News

Taylor K. Vecsey
Ocean beaches on the eastern end of Southampton Town were briefly closed Monday afternoon after lifeguards in Sagaponack spotted what appeared to be a shark close to the beach. The decision came after days of apparent shark sightings in East Hampton Village and elsewhere.
Joanne Pilgrim
Historical houses throughout East Hampton could be designated as landmarks, protecting them from demolition or substantial change, through a program being considered by the East Hampton Town Board that would also give their owners the right to build a second residence on their properties.
Jackie Pape
Despite the rain on Saturday, which forced the Rell Sunn Surf Contest in Montauk to be moved to Sunday, the event was a success.
T.E. McMorrow
East Hampton Town police made two arrests stemming from incidents that began at two busy Montauk nightspots on two consecutive days, which resulted in two orders of protection during arraignments this week.
Christopher Walsh
Following through on its agreement last month to allow expanded research in Wainscott Pond, with the goal of developing remedies for its degraded water quality, the East Hampton Town Trustees heard an overview on Monday night of the protocol that will assess the water body.
David E. Rattray
More than 20 local, state, and federal agencies and East End police departments began a "dirty bomb" interdiction exercise in Gardiner's Bay on Thursday, which will continue through Saturday with safety checks of recreational and commercial boaters.
Joanne Pilgrim
Eight years after facing a financial deficit that required issuing bonds totaling $22 million to balance its budget, East Hampton Town has achieved Moody’s Investors Service’s highest bond rating
Joanne Pilgrim
The East End’s representatives in Albany, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. and Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, are jointly sponsoring a law that would require the Long Island Power Authority to provide public notice of its intent to install new above-ground electric transmission lines, before determining the project’s environmental significance.
Jackie Pape
A pickup truck hit a 14-year-old bicyclist at the intersection of Conklin Terrace and Newtown Lane in East Hampton Village just after noon last Thursday and drove away.
T.E. McMorrow
Two more men were facing deportation this week following their arrest by East Hampton Town police on drunken-driving charges. The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency has issued detainers for both.
Christopher Walsh
Representative Lee Zeldin of New York’s First Congressional District has echoed President Donald Trump’s assertion that several groups were responsible for the violence on Saturday in Charlottesville, Va., in which one woman was killed and 19 others seriously injured when a car was intentionally rammed into a crowd.
T.E. McMorrow
A man who arrived in Montauk from Puerto Rico a month ago has been charged with felony possession of cocaine.
Star Staff
Someone with a BB gun shot out three garage door windowpanes on Hampton Place Saturday night. Valerie Street told police the vandalism occurred between 7:30 and 10.
Star Staff
Two fund-raisers for candidates for Southampton Town Board taking place over the next week.
T.E. McMorrow

Jackie Pape
The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons will celebrate the 100th anniversary of suffrage in New York State — three years before the ratification of the 19th amendment to the Constitution — next Thursday with the recreation of a rally that took place in East Hampton 104 years ago.