News

Taylor K. Vecsey
A grand jury indicted Andrew D. Hellman of East Hampton on charges related to a drunken driving accident in Montauk that left an East Hampton Town police officer injured on Labor Day weekend.
Christopher Walsh
As it had indicated earlier this month, Deepwater Wind has submitted an application to the New York State Public Service Commission for the portion of its proposed South Fork Wind Farm’s transmission cable that would lie in state waters and underground on a path from its landing to the Long Island Power Authority substation in East Hampton.
Jamie Bufalino
A 90-day moratorium on installing deer fences was adopted by the Sagaponack Village Board following a public hearing on Monday. The moratorium will allow the board “breathing space to update our current code,” according to Mayor Donald Louchheim.
Taylor K. Vecsey
Rian J. O’Dwyer, 22, of East Hampton was behind the wheel of a 2013 Toyota Tundra traveling on Route 114 near Whooping Hollow Road on Sept. 9 at about 3:40 a.m. when East Hampton Town police said they noticed the left taillight was out. Police said the driver was speeding, had an obstructed view, and that he failed to signal a right turn.
Taylor K. Vecsey
The Amagansett Fire Department dedicated its new state-of-the-art ambulance, which was purchased with a $250,000 state grant, at a ceremony at the firehouse on Sept. 12.
Andrea Meyer
Item of the Week From the East Hampton Library Long Island Collection
Johnette Howard
An East Hampton attorney who pleaded guilty in April to stealing more than $750,000 from a co-worker and two clients of Bainton Lynch, a now defunct East Hampton law firm of which he was a partner, was sentenced on Tuesday to the eight charges he was facing, including grand larceny and identity theft.
Star Staff
A lottery for 15 affordable houses at Southampton Pointe will be held next month.
Star Staff
When Josip Kostovic of Seaford came off the beach on Saturday morning, he found potato chips strewn all over his vehicle, which was parked near the Sloppy Tuna on South Emerson Avenue. He had last seen his 2000 GMC the day before at 2:20 p.m., and, he said, there had been no potato chips on it.
Christopher Walsh
Not only did the Sept. 13 Democratic Party primary formalize East Hampton Town Councilman David Lys as the party's nominee in the Nov. 6 general election, registered Democrats also had a choice of candidates for the town's Democratic Committee, including a number identifying as Reform Democrats.
Star Staff
Concerned Citizens of Montauk on Friday confirmed a new bloom of cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, in the northern part of Montauk's Fort Pond, and has urged people to avoid contact with the water and to keep their pets away from the water "due to potential health concerns."
Taylor K. Vecsey
A teenager who was charged in February with raping a young woman in the parking lot at the Springs School in the presence of a child pleaded guilty to the charges on Friday.
Christopher Walsh
Summer may be unofficially over, but the harmful algal blooms associated with the hottest months are proliferating across the South Fork and elsewhere on Long Island.
Johnette Howard
The church and synagogue leaders who make up the East Hampton Clericus share a belief that they can more effectively serve their communities together than they would apart.
Christopher Walsh
It wasn’t long after the earthmoving equipment began digging a trench into Windsor Lane in Wainscott, commencing a months-long effort to install approximately 45,000 feet of water main in the hamlet, that reports of sticker shock began circulating.
Christopher Walsh
The long-awaited effort to alleviate traffic by adding Long Island Rail Road service between Speonk and Montauk in the morning and afternoon has taken a step closer to reality.