09/25/16 8:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO

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09/24/16 3:00pm
RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO | Hoot Sherman and Mary-Faith Westervelt, Shelter Island Community Housing committee members, stopped by the Presbyterian Church on September 16 to talk to seniors about housing opportunities on the Island.

RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO | Hoot Sherman and Mary-Faith Westervelt, Shelter Island Community Housing committee members, stopped by the Presbyterian Church on September 16 to talk to seniors about housing opportunities on the Island.

While having a very nutritious lunch at the Presbyterian Church last  Friday, I had the opportunity to speak with Shelter Island Community Housing committee members former Town Supervisor Hoot Sherman and Town Justice Mary-Faith Westervelt. (more…)

09/24/16 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Massive wind turbines out at sea could be a clean solution to Long Island's energy needs.

COURTESY PHOTO | Massive wind turbines out at sea could be a clean solution to Long Island’s energy needs.

East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell was speaking the other day with satisfaction about the town’s plan to have 100 percent of its electricity come from renewable energy — safe, clean, green power — by 2020. That’s just four years away.

After the East Hampton Town Board in 2014 unanimously adopted a resolution to have all the town’s electricity come from renewable sources, Mr. Cantwell said: “Making the switch to clean energy is just the right thing to do, both for the environment and for keeping more money in the local economy and creating jobs here.”

At East Hampton Town Hall recently he said: “We’re doing it!” (more…)

09/23/16 2:00pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | For this recipe I used ‘Carmen’ sweet peppers grown at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | For this recipe I used ‘Carmen’ sweet peppers grown at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm.

When the sweet peppers ripen in the fall, figuring out how to cook them becomes a moral question. Everywhere I look there are baskets of beautiful, inexpensive bell peppers, Carmens, Cubanelles and Anaheims. Will I stash them in the refrigerator, only to find them turned to mush days later, or will I stand up and do what needs to be done?

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