Recent Stories: Amagansett

April 21, 2014
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Display a picture of your favorite gardener in a floral ceramic frame. It can stand horizontally or vertically and holds a 4 x 6. $44.99, C. Whitmore, 26 Montauk Highway, Amagansett.

Christopher Walsh
March 13, 2014

       The fifth annual Mr. Amagansett pageant, a fund-raiser for the Donald T. Sharkey Memorial Community Fund, happens tonight at 7 at the Stephen Talkhouse.

       The venue will open at 6:30. Admission to the lighthearted pageant is $20. To compete, contestants pay a $150 entry fee.

Taylor K. Vecsey
March 7, 2014
Fire chief reports minor injuries after three cars are involved in an accident on Friday afternoon.

       A three-car accident on the Napeague stretch of Montauk Highway sent three people to Southampton Hospital with minor injuries on Friday afternoon, according to fire officials.

Christopher Walsh
March 7, 2014
Organizers of the annual March 15 Am O'Gansett Parade, a sort of alternate-universe St. Patrick's Day march, have named the Amagansett School as this year's grand marshal.

    Organizers of the sixth annual Am O'Gansett Parade, happening on March 15 at 12:02 p.m., may have outdone themselves in the selection of this year's grand marshal.

Christopher Walsh
November 14, 2013

       “Over-testing” in general, and including what are called field tests — trial questions that may be used on future exams but on which students are nopt graded — continue to concern educators, Eleanor Tritt, the Amagansett School superintendent, told the school board at its meeting Tuesday morning.

October 31, 2013
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    Loretta A. Sears is making her second run for a post on the East Hampton Town Trustees. She grew up in Amagansett, spending time on and around South Fork waters, and attended the Amagansett School and East Hampton High School. Professionally, she has been a painter and paperhanger, and for many years she has been the dockmaster at the Montauk Lake Club.

    “I would like to keep this area for everyone to enjoy as I did,” she said in an interview on LTV earlier this year. She appears on the Democratic line.
 

Christopher Walsh
August 22, 2013

    While the topics addressed at an Amagansett “listen in” hosted by Democratic candidates for town supervisor and town board were diverse, the message was unmistakable: Quality of life, for which so many choose to make East Hampton their home, has deteriorated, and something has to be done.

Christopher Walsh
June 13, 2013

    As the school year draws to a close, concern about standardized tests and the companies developing them was the hot topic at Tuesday’s meeting of the Amagansett School Board.

    Eleanor Tritt, the school’s superintendent, discussed continuing concerns about field-test questions embedded in tests developed by for-profit corporations such as Pearson Education, which creates and markets educational materials, technologies, and assessments.

May 23, 2013
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Stumped in your search for a locavore gift? These are grown and produced just east of the Napeague Stretch. You can’t get more local than that. $6.99 and $10.99. Stewart’s Fish Market, 41 Oak Lane, Amagansett; and Vicki’s Vegetables, 596 Montauk Highway, Amagansett.
Photo by Durell Godfrey

Christopher Walsh
May 16, 2013

    Residents of the Amagansett School District can vote on the proposed school budget for the 2013-14 school year on Tuesday between 2 and 8 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Voter registration begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m.
    The school board has proposed a 2013-14 budget of $10.2 million, an increase in expenditures of 5.68 percent and a tax levy increase of 3.33 percent. The tax levy increase would be the second lowest in the past 12 years and is within the allowable tax levy cap threshold of 3.45 percent.

Christopher Walsh
January 10, 2013

    The Amagansett School Board voted unanimously to hire a consultant to develop a new math curriculum that will best prepare students for state tests.

October 4, 2012
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Your pet food and water bowls are left out 24/7. Shouldn’t they be good looking? $8 and $10. One Stop Pets, 136 Main Street, Amagansett.
Photo by Durell Godfrey

September 19, 2012
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This highly collectable, cast-iron Hubley doorstop, with original paint, is one of a collection. $250. Nellie’s of Amagansett, 230 Main Street, Amagansett.
Photo by Durell Godfrey

April 23, 2012
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Four-legged marauders will stop, sniff, and scram out of your garden. $22.99. C. Whitmore, 26 Montauk Highway, Amagansett. 
Photo by Durell Godfrey

January 12, 2012
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Bright cotton rugs by Dash & Albert come in lots of colors and styles for an instant,
affordable room-brightener. Two-by-three, $30. (Hard to decide which to get? Get two.) Nellie’s of Amagansett, 230 Main Street, Amagansett; and Fisher’s Home Furnishings, 144 Main Street, Sag Harbor.
Photo by Durell Godfrey

December 22, 2011
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His favorite snapshot, in a charming piece ($12.95) made from real colored pencils. Gone Local, 199 Main Street, Amagansett.
Photo by Durell Godfrey

December 22, 2011
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One of the later outbuildings of the original 17th-century Conklin farmstead, on Main Street, Amagansett, in old photo at left, now has seven different rooflines.        
Photo by Durell Godfrey

October 27, 2011
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Victorian graphics are used in a fresh way. This découpage glass plate ($55) is by John Derian — of course. Cursive, 14 Amagansett Square, Amagansett.
Photo by Durell Godfrey

David E. Rattray
October 15, 2011
Scoville Hall, the Amagansett Presbyterian Church’s center used for social events, meetings, and fund-raisers, was destroyed in a pre-dawn fire on Saturday morning. The cause was under investigation.

Scoville Hall, the 1925 building used by the Amagansett Presbyterian Church for social events, meetings, and fund-raisers, was destroyed in a pre-dawn fire on Saturday morning. The cause was under investigation.

Sirens blared over Amagansett sometime after 3 a.m. Saturday. Additional help came from neighboring fire departments.

Meeting House Lane remained closed into Saturday afternoon with crime scene tape and police stationed at the Main Street intersection.

September 15, 2011
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Hide your house keys in this very handy cast-iron frog. Tuck it in the rock garden or hide it in plain sight next to a potted plant on the deck. $30. Bayberry, 50 Montauk Highway, Amagansett.
Photo by Durell Godfrey

August 30, 2011
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The roots of a lilting tree lifted up the sidewalk on Amagansett's Main Street.
Heather Dubin

August 28, 2011
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Damage at McCoy Fuels, Montauk Highway, Amagansett
Hiroyuki Hamada

August 28, 2011
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Wave-swept dunes at Beach Hampton
Hiroyuki Ham