Week of November 18

Following the news

Between The Lines: 

Recommendations of Presidential Commission on Deficit Reduction include cuts in Medicare and Military but are not likely to get out of the Congressional Commitee reviewing it 

Democracy for America: petition re Attack on Social Security 

Election Coverage: 

Votes may be re-counted pending Court decision - 10,100 absentee ballots not counted so far. Elections Board says they made mistake Bishop now trails by 383 votes. Sample machine votes are being checked. 

Committee for Peace in Israel / Palestine (COPIP) ... 

The COPIP blog has been updated.  It is also linked from the blog list on this web site. 



As always our local food pantries need help with the ever increasing demand from those who just can't afford to feed their families. The demand is year round but increases at this time of year as one would expect with the seasonal employment situation. Here is a list of local food panties:


Montauk Food Pantry at St Therese of Lisieux, 55 South Etna Avenue, Montauk 

East Hampton / Amagansett: 

East Hampton Food Pantry www.easthamptonfoodpantry.org 


219-50 Accabonac Road 

East Hampton Food Pantry hours: Tuesdays 2:00 – 6:00 pm 

Amagansett Satellite hours: Tuesdays 4:00 – 6:00 pm 

Sag Harbor: 

Sag Harbor Food Pantry: Old Whalers (First Presby.) Church - 44 Union St. Sag Harbor 631-725-0437 provides basic provisions 10:30am-1pm Tuesdays - Donations accepted at the Church We are hoping to give each of our food pantry clients a turkey for their Thanksgiving dinner. If you can donate a turkey, please call 725-0437 or send us an email with your name, address and telephone number. If you can’t deliver the turkey to the pantry on a Tuesday, we will pick it up. Thank you so much for your generosity! 


Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center - 

551 Sag Harbor Turnpike 631 - 537 -0616 


Human Resources at Sacred Heart Church, 168 Hill St. 631-283-6415 

Island Wide: 

Island Harvest with HQ in Nassau County is looking for East End Volunteers. They supply local food pantries. 

see www.islandharvest.volunteerhub.com to register and help with local food collection/distribution. 

Long Island Cares/ The Harry Chapin Food Bank: http://www.licares.org/


 Cities of Peace:

Guild Hall , Main Street in East Hampton is presenting .“Cities of Peace,” by East Hampton artist Ellen Frank through January 16. The exhibition features nine 6- by 8-foot gold-illuminated works on linen that are a visual tribute to people and locations around the world. “Cities of Peace” includes Baghdad, Beijing, Hiroshima, Jerusalem, Kabul, Lhasa, Monrovia, New York and Sarajevo. 

Gallery Talk Nov 27 3pm - Perspectives on Cities of Peace: 

A Conversation Donny George Youkhanna Now Visiting Professor (Mesopotamian Civilization); Department of Asian and Asian American Studies, SUNY, Stony Brook University Peter Trippi Editor, FineArtConnoisseur: The Premier Magazine for Informed Collectors, on the art historical context for the Cities of Peace paintings Ellen Frank Ph.D., Artistic Director, Ellen Frank Illuminations Arts Foundation, Inc., on “Honoring World Cities Traumatized by War, transforming anguish to beauty” 

Free with $7 Suggested Museum Admission ____________________________________________________________ 

Alternative radio - media for a democracy: 

WPKN Community Listener Supported Radio at 89.5 FM and streaming at wpkn.org has programming produced by east enders and still needs our support.


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