News

Christopher Walsh
Thomas Peele, an investigative reporter and a member of East Hampton High School's class of 1979, has won a 2017 Pulitzer Prize in the Breaking News category for coverage of the Ghost Ship fire in Oakland, Calif., in which 36 people died.
Christopher Walsh
East Hampton has some of the most beautiful and bountiful water bodies on Long Island, and government’s growing attention to water quality remediation is encouraging, but harmful algal blooms continue to foul several waterways due to excessive nitrogen and phosphorus, largely fed by aging or failing septic systems.
Joanne Pilgrim
A lawsuit against East Hampton Town, brought by a group of Montauk property owners who claim that erosion of their waterfront land was caused by the installation of the jetties at the mouth of Montauk Harbor, will proceed to trial, following a court decision last week denying the town’s request for dismissal.
Judy D’Mello
The Retreat, which runs an East Hampton shelter and numerous programs for the victims of domestic violence, could have half its annual funding disappear if proposals in the White House’s recently submitted budget are approved by Congress.
Joanne Pilgrim
As anticipated, the New York State budget for the fiscal year 2018, passed on Monday, will remove ride-hailing services, such as Uber and Lyft, from local regulation and place them instead under the control of the State Department of Motor Vehicles
Judy D’Mello
Together with parents and faculty, Dr. Charles Soriano, the principal of the East Hampton Middle School, is planning a “Friends and Family First” initiative at the school, to be held on a Saturday in May, inviting students and parents to unplug and go device-free during waking hours.
T.E. McMorrow
Jefferson Davis Eames, a Springs man who has been arrested here six times in the last six months on various misdemeanor charges, was arraigned April 5 in the Riverhead courtroom of State Supreme Court Justice Fernando Camacho on a felony charge of grand larceny.
Joanne Pilgrim
The Army Corps of Engineers will once again make repairs to the 3,100-foot sandbag barrier installed on the downtown Montauk beach before deeming the $8.4 million project finished and handing over responsibility for future upkeep to Suffolk County and East Hampton Town.
T.E. McMorrow
A house at risk of falling into the water at the end of Mulford Lane at Lazy Point was purchased by a New York City developer acting as an agent for an unnamed buyer on Tuesday.
Joanne Pilgrim
A program proposed by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone would provide grants and low-interest financing to help homeowners replace antiquated septic systems with new ones that remove nitrogen, which has been identified as a major cause of surface and groundwater pollution.
Christopher Walsh

Judy D’Mello
Debra Winter will be the new Springs School District superintendent beginning July 1.
Star Staff
Someone let out the air from all four tires of a 2004 Ford van parked in the Oakview Highway trailer park by removing inner pins in the valve stems. Eduardo Peralta discovered the vandalism on the morning of April 3.
Christopher Walsh
In a climate marked by uncertainty, rumor, fear, and even paranoia among undocumented immigrants and their supporters, members of the East Hampton Clericus are taking a simple, old-fashioned approach to distributing a positive message.
Larry Penny
Walking is good for you. My doctors say that. Just about every doctor says that. There are three kinds of recreational walking: fast steady walking, group walking with a guide, and walking by yourself or with another while studying the ground, sky, trees, and maybe water.