Recent Stories: Lead article

Christopher Walsh
November 23, 2016
Five years after it was destroyed by fire, Scoville Hall, the parish house of the Amagansett Presbyterian Church, will reopen on Dec. 3, when it hosts a holiday fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Five years after it was destroyed by fire, Scoville Hall, the parish house of the Amagansett Presbyterian Church, will reopen on Dec. 3, when it hosts a holiday fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Christopher Walsh
November 17, 2016
Early predictions have proven accurate. “Pretty bleak,” was the assessment yesterday from Barley Dunne, director of the town’s shellfish hatchery in Montauk.

“Prices are sky high,” said Stuart Heath, who was on the water in Sag Harbor yesterday, “so it’s still worth it if you get a bushel or two.” 

Taylor K. Vecsey
November 14, 2016
Tens of thousands of menhaden, known as bunker, died in the Shinnecock Canal on Monday, and a cleanup effort is underway.

Tens of thousands of menhaden, also known as bunker, died in the Shinnecock Canal on Monday, and a cleanup effort is underway.

Christopher Walsh
November 14, 2016
A state court has ruled that private property owners do not own two disputed portions of ocean beach on Napeague and rejected a claim that people who used four-wheel-drive vehicles to get there to swim, picnic, or sunbathe were a public nuisance.

In a decision that East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell called "an enormous win for public access to our beaches," State Supreme Court Justice Ralph Gazzillo has ruled that a group of property owners do not own the 4,000-foot-long strip of ocean beach popularly known as Truck Beach, nor a nearby 1,500-foot stretch in front of the White Sands Motel, as they contended in lawsuits

Taylor K. Vecsey
T.E. McMorrow
David E. Rattray
Christopher Walsh
November 9, 2016
In his victory speech on election night, Donald Trump called on America to “bind the wounds of division” and “come together as one united people,” but with his anti-immigrant rhetoric on the campaign trail still resonating, his election has struck a note of fear and uncertainty for many.

In his victory speech on election night, Donald Trump called on America to “bind the wounds of division” and “come together as one united people,” but with his anti-immigrant rhetoric on the campaign trail still resonating, his election has struck a note of fear and uncertainty for many Latin American immigrants on the South Fork, particularly those who are undocumented.

Taylor K. Vecsey
November 9, 2016
A man walking on the shoulder in front of Cafe Max on Montauk Highway in East Hampton Village was killed Wednesday evening after he was struck by a car.

Update, Nov. 10, 2 p.m.: East Hampton Village police have identified Harry Greenfield, 72, of Lighthouse, Fla., as the man killed in an accident Wednesday night. 

Carissa Katz
November 8, 2016
East End voters overwhelmingly approved a referendum to extend the Peconic Bay Region Community Preservation Fund through 2050 and to allow up to 20 percent of its future proceeds to be used for water quality projects.

East End voters overwhelmingly approved a referendum to extend the Peconic Bay Region Community Preservation Fund through 2050 and to allow up to 20 percent of its future proceeds to be used for water quality initiatives.

Joanne Pilgrim
November 3, 2016
East End voters will be asked on Tuesday to vote on Proposition 1. Proponents say that the money would enable municipalities to jump-start long-needed programs and address a water pollution problem that has been well documented and studied. Opponents say more time is needed to analyze the problems.

East End voters will be asked on Tuesday to vote not only on national and state-level races, but also on Proposition 1, a referendum that would extend the Peconic Bay Region Community Preservation Fund program through 2050 and allow up to 20 percent of its proceeds to be used for water quality protection.  Proponents say that the money would enable municipalities to jump-start long-ne

Taylor K. Vecsey
October 27, 2016
Discourse over who should be the 45th president of the United States has reached such a fevered pitch that political debates in Southampton Hospital’s cardiopulmonary rehabilitation gym have been banned because of the stress they can cause patients.

With less than two weeks until Election Day, tensions are running high. Discourse over who should be the 45th president of the United States has reached such a fevered pitch that political debates in Southampton Hospital’s cardiopulmonary rehabilitation gym have been banned because of the stress they can cause patients.

David Kuperschmid
October 27, 2016
It’s important for fishermen to know what temperatures their target fish can tolerate, their local water temperature, and what factors determine water temperature.

Some like it hot. Some like it cold. When the thermometer rises or falls, we humans simply adjust a thermostat or add or subtract layers of clothing to achieve our personal comfort level. Fish don’t have that luxury and must skedaddle when the surrounding water temperature exceeds the range their cold-blooded bodies can tolerate. 

Joanne Pilgrim
October 20, 2016
Southampton Hospital officials will submit a final application for an East Hampton satellite emergency room and treatment center to the state by the end of the year, and would like to see it on Pantigo Place, adjacent to the East Hampton Healthcare Foundation medical facility.

Southampton Hospital officials will submit a final application for an East Hampton satellite emergency room and treatment center to the state by the end of the year, and would like to see it on Pantigo Place, adjacent to the East Hampton Healthcare Foundation medical facility.

A 4.5-acre town-owned property there houses Little League fields, which would be relocated.

Christine Sampson
October 18, 2016
The Bridgehampton School has removed a drinking fountain in the boys locker room and replaced faucets in four science laboratory sinks after water tests over the summer came back with lead content results higher than state-allowed limits, according to a report released last week.

Update, Oct. 19: Late Tuesday evening, the Bridgehampton School District removed from its website its initial statement saying its water test results were within normal limits.

T.E. McMorrow
October 13, 2016
Marc Rowan, the private equities investor who over the past few years bought Duryea’s Dock and a number of other Montauk properties near Fort Pond Bay, has plans in the works for a major overhaul of the complex of cottages next to the Montauket.

Marc Rowan, the private equities investor who over the past few years bought Duryea’s Dock and a number of other Montauk properties near Fort Pond Bay, has plans in the works for a major overhaul of the complex of cottages next to the Montauket. 

Jennifer Landes
October 4, 2016
Sharing duties, if perhaps not careers and personal outlooks, the actor Alec Baldwin and Randy Mastro, a high-profile litigator, reflect on their first year as Hamptons International Film Festival co-chairmen.

On the cusp of its 25th year, the Hamptons International Film Festival is at a crossroads. As it continues to grow in its programs and its stature, its leadership must decide where and how it will venture into the future. 

Christopher Walsh
September 22, 2016
East Hampton Town and the town trustees have lost their appeal of a State Supreme Court decision against granting summary judgment in two lawsuits seeking to prohibit vehicles on two stretches of the ocean beach at Napeague.

East Hampton Town and the town trustees have lost their appeal of a State Supreme Court decision against granting summary judgment in two lawsuits seeking to prohibit vehicles on two stretches of the ocean beach at Napeague. The appeal was rejected by the Appellate Division on Wednesday.

Jack Graves
September 21, 2016
Larry Brown, the Hall of Fame basketball coach, the only one ever to win N.B.A. and N.C.A.A. championships, met with Joe Vas, the East Hampton School District’s athletic director, on Tuesday and reportedly told him he wants to be “a resource” for the boys basketball program here.

Larry Brown, the Hall of Fame basketball coach, the only one ever to win N.B.A. and N.C.A.A. championships, met with Joe Vas, the East Hampton School District’s athletic director, on Tuesday and reportedly told him he wants to be “a resource” for the boys basketball program here.

Jennifer Landes
September 17, 2016
A Montauk resident, Edward Albee wrote "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and "A Delicate Balance," which won the Pulitzer Prize.

At the heart of Edward Albee's life is a bit of mystery. He was born on March 12, 1928, as Edward Harvey, in, as most accounts agree but not all, Washington, D.C. Some say it is unclear where his exact birthplace was, citing somewhere in Virginia.

T.E. McMorrow
September 13, 2016
Three men, the driver of a Chevrolet S.U.V. and two passengers, were arrested on felony charges related to cocaine trafficking after a routine traffic stop in Montauk at about midnight Friday.

Three men, the driver of a Chevrolet S.U.V. and two passengers, were arrested on felony charges related to cocaine trafficking after a routine traffic stop in Montauk at about midnight Friday.

Christine Sampson
September 8, 2016
The East Hampton School District is officially moving ahead with plans to build a bus maintenance barn and refueling facility on the high school campus, with the school board saying Tuesday it has selected the Cedar Street side of the property as the site.

The East Hampton School District is officially moving ahead with plans to build a bus maintenance barn and refueling facility on the high school campus, with the school board saying Tuesday it has selected the Cedar Street side of the property as the site.

T.E. McMorrow
September 3, 2016
Nineteen people were charged with violations of the town code when The East Hampton Town Code Enforcement Department, working with the Building Department, fire marshals, and town police, executed a search warrant at 13 Beech Hollow Court in Montauk at 6 a.m.

Nineteen people were charged with violations of the town code when The East Hampton Town Code Enforcement Department, working with the Building Department, fire marshals, and town police, executed a search warrant at 13 Beech Hollow Court in Montauk at 6 a.m. According to Michael Sendlenski, the town attorney, 18 people were found staying in the house, which apparently had nine bedrooms.

David E. Rattray
September 3, 2016
National Hurricane Center upgrades prediction. Hermine expected to become a hurricane on Sunday and linger off the coast.

The National Hurricane Center has issued a tropical storm warning for Long Island.

Taylor K. Vecsey
David E. Rattray
September 2, 2016
If you were planning on spending your Labor Day weekend outside, you might want to get that out of the way on Saturday, as there is a good chance beaches will be closed to swimming on Sunday.

If you were planning on spending your Labor Day weekend outside, you might want to get that out of the way on Saturday, because there is a good chance beaches will be closed to swimming on Sunday, thanks to Tropical Storm Hermine heading our way. 

Christopher Walsh
September 1, 2016
David Geffen’s request to allow extensive alterations to his two-acre oceanfront property, all seaward of the coastal erosion hazard area line, drew pointed questions and skepticism from the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals on Friday.

David Geffen’s request to allow extensive alterations to his two-acre oceanfront property, all seaward of the coastal erosion hazard area line, drew pointed questions and skepticism from the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals on Friday.

T.E. McMorrow
August 29, 2016
A robbery at gunpoint on Soundview Avenue in Montauk Sunday morning ended with a manhunt in Amagansett and the arrest of the alleged assailant and his accomplice.

Update, 2:40 p.m.: A man accused of pistol whipping a Springs man during a robbery on Soundview Drive in Montauk on Sunday morning was sent to county jail by East Hampton Town Justice Steven Tekulsky on Monday without the possibility of bail.