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…)

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02/28/17 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO he Community Preservation Fund, collects taxes on real estate sales to spend on open space aquisitions.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Community Preservation Fund collects taxes on real estate sales to spend on open space aquisitions.

While the first month of 2017 saw an overall downturn in Community Preservation Fund revenue among the five East End towns, Shelter Island booked a 160 percent increase from what was reported in January 2016. (more…)

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02/20/17 12:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The 25th Amendment to the Constitution ­— dealing with presidential succession in the event of a temporary disability, resignation or death — was adopted.

United States troops began one of the largest air mobile assaults of the Vietnam war aimed at destroying Viet Cong military bases.

Elvis Presley released “How Great Thou Art” that won a Grammy for the ‘Best Sacred Performance.’

Moscow forbade its satellite states from establishing diplomatic relationships with what was then West Germany.

American actress Lili Taylor, who has won a prime time Emmy for “American Crime” as lead actress in a limited series or movie was born in Glencoe, Illinois.

And on Shelter Island …
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02/03/17 8:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, providing that if a president resigned or died in office, the vice president would become president and if a president became disabled, he could inform Senate and House leaders so that the vice president would temporarily assume responsibilities until the disability ended. (more…)