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Jamie Bufalino
Businesses will no longer be allowed to distribute single-use plastic straws unless specifically requested, the East Hampton Village Board resolved on Friday.
Christopher Walsh
Last Thursday, the town board passed a resolution authorizing Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc’s office to establish and maintain official Facebook and Instagram accounts for the town, citing the social media platforms’ effectiveness in disseminating information and raising awareness.
Johnette Howard
The seed of the idea for the Shed — a new, shared workspace run by women, for women, which launches Tuesday in Sag Harbor — began serendipitously.
Gina Piastuck
Item of the Week From the East Hampton Library Long Island Collection
Christopher Walsh
With disco’s sterile beats and tacky clothes still ruling the music scene in 1978, the old-time rock ’n’ roll served up by this new band was exactly what South Fork clubgoers craved, and Hot Wax, as the group would soon call itself, was an instant hit.
Taylor K. Vecsey
Sag Harbor Village police assisted the State Department of Transportation in conducting safety checks on 22 commercial vehicles last Thursday.
Christopher Walsh
Representative Lee Zeldin’s campaign has announced endorsements from eight unions, bringing the congressman’s total number of union endorsements to 25.
Larry Penny
The autumnal equinox has come and gone, just like that! Prepare for early evenings and late mornings. The birds were hip to equinoxes before the modern humans. Their intellects don’t obfuscate their primary objective. They are already on their way south.
Taylor K. Vecsey
A second whale washed up dead on the South Fork this week, in East Hampton Village, just two days after one was found on the Amagansett shore.
Taylor K. Vecsey
The Atlantic Marine Conservation Society performed a necropsy on the dead minke whale that washed ashore on Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett Monday.
Christopher Walsh
A week after David Lys won the East Hampton Democratic primary for town councilman and voters rejected the Reform Democrats’ efforts to remake the town’s Democratic Committee, the local party remains split even as November’s election looms.
Taylor K. Vecsey
A parole board denied Sean P. Ludwick, who is serving prison time for the drunken-driving crash that killed his passenger in 2015, in his first attempt at parole earlier this month, citing a “lack of empathy and shallow remorse,” according to the decision released by the New York State Department of Corrections this week.
Johnette Howard
Bridgehampton School District residents approved an additional $4.74 million in funding last Thursday for the district’s renovation and expansion project, bumping the total funding for the project to $29.4 million and avoiding a new round of delays that could have pushed completion of the project well past the current July 2020 target date.
Christopher Walsh
Last month, Perry Gershon, the Democratic Party’s candidate to represent New York’s First Congressional District, told The Star that he was confident that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the party’s campaign arm for the House of Representatives, would soon add him to its Red to Blue list of top-tier candidates to which it provides funding and organizational support. “They’re aware of our race; they know it’s winnable,” he said at the time.
Johnette Howard
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has ruled that the Sand Land industrial mine in Noyac must stop its controversial mining operations and confine itself solely to remediation work on the 50-acre site, potentially ending a two-decades-long fight between the mine’s owner and local citizens, elected officials, and environmental groups who have contended the mine was polluting the region’s aquifer and should be shut down.
Taylor K. Vecsey
An East Hampton man was arrested last week about a month after police said he tackled and choked a former girlfriend on the sidewalk in Montauk.