Taylor K. Vecsey returned to The East Hampton Star in 2014. She was the founding editor of East Hampton Patch news site and also ran Southampton Patch. Ms. Vecsey is a member of the Bridgehampton Fire Department, where she volunteers as an emergency medical technician.
Despite difficult weather conditions Saturday morning, firefighters quickly extinguished a blaze at a bayfront house in Amagansett. The fire started after a lightning strike, Amagansett Fire Chief Bill Beckert said.
A 31-year-old Shelter Island woman was arrested near the beach at Barcelona Neck in East Hampton last Thursday morning after police said they found pills and marijuana in her white beach bag, which was inscribed with the word “STASH.”
"If you’re going to be out drinking, make a plan to get home safely. Officers on the East End D.W.I. Task Force will be out in force to crack down on impaired driving and to protect our roadways from motorists who make the reckless decision to drink or do drugs and get behind the wheel of a car," Timothy D. Sini said.
In August, Asian longhorned beetles — exotic, invasive pests that can do serious damage to forest and street trees — emerge from their host trees as adults. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation needs the public's help to be on the lookout.
The D.E.C. is conducting its annual survey and is looking for those with pools to help combat the problem beetle.
With the U.S. Open tournament officially starting on Thursday at the Shinnecock Golf Club, the Southampton Town Police Department said they are trying to make improvements to the traffic flow after days of heavy traffic during the practice rounds.