03/24/17 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO March sunset in Steinbrenner Field in Tampa as the Yankees play the Phillies.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO March sunset in Steinbrenner Field in Tampa as the Yankees play the Phillies.

Since the dawn of the 21st Century, my family has traveled to Dunedin, Florida in March.

We’ve checked into a perfectly located Holiday Inn, far from the beach, downwind of a great barbeque joint and a short walk from the Toronto Blue Jays Auto Exchange Stadium. There, we defrost our souls with baseball and pulled pork. This year the baseball was as slow-cooking as the pork shoulder. (more…)

03/24/17 2:00pm
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO A male wood duck in his spring finery

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO A male wood duck in his spring finery

The forecaster’s last two snow predictions were wrong  even though it still felt that winter, like a gloomy houseguest, had moved in for good. But spring has sprung, at least according to the calendar, arriving on Monday.

How soon we forget that spring  is, among other things, the season that requires patience to appreciate. (more…)

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03/24/17 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

No threat
To the Editor:
It befuddles why your editorial (“Vote no on extra transportation costs”, March 16), is painting the petition to transport students to Our Lady of the Hamptons (OLH) as an adversary of the school district budget. The proposed budget for 2017-18 is $11,291,936. The cost to transport students to OLH (if transportation is not shared with Hayground and Ross) is $65,736. That’s 0.58 percent, half of one percent, of the entire budget. To target this expense as the line item that will “break the bank” is sheer nonsense. We can do math. (more…)

03/24/17 10:00am

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO  |  Christine Tylee from the Group for the East End working with students in the Shelter Island School garden in June, 2016.

In November 2010, Joshua Levine, a young farmer working at the Peconic Land Trust’s Quail Hill Farm CSA in Amagansett, was killed in a tractor accident at the age of 35.

In 2011, Slow Food East End hosted “A Moveable Feast” in his memory, The dinner featured dishes prepared by local chefs that went to support local farmers. (more…)