04/15/17 8:00am
Reporter columnist Karl Grossman, the dean of Long Island journalists, will have his archives of more than 50 years preserved in the East Hampton Library for scholars and reporters to access.

Reporter columnist Karl Grossman, the dean of Long Island journalists, will have his archives of more than 50 years preserved in the East Hampton Library for scholars and reporters to access.

It was a highlight of my life.

Dennis Fabiszak, director of the East Hampton Library, sent an email last month saying: “I have great news. Your archive is now live. We currently have 3,401 documents included and we are scanning every day …” Dennis provided a direct link to the archive: easthamptonlibrary.org/long-island-history/karl-grossman-research-archive/

What a thrill! (more…)

04/08/17 11:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

The Town of Shelter Island: C-minus. The Village of Dering Harbor: A-plus.

Those are the scores of the town and village in the extraordinary investigation conducted by the Press Club of Long Island (PCLI) on compliance with the New York State Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) by 195 Long Island governments and agencies. (more…)

04/02/17 8:00am
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COURTESY PHOTO A Long Island journalism society has rated agencies and municipalities on open government compliance.

The Press Club of Long Island (PCLI) has conducted an unprecedented investigation into compliance by 195 governments and government agencies on Long Island with the New York State Freedom of Information Law (FOIL). (more…)

03/11/17 8:00am
BEVERELA WALZ Scallopers on Coecles Harbor.

BEVERELA WALZ Scallopers on Coecles Harbor.

The Town of East Hampton is moving ahead with a program to provide financial assistance to homeowners and businesses to upgrade their cesspool systems with new technology that drastically reduces nitrogen discharges.

It’s a program that should be countywide, and could be through a bill authored by Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag harbor). (more…)