03/04/15 12:07pm
Guadelupe, 19, and her younger sister, Giselle, 13, hold flowers to place on their father's grave. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Guadelupe, 19, and her younger sister, Giselle, 13, hold flowers to place on their father’s grave last week following the death of German Mendoza Galicia. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

I’m sitting at my kitchen table. It’s Friday, Feb. 20. The temperature outside is in the teens, as it has been for the past several weeks. The sun is coming in through the window and the heat is on in the house. So I’m nice and warm.

Nonetheless, I am grieving. Let me backtrack a bit.  (more…)

03/04/15 9:00am
A helicopter at East Hampton Airport. (Credit: Kyril Bromley/The East Hampton Press, file)

A helicopter at East Hampton Airport. (Credit: Kyril Bromley/The East Hampton Press, file)

The East Hampton Town Board is expecting a big crowd Thursday for a public hearing on proposed aircraft restrictions at the town’s airport.

The venue for the meeting on low-flying and noisy aircraft — especially helicopters — is a TV studio, rather than the regular board meeting room. The need for more space is due to an issue that has united residents in opposition not only from the Hamptons, but from the North Fork and Shelter Island as well.

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02/18/15 10:00am
02/18/2015 10:00 AM
Constance Riley in front of her mother’s home on Rogers Road which was nicknamed the ‘berry garden” house. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Constance Riley in front of her mother’s home on Rogers Road which was nicknamed the ‘berry garden” house. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

In 1921, Bennett de Beixedon purchased a 75-acre waterfront property in Southold. He dubbed the property “the Village of Beixedon.”

The Village of Beixedon was never incorporated or recognized by the state as a village, said Southold Historical Society director Geoffrey Fleming.  (more…)

02/17/15 5:00pm
02/17/2015 5:00 PM
Rocket, a 4 1/2-year-old German shepherd from Riverhead, was a top finisher at Monday's Westminster Dog Show. (Credit: Sue Condreras)

Rocket, a 4 1/2-year-old German shepherd from Riverhead, was a top finisher at Monday’s Westminster Dog Show. (Credit: Sue Condreras)

The 20 German shepherds lined up together after strutting their stuff before the judge at Monday’s Westminster dog show. In the stands, surrounded by friends, Sue Condreras of Northville looked on with the nervous anxiety of a mother watching her child.

The judge began to call on dogs one by one that were being considered for an award.  (more…)