News

Christopher Walsh
The East Hampton Town Trustees have closed Georgica Pond to the harvesting of crabs or any other marine life because of a bloom of blue-green algae in the pond's southwest corner.
Taylor K. Vecsey
A Long Island Rail Road train hit a 28-year-old man who may have fallen asleep on the tracks in Southampton Village Monday, according to police.
Taylor K. Vecsey
The phones lit up when customers couldn't get their supply. "There are going to be a lot of people very upset this weekend," Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini said.
Christopher Walsh
The Army Corps of Engineers has indicated that its Fire Island to Montauk Point Reformulation Plan, decades in the making, will provide significantly less sand to replenish Montauk’s downtown ocean beach than town officials had hoped.
Taylor K. Vecsey
A 44-foot Meridian yacht sank after striking the west side of the Montauk jetty last Thursday night, the Coast Guard reported Friday.
Taylor K. Vecsey
A man whose yacht was found discharging waste into Lake Montauk late last month is facing a number of charges brought by federal, state, and local authorities.
Jamie Bufalino
A Sagaponack resident’s application to install eight-foot-tall deer fencing along the perimeter of a nearly 34-acre agricultural reserve elicited vehement opposition at a village board meeting on Monday.
Christopher Walsh
Of the estimated 9 billion tons of plastic generated since 1950, some 6.3 billion tons exist in the form of plastic waste, a volume that has overwhelmed our waste management and infrastructure capabilities, with a result of about 8 million tons of plastic waste entering the oceans every year.
Christopher Walsh
Insisting that the Town of East Hampton, not to mention civilization itself, faces imminent climate chaos, four residents urged the town trustees on Monday night to look positively on the proposed South Fork Wind Farm.
Taylor K. Vecsey
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.
Taylor K. Vecsey
A Sag Harbor woman was arrested Aug. 6 in East Hampton on a felony charge of driving while intoxicated, having been convicted of the crime within the last 10 years.
Andrea Meyer
This weekend is Ellen’s Run, a fund-raiser benefiting the Ellen Hermanson Foundation, which is credited with bringing new medical imaging technology to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.
Christopher Walsh
The East Hampton Town Board collectively denounced the increase in takeoffs and landings at East Hampton Airport in a press release issued last Thursday, calling a 29-percent increase in helicopter flights between 2016 and last year a direct consequence of a federal Court of Appeals’ November 2016 ruling that the town could not independently enact the curfews and limits it had set the previous year.
Christopher Walsh
Responding to concerns from parents of children who swim at a small beach inside the mouth of Three Mile Harbor at Maidstone Park in Springs, the East Hampton Town Trustees erected sections of split-rail fencing last month to discourage trucks from backing down to the water’s edge.