News

Taylor K. Vecsey
The Southampton Town Board passed a $99.4 million budget for 2018, though it lacked support from one board member.
T.E. McMorrow
A longstanding East Hampton Housing Authority plan for affordable housing on a vacant 4.6-acre site on the north side of Montauk Highway in Amagansett underwent preliminary review by the East Hampton Town Planning Board on Nov. 15.
Carissa Katz
Never mind that the porcelain figurines did not date to Big and Little Edie Beale’s era at Grey Gardens. They reminded Jerry Torre of “the better days of Grey Gardens,” of what it had been before he met Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale and her daughter, Edith Bouvier Beale, as a teenager in the early 1970s at what was by then a dilapidated and overgrown mansion.
Judy D’Mello
Sitting around a table strewn with half-eaten packages of cookies and chips, the Guild Hall Teen Arts Council held its weekly brainstorming meeting as part of an initiative aimed at giving young people a bigger stake in the future of the arts and offering teens more cultural opportunities here on the East End.
Joanne Pilgrim
A barn on East Hampton Town’s Amagansett Farm property, 19 acres of farmland purchased to save it from becoming a 79-unit luxury housing development, will be demolished, according to a town board decision last week.
T.E. McMorrow
A spirited competition among the East Hampton, Southampton, and Bridgehampton offices of the real estate firm Saunders and Associates to see which could gather the most food for food pantries brought in more than 14,000 donated items of food by the Nov. 15 deadline. Anne White and Molly Sheppard — the former a copywriter with the firm, the latter a graphic designer — helped organize and coordinate the drive, now in its third year.
David E. Rattray
When staff and elected officials abandoned the old East Hampton Town Hall building on Pantigo Road in about 2011, they took what they needed and moved across the lawn to the new Robert A.M. Stern-designed complex. What they left behind for another day was much of the town’s paper records.
T.E. McMorrow
The driver of an eastbound 2017 Mercedes-Benz and his passenger were taken to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital on Nov. 14 after their car veered sharply off Montauk Highway on the Napeague stretch, crashed into several trees, and rolled over near Shipwreck Lane.
T.E. McMorrow
Two college friends are free after being arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court Sunday, although one is headed for residential drug treatment.
Star Staff
Two blue five-gallon jugs of sulfuric acid were found on Nov. 15 on the side of the road near the intersection of Toilsome Lane and Dayton Lane.
David E. Rattray
A little-known 1913 National Guard exercise in Montauk was designed to address deficiencies in training and supply logistics, particular for cavalry officers lacking actual wartime experience. A set of photographs believed to have been taken by a member of the cavalry has been acquired by the Montauk Library.
T.E. McMorrow
Leaving the scene of an accident is the charge facing a Manhattan man who has a house on South Endicott Place in Montauk.
Isabel Carmichael
A life-size giraffe sculpture that has been moldering in an East Hampton Village holding pen since it was discovered "grazing" at the edge of the Nature Trail a year and a half ago, will be sold to the highest bidder.
David E. Rattray
Property owners in Northwest Woods who have already suffered the loss of hundreds of pine trees to a beetle infestation are learning that they will have to bear the cost of removing the trunks and debris after crews hired by the town cut them down.
Christopher Walsh
Technical aspects and proximity to the Long Island Power Authority’s substation on Cove Hollow Road in East Hampton make Beach Lane in Wainscott an excellent potential landing site for the transmission cable that would run from the proposed offshore South Fork Wind Farm, officials said.
Christopher Walsh
The bay scallop population in town waterways has experienced a modest rebound after two consecutive years that were assessed as “not great,” “bleak,” “very bad,” and “horrible.”