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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.

T.E. McMorrow
February 2, 2017
Two teenagers charged with robbing the Speedway gas station in Wainscott on New Year’s Day were seen laughing last Thursday as they were being led away to jail following their arraignment in East Hampton Town Justice Court.

Two teenagers charged with robbing the Speedway gas station in Wainscott on New Year’s Day were seen laughing last Thursday as they were being led away to jail following their arraignment in East Hampton Town Justice Court.

Carissa Katz
February 1, 2017

For Dakota Quackenbush, an East Hampton fifth grader who is beginning a six-month national tour with "The Sound of Music," the past few weeks have been a whirlwind.

Joanne Pilgrim
January 26, 2017
In the wake of yet another coastal storm, repairs will again be needed to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project on the downtown Montauk beach.

In the wake of yet another coastal storm, repairs will again be needed to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project on the downtown Montauk beach.

T.E. McMorrow
January 19, 2017
East Hampton High School students taking classes in business and criminal law got a taste of the criminal justice system recently, first touring the Suffolk County jail in Riverside and then, on Jan. 5, sitting in at a court session here with Justice Steven Tekulsky on the bench.

East Hampton High School students taking classes in business and criminal law got a taste of the criminal justice system recently, first touring the Suffolk County jail in Riverside and then, on Jan. 5, sitting in at a court session here with Justice Steven Tekulsky on the bench.

T.E. McMorrow
January 13, 2017
Candace Bushnell was treated at Southampton Hospital after wading into icy Sagg Pond to rescue her dog.

Candace Bushnell, the writer behind the HBO hit series "Sex and the City," ran into the frozen waters of Sagg Pond on Wednesday afternoon to rescue one of her two dogs, which had walked out on the ice and fallen through, but had to retreat before she could reach the animal. She was taken about an hour later to Southampton Hospital after a volunteer firefighter saved the dog.

Joanne Pilgrim
January 12, 2017
A 3,100-foot-long sandbag sea wall installed last year by the Army Corps of Engineers on the downtown Montauk beach is included in the latest edition of “Wastebook,” an annual survey of “government pork and boondoggles” produced by Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona.

A 3,100-foot-long sandbag sea wall installed last year by the Army Corps of Engineers on the downtown Montauk beach is included in the latest edition of “Wastebook,” an annual survey of “government pork and boondoggles” by Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona.

Taylor K. Vecsey
January 5, 2017
The cause of the fire on Sag Harbor’s Main Street, which led to the demolition of two buildings, including the iconic front of the Sag Harbor Cinema, may never be known.

The cause of the fire on Sag Harbor’s Main Street, which led to the demolition of two buildings, including the iconic front of the Sag Harbor Cinema, may never be known.

T.E. McMorrow
January 3, 2017
The two men who police said robbed the Speedway gas station in Wainscott on New Year's Day, with one threatening the clerk with what appeared to be a gun before making off with several hundred dollars, were taken into custody Monday by the Riverhead Town police.

The two men who police said robbed the Speedway gas station in Wainscott on New Year's Day, with one threatening the clerk with what appeared to be a gun before making off with several hundred dollars, were taken into custody Monday by the Riverhead Town police.

Taylor K. Vecsey
December 29, 2016
In the two weeks since a fire ripped through Sag Harbor’s Main Street, destroying buildings and businesses at the height of the Christmas shopping season, officials have been working hard to find ways to recoup the financial losses caused by the fire and understand its lingering economic impacts.

In the two weeks since a fire ripped through Sag Harbor’s Main Street, destroying buildings and businesses at the height of the Christmas shopping season, officials have been working hard to find ways to recoup the financial losses caused by the fire and understand its lingering economic impact

Christine Sampson
December 22, 2016
Their inventions ranged widely, but they shared a common theme: They were the original creations of Hayground School students working together to crack a challenging problem.

Their inventions ranged widely, but they shared a common theme: They were the original creations of Hayground School students working together to crack a challenging problem.

Taylor K. Vecsey
Christopher Walsh
December 20, 2016
East Hampton Village Police Chief Gerard Larsen is taking a private security position, he said on Wednesday.

Update, Dec. 22: The village board met Wednesday morning to ratify two contracts, the first being his 2016-17 one, which had not yet been decided on, and a separation agreement. Chief Larsen will leave office at the end of the month, use up his remaining vacation time, and not officially retire until the end of the village’s fiscal year on July 31.

Taylor K. Vecsey
Christine Sampson
December 16, 2016
Several businesses and apartments have been badly damaged by a fire that swept through a portion of the Main Street business district Friday morning.

Update, 10 p.m.: Officials made the decision, after consulting with a structural engineer and historic preservationist, to demolish the facade of the Sag Harbor Cinema, as it was in danger of collapse. It was demolished around 8 p.m. The neon "Sag Harbor" sign was salvaged. 

Taylor K. Vecsey
December 15, 2016
Save Sag Harbor, the civic group that railed against the redesign of the old Harbor Heights gas station, which recently reopened as a modern, upgraded facility, is concerned that the new premises may not be in line with agreements made during the planning process.

Save Sag Harbor, the civic group that railed against the redesign of the old Harbor Heights gas station, which recently reopened as a modern, upgraded facility, is concerned that the new premises may not be in line with agreements made during the planning process. 

Christine Sampson
December 13, 2016

With 55 percent voter approval, Bridgehampton residents turned out Tuesday to support the Bridgehampton School District's efforts to expand and renovate the 86-year-old building.