What do a Betsey Johnson yard sale, the fire at Gosman’s in Montauk, and the cracked axle on a sport utility vehicle not meant for off-roading have in common? Subjects of articles in The Star, they were among our most-read online stories of 2015.
The new year, it is often hoped, will bring many new things. As 2016 begins, one of them is medical marijuana, which research has shown can provide respite from pain, seizures, and anxiety for those struggling with debilitating diseases.
Medical marijuana is a cure, maybe not of cancer, but of its dehumanizing effects. For cancer patients, marijuana is hot on the trail in the pursuit of happiness. New York State has done the right thing by bringing our pursuit within reach.
Through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training, Michael Davis will participate in the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend next month. Not only is he running the 26.2-mile marathon, but he has added a half-marathon challenge the day before, in honor of his godfather, who is fighting cancer.
With its Toys for Tots program, now in its 30th year, the Kiwanis Club of East Hampton does its part to ease the stress on parents’ wallets and give children a brighter Christmas.
The local laws adopted on Friday that concluded the East Hampton Village Board’s business for 2015 were overshadowed by a moment of silence observed for Karen Rickenbach, the daughter of Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr., who died on Dec. 12.
One grassroots effort for refugees has local volunteers ready to do more.
The Panoramic View Resort in Montauk has been sold by the federal government to the management firm that owns Gurney’s Resort and Spa next door.
About nine months after a fire destroyed the historic West End Road house owned by Peter Morton, the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals considered a plan to recreate it.