News

Christopher Walsh
The East Hampton Independence Party is under fire for accusations that petitions it filed with the Suffolk County Board of Elections nominating David Gruber as its candidate for town councilman are fraudulent, containing eight forged signatures and the name of a person who died in 2016.
Johnette Howard
When Luke Louchheim made an appointment with Maude Adams of Artisan Construction Associates of Water Mill to discuss his proposal to build cat and dog “condos” to raise money for the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Ms. Adams knew Luke was a student.
Christopher Walsh
Nothing less than the long-term viability of waterfront houses on Gardiner’s Bay is in the hands of the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals, according to an attorney.
Star Staff
The arrest last week by East Hampton Town police of an Amagansett man on a charge of trespassing may wind up having far-reaching consequences for anyone who sets foot on Cartwright Shoal, a peninsula in Gardiner’s Bay.
Taylor K. Vecsey
A Wainscott woman who East Hampton Town police alleged had been driving drunk left the scene of an accident in which her passenger was injured in East Hampton on July 19.
Star Staff
Graffiti was written on the walls of the men’s bathroom at the East Hampton Town police substation on South Embassy Street sometime on the night of July 19. Repainting will cost about $150.
Taylor K. Vecsey
Southampton Town code enforcement officers targeted illegal rentals in an enforcement operation in Bridgehampton on July 20, issuing 12 notices of violation and two field appearance tickets.
Christopher Walsh
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday called on Ryan Zinke, the secretary of the interior, to support New York’s offshore wind initiative by delineating and leasing at least four new wind energy areas recommended by the State’s Offshore Wind Master Plan.
Christopher Walsh
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has endorsed Perry Gershon’s campaign to represent New York’s First Congressional District. Mr. Gershon, who lives in East Hampton, won the June 26 Democratic primary and will challenge the incumbent, Representative Lee Zeldin, in the Nov. 6 election.
Christopher Walsh
Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. and State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle passed a three-bill package to promote water quality protection. The bills passed both houses of the Legislature by overwhelming margins and will be submitted to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to sign into law.
Andrea Meyer
Item of the Week From the East Hampton Library’s Long Island Collection
Christopher Walsh
A response to the mass shootings in Parkland, Fla., and elsewhere will manifest next Thursday at Guild Hall with Young Musicians Unite for Gun Sanity, a benefit for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.
Christopher Walsh
The Town of East Hampton and the Suffolk County Water Authority have jointly applied for grant funding under New York State's Clean Water Infrastructure Act of 2017 to extend water mains to residences in Wainscott at which private wells have tested positive for perfluorinated compounds.
Christopher Walsh
The majority of people in a house off Abraham's Path were out-of-towners working for local businesses, according to officials, and 18 of them were sleeping on mattresses on the floor of a basement with no smoke or carbon monoxide detectors.
Johnette Howard
It was a little after 7 a.m. on a postcard-pretty Saturday and the water on Sag Harbor Cove was glimmering and still as cars began to pull into the parking lot where the Sag Harbor Community Rowing Club meets.
Johnette Howard
Sharon Bakes has two children who are 8 and 14 years old, and acknowledges she can’t definitively prove the well water at the Noyac house her children have lived in their entire lives contributed to their developmental problems. But she is concerned about what might be leeching into the soil and water there from the controversial Sand Land industrial mine, which has been operating on Middle Line Highway in Noyac since 1961.