Recent Stories: East Hampton

Christopher Walsh
April 13, 2017
The East Hampton Village Board received word that the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority may designate the village a “Clean Energy Community.”

Going through a jam-packed agenda last Thursday that focused on the near future, the East Hampton Village Board received word that the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority may designate the village a “Clean Energy Community,” agreed to issue a bond for the construction of a much-anticipated roundabout at Buell and Toilsome Lanes and another bond for the purchase

Carissa Katz
April 6, 2017
Jill Malusky has spent her career digging into the past, but at her office at the Osborn-Jackson House on March 24 the new executive director of the East Hampton Historical Society was very much looking to the future.

Jill Malusky has spent her career digging into the past, but at her office at the Osborn-Jackson House on March 24 the new executive director of the East Hampton Historical Society was very much looking to the future.

March 23, 2017
The aquatic area at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter closed on Sunday for repairs and is expected to reopen on May 13. The RECenter will remain open for use of the other areas of the building.

The aquatic area at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter closed on Sunday for repairs and is expected to reopen on May 13. The RECenter will remain open for use of the other areas of the building.

Judy D’Mello
February 9, 2017
Joseph Vasile-Cozzo, the athletic director at East Hampton High School, announced at Tuesday’s school board meeting that because of increased enrollment the athletic teams would move from League VI to League V.

Joseph Vasile-Cozzo, the athletic director at East Hampton High School, announced at Tuesday’s school board meeting that because of increased enrollment the athletic teams would move from League VI to League V.

Christopher Walsh
February 9, 2017
East Hampton Village is considering charging for some private parties and mass gatherings that use village beaches and other public property.

East Hampton Village is considering charging for some private parties and mass gatherings that use village beaches and other public property.

Christopher Walsh
January 26, 2017
The Maidstone Club has withdrawn an application to the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals for permits and variances to construct a 352-foot-long concrete bridge spanning a small section of Hook Pond north of Dunemere Lane.

The Maidstone Club has withdrawn an application to the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals for permits and variances to construct a 352-foot-long concrete bridge spanning a small section of Hook Pond north of Dunemere Lane.

Christopher Walsh
January 26, 2017
The East Hampton Village Board reduced the speed limit from 25 to 20 miles per hour on several streets and adopted a few uncontroversial laws at its first regular meeting of 2017 on Friday.

The East Hampton Village Board reduced the speed limit from 25 to 20 miles per hour on several streets and adopted a few uncontroversial laws at its first regular meeting of 2017 on Friday. However, it took no action on proposed zoning code changes.

Christopher Walsh
January 19, 2017
Peter Hermann and Mariska Hargitay, who met on the television series “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit,” need variances to legalize a treehouse, playing court, and swing set.

A letter from the 10-year-old son of two accomplished actors was not enough to persuade the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals to grant variances to legalize a treehouse, playing court, and swing set when it met on Friday. While the board often deals with minuscule variance requests, this application may have been a first.

Joanne Pilgrim
January 18, 2017
In a stirring conclusion of a celebration at Calvary Baptist Church in East Hampton marking the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin King Jr. on Monday, those in the sanctuary stood hand in hand in a circle to sing “We Shall Overcome.”

In a stirring conclusion of a celebration at Calvary Baptist Church in East Hampton marking the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin King Jr.

Christopher Walsh
January 12, 2017
The Village of East Hampton is once again the recipient of an upbeat assessment of its fiscal health.

The Village of East Hampton is once again the recipient of an upbeat assessment of its fiscal health.

Michael Tomicich, director of governmental services at the accounting firm Satty, Levine, and Ciacco, reported his firm’s unqualified, or clean, opinion to the village board at its work session last Thursday.

Christine Sampson
November 17, 2016

The East Hampton Food Pantry collected about 1,200 pounds of food and raised close to $1,300 in cash donations during Saturday’s annual Harvest Food Drive at the East Hampton Middle School.

Christine Sampson
November 10, 2016
The East Hampton Library is a little more than a week away from unveiling the latest, and last, piece of the overhaul it began in June 2012.

The East Hampton Library is a little more than a week away from unveiling the latest, and last, piece of the overhaul it began in June 2012: a new young adult room in the basement of the building that will be dedicated to serving teenagers who have few places to go for relaxation, recreation, and independent and group studying.

Christopher Walsh
November 10, 2016
Philip O’Connell, the chairman of the East Hampton Village Planning Board, was welcomed as a member of the village board at a work session last Thursday, replacing Elbert Edwards, a longtime board member who died last month.

Philip O’Connell, the chairman of the East Hampton Village Planning Board, was welcomed as a member of the village board at a work session last Thursday, replacing Elbert Edwards, a longtime board member who died last month. 

Christopher Walsh
November 3, 2016
The East Hampton Presbyterian Church welcomed the Rev. Scot McCachren as its 21st pastor in a service of ordination and installation on Sunday.

The East Hampton Presbyterian Church welcomed the Rev. Scot McCachren as its 21st pastor in a service of ordination and installation on Sunday. 

Christopher Walsh
November 3, 2016
Representatives of the Maidstone Club continued to press the contention that constructing a wooden bridge spanning a narrow section of Hook Pond north of Dunemere Lane is essential to public safety when the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals met on Friday.

Representatives of the Maidstone Club continued to press the contention that constructing a wooden bridge spanning a narrow section of Hook Pond north of Dunemere Lane is essential to public safety when the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals met on Friday. 

Christopher Walsh
October 27, 2016
Historic structures were afforded greater protection when the East Hampton Village Board adopted a code amendment on Friday, and two long-serving members of the community were honored.

Historic structures were afforded greater protection when the East Hampton Village Board adopted a code amendment on Friday, and two long-serving members of the community were honored. 

Christopher Walsh
October 20, 2016
The East Hampton Food Pantry is moving to the Hampton Country Day Camp at 191 Buckskill Road in East Hampton.

The people who run the East Hampton Food Pantry, who were notified earlier this year that the pantry would have to vacate its headquarters at the Windmill Village housing complex on Accabonac Road in East Hampton, have announced a move to the Hampton Country Day Camp at 191 Buckskill Road, also in East Hampton.

Christopher Walsh
October 20, 2016
A 352-foot-long bridge that would be 140 feet north of the existing Dunemere Lane bridge across Hook Pond, and more or less parallel to it, drew sharp questions about preservation of the vista and the pond’s water quality when the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals considered an application from the Maidstone Club on Friday.

A 352-foot-long bridge that would be 140 feet north of the existing Dunemere Lane bridge across Hook Pond, and more or less parallel to it, drew sharp questions about preservation of the vista and the pond’s water quality when the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals considered an application from the Maidstone Club on Friday.

Star Staff
October 6, 2016
A free workshop on sustainable practices for house and garden will be held on Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Nature Conservancy on Route 114 in East Hampton.

A free workshop on sustainable practices for house and garden will be held on Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Nature Conservancy on Route 114 in East Hampton. The Perfect Earth Project has organized a program that will include a chance for individual conversations about one’s own landscape needs with leading designers and plant specialists.

Christopher Walsh
September 29, 2016
East Hampton Village’s zoning board of appeals is likely to grant a freshwater wetlands permit to the East Hampton Town Trustees allowing the trustees to use village-owned property at the end of Cove Hollow Road for access, staging, and dewatering the spoil from a proposed dredging of the Georgica Cove portion of Georgica Pond.

East Hampton Village’s zoning board of appeals is likely to grant a freshwater wetlands permit to the East Hampton Town Trustees allowing the trustees to use village-owned property at the end of Cove Hollow Road for access, staging, and dewatering the spoil from a proposed dredging of the Georgica Cove portion of Georgica Pond, following a brief hearing on Friday.

Christopher Walsh
September 29, 2016
The proposed renovation of a historic timber-frame house opposite Town Pond drew mostly praise from members of the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals on Friday.

The proposed renovation of a historic timber-frame house opposite Town Pond drew mostly praise from members of the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals on Friday. 

Star Staff
September 22, 2016
The East Hampton Library’s 2017 budget, a $2.46 million spending plan that includes a 6.9-percent year-over-year spending increase, passed Saturday with a final tally of 93 to 16.

The East Hampton Library’s 2017 budget, a $2.46 million spending plan that includes a 6.9-percent year-over-year spending increase, passed Saturday with a final tally of 93 to 16.

Christopher Walsh
September 15, 2016
The amendments, adopted over fierce opposition, set formulas for allowable floor area and lot coverage on residential parcels larger than one acre, basically reducing the maximum allowable.

A lawsuit challenging amendments to the East Hampton Village Zoning Code adopted in June of 2015 was dismissed on Sept. 2 by Acting State Supreme Court Justice Joseph Farneti, who called the amendments legal, constitutional, and valid.

Christopher Walsh
September 15, 2016
The East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals appears likely to grant a variance allowing the owner of adjacent properties to construct a tennis court, retaining wall, and steps on a parcel that does not have a principal building, which the village code requires.

The East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals appears likely to grant a variance allowing the owner of adjacent properties to construct a tennis court, retaining wall, and steps on a parcel that does not have a principal building, which the village code requires.