Recent Stories: East Hampton

Christopher Walsh
July 2, 2015
The shops, circa 1797 and 1850, would be moved back to their original location, on North Main Street in East Hampton Village near the Emergency Services Building.

“The village appreciates the lengths your client is going to, to preserve this historic structure,” said Frank Newbold, chairman of the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals, following a hearing Friday on Barry Rosenstein’s application for variances to replace the historic Dominy clock and woodworking shops on his 16-acre property at 60, 62, and 64 Further Lane with wha

July 1, 2015

Brightly colored baskets, handmade in Rwanda, are folkloric and modern at the same time. $55. Click Gallery, 60 Newtown Lane, East Hampton.

Photo by Durell Godfrey

July 1, 2015

 If you find this at the end of the rainbow, take it home. Hammered copper bowl can be a centerpiece with candles or with flowers in a jar. $95. Mecox, 66 Newtown Lane, East Hampton.

Photo by Durell Godfrey

June 30, 2015

 

Bulgarian pottery with roots in ancient design, these vases will enhance dwellings from Hell’s Kitchen to Montauk. By Donna Hadjipopov, Mary’s Marvelous, 105 Newtown Lane, East Hampton.

Photo by Durell Godfrey
T.E. McMorrow
June 15, 2015
The standoff between the Town of East Hampton and the car-for-hire service Uber moved into the East Hampton Justice Court Monday, with six drivers being arraigned on charges of operating a taxi business without a license.

The standoff between the Town of East Hampton and Uber over the car-for-hire company’s lack of a business license in the town moved into the East Hampton Justice Court on Monday, with six drivers being arraigned on charges of operating a taxi business without a license, a misdemeanor.

Christopher Walsh
May 28, 2015
The water quality of Hook Pond and measures being considered to improve it will be addressed at an open meeting on Saturday at the East Hampton Village Emergency Services Building on Cedar Street.

The water quality of Hook Pond and measures being considered to improve it will be addressed at an open meeting on Saturday at 4 p.m. at the East Hampton Village Emergency Services Building on Cedar Street.

Star Staff
May 21, 2015
Veterans and dignitaries will be on hand for Monday’s Memorial Day observances in East Hampton and Sag Harbor.

Veterans and dignitaries will be on hand for Monday’s Memorial Day observances in East Hampton and Sag Harbor.

Christopher Walsh
May 14, 2015

If a legally pre-existing structure that does not conform to current zoning is moved and expanded, is it still legal? The East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals spent some time on this question Friday despite the fact that the village code says such structures cannot be expanded.

Joanne Pilgrim
May 7, 2015
When Catherine Mottola-King erected a Little Free Library on her front lawn she didn’t expect the overwhelming response she got after announcing it on Facebook.

When Catherine Mottola-King erected a Little Free Library on her front lawn — described on the website of the organization promoting them as a “ ‘take a book, return a book’ neighborhood gathering place” — she didn’t expect the overwhelming response she got after announcing it on Facebook.

Christopher Walsh
April 30, 2015
The applicants sought additions and renovations to their house, as well as the demolition of an existing swimming pool and pool house and construction of a new swimming pool and accessory building to be used as a garage, storage area, and pool house.

With David Zaslav, the president of Discovery Communications, and his wife, Pam, present, the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals continued a hearing on the couple’s application to make several changes to their property at 26 Drew Lane.

Christine Sampson
April 23, 2015
The future of the in-school swimming program at John M. Marshall Elementary School is unclear.

The future of the in-school swimming program at John M. Marshall Elementary School is unclear, with the East Hampton School District attempting to change it and a former teacher and longtime school board member fighting to preserve its spirit.

Carissa Katz
April 23, 2015
After being without a permanent pastor for nearly two years, Calvary Baptist Church in East Hampton officially welcomed its new pastor, the Rev. Walter Silva Thompson Jr., with three days of special events culminating with an installation service on Saturday.

After being without a permanent pastor for nearly two years, Calvary Baptist Church in East Hampton officially welcomed its new pastor, the Rev. Walter Silva Thompson Jr., with three days of special events culminating with an installation service on Saturday.

Mr. Thompson has been acting minister at the church since December.

Christopher Walsh
April 23, 2015

In an effort to improve the water quality of Hook Pond, which the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation has listed as impaired, the Village of East Hampton is planning projects to reduce stormwater runoff and contamination from aging or malfunctioning septic systems.

T.E. McMorrow
April 21, 2015
Before Jason Lee’s attorney called his first witness on Monday, he moved to have the case against his client dismissed, saying that the people had “failed to establish” the crimes they are alleging took place.

Before Jason Lee’s attorney called his first witness on Monday, he moved to have the case against his client dismissed, saying that the people had “failed to establish” the crimes they are alleging took place.

T.E. McMorrow
April 20, 2015
The final witness for the prosecution testified Monday about the timing and content of numerous text messages Jason Lee had sent and received on the morning of the alleged rape in 2013.

On Monday afternoon the prosecution rested its case against Jason Lee. The former Goldman Sachs executive is on trial in Riverside for the alleged rape of an Irish student in East Hampton in 2013.

The final witness for the prosecution testified about the timing and content of numerous text messages Mr. Lee had sent and received on the morning of the alleged rape.

T.E. McMorrow
April 17, 2015
In the seventh day of testimony in the rape trial, the court heard from a sexual-assault nurse who had examined the accuser in the hours after the alleged attack in 2013 and a DNA forensics expert who spoke about stains on the clothing Mr. Lee had been wearing when he was arrested.

In the seventh day of testimony in the rape trial of Jason Lee on Thursday, the court heard from a sexual-assault nurse who had examined his accuser in the hours after the alleged attack in 2013 and from a DNA forensics expert who spoke about stains on the clothing Mr. Lee had been wearing when he was arrested.

Christopher Walsh
April 16, 2015

Armed with evidence of sleeping accommodations in a finished storage space over a garage and pool house on Cove Hollow Road — something prohibited under East Hampton Village Code — the village’s zoning board of appeals appeared ready Friday to deny a request to keep the storage space, which includes a full bathroom.

“They’re not using the upstairs portion for any kind of sleeping or habitable space,” Karen Hoeg, an attorney representing Lawrence and Lisa Cohen, told the board. “The bathroom is used very infrequently.”

T.E. McMorrow
April 15, 2015
In a packed courtroom on Tuesday, the woman, known only as D.D., gave a graphic and tearful description of the alleged attack in the early morning of Aug. 20, 2013, at an East Hampton house Jason Lee was renting for the month.

In a dramatic day of testimony in the rape trial of Jason Lee, accuser and accused faced each other for the first time in almost 20 months, as the trial before acting Supreme Court Justice Barbara Kahn moved into its fourth day.

T.E. McMorrow
April 13, 2015
Day three of rape trial focused clothing, an earring, stains found at the scene. Irish accuser is expected to take the stand Tuesday.

The rape trial of Jason Lee continued Monday in the Riverside courtroom of New York State Supreme Court Justice Barabara R. Kahn.

Kerriann Kelly, head of the major crimes unit for District Attorney Thomas Spota, said at the start of the session that the alleged victim, known only as D.D., has arrived in New York with a friend of hers, known to the court as Fiona. Both women are expected to testify this week, perhaps as early as Tuesday.

T.E. McMorrow
April 9, 2015
In the second day of Jason Lee's rape trial, a taxi dispatcher says a caller whose number matches that of Mr. Lee requested a taxi from house where the alleged incident took place not long after police arrived.

As the rape trial of Jason Lee moved into its second day on Thursday, acting New York State Supreme Court Justice Barbara R. Kahn heard testimony from a taxi dispatcher, an East Hampton Town detective, and a retired Suffolk County forensic specialist.

Yadira Holandes-Vlazquez, a dispatcher for Lindy’s Taxi, told the court that Lindy’s received a call not long after she started her shift at 6 a.m. on Aug. 20, 2013. The caller asked for a cab from 1 Clover Leaf Lane in East Hampton to the Surf Lodge in Montauk, saying it was an emergency, the dispatcher said.

Christine Sampson
April 9, 2015

The East Hampton School Board continued to tackle revisions to the district’s attendance policy last week, with one board member asking for stricter overall language and another asking to change the policy to avoid what she says is a practice that penalizes elementary students.

Christopher Walsh
April 9, 2015

East Hampton Village is soliciting bids from farmers interested in growing crops on the Gardiner home lot at 36 James Lane. The request for proposals, on two acres of the lot reserved for agriculture, stipulates a five-year commitment.

Proposals should be submitted to Robert Hefner, the village’s director of historic services, at Village Hall, 86 Main Street, East Hampton 11937, no later than April 28. Specifications can be obtained there from the village administrator’s office, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

April 2, 2015

Several weeks ago, when Elke Grimm, 85, slipped and fell on a hardwood floor at her home overlooking Fort Pond in Montauk, her major concern was not to frighten her great-granddaughter, Parker, who is 4. Parker was the only one with her that day.

The little girl told Mrs. Grimm, “I will help you, Oma,” (German for Grandma). She tried as hard as she could to help her great-grandmother up, but couldn’t. She then brought Mrs. Grimm her walker, both of them hoping she could hoist herself up with it, but she wasn’t able to.

Christopher Walsh
April 2, 2015

The East Hampton Village Board is expected to grant Starbucks an easement so that the sanitary system at its Main Street location can be upgraded. A resolution to grant the easement may be voted on at the board’s meeting on April 17 and the work is likely to be done in the fall.