Taylor K. Vecsey returned to The East Hampton Star in 2014. She was the founding editor of East Hampton Patch news site and also ran Southampton Patch. A Water Mill resident, Ms. Vecsey is a member of the Bridgehampton Fire Department, where she volunteers as an emergency medical technician.
Christine Sampson began contributing to The East Hampton Star in March of 2015. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and digital publications, including Patch.com, The Huffington Post and Newsday. Originally from Levittown, Ms. Sampson recalls with fondness spending summer vacations in Montauk with her family, and she now lives in Noyac.
T.E. McMorrow began freelancing for The Star in 2009, before coming on staff, full time, at the end of 2011. He is a member of the Drama Desk in New York. His book, “Nutcracker in Harlem,” illustrated by James Ransome, is scheduled for publication in the fall of 2017 by HarperCollins children’s division.
Seven of the nine East Hampton Town Trustees are seeking re-election for new two-year terms. Clockwise from top: Nat Miller, Deborah Klughers, Sean McCaffrey, Tim Bock, Diane McNally, Brian Byrnes, Bill Taylor.
A campaign mailer paid for by the East Hampton Leadership Council praises the Republican candidates on one side and criticizes the Democratic incumbents on the other. As of Thursday, the political action committee had reported spending more than $155,000 on behalf of local Republican candidates.