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Joanne Pilgrim
July 22, 2015
East Hampton Town today appealed a federal court injunction that barred the implementation of a law adopted in April that would have restricted the noisiest aircraft to one trip per week at East Hampton Airport.

East Hampton Town appealed a federal court injunction on Wednesday that barred the implementation of a law adopted in April that would have restricted the noisiest aircraft to one trip per week at East Hampton Airport.

Taylor K. Vecsey
July 20, 2015
Stop & Shop will be taking over the Waldbaum's stores in East Hampton and Southampton Villages as part of a $146 million deal.

Stop & Shop will be taking over the Waldbaum's stores in East Hampton and Southampton Villages as part of a $146 million deal. 

Britta Lokting
July 9, 2015
Instagram posts show partygoers undeterred by brushfire, ambulance call at a Bridgehampton house owned by Kevin Sorbo, the actor best known as Hercules.

Kevin Sorbo, the actor who may be better known as Hercules in the TV series in which he used to star, was not at the raving July Fourth party at his estate on Saturday afternoon when the Bridgehampton Fire Department and its ambulance arrived to put out a brushfire and take a partygoer to the hospital.

Taylor K. Vecsey
July 8, 2015
Anti-hedge fund, pro-labor advocates plan to "take the Hamptons" on Saturday in protest of Gov. Andrew M. Coumo's fund-raiser at the East Hampton residence of Daniel Loeb, a hedge fund manager.

Anti-hedge fund, pro-labor advocates plan to "take the Hamptons" on Saturday in protest of Gov. Andrew M. Coumo's fund-raiser at the East Hampton residence of Daniel Loeb, a hedge fund manager. 

T.E. McMorrow
June 29, 2015
The 21 Uber drivers facing misdemeanor charges of operating a car for hire without being licensed by the Town of East Hampton agreed Monday to pay fines of $400 each in return for the town lowering the charges to simple violations.

The 21 Uber drivers facing misdemeanor charges of operating a car for hire without being licensed by the Town of East Hampton agreed Monday to pay fines of $400 each in return for the town lowering the charges to simple violations.

Britta Lokting
June 25, 2015
Child’s burn points to buried-fire problem.

On June 13 as dusk dimmed to night, Kate Overton’s 4-year-old daughter frolicked barefoot along the Three Mile Harbor inlet at Maidstone Park. Mrs. Overton and a group of friends were packing up to leave when they heard a child’s scream.

Taylor K. Vecsey
June 24, 2015
The driver of a car that crashed on Main Street in East Hampton swatted at a spider she spotted in her car, causing her to lose control of it and crash into a pole and a tree.

Update, 11:40 a.m.: East Hampton Village police said it was a spider that caused a single-car crash on Main Street Wednesday morning. 

Christine Sampson
June 18, 2015
Ana Nunez is leaving the East Hampton School District to pursue a new career, one that has been inspired by the East Hampton school community itself.

She isn’t a teacher by training, but for many Latino families in the East Hampton School District who primarily speak Spanish at home, Ana Nunez has offered a different kind of education.

June 15, 2015
A revival of “All My Sons,” starring Alec Baldwin and Laurie Metcalf, is now running through June 28 at East Hampton’s Guild Hall. The Star's reviewer said, "Fans of serious drama should not hesitate to try and secure a ticket before the show’s run is finished."

In 1947, after a string of commercially unsuccessful plays, Arthur Miller vowed to “find another line of work” if his next one did not find an audience.  That next play was “All My Sons,” which proceeded to run for 328 performances.  It won that year’s New York Drama Critics Circle Award (chosen above Eugene O’Neill’s “The Iceman Cometh&

Joanne Pilgrim
June 10, 2015
East Hampton Town’s efforts to enact restrictions on the use of East Hampton Airport in order to reduce aircraft noise have a backer in Representative Lee Zeldin.

East Hampton Town’s efforts to enact restrictions on the use of East Hampton Airport in order to reduce aircraft noise have a backer in Representative Lee Zeldin, who this week successfully added an amendment to a Congressional transportation appropriations bill that would block the Federal Aviation Administration from using its money to “institute an administrative or civil action

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 21, 2015
In the seven New York State parks in Montauk, there simply will not be enough officers to answer calls, shifting the burden to local police.

With the warmer weather on the South Fork comes a swell of visitors and increased traffic, as well as the expected uptick in calls for emergency services. In the seven New York State parks in Montauk, there simply will not be enough officers to answer calls, shifting the burden to local police.

T.E. McMorrow
May 19, 2015
After sustaining life-threatening injuries in a motorcycle crash Friday night, Sgt. Danny Roman was listed in fair on condition Monday evening at Stony Brook University Hospital.

East Hampton Town Police Sgt. Daniel Roman, who was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital Friday evening after a motorcycle accident in Montauk, was in fair condition Monday night, the hospital reported.

Christine Sampson
May 19, 2015
While the budgets and propositions on the ballots for the 2015-16 school year easily passed in the school districts where polls closed at 8 p.m., there were some upsets in school board races.

While the budgets and propositions on the ballots for the 2015-16 school year easily passed in the school districts where polls closed at 8 p.m., there were some upsets in school board races. 

Joanne Pilgrim
May 18, 2015
Federal judge wants more time to consider the raminifcations of East Hampton’s new restrictions on helicopters and other noisy aircraft.

It will be another three weeks before a federal judge decides whether new access restrictions at East Hampton Airport can take effect. In the meantime, it will be business as usual at the airport.

T.E. McMorrow
May 16, 2015
Riding west on a 2005 Suzuki motorcycle, Sgt. Daniel Roman collided head-on with an eastbound 2012 Honda Accord driven by Stephen Lawton Weber Jr. of Baltimore.

An East Hampton Town police sergeant, Daniel Roman, was severely injured Friday evening in an accident on Old Montauk Highway in Montauk. 

Christine Sampson
May 14, 2015
A fifth-grade social studies class from John M. Marshall Elementary School were invited to take a trip to Plum Island after their message in a bottle happened to wash up there in March.

Stories that start with finding a message in a bottle can get pretty interesting.

In the case of Lee Mohlere’s fifth-grade social studies class at John M. Marshall Elementary School, what began with a lesson on climate and geography ended with a trip last week to Plum Island, the federal government-owned facility where the students’ message happened to wash up in March.

T.E. McMorrow
May 14, 2015
John Darren Re of East Hampton, accused of passing off over 60 worthless paintings to wealthy buyers as made by Jackson Pollock, was sentenced to five years in federal prison.

John Darren Re of East Hampton, accused by the Federal Bureau of Investigation of passing off over 60 worthless paintings to wealthy buyers as made by Jackson Pollock, was sentenced on Tuesday, his 55th birthday, to five years in federal prison. Mr.

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 12, 2015
The driver of a tractor-trailer found out the hard way that his trailer was too tall for the Long Island Rail Road overpass on Route 114. The impact caused it to flip onto its side Tuesday morning.

A tractor-trailer struck a Long Island Rail Road overpass on Route 114 in East Hampton and turned over onto its side on Tuesday morning, shutting a portion of the road between Toilsome Lane and Cove Hollow Road. 

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 8, 2015
A customer was said to be injured at the Riverhead Building Supply yard in East Hampton when pallets of wallboard fell on him Friday morning.

A customer was said to be seriously injured at a Riverhead Building Supply yard in East Hampton when pallets of wallboard fell on him Friday morning. 

Joanne Pilgrim
May 7, 2015
A court hearing will be held next Thursday on a bid by helicopter and aviation companies and a group called Friends of the East Hampton Airport to block the East Hampton Town Board from implementing an overnight curfew.

A hearing will be held next Thursday at United States District Court in Central Islip on a bid by helicopter and aviation companies and a group called Friends of the East Hampton Airport to block the East Hampton Town Board from implementing an overnight curfew and restrictions on helicopters and other noisy aircraft.

Christine Sampson
May 7, 2015
An April 22 meeting for parents of Latino students about New York State math tests has aroused controversy, with some saying they were misled by the East Hampton School District administration.

An April 22 meeting for parents of Latino students about New York State math tests has aroused controversy, with some saying they were misled by the East Hampton School District administration--and the East Hampton Teachers Association calling the meeting “racial profiling.” The district denies allegations that it called Latino parents to the meeting to persuade them to have their c

T.E. McMorrow
April 29, 2015
Jason Lee, the former Goldman Sachs banker accused of raping an Irish woman at an East Hampton summer house in 2013, was found not guilty Wednesday afternoon after a non-jury trial that spanned two weeks.

Jason Lee, the former Goldman Sachs banker accused of raping an Irish woman at an East Hampton summer house in 2013, was found not guilty Wednesday afternoon after a non-jury trial that spanned three weeks.

Taylor K. Vecsey
April 24, 2015
East Hampton Village Fire Marshal Ken Collum determined the fire that badly damaged the J. Crew building in East Hampton started in a refrigeration unit outside Rowdy Hall.

Friday's early morning fire that destroyed the back of the J. Crew building and damaged Rowdy Hall started in the outside refrigeration unit behind the restaurant, according to Ken Collum, the East Hampton Village fire marshal. 

T.E. McMorrow
April 23, 2015
According to police, the arrest of Nicholas C. Gray, 27, of Springs ended a crime spree that began on March 25 with the theft of a Jeep parked behind T & B Auto repair in Amagansett, and finished on April 6 with a burglary of a house in Amagansett.

A Springs man was arraigned Tuesday in Suffolk County Court in Riverside on nine felony charges, including burglary, grand larceny-auto theft, illegal weapons possession, and a grand larceny charge involving stolen credit cards.