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His aqua-blue mermaid outfit adorned with seashells and a green boa was UNLkely to keep Jimmy Mack warm as he plunged into icy waters, but it made for a fun spectacle.
Shivering in the 27-degree weather at Cooper’s Beach in Southampton, Mack was one of 350 people to run into the Atlantic Ocean at the 10th annual Human Resources of the Hamptons Polar Bear Plunge at Cooper's Beach in Southampton...Read more »
A Long Island organization committed to eliminating homelessness has received a $250,000 grant to aid in its mission.
The nonprofit Long Island Coalition for the Homeless has received a grant from the Island Outreach Foundation, a private philanthropic organization in Suffolk County. The coalition stated that the money will be put toward construction costs for their new Community Resource...Read more »
HARBORFIELDS Bond issue for school turf fields rejected Harborfields school district residents voted down a bond proposition Wednesday that would have paid for two synthetic turf fields at the high school.
The 15-year, $3 million bond plan was defeated by a vote of 2,075 to 429, according to the district’s website.
The proposal divided residents over whether now was the time to spend...Read more »
A plan to rehab the historic Canoe Place Inn and build 40 town homes across the Shinnecock Canal moved forward this week, though the developer said he’s open to the possibility of making changes to the project.
The town board Tuesday night voted 5-0 to close the public hearing on a draft environmental report. This allows the final environmental impact statement to be prepared and submitted...Read more »
Dhonna Goodale’s grandparents raised her to think of others first, so each Christmas, starting when she was 5 years old, she would take $5 of her allowance and spend it on a present for another child.
“They would tell me, ‘Someone always has it worse than you do,’ ” said Goodale, of Flanders.
Continuing her family’s tradition of giving back, for the past 18 years Goodale and her husband,...Read more »
The official count of absentee ballots in East Hampton has changed the result of the race for town trustee, with Democrat William F. Taylor — a former harbormaster and waterways management supervisor in the town’s department of natural resources — defeating clammer Dennis Curles, a Republican.
There were 16 people running for the nine trustee seats, and Curles held enough votes to win the...Read more »
The holidays can be a difficult time for families in need, but Toys of Hope is doing its part to make sure that this year is one that 250 homeless children will never forget.
On Thursday, children across Long Island were welcomed into the Oheka Castle in Huntington for a holiday event, complete with more than 40 costumed volunteers and celebrity role models. Toys of Hope provided a shopping...Read more »
Cursing in public, sporting a bathing suit in public and making noise on Sundays are illegal activities in the Village of Laurel Hollow. Violators of these local laws and others could face hefty fines or even jail time.
1. Visibly wearing a bathing suit A good cover-up could keep a person out of jail in Laurel Hollow. Anyone sporting a visible bathing suit or bathing garment on any public...Read more »
Last week, the remnants of decade-old holiday lights in downtown Northport that had mostly blown out or had been strangling trees were taken down. There was just one problem: The village didn’t have the funds to replace them.
But two anonymous local families have stepped up to help the village keep its festive feel.
“We keep the lights on year round. It’s a piece of the quaint village...Read more »
Southampton Village’s two-year-old ban on plastic bags was honored by the state Department of Environmental Conservation Tuesday during the 10th annual New York State Environmental Excellence Awards.
The ban, passed by the village in 2011, prohibits single-use plastic grocery-sized shopping bags. “The village’s ordinance has achieved a 98 percent compliance rate by retailers, restaurants and...Read more »