News

Taylor K. Vecsey
The Springs Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners has a new member. Jerry Sheehan was appointed on Monday night to fill the vacancy left when Chris Harmon resigned last month.
Taylor K. Vecsey
East Hampton Fire Department's first black chief had a role model close to home.
David E. Rattray
The East Hampton Town Trustees ordered Georgica Pond closed on Friday after getting a report of toxic blue-green algae there from Suffolk officials.
Carissa Katz
Helen S. Rattray, the publisher of The East Hampton Star and its former editor, was inducted Wednesday evening into the Long Island Journalism Hall of Fame along with Jimmy Breslin of the New York Daily News.
Carissa Katz
Tick Hall, Dick Cavett’s house in the historical Montauk Association, went on the market last week for the first time ever, for a cool $62 million.
Christopher Walsh
Philip O’Connell and Arthur Graham are vying for a one-year term on the East Hampton Village Board in the upcoming June 20 election.
Joanne Pilgrim
Ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft will be able to operate statewide — including here on eastern Long Island — just before the July Fourth weekend following the approval by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday of a bill passed by state legislators that will speed up the process.
Christopher Walsh
Fifty years after its opening, John’s Drive-In continues to serve the burgers, fries, milkshakes, and ice cream for which it is known and loved by residents and visitors alike.
Joanne Pilgrim
Restaurateurs and their supporters showed up at East Hampton Town Hall en masse last Thursday to protest changes to the town code governing outdoor dining which, they said, were ill-timed and would hurt their businesses.
Joanne Pilgrim
Consultants hired by the town to study its economic picture report that 63 percent of houses in East Hampton Town belong to second-home owners who, in 2015, paid 72 percent of the property taxes.
Christopher Walsh
East Hampton Village’s proposed $21.4 million budget for 2017-18 was put on hold after a public hearing last Thursday so that the village’s share of a new East Hampton Town emergency communications system could be included.
T.E. McMorrow
A brawl at the Montauk 7-Eleven over the Memorial Day weekend has led to eight arrests, including two on felony charges of attempted assault with a weapon — a four-foot-long wooden two-by-four — with intent to cause serious injury.
Taylor K. Vecsey
Bravo’s reality series “Summer House” will be moving from Napeague to Water Mill after it was denied a filming permit in East Hampton Town.
Christopher Walsh
With affordable housing in acutely short supply, more than 30 hopefuls attended a home ownership lottery drawing on May 31 at Town Hall in East Hampton, where numbers that had been randomly assigned to applicants were drawn and sequentially entered onto a waiting list.
Judy D’Mello
On Saturday, 10 intrepid East Hampton High School sophomores braved the elements by spending the night in cardboard boxes on the lawn of the school, all for a good cause.