Recent Stories: Archive

David E. Rattray
March 21, 2018
The weather service said that snow could be heavy at times, ending around 5 a.m. on Thursday, with 6 to 10 inches possible.

As of early Wednesday evening, the snow that had been predicted for eastern Long Island had yet to appear.

According to the National Weather Service, as much as four inches of snow had accumulated in Shoreham in western Suffolk but only about half an inch at Orient. On the South Fork there was negligible accumulation, with rain on and off all day.

Conditions are expected to change overnight, however. The weather service said that snow could be heavy at times, ending around 5 a.m. on Thursday, with 6 to 10 inches possible.

Thursday's forecast is for clearing with an afternoon high of about 41 degrees.
 

David E. Rattray
March 20, 2018
Yet another wintery storm, this one on the first day of spring, will hit the East End of Long Island on Tuesday night.

Yet another wintery storm, this one on the first day of spring, will hit the East End of Long Island on Tuesday night.

The National Weather Service forecast is for rain and snow to begin by nightfall in East Hampton. Snow, sleet, and freezing rain are expected to continue until about 2 p.m. on Wednesday before switching to all rain, then back again to a freezing mix before ending early Thursday. Estimates of total snow and sleet accumulation are from three to seven inches, more in some spots.

David E. Rattray
March 13, 2018

East Hampton Town Hall and all nonessential government services will be closed on Tuesday, as a late-winter storm that could bring about half a foot of snow hits the East End. Scheduled meetings were canceled, according to a message posted on the town website,

Southampton Town government has taken the day off. Schools on the South Fork are closed as well. East Hampton Village Hall will be closed.

Tuesday's South Fork forecast is for heavy snow at times with wind gusting to 45 miles per hour. Conditions are expected to improve by about 8 p.m., the National Weather Service said.

Jennifer Landes
March 8, 2018
International Women's Day will be celebrated with a package of gifts to women by the Hamptons International Film Festival.

With stories of protest in Spain and Italy already making headlines, International Women’s Day is off to a bold and expressive start.

The Hamptons International Film Festival is supporting the day with a package of gifts to inspire women.

Star Staff
March 8, 2018
East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc and Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman will be the speakers at a League of Women Voters of the Hamptons forum on Monday at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton.

East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc and Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman will be the speakers at a League of Women Voters of the Hamptons forum on Monday at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton.

The supervisors will discuss top issues in their towns and on the South Fork in general and their priorities in the coming year. Mr. Schneiderman, who was elected to his second term in November, is a former Suffolk County legislator and a former East Hampton Town supervisor. Mr. Van Scoyoc is serving his first term as supervisor after six years as an East Hampton Town councilman. 

The discussion will begin at 7 p.m. Refreshments will precede the program.

Star Staff
March 8, 2018
Two workshops on important and serious subjects for teens will be held in the coming days — on suicide awareness on Saturday at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton and on dating violence at the East Hampton Library on Wednesday.

Two workshops on important and serious subjects for teens will be held in the coming days — on suicide awareness on Saturday at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton and on dating violence at the East Hampton Library on Wednesday.

Saturday’s Hampton Library event is based on the Safetalk method, a national program for people 15 and older. Participants will be shown how to notice signs of suicidal thoughts among friends and family and how to respond. Those attending get practical knowledge of how to identify someone having such thoughts and link them to lifesaving resources. Registration is required with the library. A signed permission form for anyone under 18 is also required.

David E. Rattray
March 5, 2018

The six declared candidates for the Democratic nomination to challenge Representative Lee Zeldin in November are to appear in a forum on Friday at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church on Montauk Highway in Amagansett.

The forum is being organized by the East Hampton Town Democratic Committee and will begin at 6:30 p.m. It had been originally scheduled for March 2 but was canceled at the last minute due to a coastal storm with winds that reached 60 miles per hour.

Kate Browning, Perry Gershon, Vivian Viloria-Fisher, Bruce Miller, David Pechefsky, Brendon Henry, and Elaine DiMasi are expected to attend.

David E. Rattray
March 2, 2018
A Democratic congressional primary candidates' forum that was to be held in Amagansett Friday was canceled due to weather.

A Democratic congressional primary candidates' forum that was to be held in Amagansett Friday was canceled due to weather.

The East Hampton Town Democratic Committee organized the event, which was to  have been at St. Michael's Lutheran Church.

Seven people are in the race for the June 26 primary, including two former Suffolk legislators, Kate Browning and Vivian Viloria-Fisher.

Judy D’Mello
February 6, 2018
In anticipation of a March 6 Springs School District vote on a $16.9-million bond to finance a long-planned expansion project, the school board and administrators will present an overview of the project on Thursday at 6 p.m. at Ashawagh Hall.

In anticipation of a March 6 Springs School District vote on a $16.9-million bond to finance a long-planned expansion project, the school board and administrators will present an overview of the project on Thursday at 6 p.m. at Ashawagh Hall.

Expansion of the school promises the addition of 24,000 square feet in total, and will include the reconstruction and renovation of existing interior areas, upgrading and new construction of outbuildings, an improved parking lot, the installation of a new baseball field, as well as the expansion and renovation of existing playing fields. Approximately 3.5 acres of trees and forested land on school property will be cleared in the process. In addition, the existing septic systems will be replaced with a new, low-nitrogen sanitary system.

Star Staff
January 25, 2018
Hugh King and Ken Cullum will deliver a lecture titled “Dr. David Edwards and Dr. Doris Zenger: Healing a Village” tomorrow evening at Clinton Academy in East Hampton, beginning at 7.

Hugh King and Ken Cullum will deliver a lecture titled “Dr. David Edwards and Dr. Doris Zenger: Healing a Village” tomorrow evening at Clinton Academy in East Hampton, beginning at 7.

“Dr. Dave,” as he is still called in memory by some in East Hampton, “hung his shingle on what was known then as the Purple House, a small building between The Star and the East Hampton Library,” in 1900, according to a 1999 article in The Star.

Christopher Walsh
January 25, 2018
With one dissenting vote, David Lys, a five-year member of the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals, president of the Amagansett Life-Saving and Coast Guard Station society, and a founder of Citizens for Access Rights, was appointed to the town board at its meeting last Thursday. He fills the open seat vacated after Peter Van Scoyoc was elected supervisor in November and sworn in on Jan. 2.

With one dissenting vote, David Lys, a five-year member of the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals, president of the Amagansett Life-Saving and Coast Guard Station society, and a founder of Citizens for Access Rights, was appointed to the town board at its meeting last Thursday. He fills the open seat vacated after Peter Van Scoyoc was elected supervisor in November and sworn in on Jan. 2.

Mr. Lys and his wife, Rachel, who live in Springs, own East Hampton Physical Therapy and Weekend Warriors Tours and Outfitters. He graduated from East Hampton High School in 1994 and from Penn State University in 2000 with a degree in kinesiology.

The board seat Mr. Lys occupies will be contested in a special election in November. The winner will serve until the end of 2019.

January 19, 2018

If you have ever thought about making a television show, now is your chance to get started. LTV, the public-access studio on Industrial Road in Wainscott, will hold a producer’s orientation workshop on Saturday morning from 10 to noon.

Star Staff
January 18, 2018
Star gazing in Bridgehampton and a walk on a new trail in Amagansett are on the schedule.

New Promised Land Trail
The East Hampton Trails Preservation Society will host a Promised Land Trail hike on Saturday at 10 a.m. The group will amble through a truly unique, almost lunar, landscape of pitch pines amid sand dunes along the newly refurbished trail in Napeague State Park. Hikers will discover how the area supposedly got its name (the jury is still out on that one, in the opinion of The Star) and learn about its historical importance as the piney ambience is absorbed on the two-mile excursion.

Hikers have been asked to meet at the intersection of Cranberry Hole Road and Napeague Meadow Road. Eva Moore can be contacted in advance at 631-238-5134, or on the morning of the hike at 631-681-4774, for additional information.

Carissa Katz
January 18, 2018
A year after the Women’s March on Washington and hundreds of similar events across the country and around the world, people will again gather en masse this weekend to support women’s rights, protest President Trump’s agenda, and urge greater political participation by those frustrated by it.

A year after the Women’s March on Washington and hundreds of similar events across the country and around the world, people will again gather en masse this weekend to support women’s rights, protest President Trump’s agenda, and urge greater political participation by those frustrated by it. 

The largest marches are expected to take place on Saturday in New York City and Washington, D.C., and on Sunday in Las Vegas. Those wishing to join a march while staying closer to home can take part in a Women’s March in Sag Harbor on Saturday at 11 a.m.

Star Staff
January 3, 2018
As of 6 p.m. on Wednesday, a number of schools and government agencies had announced they planned to be closed on Thursday, due to an anticipated winter storm.

The following schools and government agencies have announced they planned to remain closed on Thursday, due to an anticipated winter storm:

Amagansett School
Bridgehampton School
East Hampton Public Schools
East Hampton Town Hall
East Hampton Village Hall
East Hampton Y.M.C.A. RECenter
Montauk School
Southampton Town Hall
Springs School
Shelter Island School

The Hampton Jitney suspended eastbound and westbound trips for Thursday morning and afternoon and said that it might announce more cancellations.

Trains on the Long Island Rail Road were expected to remain on a normal weekday schedule.

Star Staff
December 31, 2017
Benefit ocean dips will be held on New Year's Day in East Hampton and Wainscott, but one held annually at Gurney's Resort in Montauk has been canceled because of an arctic cold blast hitting the region.

Simply dipping your toes into the frigid Atlantic Ocean will count this year, according to the organizers of the East Hampton Main Beach Polar Bear Plunge. One to be held at Gurney's in Montauk was canceled due to the intense cold that gripped the region.

The East Hampton charity event is held each Jan. 1, but with air temperature forecast for below 20 degrees and wind chills making it feel as low as 10 below zero, the event will not be for the thin-skinned.

Star Staff
December 15, 2017
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather watch for eastern Long Island for snow, wind, and icy conditions through Saturday morning..

Snow that began falling lightly in East Hampton at about 3 p.m. on Friday became heavier by sunset.

The National Weather Service in Upton said that as much as four inches of snow could fall overnight, with isolated snow showers continuing on Saturday morning.

West wind with gusts to 20 miles per hour after midnight will make it feel as low as 15 degrees. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather watch for eastern Long Island for snow, wind, and icy conditions.

Sunday's forecast is for partly sunny skies with a high of 37.
 

Star Staff
December 8, 2017
On Saturday in East Hampton, $16.99 gets you admission and a copy.

Many know that the host of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" is a talented musician in addition to being an actor and comedian, but it may come as a surprise to some that he is also a children's book author.

On Saturday, Mr. Fallon, who has a place in Sagaponack, will be at BookHampton in East Hampton with his latest, "Everything Is Mama," a book to which many parents of mommy-obsessed youngsters can easily relate. A father of two young daughters, he is also the author of the hopeful "Your Baby's First Word Will Be Dada." Mr. Fallon will read from the new book and sign copies of both at 12:30 p.m. Tickets cost $16.99 and include admission and a copy of the book.

David E. Rattray
December 8, 2017
A winter storm warning is in effect for Suffolk County from 4 a.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday, as well as for portions of southeast Connecticut.

The first snowflakes of the season will bring more than just a dusting to the East End of Long Island.

A winter storm warning is in effect for Suffolk County from 4 a.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday, as well as for portions of southeast Connecticut.

Snow is expected to begin early Saturday in East Hampton, according to the National Weather Service, before changing to snow and sleet during the daylight hours. Rain, snow, and sleet are expected to continue all day on Saturday, becoming all snow after 9 p.m.

Total accumulation is predicted to be between 4 and 7 inches.

The snow will stop Sunday morning by about 9, the weather service said.

A chance of snow returns on Tuesday evening.
 

December 7, 2017

Daytime drivers approaching the Shinnecock Canal in Hampton Bays may experience delays beginning Thursday and continuing for about a week.

The New York State Department of Transportation advised drivers to expect lane closures for resurfacing between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The work zone will extend about 1,000 feet in both directions from the Shinnecock Canal bridge. During the project, the old pavement will be removed and a new two-inch-thick layer of new blacktop laid down.

Traffic updates from the Department of Transportation are available online at www.511NY.org .


 

November 30, 2017
Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Buell Lane will host free medical screenings at an East Hampton Healthcare Foundation fair on Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Buell Lane will host free medical screenings at an East Hampton Healthcare Foundation fair tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cholesterol and blood pressure exams will be available on a walk-in basis. Appointments for free colorectal, mammogram, and Pap tests can be made during the event as well. Hudson River Healthcare, the East Hampton Town Human Services Department, the Y.M.C.A., and the Retreat will be on hand to offer information about their services, and there will be help for those with Medicare.

Applications and information will also be available for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and those attending will also have the opportunity to speak with a nutrition educator. 

November 30, 2017

Santa will roll up Main Street and Newtown Lane on Saturday in the annual Chamber of Commerce parade. Community groups, schools, scout troops, fire departments, and local businesses will take part with floats and marching units. The start time is 10 a.m. from approximately the Presbyterian Church, then to the traffic light at Newtown Lane, and on toward Herrick Park.

Santa shoots down the chimney for photos at Rowdy Hall at about 11 a.m.

Christopher Walsh
November 30, 2017
Ryan Wallace, a Ph.D. student at Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, will give a talk on harmful algal blooms and how they affect human health at a meeting at Town Hall on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon

Ryan Wallace, a Ph.D. student in Christopher Gobler’s water quality lab at Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, will give a talk on harmful algal blooms and how they affect human health at a meeting of the Peconic Estuary Program’s citizens advisory committee on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. The meeting will be held at East Hampton Town Hall on Pantigo Road. 

The Peconic Estuary Program’s citizens advisory committee promotes public awareness of the estuary while advising the program about the goals and concerns of the citizens of the East End. 

Christine Sampson
October 13, 2016
Hamptons International Film Festival jurors reported a universal theme on Monday as they presented the awards for the best documentaries, narrative features, and short films: Already tough decisions were made tougher by the thought-provoking diversity of the films.

Hamptons International Film Festival jurors reported a universal theme on Monday as they presented the awards for the best documentaries, narrative features, and short films: Already tough decisions were made tougher by the thought-provoking diversity of the films.