Drawdown East End, the local chapter of the Project Drawdown research organization and movement to combat climate change, is putting on a series of events beginning in March on reducing food waste. Project Drawdown cites reducing food waste, both on the preconsumer and consumer ends, as the No. 3 solution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Drawdown East End is inviting members of the public, especially food providers, to participate in identifying where there are local opportunities to prevent food loss in each stage of the food supply chain, from production, to store shelves, to home. Participants will work on creating ... 25 Feb 2020 by Brendan J. OReilly
In the coffee shop, leaning on the counter is the lanky posture of a local artist and philosopher. He does not directly address me, but as I step up to order mine, he bends his neck down so he can make eye contact with just one eye. “Shouldn’t we be iceboating?” he says. I try to dedicate at least part of every winter to a hoe-out of at least one of our farm’s many barns. Farmers tend to adhere to the philosophy of keeping things. For example, we keep a 50-year-old potato harvester not because it has a classic value, ... by Staff Writer
President Trump’s State of the Union Address was a home run with the bases loaded! Nancy Pelosi’s tearing up the text of President Trump’s speech reminded me of a spoiled child not getting its way. To me, it showed her frustration in knowing that President Trump has improved the lives of millions of Americans — less unemployment, higher wages, fewer welfare and food stamp recipients, greater border security, less regulations, cut taxes. None of which her previous administration ever achieved. I believe Nancy Pelosi damaged her reputation and possibly hurt the Democrats’ chances of defeating President Trump in November’s presidential ... by Staff Writer
I wanted to applaud the Southampton Village Board and mayor for funding the purchase of a new modern fire truck at the Thursday, February 13, board meeting. This is the perfect example of the phrase “less is more,” as the new truck is smaller, more nimble, more viable on flag lots and, accordingly, also more economical, at a price tag of below $515,000. Moreover, I also wanted to thank and applaud all members of the Southampton Fire Department, as well as Chief Anthony Stevens, 1st Assistant Chief Alfred Callahan III and 2nd Assistant Chief Emmanuel Escobar. The entire fire department ... by Staff Writer
I really enjoyed Jim Marquardt’s article on the Watchcase factory saving Sag Harbor [“Looking Back: When the Watchcase Saved Sag Harbor,” sagharborexpress.com, January 3]. The history of Fahys and Bulova were very informative. The part about Fahys recruiters hiring engravers on Ellis Island and sending them directly to Sag Harbor was interesting, considering the current feelings about immigrants today. My father began working for Bulova in the summer of 1940 as an apprentice tool and die maker. He enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in 1942 and returned to Bulova in 1946. Dad worked for Bulova for 42 years and ... by Staff Writer
For several weeks now, I have personally scrubbed and removed at least a dozen “tags” of graffiti in and around Southampton Village. On Wednesday evening, while I was walking past Fellingham’s, the same tag — “DIP” — was graffitied onto a white fence in clear view for everyone to see as you enter the public parking lot next door to the restaurant. This time, though, the tag was spray-painted much larger and more vibrant. This vandal is becoming more emboldened — and, from my experience in law enforcement, if this destruction of property isn’t addressed sooner, rather then later, our ... by Staff Writer
Wow! Our library was awarded an American Star designation from the Library Journal [“Westhampton Free Library Receives American Star Designation From The Library Journal,” 27east.com, February 11]. This is due to the leadership of Danielle Waskiewicz. She guides her staff in working very hard to meet the needs of a diverse, growing and sophisticated population. She truly understand how our village works. Thanks for doing such a great job! James L. Fogarty Remsenburg by Staff Writer
Who, exactly, is picturing a new Hampton Bays [“Press Sessions Discussion Explores The Future Of Hampton Bays And Its Downtown,” 27east.com, February 12]? The business owners make mention of “foot traffic” so much that it makes me wonder who will profit most. Question: Who is the biggest stakeholder on Main Street in Hampton Bays? It is Southampton Town, of course. It is a money takeaway. First, on Main Street, there are two-hour time limits for parking, and no parking on all residential streets. Got to write a summons or tow away for that? Southampton Town gets the money. Next, all ... by Staff Writer
A while back, Newsday ran a story with the headline “Trump’s ‘Space Force’ could offer opportunity for LI firms, officials say.” The article began: “Space is emerging as a potential battlefield and a potential opportunity for Long Island companies, an Air Force official is expected to tell a gathering of aerospace and defense contractors.” It said that “Col. Shawn Barnes, assistant vice commander of U.S. Air Force Space Command, is scheduled to address a meeting of ADDAPT, a trade organization that advocates for Long Island defense and aerospace companies.” It said that, “according to an advance copy of a presentation,” ... by Staff Writer
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