News

Christopher Walsh
With the Town of East Hampton’s emergency communication systems “poised to collapse,” the Police Department’s communications technician detailed a $425,000 change order to the town board on Tuesday, which he said would cover various items discovered to be substandard or left out of the initial proposal from Motorola, the telecommunications company that is providing the equipment.
Iris Smyles
When I was 18 and had just moved to New York City, I’d go to “exclusive parties” in SoHo where I knew no one and would say, “I’m on the list,” though I was never on any list. Walking up to the crowd pressing in at the Bridgehampton polo grounds ticket desk Saturday, a small part of me felt I’d arrived.
Taylor K. Vecsey
Alcohol is the leading contributing factor in recreational boating deaths and a major contributor to accidents, the sheriff’s office said. Patrols will focus on educating boaters on safe boating practices and enforcing B.W.I. laws.
Christopher Walsh
The East Hampton Town Trustees, who award the William T. Rysam Fund scholarship to a graduating high school student for his or her college education each year, are developing a new source to benefit the fund.
Star Staff
Police confiscated three political signs posted on Railroad Avenue and on Gingerbread Lane on June 25, the day before the Democratic congressional primary, and two on Gingerbread Lane on Primary Day. The signs were in violation of the village code.
Taylor K. Vecsey
A drunken driver with a suspended license drove his van into the back of a vehicle that was stopped on the shoulder of Route 114 in East Hampton at about 9:55 p.m. on June 26, according to East Hampton Town police.
Christopher Walsh
A lengthy and at times testy exchange between members of the East Hampton Town Board on Tuesday illustrated tensions over the board’s response to the discovery of perfluorinated chemicals, or PFCs, in more than 150 residential wells in Wainscott.
Jon M. Diat
It took longer than expected, but large striped bass, commonly referred to as cow bass among devoted anglers, finally showed up in huge numbers on the strawberry full moon last Thursday in Montauk waters.
Larry Penny
A new bird showed up in Montauk last week. It was a hummingbird, but not the one common in these parts, the ruby-throated hummingbird.
Star Staff
The Southampton Town fire marshal's office is investigating the cause of a fire on Williams Way in Bridgehampton that began in the early morning hours on Thursday.
Laura Donnelly
The prices at EMP Summer House are high, but worth every penny. If you save up some cash and get yourself in early, you, too, can experience an amazing meal.
Jamie Bufalino
Residents of the Montauk Shores condominium complex were unnerved earlier this month to receive a letter from the United States Army Corps of Engineers informing them that “available information indicates military munitions may be present on or near your property.”
Christopher Walsh
David Gruber, a former chairman of the East Hampton Town Democratic Committee and its 2001 candidate for supervisor, has declared his candidacy for a seat on the town board and launched the East Hampton Reform Democrats, which he describes as a caucus within the town’s Democratic Party.
Christopher Walsh
Accabonac Harbor in Springs has been spared, at least for the time being, from Suffolk County’s annual aerial application of methoprene, a mosquito larvicide.
Christopher Walsh
Cate Rogers was elected chairwoman of the East Hampton Town Democratic Committee on June 20, the culmination of a months-long changing of the guard that saw accusations of manipulating the process and a lawsuit that was dismissed.
Taylor K. Vecsey
A man arrested last month in connection with a Southampton hit-and-run accident in April that left a delivery driver dead has been indicted, Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini said on Thursday.