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East Hampton Fire Department's first black chief had a role model close to home.
Suffolk County's division of vector control is scheduled to spray mosquito larvicides by helicopter over Napeague and Accabonac Harbors and the Beach Hampton neighborhood in Amagansett, sometime between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday.

A trivia night will be held at Bay Street Theater on Monday at 6 p.m. for the benefit of the family of Susann Farrell, a former children’s librarian at the John Jermain Memorial Library, who died of cancer in May at the age of 47.
As of Friday, June 16, and through Sept. 3, the restored Amagansett Life-Saving and Coast Guard Station will be open to the public on Fridays from 4 to 6 p.m. and on Sundays from 10 a.m. to noon.
The East Hampton Town Trustees ordered Georgica Pond closed on Friday after getting a report of toxic blue-green algae there from Suffolk officials.
June 27 is National H.I.V. Testing Day, and Southampton Hospital is using the occasion to emphasize its free and confidential H.I.V. testing at the David E. Rogers, M.D., Center. “One in seven people infected with H.I.V. don’t know they...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.