27Speaks

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27Speaks: Smile, You're On Police Body Camera!
Last Friday at 4:02 PM

Welcome to the latest edition of The Express News Group’s podcast, 27Speaks. The Express News Group editors Kathryn Menu, Annette Hinkle, Joseph P. Shaw, Brendan O’Reilly, and Bill Sutton discuss the week’s news on the South Fork of Long Island. In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors are joined by reporter Alec Giufurta for a discussion about efforts by local police agencies to implement body camera programs.


27Speaks: The Express News Group's People Of The Year For 2021
01/07/2022

Welcome to the latest edition of The Express News Group’s podcast, 27Speaks. The Express News Group editors Kathryn Menu, Annette Hinkle, Joseph P. Shaw, Brendan O’Reilly, and Bill Sutton discuss the week’s news on the South Fork of Long Island. In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors are joined by reporters Michelle Trauring, Stephen Kotz, Cailin Riley and Desiree Keegan, who wrote profiles of The Express News Group’s people of the year for 2021.


27Speaks: The Top 10 Stories Of 2021
12/24/2021

Welcome to the latest edition of The Express News Group’s podcast, 27Speaks. The Express News Group editors Kathryn Menu, Annette Hinkle, Joseph P. Shaw, Brendan O’Reilly, and Bill Sutton discuss the week’s news on the South Fork of Long Island. In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors look back on 2021 and discuss their picks for the top 10 stories of the year.


27Speaks: Remembering Lost Loved Ones During The Holidays
12/17/2021

Welcome to the latest edition of The Express News Group’s podcast, 27Speaks. The Express News Group editors Kathryn Menu, Annette Hinkle, Joseph P. Shaw, Brendan O’Reilly, and Bill Sutton discuss the week’s news on the South Fork of Long Island. In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors are joined by Jean Behrens, the adult bereavement coordinator at East End Hospice, for a discussion about dealing with grief through the holidays.


27Speaks: Hop On The Holiday Express!
12/10/2021

Welcome to the latest edition of The Express News Group’s podcast, 27Speaks. The Express News Group editors Kathryn Menu, Annette Hinkle, Joseph P. Shaw, Brendan O’Reilly, and Bill Sutton discuss the week’s news on the South Fork of Long Island. In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors talk about the newspaper group’s holiday fundraising effort, the Holiday Express, which will help to support four local organizations, Heart of the Hamptons, Help for Local Families Fund, Sag Harbor Helpers and the Springs Food Pantry.


27Speaks: Talking Jonathan Larson's 'Tick, Tick... Boom!' with Matthew O'Grady
12/04/2021

Matthew O'Grady, a friend of the late "Rent" and "Tick, Tick... Boom!" writer Jonathan Larson, discusses their friendship and the history behind the musicals.


27Speaks: Attitude Of Gratitude; Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
11/21/2021

Welcome to the latest edition of The Express News Group’s podcast, 27Speaks. The Express News Group editors Kathryn Menu, Annette Hinkle, Joseph P. Shaw, Brendan O’Reilly, and Bill Sutton discuss the week’s news on the South Fork of Long Island. In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors are joined by reporter Cailin Riley for a talk about Thanksgiving traditions in general and on the East End.


27Speaks: Giving It Their All; High School Sports Stars On The East End
11/19/2021

Welcome to the latest edition of The Express News Group’s podcast, 27Speaks. The Express News Group editors Kathryn Menu, Annette Hinkle, Joseph P. Shaw, Brendan O’Reilly, and Bill Sutton discuss the week’s news on the South Fork of Long Island. In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors are joined by Co-Publisher Gavin Menu and Sports Editor Drew Budd for a talk about local high school sports teams that competed in the recent New York state championships, and sports in general on the East End.


27Speaks: Diving Deep Into The Sag Harbor Waterfront
11/12/2021

Welcome to the latest edition of The Express News Group’s podcast, 27Speaks.The Express News Group editors Kathryn Menu, Annette Hinkle, Joseph P. Shaw, Brendan O’Reilly, and Bill Sutton discuss the week’s news on the South Fork of Long Island.In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors are joined by Co-Publisher Gavin Menu and senior reporter Stephen J. Kotz for a talk about the return of The Express Sessions to live and in-person events, as they discuss the topic of last week’s event, a proposed new waterfront overlay zoning code in Sag Harbor Village.


27Speaks: The Latest On Legalizing Cannabis In New York, And On The East End
11/05/2021

Welcome to the latest edition of The Express News Group’s podcast, 27Speaks. The Express News Group editors Kathryn Menu, Annette Hinkle, Joseph P. Shaw, Brendan O’Reilly, and Bill Sutton discuss the week’s news on the South Fork of Long Island. In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors catch up with cannabis advocate David Falkowski, president of Bridgehampton-based Open Minded Organics, for a discussion on recent developments in the state’s plan to legalize the sale of adult use recreational cannabis.


27Speaks: Boo! Halloween On The East End
10/29/2021

Welcome to the latest edition of The Express News Group’s podcast, 27Speaks. The Express News Group editors Kathryn Menu, Annette Hinkle, Joseph P. Shaw, Brendan O’Reilly, and Bill Sutton discuss the week’s news on the South Fork of Long Island. In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors reminisce about Halloween traditions growing up and reflect on holiday happenings on the East End this year.


27Speaks: Help Wanted; The Difficulty In Recruiting And Maintaining Employees On The East End
10/22/2021

Welcome to the latest edition of The Express News Group’s podcast, 27Speaks. The Express News Group editors Kathryn Menu, Annette Hinkle, Joseph P. Shaw, Brendan O’Reilly, and Bill Sutton discuss the week’s news on the South Fork of Long Island. In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors look back on a virtual Express Sessions event held on October 14 in which East End employers discussed the trials they are facing hiring and retaining employees post-pandemic.


27Speaks: Over The Line; Re-Drawing Congressional District Lines
10/15/2021

Welcome to the latest edition of The Express News Group’s podcast, 27Speaks. The Express News Group editors Kathryn Menu, Annette Hinkle, Joseph P. Shaw, Brendan O’Reilly, and Bill Sutton discuss the week’s news on the South Fork of Long Island. In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors are joined by correspondent Alec Giufurta for a discussion about the process of redrawing congressional district lines, following last year’s U.S. Census.


27Speaks: How COVID Is Affecting Hospitals And Schools
10/08/2021

Welcome to the latest edition of The Express News Group’s podcast, 27Speaks. The Express News Group editors Kathryn Menu, Annette Hinkle, Joseph P. Shaw, Brendan O’Reilly, and Bill Sutton discuss the week’s news on the South Fork of Long Island. In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors talk about the recent implementation of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate at hospitals, as well as the Shinnecock Nation’s recent vote to allow recreational cannabis sales on the territory. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify Podcasts and Google Podcasts. Be sure to subscribe today.


27Speaks: Wing And A Prayer: The Future Of East Hampton Airport
10/01/2021

Welcome to the latest edition of The Express News Group’s podcast, 27Speaks. The Express News Group editors Kathryn Menu, Annette Hinkle, Joseph P. Shaw, Brendan O’Reilly, and Bill Sutton discuss the week’s news on the South Fork of Long Island. In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors are joined by senior reporter Michael Wright for a discussion about the ongoing debate on how to manage noise from flights to and from the East Hampton Airport.


27Speaks: A Losing Battle To Beat Back The Southern Pine Beetle
09/24/2021

Welcome to the latest edition of The Express News Group’s podcast, 27Speaks. The Express News Group editors Kathryn Menu, Annette Hinkle, Joseph P. Shaw, Brendan O’Reilly, and Bill Sutton discuss the week’s news on the South Fork of Long Island. In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors are joined by senior reporter Michael Wright for a discussion about the resurgence of the voracious southern pine beetle on the East End.


27Speaks: Back To School In The Continuing Wake Of COVID
09/17/2021

Welcome to the latest edition of The Express News Group’s podcast, 27Speaks. The Express News Group editors Kathryn Menu, Annette Hinkle, Joseph P. Shaw, Brendan O’Reilly, and Bill Sutton discuss the week’s news on the South Fork of Long Island. In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors discuss the start of the new school year, and the issues teachers and administrators are facing in the continuing wake of COVID, and the extra help students need after remote learning for portions of the past two years.


27Speaks: Looking Underground; Preparing For Hurricanes By Burying Power Lines
09/10/2021

Welcome to the latest edition of The Express News Group’s podcast, 27Speaks. The Express News Group editors Kathryn Menu, Annette Hinkle, Joseph P. Shaw, Brendan O’Reilly, and Bill Sutton discuss the week’s news on the South Fork of Long Island. In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors are joined by veteran Long Island reporter and columnist Karl Grossman for a discussion of the ongoing debate about burying electric power lines on the East End to better prepare for hurricanes and tropical storms.


27Speaks: Sharks In The Water; A Discussion About The Shark Population Off The East End
09/03/2021

Welcome to the latest edition of The Express News Group’s podcast, 27Speaks. The Express News Group editors Kathryn Menu, Annette Hinkle, Joseph P. Shaw, Brendan O’Reilly, and Bill Sutton discuss the week’s news on the South Fork of Long Island. In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors are joined by Chris Paparo of the South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center’s Shark Research Team, and Express News Group intern Zoe Kava for a discussion on an article Ms. Kava wrote on the local shark population.


27Speaks: Rolling The Dice; Monopoly The Hamptons Edition Is On It's Way
08/27/2021

Welcome to the latest edition of The Express News Group’s podcast, 27Speaks. The Express News Group editors Kathryn Menu, Annette Hinkle, Joseph P. Shaw, Brendan O’Reilly, and Bill Sutton discuss the week’s news on the South Fork of Long Island. In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors talk about a new version of the popular board game, Monopoly. The game’s distributors are planning a “Hamptons” edition of the game, due next summer. Hasbro is asking for suggestions of what properties should be included in the game, and the editors offer their suggestions.


27Speaks: Getting The Facts On The COVID Vaccine
08/20/2021

Welcome to the latest edition of The Express News Group’s podcast, 27Speaks. The Express News Group editors Kathryn Menu, Annette Hinkle, Joseph P. Shaw, Brendan O’Reilly, and Bill Sutton discuss the week’s news on the South Fork of Long Island. In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors talk about a recent Express Session virtual event, “Getting The Facts On The COVID Vaccine,” in which local leaders and medical experts offered facts about the vaccine in an effort to urge the unvaccinated reluctant to get the shot.


27Speaks: Shell Shocked - Rescuing Turtles On The East End
08/13/2021

Welcome to the latest edition of The Express News Group’s podcast, 27Speaks. The Express News Group editors Kathryn Menu, Annette Hinkle, Joseph P. Shaw, Brendan O’Reilly, and Bill Sutton discuss the week’s news on the South Fork of Long Island. In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors are joined by Turtle Rescue of the Hamptons Executive Director Karen Testa for an in-depth look at her Jamesport organization, which rescues, rehabs and releases injured turtles on the East End.


27Speaks: The Big Duck In Flanders Fits The Bill As It Celebrates 90th Birthday
08/06/2021

Welcome to the latest edition of The Express News Group’s podcast, 27Speaks. The Express News Group editors Kathryn Menu, Annette Hinkle, Joseph P. Shaw, Brendan O’Reilly, and Bill Sutton discuss the week’s news on the South Fork of Long Island. In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors are joined by reporter Alec Giufurta for a discussion about the Big Duck in Flanders, which celebrated its 90th birthday last week.


27Speaks: Feeling Congested - Traffic Woes On The East End
07/30/2021

Welcome to the latest edition of The Express News Group’s podcast, 27Speaks. The Express News Group editors Kathryn Menu, Annette Hinkle, Joseph P. Shaw, Brendan O’Reilly, and Bill Sutton discuss the week’s news on the South Fork of Long Island. In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors are joined by reporter Kitty Merrill for a discussion about traffic woes on the East End, and efforts local officials are taking to try to ease the gridlock.


27Speaks: Promoting Remote Participation In Local Government Meetings
07/23/2021

Welcome to the latest edition of The Express News Group’s podcast, 27Speaks. The Express News Group editors Kathryn Menu, Annette Hinkle, Joseph P. Shaw, Brendan O’Reilly, and Bill Sutton discuss the week’s news on the South Fork of Long Island. In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors are joined by New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele for a discussion on work he’s doing to reform the state’s Open Meetings law to include language that could require local municipalities to utilize video conferencing to provide greater access and remote participation in board meetings.


27Speaks: Get Out Of My House! Local Effects Of The Eviction Moratorium
07/16/2021

Welcome to the latest edition of The Express News Group’s podcast, 27Speaks. The Express News Group editors Kathryn Menu, Annette Hinkle, Joseph P. Shaw, Brendan O’Reilly, and Bill Sutton discuss the week’s news on the South Fork of Long Island. In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors discuss the latest developments on a state eviction moratorium that was enacted during the COVID-19 pandemic, and a few East End cases where the moratorium has allegedly been abused by local renters.


27Speaks: What's Happening On The South Fork Of Long Island?
07/09/2021

Welcome to the latest edition of The Express News Group’s podcast, 27Speaks. The Express News Group editors Kathryn Menu, Annette Hinkle, Joseph P. Shaw, Brendan O’Reilly, and Bill Sutton discuss the week’s news on the South Fork of Long Island. In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors talk about a variety of South Fork issues, including the paid parking program on Long Wharf in Sag Harbor; new Sag Harbor Mayor James Larocca’s vision for the future of the village; high COVID-19 vaccination rates on the South Fork; efforts to build a visitors center at the Pyrrhu...


27Speaks: Off To The Races; Changes In Village Politics And Elections
07/02/2021

Welcome to the latest edition of The Express News Group’s podcast, 27Speaks. The Express News Group editors Kathryn Menu, Annette Hinkle, Joseph P. Shaw, Brendan O’Reilly, and Bill Sutton discuss the week’s news on the South Fork of Long Island. In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors are joined by senior reporter Stephen J. Kotz for a talk about the recent village elections in Southampton and Sag Harbor, how they were different from previous elections, and it what they say about future elections.


27Speaks: Piping Plovers Are No Picnic When It Comes To Beach Driving In Southampton
06/25/2021

Welcome to the latest edition of The Express News Group’s podcast, 27Speaks. The Express News Group editors Kathryn Menu, Annette Hinkle, Joseph P. Shaw, Brendan O’Reilly, and Bill Sutton discuss the week’s news on the South Fork of Long Island. In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors are joined by senior reporter Michael Wright for a discussion about the protected piping plover, and the havoc the birds have created for beach drivers on the “Picnic Area” and at the Shinnecock East County Park campgrounds in Southampton.


27Speaks: Medical Care For The LGBTQ+ Community
06/18/2021

Welcome to the latest edition of The Express News Group’s podcast, 27Speaks.The Express News Group editors Kathryn Menu, Annette Hinkle, Joseph P. Shaw, Brendan O’Reilly, and Bill Sutton discuss the week’s news on the South Fork of Long Island.In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors are joined by Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Chief Administrative Officer Robert S. Chaloner and pediatrician Dr. Allison H. Eliscu of Stony Brook Medicine, for a discussion about the recently opened Edie Windsor Healthcare Center in Hampton Bays, which focuses on treatment for the LGBTQ+ community, and a survey availabl...


27Speaks: The Declining Population Of The Prehistoric Horseshoe Crab
06/11/2021

Welcome to the latest edition of The Express News Group’s podcast, 27Speaks. The Express News Group editors Kathryn Menu, Annette Hinkle, Joseph P. Shaw, Brendan O’Reilly, and Bill Sutton discuss the week’s news on the South Fork of Long Island. In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors are joined by Photo Editor Dana Shaw and reporter Kitty Merrill for a discussion about the declining population of horseshoe crabs and efforts to save the prehistoric creatures.


27Speaks: A Conversation With Dr. Christopher Gobler On East End Water Quality
06/04/2021

Welcome to the latest edition of The Express News Group’s podcast, 27Speaks. The Express News Group editors Kathryn Menu, Annette Hinkle, Joseph P. Shaw, Brendan O’Reilly, and Bill Sutton discuss the week’s news on the South Fork of Long Island. In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors are joined by Dr. Christopher Gobler of Stony Brook University for a discussion about East End water quality.


27Speaks: Pass The Popcorn; Moviegoing In The Post-Covid World
05/29/2021

Welcome to the latest edition of The Express News Group’s podcast, 27Speaks. The Express News Group editors Kathryn Menu, Annette Hinkle, Joseph P. Shaw, Brendan O’Reilly, and Bill Sutton discuss the week’s news on the South Fork of Long Island. In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors talk about the much anticipated reopening of the Sag Harbor Cinema, and the opening of theaters in Hampton Bays and East Hampton, as well as muse on how the public will react to the theaters post-COVID.


27Speaks: Take Us Out To The Ballfield -- Facing Off Over Playing Sports At Mashashimuet Park
05/21/2021

Welcome to the latest edition of The Express News Group’s podcast, 27Speaks. The Express News Group editors Kathryn Menu, Annette Hinkle, Joseph P. Shaw, Brendan O’Reilly, and Bill Sutton discuss the week’s news on the South Fork of Long Island. In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors are joined by reporter Cailin Riley for a discussion about news this week that the Sag Harbor School District had informed the Mashashimuet Park Board that the district had declined to renew its contract with the board to have school sports teams play at the park, as they have for...


27Speaks: Keeping Grounded, The Discussion About Closing East Hampton Airport
05/14/2021

Welcome to the latest edition of The Express News Group’s podcast, 27Speaks. The Express News Group editors Kathryn Menu, Annette Hinkle, Joseph P. Shaw, Brendan O’Reilly, and Bill Sutton discuss the week’s news on the South Fork of Long Island. In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors are joined by senior reporter Michael Wright for a discussion of the conversation around closing East Hampton Airport in an effort to curtail excessive noise from airplanes and helicopters.


27Speaks: Not My Job; Police Tackle Rise In Fake Unemployment Claims
05/07/2021

Welcome to the latest edition of The Express News Group’s podcast, 27Speaks. The Express News Group editors Kathryn Menu, Annette Hinkle, Joseph P. Shaw, Brendan O’Reilly, and Bill Sutton discuss the week’s news on the South Fork of Long Island. In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors are joined by reporter Kiity Merrill for a discussion of the plethora of false unemployment claims during the pandemic, and an article Ms. Merrill wrote about the growing crime.


27Speaks: Bugging Out About The Emergence Of The Brood X Cicada
04/30/2021

Welcome to the latest edition of The Express News Group’s podcast, 27Speaks. The Express News Group editors Kathryn Menu, Annette Hinkle, Joseph P. Shaw, Brendan O’Reilly, and Bill Sutton discuss the week’s news on the South Fork of Long Island. In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors are joined by The Accidental Beekeeper columnist Lisa Daffy for a discussion of the upcoming emergence of the Brood X cicada, which she wrote about in this week’s edition of the newspapers.


27Speaks: Reefer Gladness As New York State Adapts To The Legalization Of Recreational Marijuana
04/23/2021

Welcome to the latest edition of The Express News Group’s podcast, 27Speaks. The Express News Group editors Kathryn Menu, Annette Hinkle, Joseph P. Shaw, Brendan O’Reilly, and Bill Sutton discuss the week’s news on the South Fork of Long Island. In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors are joined by David Falkowski, the owner of the Open Minded Organics farm in Bridgehampton and OMO Apothecary on Long Wharf in Sag Harbor, for a discussion on legalized recreational marijuana, and a rally he hosted on April 20 in John Steinbeck Waterfront Park.


27Speaks: Are You Being Served? The East End Restaurant Scene Moving Into The Summer
04/16/2021

Welcome to the latest edition of The Express News Group’s podcast, 27Speaks. The Express News Group editors Kathryn Menu, Annette Hinkle, Joseph P. Shaw, Brendan O’Reilly, and Bill Sutton discuss the week’s news on the South Fork of Long Island. In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors are joined by senior reporter Michael Wright for a discussion about how East End restaurants survived the winter in the pandemic and how they are looking forward to the upcoming summer season.


27Speaks: The Show Must Go On! Plans Are Revealed For New Bay Street Theater
04/09/2021

Welcome to the latest edition of The Express News Group’s podcast, 27Speaks. The Express News Group editors Kathryn Menu, Annette Hinkle, Joseph P. Shaw, Brendan O’Reilly, and Bill Sutton discuss the week’s news on the South Fork of Long Island. In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors talk about Bay Street Theater’s recently revealed plans for its new theater in Sag Harbor, and plans to purchase the adjoining “Fort Apache” building and plans to demolish it and add it to the John Steinbeck Memorial Park.