News

Gina Piastuck
Item of the Week From the East Hampton Library’s Long Island Collection
Taylor K. Vecsey
East Hampton Town police officers were investigating a suspicious knock on a door at a house on Hawthorne Street in Springs on Jan. 20 when they heard the sounds of a car crash.
Star Staff
A woman in labor called police from a Nissan in front of 61 Hampton Street on Jan. 30 around 12:40 p.m. Police helped her into the back seat of her car until the Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps arrived. About 10 minutes after the ambulance got her to the hospital, she gave birth, police said.
Christopher Walsh

Christopher Walsh
An analysis of the soil that has blown from farm fields and blanketed commercial and residential areas of Amagansett this winter revealed no pesticides, according to a letter from the environmental remediation services provider contracted by the Town of East Hampton.
Johnette Howard
As videotaped footage began playing of Greg Metzger battling a juvenile great white shark he had just hooked near Jones Beach using just the fishing rod and reel he was gripping, it was easy to momentarily forget the scientific nature of the project Mr. Metzger and the South Fork Natural History Museum are engaged in, and marvel at the spectacle.
Jamie Bufalino
As East End residents prepare 2018 tax returns, the repercussions of the tax reform law signed by President Trump in 2017, which takes effect this year, will affect local taxpayers, in particular those who have been able to deduct interest on home mortgages.
Johnette Howard
Dayton, Ritz and Osborne Insurance has donated the final $5,400 needed for a 9/11 memorial that the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 419 in Amagansett has been working six years to complete, clearing the way for the sculpture to be finished and installed.
Christopher Walsh
The East Hampton Town Trustees and East Hampton Village are nearing a settlement that would end a protracted legal struggle with a West End Road resident over a 166-foot-long rock revetment constructed on the ocean beach adjoining the resident’s property.
Christopher Walsh
East Hampton Town’s community oyster garden program, under which individuals and families can grow up to 1,000 oysters and keep half of them, will expand further this year, if the town trustees agree to a request made on Monday.
Christopher Walsh
The East Hampton Town Democratic Committee has put out a call for those interested in screening for the positions of supervisor and two seats on the town board as well as town justice, highway superintendent, tax assessor, and town trustee. Election Day is Nov. 5.
Star Staff
The rules sign at Indian Wells Beach was damaged by birdshot sometime on Jan. 22. Police said pellets remained in the sign. It will cost about $200 to replace.
Taylor K. Vecsey
One of the officers behind a major narcotics bust in Montauk over the summer was recognized for his work on the case by being named as the East Hampton Town Police Department’s officer of the year. Officer Arthur Scalzo was presented with the award at a Southampton Kiwanis Club dinner at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead on Friday night.
Taylor K. Vecsey
Following a one-car accident in Wainscott last Thursday night, Jake A. Early, 21, of Sag Harbor was arrested on a drunken-driving charge.
Carissa Katz
After operating their Blocks, Trucks + Art workshops and BMX programs out of a retooled 18-wheeler at the Hayground School for four summers, the husband-and-wife team of Jeff Mayer and Angela De Vincenzo have opened a brick-and-mortar gallery and workshop space in Sag Harbor where they can offer children’s programming all year long.
Taylor K. Vecsey
Ines G. Quito-Romero, 35, was inside her East Hampton home on Oakview Highway when she reportedly hit her child’s father, with whom she had a custody dispute, in the face with a mop handle on Friday at about 3:20 p.m.