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Star Staff
The East Hampton Arts Council has chosen works by Kenneth Bonar Walsh, who lived and worked in Montauk in the 1960s and ’70s, for an exhibition at Town Hall.
Jack Graves
Dan Farnham, who recently was named as the Old Montauk Athletic Club’s male athlete of the year, winces when you repeat to him Caroline Cashin’s declaration that he is the best mountain biker out here.
Taylor K. Vecsey
Detectives are investigating a “suspicious” fire that broke out in an office building in the East Hampton Indoor Tennis complex on Saturday morning — the second one at the complex this year — during a weekend in which several other strange incidents occurred there.
Christopher Walsh
The Suffolk County Water Authority and the Town of East Hampton announced on Friday the imminent completion of the installation of approximately 45,000 feet of water main in Wainscott, an effort to provide public water to the hamlet after numerous private wells were discovered to be contaminated with perfluorinated chemicals.
Johnette Howard
The 300 or 400 people who participate annually at the Main Beach Polar Bear Plunge, like the smaller throng who join the Wainscott one at the end of Beach Lane at 2:30 on New Year’s Day, say they show up for a variety of reasons: Because it’s fun. Because it’s there.
Christopher Walsh
The East Hampton Town Trustees have put out a call for applicants to assist in next year’s mosquito larval sampling program in the 190 acres of marshland surrounding Accabonac Harbor.
Christopher Walsh
At its final meeting of 2018 last Thursday, the East Hampton Town Board authorized a bond resolution for the purchase of the former Child Development Center of the Hamptons building on Stephen Hand’s Path and voted to schedule a hearing on the proposed acquisition of property on Route 114 in Sag Harbor for affordable housing.
Christopher Walsh
One month after the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act was introduced in the House of Representatives, Senators Chris Coons, Democrat of Delaware, and Jeff Flake, a retiring Republican of Arizona, followed suit in the Senate.
Larry Penny
On Dec. 15 one of the oldest Christmas Bird Counts took place in East Hampton, the Montauk Count.
Taylor K. Vecsey
Out-of-town teenagers were accused this week of stealing nearly $10,000 in fishing rods and reels from boats docked at Gone Fishing Marina on East Lake Drive in Montauk back in July.
Taylor K. Vecsey
Sag Harbor Village police charged a man they said left the scene of an accident with drunken driving last Thursday.
Christopher Walsh
Brendan Wirth, a part-time officer with the East Hampton Village Police Department, was designated a full-time officer on Friday. At its final meeting of the year, the village board and Chief Michael Tracey held a brief ceremony to welcome Officer Wirth to full-time status.
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Local Police News
Taylor K. Vecsey
Detectives are investigating a fire that broke out in the office building at East Hampton Indoor Tennis in Wainscott on Saturday morning — the second fire at the complex this year.
Christopher Walsh
East Hampton Town is set to buy a 4.2-acre parcel off Route 114 just outside Sag Harbor to build 20 to 30 units of affordable housing, and that is just one of a number of projects afoot to alleviate a critical shortage here.
Jamie Bufalino
The new 11,000-square-foot market features a pizza oven, a lobster tank, two kitchens, an expansive display case for prepared foods, a dining area, wire shelving filled with snacks, condiments, and sundries, and a farm stand’s worth of fresh produce.