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Between True Seasons

Wind comes at a steady clip, and the killdeer position themselves to endure it. They dot the headland, each separately nestled on the leeward side of a grass clump or field stubble. Their white breasts give them away. Out of the wind, soaking up the sun, small bodies find ample shelter in a scrape of earth. The killdeer will be with us all season now. They spend early spring on the open fields. They follow the plow and the planter. Anyone who has spent much time operating a farm tractor knows this bird will get precariously close to your front ... 21 Mar 2023 by Marilee Foster

A New Way of Thinking

“Water reuse has been increasingly recognized as an essential component in effective water resource management plans,” says the “Long Island Water Reuse Road Map & Action Plan” unveiled last week. “The United Nations formally acknowledged the importance of water reuse in 2017,” it adds. “The benefits of water reuse have long been recognized and embraced in other parts of the world,” it continues. And now, in the United States, “approximately 2.6 billion gallons of water is reused daily.” But in New York State, “large-scale water reuse projects have been limited. There are a few projects in upstate New York, and ... by Karl Grossman

VIEWPOINT: The Supreme Court Case That Could Radically Change Elections

By Peter Mayer It is close to impossible for the average American to follow the decisions coming out of the Supreme Court of the United States. However, certain matters that come before the court may have a direct impact on the functioning of our democratic form of government — a concept that should be of universal interest. On December 7, 2022, arguments were heard by the Supreme Court in a case called Moore v. Harper. The central issue was the question as to whether state legislatures should have independent power, not subject to any judicial review by state courts, to ... 20 Mar 2023 by Peter Mayer

Retreat Awarded Two Grants

The Retreat has announced that it has received a grant from Newsday Charities to support prevention education programs and a grant from the Ellen Hermanson Foundation for breast health services. Newsday Charities awarded The Retreat a $15,000 grant for the agency’s Prevention Education programs. These programs deliver school- and community-based workshops to educate the public on domestic/interpersonal violence and available resources. They also help children and teens build self-esteem while enabling them to identify and understand how to manage unhealthy situations and behaviors. The in-school education programs serve local elementary, middle and high schools using age-appropriate curricula. “We are thrilled ... by Staff Writer

Community News, March 23

MONTAUK ‘Monologues’ Performance on Saturday Members of the Montauk Library’s Introduction to Stage Acting Class ... by Staff Writer

Scrabble ‘Bees’ Head to Championship Meet

Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center Scrabble Coach Kathy Hummel has the Scrabble Bees ready ... by Staff Writer

Centro Corazón de María Appoints New Executive Director Alma Alegria

The Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary and Centro Corazón de María Board of Directors have appointed Alma Alegria the new executive director of Centro Corazón de María. Previously, Alegria worked with the Rockville Centre Diocese Catholic Charities Immigrant Services, Fidelis Care, and as social service coordinator at Centro Corazón. “I’m excited to return to Centro Corazón de María. Working with the staff, who are immigrants like me, we will continue to carry out Centro Corazón’s mission delivering services to the immigrant community on the East End of Long Island,” noted Alegria in a press release. She earned a ... by Staff Writer

Ma’s House Awarded Grant

The Moses family and the Cambridge Community Foundation have launched the Bob Moses Fund for Education and Organizing by awarding $75,000 grants to two national changemakers and $15,000 grants to two local movement builders who embody the community-focused leadership and spirit of Bob Moses. Among the recipients is Ma’s House, a residence and communal art space for Black, Indigenous and people of color, founded by Shinnecock tribe member Jeremy Dennis, in honor of his grandmother, Loretta A. Silva. “Ma’s House is honored to uplift the spirit of Bob Moses by celebrating community and family, and by inspiring forthright dialogue around ... by Staff Writer

School News, March 23, Southampton Town

‘Mamma Mia’ Performance at High School Westhampton Beach High School thespians will present a performance ... by Staff Writer

‘A Salute to Nursing Past and Present’ Program Set

The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, Shelter Island and North Fork, along with Stony Brook Southampton Hospital and Rogers Memorial Library are co-sponsoring a live program, “A Salute to Nursing Past and Present,” on Monday, April 3, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the library, 91 Coopers Farm Road in Southampton Village. The league’s Health Committee Chair Valerie King, Ph.D, who organized the event, will serve as moderator, first speaking about the early collaboration between nurses and suffragists. Susan B. Anthony, for example, served as keynote speaker at the 1902 New York State Nurses Convention, and both Clara ... by Staff Writer