News

Christopher Walsh
At a meeting on Monday, Amagansett residents and business owners decried what they called a public health emergency created by dust that has blown off the dry farm fields north of Main Street, blanketing the commercial core, and making its way indoors, sickening employees of Main Street's businesses.
Christopher Walsh
A lawsuit filed one year ago by the Devon Yacht Club in Amagansett that sought to bar leaseholders in Suffolk County's Shellfish Aquaculture Lease Program from conducting oyster farming activity was settled last week, a county official said.
Taylor K. Vecsey
"The shed that houses that cables for the antennas on the Tower ignited," according to Mickey Valcich, the Montauk Fire Department's first assistant chief.
Taylor K. Vecsey
A traffic stop on Dec. 30 led to the biggest drug bust in recent memory in Sag Harbor Village. The defendants, who remain in jail due to the serious charges against them, allegedly had large amounts of heroin, hydrocodone pills, and marijuana in their car.
Christopher Walsh
Residents of Montauk delivered a catalog of complaints to the East Hampton Town Board at its work session at the hamlet’s firehouse on Tuesday, with year-round residents fuming that they were in the dark with respect to a hamlet study they fear is rushing toward implementation without the benefit of their input.
Christopher Walsh
When the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals meets at 11 a.m. tomorrow, it will be the first meeting in that body’s 93-year history — in everyone’s recollection, at least — with a woman as the chair.
Jamie Bufalino
Faced with challenges in the commercial district, the East Hampton Village Board decided at a meeting last Thursday to undertake a downtown commercial study.
Jamie Bufalino
Sag Harbor Village intends to use part of a 24-acre site off the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike to build an 80-by-60-foot paved parking lot, where vehicles seized by the Police Department would be stored.
Johnette Howard
A GoFundMe page has been established on behalf of the family of Shannon Whelan, a Sag Harbor native and mother of three who died on Jan. 6 after going into cardiac arrest upon her arrival in Sydney, Australia.
Christopher Walsh
A report completed in November by a consultant to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation identified “four distinct areas of concern” with respect to perfluorinated chemicals in groundwater around East Hampton Airport in Wainscott.
Johnette Howard
The Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreation Center, the Children's Museum of the East Hampton, the Spur, and the East Hampton Town Shellfish Hatchery were among the recipients of the millions awarded locally by the state’s Regional Economic Development Council.
Johnette Howard
The Long Island district manager of the United States Postal Service has confirmed longstanding problems with customer service at the Montauk branch, but asked residents for more patience as attempts are made to implement changes.
Christopher Walsh
The Town of Southampton could benefit from a community choice aggregation, or C.C.A., energy program like one Westchester County was first to establish in New York State.
Christopher Walsh
The establishment of an erosion control district for downtown Montauk is being studied. It would fund a sand-only beach replenishment project as an interim step while the town awaits the Fire Island to Montauk Point reformulation project.
Johnette Howard
Deer hunting season began Sunday in Suffolk County and runs through Jan. 31, joining small-game hunting and waterfowl hunting on the calendar, and renewing the annual push-pull between hunters pursuing an age-old pastime and residents concerned about safety.
Taylor K. Vecsey
A 59-year-old man who police said was driving drunk spun his car around and hit a tree on old Stone Highway in Amagansett last Thursday evening.