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Taylor K. Vecsey
The East Hampton Town fire marshal’s office is investigating the cause of a fire that broke out in the basement of a house at 21 Old Stone Highway in Springs on Sunday afternoon. Officials are looking into whether there was an electrical problem in the area, because the Springs Presbyterian Church and Ashawagh Hall, which are nearby, reported electrical problems.
Christopher Walsh
Without fanfare and with no public comment, the East Hampton Town Board voted unanimously on Nov. 20 to adopt amendments to its zoning code establishing parking requirements that could affect motels’ ability to add accessory uses such as a restaurant, bar, or retail store.
Taylor K. Vecsey
An East Hampton Town police officer rescued a 21-year-old man from inside a burning car after he hit a tree in Springs in the early morning hours on Nov. 15.
Gina Piastuck
Item of the Week From the East Hampton Library Long Island Collection.
Star Staff
Families can build and decorate gingerbread houses on Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor.
Star Staff
A renter found a handgun while walking on the beach directly behind the house he was renting on Redwood Road last Thursday afternoon. An officer took the gun, a Colt .380-caliber with a magazine and holster attached, into evidence. The gun appeared to have been in the water for some time, according to Chief Austin J. McGuire.
Star Staff
C.P.F. Revenues Up, Schneiderman Concedes, Thiele Supports Solar Expansion Campaign
Taylor K. Vecsey
The East End D.W.I. Task Force was on patrol Friday night, the day after Thanksgiving, yielding one arrest.
Taylor K. Vecsey
Jay Schneiderman has officially conceded the race for Suffolk County comptroller to the incumbent, John M. Kennedy Jr., three weeks after the election.
Taylor K. Vecsey
Sleeping guests at the American Hotel, which is on Main Street, were awakened in the early morning hours and asked to leave their rooms for a time as a precaution as the hotel was evacuated.
Taylor K. Vecsey
The fire, which originated in the basement, burned a hole in the first floor of the house at 21 Old Stone Highway in Springs.
Christopher Walsh
An Amagansett man who was arrested in July for trespassing on Cartwright Shoal, a tidal peninsula in Gardiner’s Bay, was buoyed by last Thursday’s presentation by the Suffolk County district attorney’s office that he said did not include proof that the shoal is privately owned.
Johnette Howard
Marshall Prado is 73 — or, as he says, old enough to remember when Montauk had only 50 or so families living there year round and everyone relied on everyone because life in such a remote place wasn’t easy.
Taylor K. Vecsey

Johnette Howard
Andrew Malone said he knew exterminators were coming six weeks ago to remove everyone’s belongings in the six-unit apartment building at Windmill Village II, the senior housing complex where he lives, to get rid of bed bugs. But exactly what happened then is in dispute and has left him threatening to sue the nonprofit management company that runs the complex.
David E. Rattray
Springs residents turned out last Thursday for an East Hampton Town Board hearing on the future of their hamlet, however their comments were dominated by worries about the future of a commercial area just beyond the official Springs line.