News

T.E. McMorrow
Patrick John Dowd Jr., 32, who was arrested by East Hampton Town police on Feb. 28, was indicted by a grand jury Monday on a felony charge of drunken driving for the second time in less than five years. He is being held without bail.
Hilary Thayer Hamann
The East Hampton School Board unanimously agreed to move forward with a full-day in-house prekindergarten program at the John M. Marshall Elementary School beginning in the 2018-19 school year.
Jamie Bufalino
Steven Ringel, the executive director of the East Hampton Chamber of Commerce, laid out plans for the village’s second annual spring street fair before the village board’s work session last Thursday.
David E. Rattray
East Hampton Town officials working on revisions to a law governing farm and deer-excluding fences, and in particular how close they can be to property lines and roadways, heard the concerns of residents at a hearing last Thursday.
Judy D’Mello
As students across the country stage walkouts on Wednesday, the one-month anniversary of the shooting in Parkland, Fla., the Springs School is planning its own organized event and other schools are considering how to handle students’ participation.
Larry Penny
March came in like a lion and a lioness. Now it’s time to get on with spring. Notwithstanding two major coastal storms, signs of spring have been filtering through the stormy air.
Judy D’Mello
Residents in the Springs School District voted 484 to 323 Tuesday to approve a $16.9 million bond necessary for the school's fiercely debated expansion.
Star Staff
Registered voters in the Springs School District will be asked Tuesday to approve a $16.9 million bond that would pay for seven new classrooms and other improvements in the face of chronic overcrowding.
Jennifer Landes
At a public meeting in Brookhaven Friday, officials and residents urged the Department of the Interior not to open the waters off Long Island to offshore drilling.
Judy D’Mello
In its Feb. 15 edition, The Star erroneously reported that Alexander Pintado was East Hampton High School’s first Latino valedictorian. Nick, as he is known, actually is the school’s second valedictorian of Latino heritage. The first was J. Sebastian Pineda, in 2006
David E. Rattray
The sole East Hampton resident seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge Representative Lee Zeldin in November, Perry Gershon, will be among a field of seven hopefuls at a forum in Amagansett.
T.E. McMorrow
An East Hampton man is facing significant time in state prison after a dawn raid by combined law enforcement agencies on Tuesday resulted in his arrest and the arrest of his brother.
Jamie Bufalino
Improving the safety of pedestrians on Bridgehampton’s Main Street, an ongoing concern, is closer to reality this spring, according to Southampton Town’s director of public transportation and traffic safety.
Judy D’Mello
According to Niche, an online education review and ranking system, the East Hampton School District ranked 30 out of 55 schools in Suffolk County for safety, while Southampton was ranked as the number-one safest school on the list. Sag Harbor and Bridgehampton placed 41st and 42nd, respectively.
Star Staff
A possibly rabid raccoon spurred a call to police from a West End Road residence on the morning of Feb. 20. The caller, apparently an employee, told police that the raccoon was on a second floor balcony.