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Garbage from the Hamptons and other east end towns has been shipped into the town of Brentwood, and one lawmaker wants to know why. (Photo: CBS 2)

Lawmaker Screams Environmental Racism After Hamptons Garbage Shipped To His Town

A Long Island community was upset Monday, outraged that garbage from the Hamptons and other east end towns is being held in their town until state officials can figure out how to send it to a landfill out of state.

07/28/2014

The aluminum colossus dubbed "Walking Figure" appeared at the airport in Westhampton, not far from the village and beaches. (Credit: CBS 2)

Massive Sculpture Turning Heads In Westhampton Beach

The aluminum colossus dubbed “Walking Figure” appeared at the airport in Westhampton, not far from the village and beaches.

06/11/2014

Senator Charles Schumer (left) and Congressman Tim Bishop (right) with LI residents Craig Cooper and Lenny Piskorz, holding map of helicopter routes (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Sen. Schumer, Rep. Bishop Call For Extension To Chopper Noise Regulation On Long Island

Sen. Charles Schumer and Rep. Tim Bishop are calling on the FAA to extend the over-the-water route regulation for helicopters flying to and from Long Island’s East End.

05/27/2014

Weed-Eating Goats

Goats Brought To Long Island Nature Preserve To Clear Weeds

Weeds are popping up everywhere now that the weather has warmed up, and now, there is a different kind of eco-friendly solution.

05/15/2014

Montauk Point Lighthouse (credit: Thinkstock)

East End Residents Frustrated With Army Corps Over Post-Sandy Repairs

It’s been 18 months since Sandy struck and now on the cusp of the 2014 hurricane season, Montauk residents are calling the federal emergency project to protect their vulnerable East End community pathetic.

04/30/2014

GENERIC POLICE, CRIME SCENE

Man’s Body Found Inside Burning Truck In Hampton Bays

Southampton Town Police Department Sgt. Michael Burns said a 911 call of a vehicle on fire was made at 12:04 p.m.

04/12/2014

Local brewers are relying on locally grown hops for their popular craft beers. (Credit CBS 2)

Farm-To-Table Movement Hops On The Craft Beer Wagon

Cornell graduate John Condzella, 27, leased land on his parents’ East End farm to grow hops. The vines curl up 30-foot trellises and poles and branch out into flowers known as hops. Hops give beer much of its flavor and aroma.

08/23/2013

Rust Tide

Toxic Tide Worries Residents, Scientists On Long Island’s East End

A toxic tide has been rolling in on the east end of Long Island, and residents have been concerned.

08/20/2013

Sun beats down on crops on Long Island (credit: CBS 2)

Heat Wave Could Damage Crops, Impact Prices For Local Produce

This has been an especially tough growing year. The spring growing season was stunted due to cool temperatures and rain, and now a week long unrelenting burst of humid heat is taxing fields and farm stands across the East End.

07/16/2013

A helicopter in the sky (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Helicopters To Alter Routes To Reduce Noise On Long Island’s East End

The Hamptons is known for its beautiful beaches and wealth, and summertime helicopter noise. Some, however, hope a solution to the noise has been found.

06/13/2013

Gavel (file / credit: clipart.com)

Celebrity Architect Charged With Creating Child Porn Images

An architect who designed fancy homes for Hollywood celebrities on the East End of Long Island was in court Monday to answer to child pornography charges.

01/28/2013

A sign welcoming people to Long Island wine country is seen on Jul 29, 2010 - Photo: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880

Long Island’s East End Named One Of World’s Best Wine Destinations

Long Island’s wine industry is getting some international attention this month, as it celebrates 40 years of growth.

01/13/2013

Student volunteers at Eastport-South Manor Junior-Senior High School (credit: CBS 2)

Long Island School Hosts Holiday Charity Effort For Those Less Fortunate

Students, parents and teachers drove to local charities to drop off the donations, surprising hundreds of needy families who expected to receive nothing this Christmas.

12/23/2011

Pumpkin (file / credit: TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Expect Fewer Pumpkins From Long Island For This Halloween

Long Island’s all important East End agriculture industry has been hit hard by all this rain and stormy weather of late, and that is bad news for those who want a locally grown pumpkin for this Halloween.

09/23/2011

Opening Day at the VA Clinic - Riverhead, NY - Jun 3, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Veterans Affairs Clinic Opens In Riverhead

A new clinic will make it much easier for veterans on the east end of Long Island to get medical care.

06/03/2011