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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.

T.E. McMorrow
August 25, 2016
The plans before the planning board would make Damark’s Deli, a popular delicatessen on Three Mile Harbor Road, the largest retail prepared-food business in East Hampton.

Damark’s Deli, a popular delicatessen on Three Mile Harbor Road in East Hampton, seems about to become a much larger store even though questions have been raised by a few East Hampton Town Planning Board members, the board’s attorney, and the town’s head building inspector.

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.