed to maintain his lane by crossing over the fog line. Police observed him in an intoxicated condition, the report stated, additionally noting that his privilege to drive in New York State was revoked on September 15, 2017, for operating without insurance, and suspended on October ... 5 Dec 2019 by Staff Writer
The Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton announced this week that it will begin hosting a “sensory-friendly morning” the first Saturday of every month from 8 to 10 a.m. Created through a partnership with the Water Mill-based Flying Point Foundation for Autism, the mornings will provide special museum access for families with children on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing disorders. “Many young children in our community have sensory processing issues that make accessing the wonderful programming at many East End venues a challenge,” said Kim Covell, the president of the Flying Point Foundation, and also an ... 3 Dec 2019 by Elizabeth Vespe
Suffolk County and the Group for the East End have partnered in a new effort to boost participation in the septic replacement incentive programs offered by the county and East End towns. The Group and the county have launched a new website, cleanwatercash.org, that offers detailed information about the low-nitrogen septic systems the county allows to be installed and the programs through which residents can have most or all of the costs covered through grant funding. The site contains a link to a full list of quotes of purchase and installation costs for all the advanced treatment systems now available ... by Michael Wright
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