Recent Stories: Montauk

Janis Hewitt
April 28, 2016
After last summer’s debauchery in Montauk, when crowds of drunken young adults wreaked havoc on the Fourth of July weekend, Tom Bogdan, a retired businessman who has lived in the hamlet for 46 years, created Montauk United.

After last summer’s debauchery in Montauk, when crowds of drunken young adults wreaked havoc on the Fourth of July weekend, Tom Bogdan, a retired businessman who has lived in the hamlet for 46 years, created Montauk United. His goal was to get 1,000 members to lobby East Hampton Town officials to stop the madness.

Janis Hewitt
April 21, 2016

When the Ocean Institute opened last spring at the Montauk Lighthouse the focus was mainly on the history of surfing.

Janis Hewitt
April 11, 2016

Voting on the Montauk Library’s budget proposal of a little more than $900,000 will take place at the library on Wednesday from noon to 7 p.m. The tax rate increase is $1.54 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, which comes to a rate of $27.19. The library’s other income sources include payments in lieu of taxes, the Friends of the Montauk Library, fines, fees, and interest.

Janis Hewitt
April 7, 2016
When the Montauk School Board meets on Tuesday it is expected to approve the district’s proposed 2016-17 budget in the amount of $18.9 million, a decrease of $49,000 or .08 percent from the current year’s budget.

When the Montauk School Board meets on Tuesday it is expected to approve the district’s proposed 2016-17 budget in the amount of $18.9 million, a decrease of $49,000 or .08 percent from the current year’s budget. As a result, the total amount to be raised by taxes will show a small decrease.

Janis Hewitt
April 7, 2016
Anyone who rents out a house must fill out a form, pay a $100 fee, and verify that a certificate of occupancy is on file with the building department.

On Monday East Hampton Town Councilman Peter Van Scoyoc introduced to the Montauk Citizens Advisory Committee the Rental Registry Road Show, as he jokingly called the team made up of Michael Sendlenski, the town attorney; Ann Glennon, chief building inspector, and Betsy Bambrick, director of ordinance enforcement.

Janis Hewitt
March 24, 2016
A group of Montauk School teachers attended a school board meeting on Tuesday, as they did two weeks ago, to argue that they were working without a contract.

A group of Montauk School teachers attended a school board meeting on Tuesday, as they did two weeks ago, to argue that they were working without a contract.

Janis Hewitt
March 17, 2016
The Montauk Friends of Erin St. Patrick’s Day festivities start tomorrow and the parade is set for Sunday.

The Montauk Friends of Erin St. Patrick’s Day festivities start tomorrow with a lunch for the grand marshal, Capt. Paul Forsberg of the Viking Fleet. It will be held this year for the first time at the Montauk Yacht Club instead of Gurney’s Inn, where it has been held for many years. Mr.

Janis Hewitt
March 10, 2016
Some 20 teachers who have been working without a contract since July 1 sent the Montauk School Board a strong signal on Tuesday when they arrived at a board meeting wearing black T-shirts with “Montauk Teachers Association” emblazoned on them in white letters.

Some 20 teachers who have been working without a contract since July 1 sent the Montauk School Board a strong signal on Tuesday when they arrived at a board meeting wearing black T-shirts with “Montauk Teachers Association” emblazoned on them in white letters.

T.E. McMorrow
March 3, 2016
An Oyster Bay man is facing criminal charges in East Hampton Town Justice Court after allegedly erecting a hard-rock revetment on Soundview Drive in Montauk without permits.

An Oyster Bay man is facing criminal charges in East Hampton Town Justice Court after allegedly erecting a hard-rock revetment on Soundview Drive in Montauk without permits.

Christine Sampson
February 18, 2016
Two new crowdfunding campaigns that are local to the East Hampton area have the potential to expand access to healthy foods for families and children.

Two new crowdfunding campaigns that are local to the East Hampton area have the potential to expand access to healthy foods for families and children.

The beneficiaries of these new campaigns, coordinated by GoodCircle, an East Hampton company that connects nonprofit organizations and businesses for fund-raising projects, are to be Food Pantry Farm and Project Most.

Janis Hewitt
January 21, 2016
A missing surfboard will be returned to its owner by way of North Carolina.

A man watched Gail Simons of Montauk take her husband’s custom-made surfboard off the roof of her car on Dec. 28 and lay it on a grassy area on the grounds of St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church, near the cottage where the couple live. He waited awhile, a half-hour, according to Ms. Simons, and decided he would take it before someone else did.

Janis Hewitt
January 7, 2016
Tom Bogdan told the Montauk Citizens Advisory Committee on Monday that he has been in touch with several small cities and towns to hear how they cope with undesirable public conduct.

Tom Bogdan told the Montauk Citizens Advisory Committee on Monday that he has been in touch with several small cities and towns to hear how they cope with undesirable public conduct.

Janis Hewitt
Irene Silverman
December 17, 2015
The Panoramic View Resort in Montauk has been sold by the federal government to the management firm that owns Gurney’s Resort and Spa next door.

The partners who in 2013 purchased Gurney’s Inn, since renamed Gurney’s Resort and Seawater Spa, have now bought the 12 townhouses, 3 oceanfront cottages, and 50 unsold motel rooms at the Panoramic View Resort, which lies just to the west.

Janis Hewitt
December 10, 2015
A request for an update on what one Montauk Citizens Advisory Committee member called “the big dig” prompted a heated hourlong discussion that had tempers flaring at a committee meeting.

A request for an update on what one Montauk Citizens Advisory Committee member called “the big dig” — the Army Corps of Engineers’ downtown Montauk beach project — prompted a heated hourlong discussion that had tempers flaring at a committee meeting on Monday night.

Janis Hewitt
December 3, 2015
If you’ve already made a gingerbread house for the holidays, you might not want to take a bite of it just yet.

If you’ve already made a gingerbread house for the holidays, you might not want to take a bite of it just yet. The folks at the Montauk Playhouse Community Center are hosting a gingerbread contest with two divisions, one for adults and one for kids 17 and under.

T.E. McMorrow
December 3, 2015
As the old neon sign for Johnny’s Bait and Tackle was lowered down by crane for the last time, an era came to an end on Montauk’s Main Street.

As the old neon sign for Johnny’s Bait and Tackle was lowered down by crane for the last time, an era came to an end on Montauk’s Main Street. “I’ll be 66 next month,” Johnny Kronuch said on Sunday. The store, with its sign that looks like it could have been put up by Carl Fisher himself, has been in Mr.

Janis Hewitt
November 25, 2015

Gurney’s Inn has given guests and Montaukers another reason to stay active this winter. As of Nov. 1, the inn has an ice-skating rink on the flattop roof of its spa, which has one of the South Fork’s best views of the Atlantic.

Star Staff
November 6, 2015
As the Army Corps of Engineers began work this week excavating and stockpiling sand for a sandbag-reinforced dune that will run the length of the downtown Montauk beach, many who had not grasped the true scope of the project before began to take notice. How did things get to this point?

As the Army Corps of Engineers began work this week excavating and stockpiling sand for a sandbag-reinforced dune that will run the length of the downtown Montauk beach, many who had not grasped the true scope of the project before began to take notice. How did things get to this point?

T.E. McMorrow
October 22, 2015
As Ditch Plain neighbors and their attorney made the case on Tuesday for the revocation of a certificate of occupancy for a motel at 11 Ditch Plains Road in Montauk.

As Ditch Plain neighbors and their attorney made the case on Tuesday for the revocation of a certificate of occupancy for a motel at 11 Ditch Plains Road in Montauk, the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals heard from the former chief building inspector who had issued a building permit for the property and the property’s owner, Sean MacPherson.

Janis Hewitt
October 8, 2015
Members of the Montauk Playhouse Community Center Foundation visited the Montauk Citizens Advisory Committee on Monday to unveil the foundation’s latest plan for the building’s aquatic and cultural centers.

Members of the Montauk Playhouse Community Center Foundation visited the Montauk Citizens Advisory Committee on Monday to unveil the foundation’s latest plan for the building’s aquatic and cultural centers.

Janis Hewitt
October 8, 2015
A panel including Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst, East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell, and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone addressed environmental issues at a standing-room-only forum sponsored by Concerned Citizens of Montauk at the Montauk Firehouse on Sunday.

A panel including Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst, East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell, and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone addressed environmental issues at a standing-room-only forum sponsored by Concerned Citizens of Montauk at the Montauk Firehouse on Sunday.

Janis Hewitt
September 24, 2015
Perry Duryea III was thanked by the Fighting Chance cancer organization and presented with a portrait of himself painted by Paul Davis, a well-known artist and friend of Fighting Chance’s founder, Duncan Darrow.

Perry Duryea III was thanked by the Fighting Chance cancer organization at his restaurant on Tuthill Road overlooking Fort Pond Bay on Friday and presented with a portrait of himself painted by Paul Davis, a well-known artist and friend of Fighting Chance’s founder, Duncan Darrow.

Janis Hewitt
September 17, 2015
The Montauk Citizens Advisory Committee voted to recommend against reinstating a fee for the Kirk Park parking lot on Monday after a discussion elicited differing opinions.

The Montauk Citizens Advisory Committee voted to recommend against reinstating a fee for the Kirk Park parking lot on Monday after a discussion elicited differing opinions. East Hampton Town Councilman Peter Van Scoyoc, the town board’s liaison to the committee, had raised the Kirk Park question at the meeting, which was attended by 37 residents in addition to committee members.

Janis Hewitt
August 27, 2015
If every student enrolled attends the first day of classes at the Montauk School next Thursday, there will be 353 of them plowing through the front doors.

If every student enrolled attends the first day of classes at the Montauk School next Thursday, there will be 353 of them plowing through the front doors. With their new shoes, fresh haircuts, and backpacks strapped on, they won’t find that much has changed.