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Christopher Walsh
After giving the South Fork Wind Farm qualified support in May, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. reversed his position last week and now opposes the 15-turbine installation proposed for construction approximately 35 miles off Montauk.
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Taylor K. Vecsey
Wilson Pantosin, a 45-year-old from Ecuador who was found living in Texas early last year, will be deported after he serves his sentence. The victim's family members, meanwhile, say they forgive him.
Christopher Walsh
Former Starbucks C.E.O., a lifelong Democrat critical of ideological extremes in both major parties, told The New York Times he would travel the country for three months before deciding whether to run for president as an independent.
Taylor K. Vecsey
Beachgoers were surprised on Friday to find a few hundred feet of hydraulic dredge pipe stretched out on the surf at Georgica. It left police and government officials scratching their heads for several hours.
Christopher Walsh
As recently as May, Fred Thiele backed a smaller offshore project run by an American company. Since then, a Danish takeover, a new plan for far-larger turbines, and commercial fishing objections have changed his mind.
Christopher Walsh
The East Hampton Town Board last Thursday authorized the $900,000 purchase of an approximately 3.92-acre parcel on Route 114 just outside Sag Harbor on which up to 27 units of affordable housing will be constructed.
Johnette Howard
Representatives of Make the Road New York, a citizens group that seeks legislation allowing New York residents access to state driver’s licenses regardless of their immigration status.
Johnette Howard
Sixth to eighth-grade student “ambassadors” in the Springs School’s Diversity Institute on Thursday will welcome a Holocaust survivor who was only 12 when Nazi soldiers came to her Budapest home and took away her parents and brother.
Star Staff
The East Hampton Town Board voted last Thursday to authorize an agreement with Hampton Hopper to provide the town’s “last mile” shuttle service when the Long Island Rail Road expands East End service on March 4.
Christopher Walsh
During an East Hampton Town Board public hearing on a prohibition of polystyrene, commonly referred to as Styrofoam, on Jan. 17, nine people, some of them members of the Surfrider Foundation, spoke in support.
Christopher Walsh
The East Hampton Town Republican Committee, under its new chairman, Manny Vilar, will hold a winter gathering next Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Palm restaurant in East Hampton.
Taylor K. Vecsey
An empty school bus flipped onto its side after a car sideswiped it on Route 114 in East Hampton last week. Both drivers were hospitalized with minor injuries; both vehicles were towed.
Christopher Walsh
Ten states, including another bordering New York, Vermont, have legalized recreational use of marijuana, as has Washington, D.C., and other state governments are debating legalization.
Christopher Walsh
The New York State Senate passed a series of bills to reform the electoral system last week, one of which will result in federal and state primary elections being held on the same day in June.
Taylor K. Vecsey
A Sag Harbor man was said by East Hampton Town police to be driving drunk and going 80 miles per hour in Wainscott last Thursday evening. Fernando S. Gonzalez, 36, was driving a 2017 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck in a 30 m.p.h. zone on Daniel’s Hole Road, near Wainscott Northwest Road, at about 11:20 p.m. He also failed to dim his high-beam lights, police said. Once stopped, police said he seemed under the influence of alcohol and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. Mr. Gonzalez was charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated. Justice Lisa R. Rana arraigned him on Friday and released him on his own recognizance. In Sag Harbor, while on a routine patrol on Saturday night, a village police officer saw a Mercedes Benz swerving over the double-yellow line on Hampton Street several times. The driver, Dwight M. Garcia, 46, of East Hampton was charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated and unsafe lane change and improper lane usage, violations. When he was stopped on Ham