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Amanda M. Fairbanks
August 18, 2016
“Life is one big story,” Cora Weiss said late last month, over salami sandwiches and sparkling water at her home in East Hampton before boarding a late afternoon Jitney back to the city. At 81, her life story has a great many chapters.

“Life is one big story,” Cora Weiss said late last month, over salami sandwiches and sparkling water at her home in East Hampton before boarding a late afternoon Jitney back to the city. At 81, her life story has a great many chapters.

Joanne Pilgrim
August 11, 2016
It’s not all chill vibe and aloha spirit on these hot August days at Ditch Plain beach in Montauk. Friction ignited this week at the popular beach, a premier East Coast surfing spot, pitting old-guard surfers against the crowds flooding in in the wake of Montauk’s newfound popularity.

It’s not all chill vibe and aloha spirit on these hot August days at Ditch Plain beach in Montauk. Friction ignited this week at the popular beach, a premier East Coast surfing spot, pitting old-guard surfers against the crowds flooding in in the wake of Montauk’s newfound popularity.

T.E. McMorrow
August 11, 2016
A rough landing at East Hampton Airport caused concern among local emergency responders, who were not notified of it, which is standard protocol in such a situation.

A 1988 Beechcraft Bonanza flying from Caldwell, N.J., made a rough landing last Thursday morning at East Hampton Airport when its landing gear did not deploy.

Andrew Harris, the pilot and owner of the plane, successfully landed it on its belly. Neither he nor a passenger, his wife, Patricia Harris, was injured. The plane was removed from the runway.

Joanne Pilgrim
August 8, 2016
On a break from their worldwide "Head Full of Dreams" tour, Coldplay performed at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett on Sunday night in a "secret" concert sponsored by Sirius XM satellite radio.

On a break from their worldwide "Head Full of Dreams" tour, Coldplay performed at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett on Sunday night in a "secret" concert sponsored by Sirius XM satellite radio.

Taylor K. Vecsey
August 4, 2016
Emergency medical personnel in Springs did not know what had come of a patient who was thrown from a motorcycle and gravely injured last year until he walked into the firehouse out of the blue.

The Springs Fire District was grappling last summer with whether to hire paid emergency medical responders, an issue every other district on the South Fork had already faced, when the alarm sounded.

Larry Penny
August 3, 2016
In August the insects hold sway. It is time for the most bizarre looking insectsof all, the walking stick and the praying mantis. One very rarely sees more than one or two of these, the largest of our creepy-crawlies, in a season.

In June, early summer days were dominated by the songs and call notes of birds with high testosterone levels. Some humans lucky enough to live in Promised Land on Napeague or on Fort Pond Bay near Navy Road in Montauk, where whippoorwills still breed every summer, heard birdsongs during the day and at night.

Christopher Walsh
August 2, 2016
Officials gathered Monday morning to discuss a plan to install lighted crosswalks at four locations, two in Amagansett and two in Montauk.

Officials including State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, Assemblyman Fred W.

T.E. McMorrow
August 1, 2016
David E. Eagan was barred from practicing law for two years as punishment for failing to file proper New York State tax returns for 2010.

David E. Eagan, an East Hampton lawyer and president of the Wainscott School Board, has been barred from practicing law for two years for failing to file proper New York State tax returns for 2010.

Amanda M. Fairbanks
July 28, 2016
Here in East Hampton, with pop-up shops opening inside of pop-up shops, it is safe to say we’ve officially reached peak pop-up.

Here in East Hampton, with pop-up shops opening inside of pop-up shops, it is safe to say we’ve officially reached peak pop-up.

“We are a pop-up, and we will de-pop at the end of the summer,” Jared Williams, the sales leader at Aquazzura, said last week.

Mark Segal
July 28, 2016
The Southampton Cultural Center will present an off-site production of “An Iliad,” a play by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare.

For the past two weeks, the Southampton Cultural Center has staged “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” a high-speed farce that condensed the Bard’s work into 90 minutes.

Christopher Walsh
July 22, 2016
It's a watershed moment for the South Fork environment: A group of powerful residents on Georgica Pond has decided to battle back against pollution. But saving our water bodies won't happen without a might effort by us all.

Jack Russell terriers are not water dogs. “She just happened to go down to the pond,” says Annie Gilchrist Hall, “because we had two of our kids here sailing.” Annie and John Hall’s pet was familiar with Georgica Pond, East Hampton’s serene, 290-acre body of water — a stunning backdrop to some of the most desirable real estate on the planet.

David Kuperschmid
July 21, 2016
The name menhaden is derived from a blend of Native American words that mean “he fertilizes,” which refers to the fish’s early use as fertilizer, including by the pilgrims in the early-17th century.

The 40-pound striped bass that lately have been blanketing East End fishing docks were drawn to local waters by the arrival of Atlantic menhaden, or bunker as they are known locally.

Taylor K. Vecsey
July 21, 2016
Police chiefs The Star spoke with this week say they are not ignoring the deaths that have occurred elsewhere and are taking steps to try to ensure such violence never erupts here.

A longtime resident of Sag Harbor Village, an older black man, stopped in to police headquarters this week to have a word with the police chief. Austin McGuire, a former East Hampton Town police lieutenant who took the top spot in the small village force less than a year ago, was happy to see him.

Christopher Walsh
July 19, 2016
Previously housed in a 1970s Shasta trailer parked at Bhumi Farms in East Hampton, Caravan, a purveyor of prepared foods of genuinely local provenance, opened down the road at 137 Main Street in Amagansett just in time for the July 4 weekend.

Previously housed in a 1970s Shasta trailer parked at Bhumi Farms in East Hampton, Caravan, a purveyor of prepared foods of genuinely local provenance, opened down the road at 137 Main Street in Amagansett just in time for the July 4 weekend.

Jennifer Landes
July 14, 2016
Andrea Grover, the curator of special projects at the Parrish Art Museum, will become Guild Hall's new director, replacing Ruth Appelhof, on Sept. 1.

After months of silence and speculation, Guild Hall announced today that Andrea Grover has been named executive director to replace Ruth Appelhof, who is retiring.

Taylor K. Vecsey
July 12, 2016
A portion of proceeds from this weekend's carnival in Bridgehampton will benefit the Southampton Community Housing and Development Corporation, a not-for-profit dedicated to identifying and developing affordable housing in Southampton Town.

This weekend's carnival in Bridgehampton isn't just an opportunity to ride the Ferris wheel and win a stuffed animal for your date. The carnival will also help to raise money for affordable housing in the Town of Southampton.

T.E. McMorrow
July 8, 2016
Kyle L. Rosco, 33, of Sag Harbor was arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court Friday morning on felony charges of drunken driving stemming from crash on Saturday evening in which his car rolled over and came to rest on the Maidstone Club's golf course.

Kyle L. Rosco, 33, of Sag Harbor was arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court Friday morning on felony charges of drunken driving stemming from crash on Saturday evening in which his car rolled over and came to rest on the Maidstone Club's golf course.

Christine Sampson
July 7, 2016
Ping Edmunds and Aveen Hallissey spent much of their freshman year at East Hampton High School researching something they say many people take for granted: soap.

Ping Edmunds and Aveen Hallissey spent much of their freshman year at East Hampton High School researching something they say many people take for granted: soap.

As part of a project in Joshua Odom’s English class, the two students said they learned that a lack of proper hygiene is the third leading cause of neonatal deaths in the developing world.

Taylor K. Vecsey
July 2, 2016
Kyle Rosko's Mercedes rolled over at least twice after crashing onto the Maidstone Club golf course Saturday night, according to police who have charged him with felony drunken driving.

Update, 5:40 p.m.: Kyle Rosko, the driver whose car rolled over onto the Maidstone Club golf course on Saturday night and was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, is expected to make a full recovery, according to his attorney, who said police have filed charges prematurely. 

Christine Sampson
July 2, 2016
Huge blue billboards promoting New York State's I Love New York campaign popped up Thursday on West Lake Drive in Montauk, prompting backlash from residents and elected officials alike.

Huge blue billboards promoting New York State's I Love New York campaign popped up Thursday on West Lake Drive in Montauk, prompting backlash from residents and elected officials alike.

Joanne Pilgrim
June 30, 2016
This year, while acknowledging continued challenges in dealing with a swollen summer population, town officials expect a number of new laws, policies, and procedures to tone down and maybe even avert mayhem.

It’s been almost a year since Montauk residents stormed a meeting of the East Hampton Town Board clamoring for action after a Fourth of July weekend when crowds overwhelmed the hamlet, prompting complaints about noise, public drunkenness, share houses, and overcrowded clubs.

Christine Sampson
June 28, 2016
Fort Pond and Lake Montauk are more vulnerable than ever, according to the Concerned Citizens of Montauk, because of threats coming from above and below ground.

Fort Pond and Lake Montauk are more vulnerable than ever, according to the Concerned Citizens of Montauk, because of threats coming from above and below ground.

T.E. McMorrow
June 23, 2016
Sgt. Dan Roman of the East Hampton Town Police Department had a brush with death last year.

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Joanne Pilgrim
June 18, 2016
After a successful fund-raising campaign, the July 16 fireworks display will go on for at least one more summer over Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton.

The Great Bonac Fireworks Show will go on this summer, continuing a 35-year tradition, after a successful community fund-raising campaign.