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Star Staff
Responding to evidence of ongoing bacterial contamination from a drainpipe that flows onto the ocean beach at the eastern end of downtown Montauk, the East Hampton Town Board voted last Thursday to install a filter in an underground vault upstream.
Star Staff
A deer was found stuck in a fence on Madison Street on Friday morning. Police were able to free it, and it ran off.
Taylor K. Vecsey
One of the pivotal members of the Montauk drug ring broken up by police last summer is headed to state prison for six years.
Taylor K. Vecsey
A 23-year-old Springs man was arrested on rape charges after he sexually abused two East Hampton teens, town police said.
Jennifer Landes
Several years of effort to save the Springs house and studios of the artists James Brooks and Charlotte Park may be coming to naught, with a town committee this week recommending the studio be demolished and the fate of the other buildings also uncertain.
David E. Rattray
At least 200 people turned out on Tuesday for a daylong presentation by PSEG Long Island on possible locations for a new substation to serve Montauk’s growing electrical demand.
Johnette Howard
The board of the Sagaponack School District, which now has 17 students in kindergarten through third grade in its little red schoolhouse, declined to add the Bridgehampton School as an option for graduating students at its March meeting despite having been pressed to do so by some parents for several years.
Johnette Howard
Lawmakers consider legal action over the county comptroller's highly controversial decision to send 1099 tax forms to homeowners who were told they would not be taxed for taking advantage of a county program for new, environmentally friendly septic systems.
Johnette Howard
The settlement is a sharp about-face from the D.E.C.’s ruling last September that ordered Sand Land to stop its mining operations when its permit expired in November and remediate the site by 2020. Now that might not happen until at least 2028.
David E. Rattray
Following objections from Montauk hotel and motel owners and co-op managers, the East Hampton Town Board decided Tuesday to scrap a proposal that would have sharply raised the rate the town charges for beach parking permits used by guests.
Taylor K. Vecsey
A Risso’s dolphin, one of a larger dolphin species with a distinctive gray body, was found stranded on a sandbar between the end of Louse Point in Springs and Wood Tick Island this week.
Jamie Bufalino
The owners of Gurney’s Montauk Resort and Seawater Spa on Old Montauk Highway, who are developing the former Montauk Yacht Club into Gurney’s Star Island Resort and Marina, presented two site plans to the East Hampton Town Planning Board on March 27.
Jamie Bufalino
The East Hampton Town attorney, Michael Sendlenski, who has helped draft the low-nitrogen septic system and rental registry laws among other legislation since joining the town’s legal team in 2013, announced on Monday that he would be resigning effective May 3.
Star Staff
East Hampton Town will allocate up to $15,000 to remove a portion of wooden groin on Albert’s Landing Beach in Amagansett, a popular bathing spot on Gardiner’s Bay.
Taylor K. Vecsey
East Hampton Village police spotted a motorcyclist speeding on Sunday morning, but instead of stopping, the motorcyclist took off, passing several cars, until he eventually stopped in Sagaponack.
Star Staff
Two drivers with drunken-driving records were charged with felony driving while intoxicated last weekend after police said they were caught driving at excessive speeds.