Preservation Effort Loses Out To Deep Pockets In Water Mill - 27 East

Preservation Effort Loses Out To Deep Pockets In Water Mill

authorMichael Wright on Nov 26, 2013
A deal by the Peconic Land Trust and Southampton Town to purchase 20 acres of farmland in Water Mill has fallen apart after a wealthy businessman swept in and offered... more

You May Also Like:

On the Wing

As a tractor rattled past, a flock of turkeys, all male, raised their heads. Hidden in the long grass, the turkeys had been otherwise concealed, until now. They lift and look like bright pink sock puppets holding impossibly still. They watch me as I go. I stare back. Turkeys are more overtly comical than most birds. Size helps. When a flock of turkeys runs away, they hop and weave and take heavily bodied flight only when seriously harassed or inspired. But here, in morning’s pink light, disturbed from grazing, the alert, pink faces, their decorative waddles, bespeak royal pigment as ... 19 Sep 2023 by Marilee Foster

COVID Lessons

After writing about COVID since the pandemic began, I got it. A medicine called Paxlovid, taken in pill form, moderated the severity of the infection. One hundred years ago, an aunt, my father’s sister Alice, died of an illness that, as my father would say, could have been cured with “three dollars worth of penicillin.” Her death impacted the family deeply and was considered part of the stress contributing to my grandfather dying. But penicillin only began being used in medicine decades later. With all the faults in society, the response to the COVID pandemic — the rapid development of ... 18 Sep 2023 by Karl Grossman

September Is …

With due deference to T.S. Eliot, if April is the cruelest month, September is the winsome-est, at least here on the East End. The light that beckoned so many artists reappears, shimmering between ocean and bay. The water remains swimmably warm. Twilight lingers, precariously, shorter day by day, but all the more haunting for it. Today, I had a virtual yoga session with college classmates under a volatile sky; the scent of salt-laden air was accompanied by a soundtrack of roiling waves. Yesterday, it was a bike ride to Louse Point, which I had to myself, allowing me to sit ... by Carlos Sandoval

Sally and Dave Hawke Celebrate 50 Years of Marriage

Sally and David Hawke celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on September 9. The couple met ... by Staff Writer

School News, September 21

Creative Writing Program 
At Philips Avenue School East End Arts has launched an after-school enrichment ... by Staff Writer

Community News, September 21

WAINSCOTT Piano Masters Series LTV Studios and Hamptons Jazz Fest will host a Piano Masters ... by Staff Writer

Michael Symon To Host Barbecue at The Retreat Golf Outing

The Retreat will hold a golf outing on Tuesday, October 24, at the Noyac Golf Club, situated on 144 acres of parkland near Noyac Bay, followed by a barbecue hosted by celebrity chef Michael Symon. Chef Symon is a restaurateur, television personality and author. The day will include golf, prizes, food and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit The Retreat, which supports individuals and families affected by violence and abuse and provides prevention education. To reserve a spot, visit by Staff Writer

Guardian Gala Benefits Our Fabulous Variety Show

Our Fabulous Variety Show will hold its second annual fall benefit, The Guardians Gala, on ... by Staff Writer

ARF’s Stroll to the Sea Set for October 7

The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons will hold its 30th annual Stroll to the Sea Dog Walk on Saturday, October 7, from 9 a.m. to noon. The event is intended to promote responsible dog ownership and awareness of ARF. The two-mile walk to the ocean and back will begin and end at the East Hampton Historical Society’s Mulford Farm. Participants may register at for $40. Day-of-event registration is $50. Children under age 10 with a registered adult may walk for free. A virtual option is also available. All registrants receive a free event T-shirt, tote bag and refreshments, ... by Staff Writer

Beach Cleanup Honors Dana Barrett

Live Your Cor, Dana Barret Strong and Relic are joining forces to host a beach cleanup competition on Sunday, September 24. For the Inlet 2 Inlet Charity Beach Cleanup, participants will be assigned to one of more than a dozen beaches from Hampton Bays to West Hampton Dunes, covering more than 15 miles of coastal beaches, and then return to the Great Lawn in Westhampton Beach for the trash weigh in at 3 p.m. Registration is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Great Lawn where participants are given their assigned beach. After cleanup competitors depart, a fall fair ... by Staff Writer