Recent Stories: Montauk

Joanne Pilgrim
May 11, 2017
Members of the Montauk Playhouse Community Foundation, working to begin what has been planned from the start as the second phase of the reconstruction of the 1927 Tudor-style building, have turned to East Hampton Town for help.

Members of the Montauk Playhouse Community Foundation, working to begin what has been planned from the start as the second phase of the reconstruction of the 1927 Tudor-style building, have turned to East Hampton Town for help, hoping it will invest $3 million to boost the $8.5 million project to completion.

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.

T.E. McMorrow
April 20, 2017
A historical Montauk property will see some changes soon, even though the members of the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals, who approved them on Tuesday, were concerned that its appearance would be different.

A historical Montauk property will see some changes soon, even though the members of the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals, who approved them on Tuesday, were concerned that its appearance would be different. 

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.

Joanne Pilgrim
April 13, 2017
The Army Corps of Engineers will once again make repairs to the 3,100-foot sandbag barrier installed on the downtown Montauk beach before deeming the $8.4 million project finished and handing over responsibility for future upkeep to Suffolk County and East Hampton Town.

The Army Corps of Engineers will once again make repairs to the 3,100-foot sandbag barrier installed on the downtown Montauk beach before deeming the $8.4 million project finished and handing over responsibility for future upkeep to Suffolk County and East Hampton Town.

T.E. McMorrow
March 30, 2017
Cynthia Rowley, a trendsetter who designs everything from handbags to lifestyles and has a number of Montauk properties, including a shop downtown, owns a small lot consisting mostly of wetlands at 69 Seaside Avenue, which is at the western tip of Ditch Plain.

Cynthia Rowley, a trendsetter who designs everything from handbags to lifestyles and has a number of Montauk properties, including a shop downtown, owns a small lot consisting mostly of wetlands at 69 Seaside Avenue, which is at the western tip of Ditch Plain.

Taylor K. Vecsey
January 19, 2017
It’s not an exaggeration to say that almost everyone on the East End knows Eddie Ecker, but now those from other parts of Long Island who flock to Montauk for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade will get to know him too.

It’s not an exaggeration to say that almost everyone on the East End knows Eddie Ecker, but now those from other parts of Long Island who flock to Montauk for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade will get to know him too. One of Montauk’s favorite sons, he will lead the 55th annual Montauk Friends of Erin parade as grand marshal on March 26.

T.E. McMorrow
December 8, 2016
The 55-foot steel-hulled dragger that ran aground in Montauk on the morning of Nov. 27 was finally pulled free Tuesday by the tugboat Judy M., the hole in her hull having been patched by an underwater diver the day before.

The 55-foot steel-hulled dragger that ran aground in Montauk on the morning of Nov. 27 was finally pulled free Tuesday by the tugboat Judy M., the hole in her hull having been patched by an underwater diver the day before.

Christine Sampson
November 17, 2016
The Montauk School District on Tuesday hired an architectural firm as it moved toward rebuilding the school’s four modular classrooms.

The Montauk School District on Tuesday hired an architectural firm as it moved toward rebuilding the school’s four modular classrooms.

“We’re going to try to get them done as quickly as we can,” Jack Perna, Montauk’s superintendent, said during Tuesday’s school board meeting.

T.E. McMorrow
November 17, 2016
The team representing Marc Rowan — who wants to knock down four small cottages on Firestone Road in Montauk and replace them with three larger ones, each with its own small pool — failed to convince a majority of the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals to override a building inspector’s ruling that is holding up his plans.

The team representing Marc Rowan — who wants to knock down four small cottages on Firestone Road in Montauk and replace them with three larger ones, each with its own small pool — failed to convince a majority of the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals to override a building inspector’s ruling that is holding up his plans. 

Christopher Walsh
November 10, 2016
Necessity is the mother of invention, and when young Nicholas wanted to eat an apple but was frustrated by the sticky juice that got all over his hand, his mother, Debbie Blake-Frasca, got an idea.

Necessity is the mother of invention, and when young Nicholas wanted to eat an apple but was frustrated by the sticky juice that got all over his hand, his mother, Debbie Blake-Frasca, got an idea. 

Joanne Pilgrim
October 27, 2016
Survey by grassroots group looks at what matters most to hamlet residents.

When Tom Bogdan of Montauk formed a grassroots citizen group, Montauk United, a year or so ago, it was in response to what he saw as a “non-responsive local government” that he believed was failing at addressing critical problems in the hamlet, largely related to summertime tourism. 

Joanne Pilgrim
September 22, 2016
The Army Corps of Engineers will be in Montauk on Wednesday to present its future plans for the hamlet’s downtown beach, under its extensive Fire Island to Montauk Point shoreline project called FIMP.

The Army Corps of Engineers will be in Montauk on Wednesday to present its future plans for the hamlet’s downtown beach, under its extensive Fire Island to Montauk Point shoreline project called FIMP. The plan calls for the addition of 120,000 cubic yards of sand to the beach every four years, in front of the line of buried sandbags recently installed by the Corps.

Jane Bimson
September 22, 2016
When Andy White painted a bold image of an anchor with the words “Montauk the End” in first grade, he probably hoped his parents might display it somewhere at home. Little did he know that it would eventually be emblazoned on dozens of T-shirts to be worn by friends, family, and people who had never met the Montauk student, now 9.

When Andy White painted a bold image of an anchor with the words “Montauk the End” in first grade, he probably hoped his parents might display it somewhere at home. Little did he know that it would eventually be emblazoned on dozens of T-shirts to be worn by friends, family, and people who had never met the Montauk student, now 9.

Christine Sampson
September 22, 2016
Teachers at the Montauk School will receive a new contract from the district after working without one since June 2015. Negotiations have been ongoing for more than a year.

Teachers at the Montauk School will receive a new contract from the district after working without one since June 2015. Negotiations have been ongoing for more than a year.

The new agreement awards them raises but phases out longevity pay, increases their share of health insurance costs, and adjusts the payouts they get for unused sick days when they retire.

Joanne Pilgrim
September 1, 2016
A planning study of the commercial areas in each of East Hampton Town’s hamlets will continue this month with a focus on Montauk, both the harbor area and downtown.

A planning study of the commercial areas in each of East Hampton Town’s hamlets will continue this month with a focus on Montauk, both the harbor area and downtown.

Christine Sampson
August 4, 2016
While the Three B’s played classic rock for a crowd at the village green in downtown Montauk on Monday night, the Montauk Citizens Advisory Committee debated whether to recommend to East Hampton Town officials that public events be relocated away from the green.

While the Three B’s played classic rock for a crowd at the village green in downtown Montauk on Monday night, the Montauk Citizens Advisory Committee debated whether to recommend to East Hampton Town officials that public events be relocated away from the green.

Joanne Pilgrim
July 28, 2016

The efforts of an East Hampton Town lifeguard who helped an elderly woman get on to a Montauk beach to join family members on an ocean outing have garnered widespread attention and heartfelt thanks from the woman’s family as well as from East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell, who expressed his accolades in a Facebook post.

Amanda M. Fairbanks
June 9, 2016
For months now, a persistent rumor has been circulating that giant cruise ships will start docking in Montauk’s Fort Pond Bay, with thousands of disembarking passengers flooding an already-crowded summertime hot spot.

For months now, a persistent rumor has been circulating that giant cruise ships will start docking in Montauk’s Fort Pond Bay, with thousands of disembarking passengers flooding an already-crowded summertime hot spot.

Christine Sampson
June 9, 2016
Some Montauk residents are feeling the sting of swarms of taxis buzzing about the hamlet’s trendy night spots, where, they say, the cabs are creating unpleasant conditions.

Some Montauk residents are feeling the sting of swarms of taxis buzzing about the hamlet’s trendy night spots, where, they say, the cabs are creating unpleasant conditions.

T.E. McMorrow
June 9, 2016
Part of a fading era in Montauk came tumbling down on Friday, as a wrecking crew began demolishing the iconic East Deck Motel at Ditch Plain Beach.

Part of a fading era in Montauk came tumbling down on Friday, as a wrecking crew began demolishing the iconic East Deck Motel at Ditch Plain Beach.

By quitting time, half of the L-shaped structure that had stood along DeForest Road was gone, leaving only the portion on the road that leads to the beach access still standing.

Star Staff
May 12, 2016
Guests at an East Hampton Shellfish Education and Enhancement Directive fund-raiser at Bay Kitchen Bar on Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. will have the opportunity to learn about growing oysters and have a bunch of them on the half shell, if they are so inclined.

Guests at an East Hampton Shellfish Education and Enhancement Directive fund-raiser at Bay Kitchen Bar on Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. will have the opportunity to learn about growing oysters and have a bunch of them on the half shell, if they are so inclined.

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.