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Christopher Walsh
When the clock strikes midnight on Sunday and South Fork residents turn their attention to new beginnings, several matters of importance remain unresolved and are sure to linger in the collective conscience well into 2018 and beyond.
Christopher Walsh
As the 2018 midterm elections come into view, Democrats in New York’s First Congressional District, stretching from Montauk to Brookhaven and most of Smithtown, are feeling that Representative Lee Zeldin is vulnerable, despite the Republican’s re-election in 2016 with 58 percent of the vote.
Joanne Pilgrim
With a vote last Thursday, the East Hampton Town Board approved the $4 million purchase of an additional layer of development rights over almost 30 acres of farmland in Wainscott, allowing restrictions to be placed on the land that will permit its use solely for food crop production.
Isabel Carmichael
Dogs new to the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons shelter are walked twice a week in East Hampton Village as a way to get them used to people and unfamiliar situations.
Judy D’Mello
A college student who found inspiration in a '60s movement spurred an offer of free breakfasts every Monday at Babette’s restaurant, a few doors down from the East Hampton Middle School.
T.E. McMorrow
About 40 officers of the East Hampton Town Police Department are at loggerheads with Chief Michael D. Sarlo this week after refusing to accept scheduling changes he had proposed.
Star Staff
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T.E. McMorrow
Two drivers were arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court on Sunday after being arrested by town police while another was arraigned last Thursday.
Larry Penny
Was it a poor breeding year in the north, or did many not migrate south to our latitude? Or did some migrate farther south than usual?
Jon M. Diat
Last Wednesday afternoon was a clammer’s dream. Coming off a new moon and enforced by a cold, strong northwesterly wind, the tide that day would be extremely low. It was a classic “blowout tide” as old-timers around here would say.
T.E. McMorrow
A plan to add a 16-seat restaurant at the Hero Beach Club in Montauk is drawing mixed reactions from the East Hampton Town Planning Board.
Christopher Walsh
The Suffolk County Legislature approved a 2018 vector control plan on Tuesday that includes use of methoprene, a mosquito larvicide, but also acknowledges a pilot program launched this year at Accabonac Harbor that is intended to reduce and possibly eliminate the pesticide’s use.
Judy D’Mello
Residents of the Springs School District will vote on March 6 on whether to approve the bonds necessary for the district’s $16.9-million expansion plan to go forward.
T.E. McMorrow
It was Montauk night at an East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals hearing on Tuesday as members considered an application for cellphone antennas on the six-story fire control tower at the Montauk Lighthouse and learned that an expert has been discussing a possible sewage treatment plant at the Montauk Shores Condominium.
Christopher Walsh
As 2018 approaches, so does Deepwater Wind’s plan to submit applications to more than 20 federal, state, and local permitting agencies for the South Fork Wind Farm, an installation of up to 15 turbines it plans to construct approximately 30 miles east of Montauk.
Star Staff
Four new and excellent illustrated books, self-published by locals — in the nick of time for St. Nick.