"A Christmas Carol" is a "defining tale of good triumphing over evil" and cheer over misery, but what if a leopard can't change his spots?
Two former East Hampton political party leaders were charged this week with fraud related to signatures gathered on nominating petitions ahead of last month’s election, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office said.
The Spur, a co-working space and entrepreneurial networking group currently located in a temporary space in Southampton Village as its new headquarters are being completed a little over a mile away, has plans to open a satellite location in East Hampton in January, and expects to hear on Dec. 18 about a state grant for as much as $1 million.
Rampant problems at the post office last summer had been attributed to staff turnover and the volume of mail and parcels, particularly because of the Postal Service’s deal to deliver for Amazon. At times, packages were literally stacked on the branch’s loading dock for days.
A recent move by the Trump administration could lead the way to oil and gas exploration and extraction off the Atlantic coast.
With the resignation and subsequent arraignment of Amos Goodman, the now-former chairman of the East Hampton Town Republican Committee, the party must seek a new leader.
Susan Nieland used to sell her handmade stone and metal jewelry at trunk shows, but they were lonely. She would lay out her work in a shop or other location, send out some email notices, and wait to make sales. Business was okay, she recalled this week. People would come, maybe buy something, perhaps just have a look around.
Irony can be a bitter pill to swallow at times. A perfect example came about last week as my boat was pulled from the water for the season.
After zigzagging between the south and north sides of Main Street in Amagansett for at least 25 years, Beth Eckhardt, her flowers, and her home furnishings items have now alighted at what may be her most plum spot, at 248 Main Street in the building that used to house Decorum.


The East Hampton Star’s hunter-gatherer, Durell Godfrey, has been shopping for everyone on her lists and she’s come up with a few surprises for your list, too.