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Thomas Bohlert
May 10, 2016
“Some hymns have meant so much to me and to so many singers over the centuries that I hesitate to write mere words about them,” Bill Henderson says in “Simple Gifts: Great Hymns: One Man’s Search for Grace.”

“Simple Gifts, Great Hymns: One Man’s Search for Grace”
Bill Henderson
Free Press, $22

 

Bill Henderson explores the meaning of hymns in a new book

Taylor K. Vecsey
April 4, 2016
Four days after a 100-year-old woman was shot dead while she sat in a recliner in her daughter’s house on North Haven, no arrests have been made. While the Suffolk County Homicide Squad has ruled out suicide, Jessie Burke’s death on Sunday could possibly be the small, quiet village’s first murder.

No arrests in Jessie Burke’s murder Sunday

Jack Graves
March 3, 2016
Kathryn Hess, the latest of Lou Reale’s protégées to play college softball, was named as the Atlantic 10 Conference’s player of the week for having hit .429 with three home runs, five runs batted in, and four runs scored at a recent nonconference tournament in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Kathryn Hess, the latest of Lou Reale’s protégées to play college softball, was named as the Atlantic 10 Conference’s player of the week for having hit .429 with three home runs, five runs batted in, and four runs scored at a recent nonconference tournament in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Jack Graves
December 3, 2015
Tom Cohill, who’s now coaching the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter’s youth swim team, the Hurricanes, full time, having shed his former aquatics director responsibilities, said during a conversation the other day that about 30 of the 95 competitors are 12-and-up, “the largest group of senior swimmers that I’ve ever had.”

Tom Cohill, who’s now coaching the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter’s youth swim team, the Hurricanes, full time, having shed his former aquatics director responsibilities, said during a conversation the other day that about 30 of the 95 competitors are 12-and-up, “the largest group of senior swimmers that I’ve ever had.”

Larry Penny
August 17, 2015

The oyster may be the most celebrated bivalve globally, but the clam comes in a close second. "Quiet as a clam," "don't clam up," "clams" (as in, "that'll cost you 10 clams"), "happy as a clam" are just a few of the idioms in American parlance built around this marvelous organism.

David E. Rattray
August 8, 2015
East Hampton's annual Calvary Baptist Church's benefit barbecue will be held on the shade-dappled back lawn on Sunday between 2 and 6 p.m.

One our our hands-down favorite events of the summer will take place tomorrow, and it is the kind of food fanatic treat we wait for all year. The Calvary Baptist Church on Spinner Lane in East Hampton (right at the intersection at Springs-Fireplace Road) opens the gates to its benefit barbecue at 2 p.m. 

Star Staff
August 6, 2015
The East End Foundation has amped up its fund-raising efforts with a Rell Sunn benefit art auction in collaboration with its annual Rell Sunn surf contest, which takes place on Saturday at the eastern Ditch Plain beach.

The East End Foundation has amped up its fund-raising efforts with a Rell Sunn benefit art auction in collaboration with its annual Rell Sunn surf contest, which takes place on Saturday at the eastern Ditch Plain beach. The art was installed in the Atlantic Terrace Art Gallery in Montauk on Monday by Bart Schwarz, who is curating the event. The show will be up and bids can be made until Aug.

August 5, 2015

Elizabeth A. Bambrick
Director of Ordinance Enforcement
August 5, 2015
Town Investigation Uncovers Overcrowded, Unsafe House; Owners Charged

July 30, 2015

TOWN OF EAST HAMPTON ORDINANCE ENFORCEMENT DEPARTMENT PUBLIC SAFETY DIVISION 300 Pantigo Place, Suite 111A East Hampton, N.Y. 11937 Phone (631) 324-3858 Fax (631) 329-5899

Patrick J. Gunn, Esq., Public Safety Division Administrator
Elizabeth A. Bambrick  Director of Code Enforcement

Christine Sampson
July 29, 2015
Jennifer Morgan has been a lifelong fan of "Jeopardy!" and on Wednesday night she'll appear on the show as a contestant.

Jennifer Morgan has been a lifelong fan of the television show "Jeopardy!" and on Wednesday night she'll collect her proverbial 15 minutes of fame as a contestant on the show.

July 27, 2015

As we arrived at our destination, I realized that this was just what my soul had needed. We had expected only to visit my in-laws for a few days in their new home town of Coudersport, Pa., but I left my heart there. Entering Coudersport was like going back in time to the East Hampton of about 30 years ago. Remember East Hampton 30 years ago? I sure do.

Joanne Pilgrim
May 27, 2015

Don't tell anyone, but when she was a kid East Hampton Town Councilwoman Pat Mansir used to slip onto Suffolk County Water Authority property, where she and her friends would play an innocent game or two of sandlot softball.

Star Staff
May 5, 2015
Houston Person, the internationally renowned jazz saxophonist, will return to the Bridgehampton Museum for the spring’s final Art of Song Parlor Jazz concert on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the museum’s archive building. Jane Hastay and Peter Martin Weiss, who will accompany Mr. Person on piano and bass respectively, are the evening’s hosts.

Houston Person, the internationally renowned jazz saxophonist, will return to the Bridgehampton Museum for the spring’s final Art of Song Parlor Jazz concert on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the museum’s archive building. Jane Hastay and Peter Martin Weiss, who will accompany Mr. Person on piano and bass respectively, are the evening’s hosts.

David E. Rattray
April 25, 2015
A 4:30 p.m. forum on Saturday at the East Hampton Library will include East Hampton Town's top environmental official, Kim Shaw.

The East Hampton Library will host a panel discussion Saturday on how residents, government, and business owners can meet the challenges of climate change — in particular here, a rapidly rising sea level. Admission is free, and a wine reception will precede the event at 4 p.m.

Star Staff
April 7, 2015
The town appears poised to scrap a proposed ban on helicopter operations at East Hampton Airport on weekends between May and September, but other measures aimed at reducing aircraft noise will remain on the table.

In the wake of hearings last month on several East Hampton Town Board efforts to reduce noise at the East Hampton Airport, the sponsor of those measures announced Tuesday that she will back away from one of them: a ban on all helicopter operations on weekends between May and September.

Carissa Katz
April 2, 2015
The Easter Bunny and all his helpers will be ubiquitous this weekend.

The Easter Bunny and all his helpers will be ubiquitous this weekend.

Taylor K. Vecsey
March 5, 2015
Schools announced snow days for Thursday in anticipation of heavy, wet snow that is expected to dump 4 to 8 inches on the East End.

While students and parents awoke to only a light coating of snow, schools on the South Fork will be closed on Thursday in anticipation of heavy, wet snow that is expected to fall across the area later in the day. 

The Amagansett, Bridgehampton, East Hampton, Montauk, Sag Harbor, Southampton, Springs, and Wainscott School Districts announced the snow days early Thursday morning. In Montauk, the school play scheduled for Thursday will instead be staged on Friday. The Ross School, which has campuses in East Hampton and Bridgehampton, will also be closed for the day. 

Taylor K. Vecsey
March 5, 2015
Schools throughout the South Fork made a decision to open two hours late Friday morning.

The school week began with a two-hour delay and it will end with a two-hour delay. Administrators at all South Fork schools decided early Thursday evening that classes will start two hours later than usual Friday morning because of the snowstorm. 

Mark Segal
February 26, 2015
The fifth annual HarborFrost winter festival, presented by the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce and The Sag Harbor Express, will provide myriad indoor and outdoor activities throughout the village this weekend.

The fifth annual HarborFrost winter festival, presented by the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce and The Sag Harbor Express, will provide myriad indoor and outdoor activities throughout the village this weekend, starting tomorrow at 5:15 p.m. with the Yankee Doodle Circus at Pierson High School and, at 6, the Frost Ball at Muse in the Harbor restaurant.

Amanda M. Fairbanks
January 28, 2015
As residents went about the task of digging out, administrators in East Hampton announced that schools would be closed on Thursday as well.

As residents went about the task of digging out, administrators in East Hampton announced that schools would be closed on Thursday as well. The closures will affect those in Springs, Montauk, Wainscott, and Amagansett, with administrators hopeful that things will be back up and running, though possibly with a delayed start time, come Friday morning.

January 27, 2015

This is just a test

David E. Rattray
January 24, 2015
The National Weather Service forecast for Saturday for East Hampton is for rain and snow early, turning to rain and sleet in the afternoon.

Wet winter weather has reached eastern Long Island, with a modest blanket of snow in most places.

The National Weather Service forecast for Saturday for East Hampton is for rain and snow early, turning to rain and sleet in the afternoon. Total accumulation is predicted to be less than an inch. As a result, conditions are likely to be less than ideal on the region’s roads, with more snow and slush piling up farther west on Long Island.

Taylor K. Vecsey
December 23, 2014

Christmas Eve Services 
Wednesday, Dec. 24

Amagansett Presbyterian Church, candlelight service, 7 p.m.

Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church, Christmas pageant and candlelight service, 5 p.m.

Community Bible Church, Noyac, 5 p.m.

East Hampton Presbyterian Church, candlelight services, 5 and 11 p.m.

Incarnation Lutheran Church, Bridgehampton, 7 p.m.

Montauk Community Church, candlelight service, 5:30 p.m.

Star Staff
December 18, 2014

A holiday concert at Ashawagh Hall Thursday evening will feature Caroline Doctorow performing with Russ Seeger, and the Job Potter and Friends band, with musicians to include Gerry Giliberti, Sarah Greene, and Randy Parsons.

In store are folk, blues, and country music, including original songs, as well as holiday classics. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.