News

Judy D’Mello
The school board announced during its meeting last week that it will increase the budget for vocational education at the high school in an attempt to revamp the department by offering more relevant classes as well as modernizing existing ones.
Star Staff
A vacant lot on Koala Lane was targeted by an arboreal-minded thief sometime between last October and Feb. 26. Brian McGrath, the owner of the property, said that there were now 44 holes on his property where once stood white pines.
T.E. McMorrow
East Hampton Town police made three arrests last weekend on drunken driving charges. All three arrested were driving Ford F-150 pickups.
Hilary Thayer Hamann
The Suffolk County Department of Health Services will offer private well testing to residents of Noyac next week as a result of preliminary findings from water tests conducted by the agency that show abnormally high levels of contaminants such as manganese, cobalt, and arsenic in the aquifer beneath the Sand Land mine on the Noyac-Bridgehampton border.
Jamie Bufalino
A proposal to increase the permit fee for scaffolding and other sidewalk encumbrances and instituting a new fee for Dumpsters, construction vehicles, and other obstructions has triggered an outcry from business owners.
Judy D’Mello
The Amagansett School Board is facing the most important task any school board ever faces: replacing its chief school officer. The board has sent a message to parents and residents in the district inviting them to “assist the board in establishing direction for the selection process for the new superintendent of schools.
T.E. McMorrow
A 50-pound gray seal that had become entangled in a piece of gill netting was rescued on Saturday, a little after noon, on the shore between Georgica and Main Beaches.
Christopher Walsh
The Amagansett-Springs Aquifer Protection group and other residents have implored the East Hampton Town Board to act quickly to preclude additional development atop the Stony Hill aquifer in Amagansett.
T.E. McMorrow
East Hampton Town police detectives are investigating the apparent theft of a Volvo sport utility vehicle from the driveway of a couple’s house on Oyster Shores Road in East Hampton.
Christopher Walsh
Dogs and birds — not humans — are responsible for most of the fecal bacteria measured in Georgica Pond, with road runoff the primary source, according to a report from Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences.
Christopher Walsh
Democrats seeking to unseat Representative Lee Zeldin sharpened their focus on the second-term congressman at a forum in Amagansett attacking his positions on guns and foreign policy and his ties to President Trump.
Jon M. Diat
An entrepreneur plans to grow local, wild species of finfish, kelp, and sea scallops in the Atlatic, about eight miles from shore.
Hilary Thayer Hamann
Water samples obtained from 10 test wells drilled by the Suffolk County Department of Health Services around the Sand Land mine, on the border between Bridgehampton and Noyac, indicate the presence of abnormally high concentrations of nitrate, manganese, and cobalt in the aquifer below the mine, and lead, arsenic, and manganese in the surface water.
Star Staff
A Manhattan woman called police on March 5 when a dog outside the Citarella market bit into her jacket, making a hole.
T.E. McMorrow
Two women were charged with felony possession of cocaine with intent to sell and drug paraphernalia on March 6, following an East Hampton Town police traffic stop.
T.E. McMorrow
Kevin Joe Simmons was arrested Tuesday by East Hampton Village police, who alleged that he had burglarized the Amaden Gay Agency’s Gay Road office while spending Monday night there.