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Christopher Walsh
May 19, 2017
After screening Republican and Democratic candidates for town office, the party has endorsed the Democrat Peter Van Scoyoc for town supervisor and his running mates Kathee Burke-Gonzalez and Jeffrey Bragman for town board.

The East Hampton Independence Party has endorsed three Democrats in the races for town supervisor and town board, following interviews by its screening committee on Monday at Ashawagh Hall in Springs.

Judy D’Mello
May 16, 2017
Both the Springs and Sag Harbor School Districts, where the budgets passed easily, will have new school board members come July.

Both the Springs and Sag Harbor School Districts, where the budgets passed easily, will have new school board members come July.

Judy D’Mello
May 11, 2017
Voters will head to the polls on Tuesday to cast their ballots for the 2017-18 school district budgets and to elect school board members in races that are largely uncontested on the South Fork.

Voters will head to the polls on Tuesday to cast their ballots for the 2017-18 school district budgets and to elect school board members in races that are largely uncontested on the South Fork.

Christopher Walsh
May 10, 2017
Tyler Armstrong, an East Hampton Town trustee who recently received the Democratic Committee's nod to run for a second term, announced on Monday that he will not seek re-election in November.

Tyler Armstrong, an East Hampton Town trustee who recently received the Democratic Committee's nod to run for a second term, announced on Monday that he will not seek re-election in November, but will complete his term, which expires at year's end.

Joanne Pilgrim
May 4, 2017
Representatives of East Hampton Town’s Fisheries Advisory Committee have asked for a comprehensive analysis of the socioeconomic importance of fisheries on the East End.

Representatives of East Hampton Town’s Fisheries Advisory Committee this week again asked the town to help fund a comprehensive analysis of the socioeconomic importance of fisheries on the East End and reiterated fishermen’s concerns about the Deepwater Wind offshore turbine installation. 

Christopher Walsh
May 1, 2017
With its endorsement of Jeffrey Bragman for town councilman, the East Hampton Town Democratic Party’s screening committee has signed off on its slate of recommended candidates for town board and other townwide offices, pending formal votes at its May 17 nominating convention.

With its endorsement of Jeffrey Bragman for town councilman, the East Hampton Town Democratic Committee’s screening committee has signed off on a slate of candidates for town board and other townwide offices. Official nominations will be made at a May 17 convention. 

Joanne Pilgrim
April 27, 2017
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has been traveling the county this week promoting a proposal to establish a grant and loan program to help homeowners through out the county replace antiquated septic systems with new ones that remove nitrogen.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has been traveling the county this week promoting a proposal to establish a grant and loan program to help homeowners through out the county replace antiquated septic systems with new ones that remove nitrogen, which has been identified as a major cause of surface and groundwater pollution.

T.E. McMorrow
April 25, 2017
Posing in an email as Courtney Sale Ross, the founder of the Ross School, someone stole about $167,000 from the school earlier this month, according to police.

In an online scam now under investigation, someone stole about $167,000 from the Ross School in East Hampton earlier this month, according to East Hampton Town police.

Judy D’Mello
April 20, 2017
After 32 years of teaching at the Montauk School, Judith Pfister is looking forward to not having to wear a watch every day.

After 32 years of teaching at the Montauk School, Judith Pfister is looking forward to not having to wear a watch every day.

Christopher Walsh
April 13, 2017
In a climate marked by uncertainty, rumor, fear, and even paranoia among undocumented immigrants and their supporters, members of the East Hampton Clericus are taking a simple, old-fashioned approach to distributing a positive message.

In a climate marked by uncertainty, rumor, fear, and even paranoia among undocumented immigrants and their supporters, members of the East Hampton Clericus are taking a simple, old-fashioned approach to distributing a positive message.

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.

Christopher Walsh
April 3, 2017
Is the South Fork a pristine paradise lost? Opinions varied among panelists who gathered at Mandala Yoga Center for Healing Arts in Amagansett last Thursday, but all agreed that individual and collective action is essential to protect and preserve the natural environment.

Is the South Fork a pristine paradise lost? Opinions varied among panelists who gathered at Mandala Yoga Center for Healing Arts in Amagansett last Thursday, but all agreed that individual and collective action is essential to protect and preserve the natural environment.

Taylor K. Vecsey
March 30, 2017
The public could soon be invited to the Foster family’s new vodka distillery to sample and buy vodka, as the Sagaponack Farm Distillery’s application for a tasting room is poised for approval by the Southampton Town Planning Board.

The public could soon be invited to the Foster family’s new vodka distillery to sample and buy vodka, as the Sagaponack Farm Distillery’s application for a tasting room is poised for approval by the Southampton Town Planning Board.

T.E. McMorrow
March 24, 2017
Jefferson Davis Eames, 48, of Springs was arrested by East Hampton Town police on a felony charge of grand larceny while appearing at East Hampton Town Justice Court on separate matters Thursday.

Jefferson Davis Eames, 48, of Springs was arrested by East Hampton Town police on a felony charge of grand larceny while appearing at East Hampton Town Justice Court on separate matters on Thursday afternoon. Unable to make the $20,000 bail set by Justice Lisa R. Rana, he was taken to the county jail in Riverside.

Christopher Walsh
March 9, 2017
The Rev. Denis Brunelle of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton, the head of the East Hampton Clericus, delivered an impassioned and defiant statement against the federal government’s intention to deport millions of undocumented immigrants at a recent village board meeting.

Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount was “not pious platitudes but a call for action among his followers to respect those who are persecuted,” the Rev. Denis Brunelle of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church said last Thursday at an East Hampton Village Board meeting. “Or don’t forget the final judgment in Matthew: When I was hungry did you feed me?

T.E. McMorrow
March 3, 2017
Jefferson Davis Eames, the owner of a Springs house where an East Hampton teen allegedly overdosed on morphine in January, was arraigned Friday on multiple charges connected primarily to three earlier underage gatherings at his house.

Jefferson Davis Eames, 48, the owner of the Neck Path property where an East Hampton teen allegedly overdosed on morphine on Jan. 29, was arraigned Friday in East Hampton Town Justice Court on multiple charges, including one of felony drug dealing.

Joanne Pilgrim
March 2, 2017
Two organizations that last year condemned the Wounded Warrior Project, a highly visible charity on the East End, have reversed their assessments of the nonprofit and given it their stamps of approval.

Two organizations that last year condemned the Wounded Warrior Project, a highly visible charity on the East End, have reversed their assessments of the nonprofit and given it their stamps of approval.

Taylor K. Vecsey
February 24, 2017
Riders of the Hampton Jitney who have used its online services are being urged to change the passwords they entered because of a security breach of the company's website.

Riders of the Hampton Jitney who have used its online services are being urged to change the passwords they entered because of a security breach of the company's website.

T.E. McMorrow
February 23, 2017
The East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a hearing on Tuesday on an application from Adam Lindemann to build a 450-square-foot pool, a patio, and a pergola on the more than five-acre compound in Montauk that once belonged to Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey. The work requires Z.B.A. approval, including a variance to build closer than 100 feet to wetlands, the minimum distance prescribed by town code.

The East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a hearing on Tuesday on an application from Adam Lindemann to build a 450-square-foot pool, a patio, and a pergola on the more than five-acre compound in Montauk that once belonged to Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey. The work requires Z.B.A.

February 21, 2017
Molly Haskell's compact and insightful new biography, “Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films,” often goes beyond hyperbole into the realm of hagiography. At one point she literally compares the director to God. The author’s conclusion at this contrast? Advantage Spielberg.

“Steven Spielberg: 
A Life in Films”

Molly Haskell
Yale University Press, $25

Taylor K. Vecsey
February 16, 2017
It may have been Valentine’s Day, but Sag Harbor Village officials were showing no love for the Bay Street Theater — at least when it came to Bay Street’s request to change the date of its annual benefit, which is held on the village-owned Long Wharf.

It may have been Valentine’s Day, but Sag Harbor Village officials were showing no love for the Bay Street Theater — at least when it came to Bay Street’s request to change the date of its annual benefit, which is held on the village-owned Long Wharf.

Taylor K. Vecsey
February 13, 2017
Extensive damage from smoke and heat to a house on Sawmill Lane in East Hampton.

Just after noon on Monday, a gusty day on the East End, the East Hampton Fire Department was called out to a structure fire at 2 Sawmill Lane, off Roberts Lane in East Hampton. Firefighters made haste and quickly put a stop to a blaze fueled by a leak in a gas line inside the house.

T.E. McMorrow
February 9, 2017
More than 60 parents of East Hampton High School students gathered at Calvary Baptist Church in East Hampton on Tuesday night to voice their unhappiness over what they see as a runaway explosion of drug use at the school.

More than 60 parents of East Hampton High School students gathered at Calvary Baptist Church in East Hampton on Tuesday night to voice their unhappiness over what they see as a runaway explosion of drug use at the school, and to search for answers.

Taylor K. Vecsey
February 9, 2017
With the snow falling steadily, officials are telling residents to stay off the roads and let highway crews do their work without vehicular traffic.

Update, 1:30 p.m.:  In the hours since East Hampton Town and Village declared a state of emergency, other municipalities have followed suit.