Recent Stories: East Hampton

Christopher Walsh
June 23, 2016

East Hampton Village Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. issued pointed comments on the easy availability of assault rifles at the village board’s meeting on Friday, following a moment of silence held in memory of the 49 people killed in the June 12 mass shooting in Orlando, Fla.

Christopher Walsh
June 23, 2016
With no public comment save for a plea that future deer-management efforts be more humane than recent practices, the East Hampton Village Board adopted a 2016-17 budget at its meeting on Friday.

With no public comment save for a plea that future deer-management efforts be more humane than recent practices, the East Hampton Village Board adopted a 2016-17 budget at its meeting on Friday. The fiscal year begins on Aug. 1.

Christopher Walsh
June 16, 2016
Excavation has begun and signs have been approved for a new CVS Pharmacy at the 71 Montauk Highway site of East Hampton Bowl, which closed in 2013 and was demolished last year.

Excavation has begun and signs have been approved for a new CVS Pharmacy at the 71 Montauk Highway site of East Hampton Bowl, which closed in 2013 and was demolished last year.

Christopher Walsh
June 16, 2016
An application from the Everit Albert Herter Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, which owns the property on Montauk Highway that the Highway Restaurant and Bar is on, drew a renewed warning from the East Hampton Village code enforcement officer when the zoning board of appeals met on Friday.

An application from the Everit Albert Herter Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, which owns the property on Montauk Highway that the Highway Restaurant and Bar is on, drew a renewed warning from the East Hampton Village code enforcement officer when the zoning board of appeals met on Friday.

Christine Sampson
June 9, 2016

When the audiences stood for ovations at band and choir concerts over the last two weeks at East Hampton High School, it was clearly the music directors who were being lauded. That’s because the concerts were the last to be conducted by Marilyn Van Scoyoc, the band director, and David Douglas, the choir director, who are retiring.

Christine Sampson
May 26, 2016
Russell Morgan, the John M. Marshall Elementary School’s newly appointed assistant principal, began his career far from East Hampton.

Russell Morgan, the John M. Marshall Elementary School’s newly appointed assistant principal, began his career far from East Hampton. The Manhattan resident worked in real estate and marketing after graduating with a dual degree in finance and real estate from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.

Christine Sampson
May 12, 2016

Pleasant Lane is to remain a two-way, dead-end street after East Hampton Village officials said last Thursday they would abandon an idea to make it partly one-way and open it up to the village’s long-term parking lot, which sits on the other side of a fence, a few trees, and a sidewalk at the end of the street.

Christopher Walsh
May 12, 2016
No nominating petitions from others, who might be considering opposing them, had come in by press time, although they can be filed through Tuesday.

With the East Hampton Village Board election coming up on June 21, the news this week is that Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr., Deputy Mayor Barbara Borsack, and Richard Lawler, a  trustee, are running for re-election. No nominating petitions from others, who might be considering opposing them, had come in by press time, although they can be filed through Tuesday.

Christopher Walsh
April 21, 2016
Despite the East Hampton Village Design Review Board’s approval in August, and apparent compliance with the village code, lighting at the recently renovated Newtown Lane branch of Capital One Bank is being called excessive and hazardous.

Despite the East Hampton Village Design Review Board’s approval in August, and apparent compliance with the village code, lighting at the recently renovated Newtown Lane branch of Capital One Bank is being called excessive and hazardous.

Christopher Walsh
April 21, 2016
Though the larger issue of ownership of the beach remains, the East Hampton Town Trustees have lost a battle in their lawsuit against a West End Road property owner who constructed a rock revetment in 2013 and ’14.

Though the larger issue of ownership of the beach remains, the East Hampton Town Trustees have lost a battle in their lawsuit against a West End Road property owner who constructed a rock revetment in 2013 and ’14.

Christopher Walsh
April 14, 2016
Parking remained a sticking point as the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals continued on Friday to review an application from owners of the property at 52, 54, 56, and 58 McGuirk Street.

Parking remained a sticking point as the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals continued on Friday to review an application from owners of the property at 52, 54, 56, and 58 McGuirk Street.

Christopher Walsh
April 14, 2016
Shortly after the sculpture by Steve Zaluski was erected outside the new Mannix Studio of Art, code enforcement officials informed Karyn Mannix, an East Hampton artist and gallerist, that if she did not remove it she would face a fine.

The East Hampton Village Design Review Board ruled on April 6 that a metal sculpture situated outside a recently opened art studio on Gingerbread Lane must be removed.

Christopher Walsh
April 14, 2016
The Tom Twomey Series of programs will begin on Saturday at 5 p.m. at the East Hampton Library.

The Tom Twomey Series of programs will begin on Saturday at 5 p.m. at the East Hampton Library. Named for the late chairman of the library’s board of trustees, who died in November 2014, the series, now in its second year, will explore topics including the environment, politics, medicine, and local history, but will also feature a lighter subject, the harmonica.

Taylor K. Vecsey
April 7, 2016
Sag Harbor residents can air their concerns or voice their support for proposed village zoning code changes during two public hearings slated for Tuesday.

Sag Harbor residents can air their concerns or voice their support for proposed village zoning code changes during two public hearings slated for Tuesday.

Christopher Walsh
March 3, 2016

The actress Candice Bergen and her husband, the real estate magnate Marshall Rose, have owned a house at 72 Lily Pond Lane, which was featured in Architectural Digest, for years. On Friday, the attorney Thomas J. Osborne was before the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals on their behalf seeking to legalize changes that had been made to an accessory building on their property.

Christopher Walsh
February 18, 2016
A divided East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals decided Friday that a property owner on Georgica Pond may not plant a rose garden within the required 125-foot wetlands setback.

A divided East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals decided Friday that a property owner on Georgica Pond may not plant a rose garden within the required 125-foot wetlands setback.

Christopher Walsh
February 11, 2016
An effort to improve traffic safety on James Lane, which runs along the east side of South End Cemetery, may necessitate in the elimination of about six parking spaces, the East Hampton Village Board concluded at a work session last Thursday.

An effort to improve traffic safety on James Lane, which runs along the east side of South End Cemetery, may necessitate in the elimination of about six parking spaces, the East Hampton Village Board concluded at a work session last Thursday.

Carissa Katz
January 28, 2016
The Rev. Gerardo Roma Garcia always wanted to work with the poor and underprivileged, but as a young man studying at the Roman Catholic seminary in Guadalajara, Mexico, he could scarcely have imagined that he would one day be an Episcopal priest called to an area not known for pockets of need but for over-the-top affluence.

The Rev. Gerardo Roma Garcia always wanted to work with the poor and underprivileged, but as a young man studying at the Roman Catholic seminary in Guadalajara, Mexico, he could scarcely have imagined that he would one day be an Episcopal priest called to an area not known for pockets of need but for over-the-top affluence.

Christopher Walsh
January 21, 2016
Befitting the quiet of a South Fork winter, the East Hampton Village Board’s meeting on Friday was brief.

Befitting the quiet of a South Fork winter, the East Hampton Village Board’s meeting on Friday was brief. The board set a date for three public hearings involving parking restrictions and moved to appropriate money for village employees’ compensated absences.

Christopher Walsh
January 16, 2016
"He was a man of the ages that we will never see again," said Daniel Rodgers, an attorney and advocate for East End commercial fishermen. "He was very easy to underestimate, but he was absolutely brilliant, one of the smartest men I ever met."

Stuart Vorpahl, a lifelong fisherman, historian, former town trustee, and descendant of one of East Hampton's oldest families, died on Thursday morning at Southampton Hospital.

He was 76 and had been undergoing treatment for cancer.

Christopher Walsh
January 14, 2016
The Village of East Hampton got an upbeat report on its fiscal health last Thursday.

The Village of East Hampton got an upbeat report on its fiscal health last Thursday.

Christopher Walsh
January 7, 2016
Just as the two-hour limits in the Reutershan and Barns Schenck municipal parking lots in East Hampton Village were lifted from Monday through Thursday, available parking on Newtown Lane became a little less abundant as the Suffolk County Water Authority began a water main replacement project.

Just as the two-hour limits in the Reutershan and Barns Schenck municipal parking lots in East Hampton Village were lifted from Monday through Thursday, available parking on Newtown Lane became a little less abundant as the Suffolk County Water Authority began a water main replacement project. 

Christopher Walsh
December 24, 2015
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.

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. 

November 12, 2015
While the village would not confirm dates, White Buffalo, a nonprofit organization based in Connecticut, has returned to East Hampton Village to continue a controversial multiyear program to reduce the deer population through sterilization.

While the village would not confirm dates, White Buffalo, a nonprofit organization based in Connecticut, has returned to East Hampton Village to continue a controversial multiyear program to reduce the deer population through sterilization.