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Ocean beaches on the eastern end of Southampton Town were briefly closed Monday afternoon after lifeguards in Sagaponack spotted what appeared to be a shark close to the beach. The decision came after days of apparent shark sightings in East Hampton Village and elsewhere.
Historical houses throughout East Hampton could be designated as landmarks, protecting them from demolition or substantial change, through a program being considered by the East Hampton Town Board that would also give their owners the right to build a second residence on their properties.
Despite the rain on Saturday, which forced the Rell Sunn Surf Contest in Montauk to be moved to Sunday, the event was a success.
More than 20 local, state, and federal agencies and East End police departments began a "dirty bomb" interdiction exercise in Gardiner's Bay on Thursday, which will continue through Saturday with safety checks of recreational and commercial boaters.
Representative Lee Zeldin of New York’s First Congressional District has echoed President Donald Trump’s assertion that several groups were responsible for the violence on Saturday in Charlottesville, Va., in which one woman was killed and 19 others seriously injured when a car was intentionally rammed into a crowd.
The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons will celebrate the 100th anniversary of suffrage in New York State — three years before the ratification of the 19th amendment to the Constitution — next Thursday with the recreation of a rally that took place in East Hampton 104 years ago.
A Bloomfield, N.J., man was taken to Sag Harbor Village Justice Court on Aug. 8 from Rikers Island, to be arraigned on charges of stealing tens of thousands of dollars by way of a skimming device placed on an automated teller machine outside the Bridgehampton National Bank on Bay Street.
No one was injured when a sport utility vehicle knocked down a utility pole, starting a fire on Daniel's Hole Road, near Hedges Lane, in Wainscott on Tuesday afternoon.
Sean P. Ludwick pleaded guilty on Tuesday to aggravated vehicular homicide, a felony, in the death of his passenger, Paul Hansen, in a car crash in Noyac in August 2015.
A second mosquito collected in East Hampton has tested positive for West Nile virus, county health officials announced Friday.
Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, was found in Fort Pond in Montauk, according to Suffolk County health officials.
The fire stared in a Dumpster and spread to a stack of wooden pallets on Friday night.
Due to rain and scattered thunderstorms in the forecast for Saturday, two Saturday events have already been postponed until the Sunday. The Rell Sunn Surf Contest, which is taking place at Ditch Plain Beach in Montauk, will now be held on Sunday....