News

Taylor K. Vecsey
The East Hampton Town fire marshal’s office is investigating a Friday brush fire in the woods near the railroad tracks off Spring Close Highway in East Hampton.
Star Staff
Terry Hoyt, a volunteer with the Bridgehampton Fire Department for 23 years, has been posthumously awarded the Southampton Town E.M.S. Advisory Committee’s Nancy Makson Award for Excellence.
David E. Rattray
Recreational anglers will have a daily limit of three fish, with a minimum length of 19 inches, when the fluke season opens in New York waters on May 17. The changes are a dramatic reduction from 2016’s five-fish, 18-inch minimum. The recreational fluke season will close on Sept. 21.
Taylor K. Vecsey
Momentum is building in raising money for the purchase of the Sag Harbor Cinema property. Big names such as Billy Joel, who owns a house just a few blocks away, Martin Scorsese, an occasional visitor to the area, and Harvey Weinstein, who owns a house in East Hampton, have recently joined the campaign.
Taylor K. Vecsey
Police are investigating what caused a one-car accident on Accabonac Road in East Hampton Wednesday afternoon.
Judy D’Mello
School budget votes and board elections results have begun rolling in, with voters approving budgets in East Hampton, Amagansett, Montauk, Bridgehampton, and Sagaponack, and Wainscott, whose polls all closed 8 p.m.
Taylor K. Vecsey
A woman was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital after the sports utility vehicle she was driving was sideswiped by a Mack truck on Monday afternoon.
Judy D’Mello
Two last-minute candidates have entered the Amagansett School Board race, turning the district’s seemingly uneventful election into a highly contested one.
Taylor K. Vecsey
A Springs man was selling cocaine and ecstasy in the East Hampton area, including out of his house on Hollyoak Avenue, East Hampton Town police said. Officers with the East End Drug Task Force arrested Kody J. Knudsen, 28, on Thursday morning on several felony drug charges.
T.E. McMorrow
New owners plan an ambitious redo of the resort, which will be called the Hero Beach Club.
Judy D’Mello
Mother’s Day is Sunday, a celebration that began 40 years ago as a heralding of love and duty that has become a multibillion-dollar business. According to the National Retail Federation, Mother’s Day gift sales this year will reach an estimated $23.6 billion.
Christopher Walsh
As the Suffolk County Department of Health’s division of vector control began annual aerial application of methoprene, a mosquito larvicide, over salt marshes on the South Fork last week, a pilot program that would ban spraying over a study site next year began to take shape.
Joanne Pilgrim
The East Hampton Town employee who blew the whistle in March on the Parks Department’s reuse of industrial metal barrels as trash cans, and the disposal of the barrels’ chemical residue on the ground and in storm drains, has been fired.
Judy D’Mello
On Tuesday, during the school’s annual public hearing on the proposed budget, one Amagansett resident launched into a long and heated sparring match with the district superintendent, Eleanor Tritt.
Judy D’Mello
A letter written by Paige Morehead, the Springs School’s speech therapist, asking the school board to reconsider the abrupt resignation of the school’s assistant principal, Christine Cleary, prompted an outcry Monday night at the school’s annual budget hearing.
Isabel Carmichael
After a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday evening to inaugurate Amagansett’s new privy in the parking lot behind Main Street, members of the hamlet’s citizens advisory committee repaired to the American Legion Hall for their monthly meeting.