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Taylor K. Vecsey

Star Staff
A male suspect swiped two 12-ounce bottles of Corona Light from Brent’s General Store on Montauk Highway on Sunday evening.
Jamie Bufalino
Changes to the site plan for the 37-unit affordable housing complex to be built at 531 Montauk Highway in Amagansett were discussed by the East Hampton Town Planning Board on Jan. 16.
Christopher Walsh
With winds still blowing fine topsoil from Amagansett farm fields into the hamlet's adjacent commercial district and anxious residents demanding action, the Town of East Hampton announced a plan on Tuesday that includes the placement of straw atop the barren fields and installation of snow fencing to help keep it in place.
"I think the location, being that accessible, is important for us," said Minerva Perez, executive director of Organizacion Latino-Americana of Eastern Long Island. The office gives the nonprofit a space to further build on its community advocacy work.
Johnette Howard
At Monday's celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday at Calvary Baptist Church in East Hampton, there was talk of how great Dr. King was and concern about the ways America sometimes fails his vision a half-century after his death.
Taylor K. Vecsey
"We are doing all we are able to do to get the support of the local community to support our Montauk Coast Guard,” said one woman who started a drive in East Hampton last week.
Christopher Walsh
East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc, Councilwoman Sylvia Overby, and Councilman David Lys have announced their intentions to seek the Democratic Party's nomination to run for re-election in November.
Christopher Walsh
An egregious encroachment on waters that have been sailed for generations, or a not-in-my-backyard intransigence that impedes environmental and economic gain for East Hampton residents? Both opinions were aired long and loud at the Jan. 9 informational session on a 10-year review of the Suffolk County Aquaculture Lease Program at Town Hall.
Isabella Harford
Members of the Coast Guard stationed in Montauk and Shinnecock, like others throughout the country, did not receive expected paychecks on Tuesday as a result of the federal government shutdown, which is entering its 27th day today. One-time emergency paychecks went out at the end of last month, but Coast Guard employees are now continuing to work without compensation.
Christopher Walsh
Expanded weekday Long Island Rail Road service is set to launch on March 4, and now the Town of East Hampton is choosing which provider to use for the “last mile” shuttle bus service that is to take riders to and from train stations and places of employment.
Christopher Walsh
The East Hampton Town Board is moving forward on enacting a ban on the intentional release of balloons, citing hazards to wildlife, particularly marine life.
Jamie Bufalino
The groundwork is nearly finished on the North Main Street parcel where the historical Dominy shops will return later this year.
Jamie Bufalino
Seeking to raze their house in a coastal erosion hazard area and construct a new, larger one, the owners of the oceanfront property at 33 Lily Pond Lane requested permission and 54 variances from the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals on Friday.
Jamie Bufalino
The division of one of the most familiar stretches of remaining South Fork farmland, a 41-acre parcel on Montauk Highway in Sagaponack, moved one step closer to becoming a reality on Monday, when the Sagaponack Village Board accepted what is called a pre-application report.
David E. Rattray
The East Hampton Star’s cartoonist, Peter Spacek, will “spill the beans on any dirty little cartooning secrets” during a Golden Eagle-Nick and Toni’s Night Out on Wednesday.