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Christopher Walsh
Elections board cracks case of missing write-in vote.
Jamie Bufalino
A preliminary plan to turn East Hampton Village property on Methodist Lane into a bioswale, a drainage system designed to reduce pollution from surface runoff water, was presented to the village board last Thursday. The board also discussed a separate project to rid Town Pond of accumulated sediment.
Christopher Walsh
With the approaching one-year anniversary of the discovery of a southern pine beetle infestation in Northwest Woods in East Hampton, the town board is mulling its approach to managing the invasive species.
Christopher Walsh
Deepwater Wind, the Rhode Island company seeking to construct the 15-turbine South Fork Wind Farm in an area leased from the federal government about 30 miles offshore from Montauk, plans to submit an application for the wind farm’s transmission cable to the New York State Public Service Commission in the next week.
Taylor K. Vecsey
On patrol in Sag Harbor Saturday at about midnight, Officer Janelle Spero saw a 2002 Honda Civic make an improper U-turn on Main Street, and pulled the car over. Eric Gonzalez, 21, of Calverton was behind the wheel, and the officer reported a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car.
Christopher Walsh
Amos Goodman, chairman of the East Hampton Town Republican Committee, has challenged petitions David Lys submitted to the Suffolk County Board of Elections last month to create the East Hampton Unity Party.
Taylor K. Vecsey
Monica M. Miller of Sag Harbor, 50, was arrested Saturday night on a felony charge of drunken driving following an accident in that village.
Taylor K. Vecsey
The New York State Department of Transportation is planning to reduce the speed limit on Montauk Highway between Flying Point Road and Head of Pond Road in Water Mill, according to Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. The speed limit will go from 45 miles per hour to 40 m.p.h. heading toward the hamlet’s downtown from the west.
Christopher Walsh
Long Island’s sixth annual Car-­­Free Day is set for Friday, Sept. 21, and the Town of East Hampton’s energy sustainability advisory committee has asked for residents’ participation.
Star Staff
Someone swiped two shirts from a sidewalk clothing rack in front of Flying Point Surf Boutique on Saturday afternoon. Two hours later, the person returned to pay for the shirts, worth $60 each. No charges were filed.
Jon M. Diat
Even though the calendar says it’s September, last Thursday morning dawned hot and incredibly humid. Like many days this summer, it was downright tropical. Despite a 10-knot breeze out of the southwest, beads of sweat had formed on the back of my neck as I started up the diesel engine on my boat. The early morning sun was strong. It definitely felt more like the end of July.
Christopher Walsh
David Gruber and his East Hampton Reform Democrats have falsely accused David Lys, the East Hampton Democratic Committee's nominee, of lying about casting a write-in vote for his father in the 2016 presidential election.
Christopher Walsh
New blooms of cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, have been confirmed in Poxabogue Pond in Sagaponack and Old Town Pond in Southampton, while harmful algal blooms have also re-emerged in Georgica Pond in East Hampton and in Wainscott Pond.
Taylor K. Vecsey
The East Hampton Town Police Department is investigating an accident near the East Hampton Town recycling center on Springs-Fireplace Road that left a 74-year-old man dead Sunday morning.
Taylor K. Vecsey
A motorcyclist who East Hampton Town police said was driving drunk is in critical condition after a crash in Springs on Sunday morning.
David E. Rattray
With just a few permits to secure, work on the long hoped for expansion of the Montauk Playhouse Community Center could begin this winter. The $8.5 million undertaking is to include two swimming pools, classrooms, and fitness and performance spaces.