Recent Stories: Montauk

Janis Hewitt
June 18, 2015
Weekdays in Montauk this month have been almost as quiet as the days after Tumbleweed Tuesday, following Labor Day, when legend has it that the hamlet is so slow you can see tumbleweeds blowing through instead of people.

Weekdays in Montauk this month have been almost as quiet as the days after Tumbleweed Tuesday, following Labor Day, when legend has it that the hamlet is so slow you can see tumbleweeds blowing through instead of people.

T.E. McMorrow
June 15, 2015
The standoff between the Town of East Hampton and the car-for-hire service Uber moved into the East Hampton Justice Court Monday, with six drivers being arraigned on charges of operating a taxi business without a license.

The standoff between the Town of East Hampton and Uber over the car-for-hire company’s lack of a business license in the town moved into the East Hampton Justice Court on Monday, with six drivers being arraigned on charges of operating a taxi business without a license, a misdemeanor.

Joanne Pilgrim
May 28, 2015
The installation of a centralized wastewater system to serve properties in downtown Montauk will be the subject of a discussion on Monday night at the Montauk Citizens Advisory Committee meeting.

The installation of a centralized wastewater system to serve properties in downtown Montauk will be the subject of a discussion on Monday night at the Montauk Citizens Advisory Committee meeting. It will begin at 7 p.m. at the Montauk School.

Janis Hewitt
May 28, 2015
New York State parks officials have made having fun a little more interesting for children and adults at the two state parks in Montauk — one at Hither Hills and the other at the Montauk Point State Park, in the area surrounding the Montauk Point Lighthouse.

New York State parks officials have made having fun a little more interesting for children and adults at the two state parks in Montauk — one at Hither Hills and the other at the Montauk Point State Park, in the area surrounding the Montauk Point Lighthouse.

Joanne Pilgrim
May 28, 2015
The owners of Montauk’s Royal Atlantic Motel have asked to be included as defendants in Defend H2O’s lawsuit seeking to stop the Army Corps of Engineers from building a reinforced dune along the downtown Montauk beach.

The owners of Montauk’s Royal Atlantic Motel have asked to be included as defendants in Defend H2O’s lawsuit seeking to stop the Army Corps of Engineers from building a reinforced dune along the downtown Montauk beach.

Janis Hewitt
May 21, 2015
The Montauk community helped find Lulu, a small Pomeranian that went missing, on Saturday afternoon.

Everywhere Lydell Margraf goes she takes Lulu, her little 9-year-old Pomeranian, with her, usually snuggled in her arms. So last week, when people saw her without her dog, they knew something was amiss.

T.E. McMorrow
May 21, 2015
Nancy Keeshan, a member of the East Hampton Town Planning Board, has been fighting for three years to prevent the placement of a canopy over a Montauk gasoline station.

Nancy Keeshan, a member of the East Hampton Town Planning Board, has been fighting for three years to prevent the placement of a canopy over a Montauk gasoline station, and on May 6, during a contentious site plan review meeting at Town Hall, three other planning board members agreed with her.

Janis Hewitt
May 21, 2015

Camp SoulGrow, a children’s camp, has been on the move in Montauk since last summer, but this week its founder, London Rosiere, announced that the camp has secured a permanent space in the west wing of Third House at the Montauk County Park. After lobbying enthusiastically for the space, Ms.

Janis Hewitt
May 14, 2015

The first time turned out to be a charm for Kendall Stedman and Samantha Prince, two middle school students from the Montauk School. They were the first middle school students ever to be entered by Joe Malave, the school’s science teacher, in the Long Island Science Congress regional science fair, which this year was held on April 21 at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City.

Taylor K. Vecsey
April 9, 2015

Montaukers will soon have a new doctor to call their own. Southampton Hospital has announced that Michael Genereux, a doctor of osteopathy, will work out of the Meeting House Lane Medical Practice’s offices on Montauk Main Street this summer, filling the vacancy left by the departure of Dr. Anthony Knott late last year.

Janis Hewitt
April 2, 2015

Several hours before its budget workshop was set to begin at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, the Montauk School Board called a special meeting to approve a five-year tuition agreement with the East Hampton School District.

This year, the district pays for 113 students to attend the high school, at a cost of $24,942 per student. Next year, 134 students from Montauk will go there, at a decreased cost of $24,693 each.

East Hampton High School offers a 5-percent discount to feeder districts that agree to send all their students there, exclusively, after they graduate.

Joanne Pilgrim
March 26, 2015

Concerned Citizens of Montauk is arguing that the Army Corps of Engineers plan to build a seawall along the ocean beach in downtown Montauk, for which bids have now been awarded, is not “shovel ready.”

“There’s a long list of items that need to be addressed,” Jeremy Samuelson, the executive director of C.C.O.M., said at an East Hampton Town Board meeting last Thursday. Mr. Samuelson is also quoted in a separate story on C.C.O.M.’s stand on a lawsuit challenging the project.

Janis Hewitt
March 26, 2015

After weeks of workshops, the Montauk School Board has come close to approving a final budget of a bit under $18.6 million for the 2015-16 school year. The board learned of a hefty fund balance of $1.2 million that they said Tuesday could be used for a slew of long overdue building improvements.

David E. Rattray
March 19, 2015
One day in about 1885, George Fowler put pen to paper and signed away his remaining rights to his ancestral land at Montauk.

One day in about 1885, George Fowler put pen to paper and signed away his remaining rights to his ancestral land at Montauk.

Mr. Fowler, a member of the Montaukett tribe, was among a shrinking number of native people who remained then, some two and a half centuries after the arrival of European colonists, and their diseases and economic exclusion.

Janis Hewitt
March 19, 2015

Terry Watson will be the grand marshal leading Montauk’s 52nd St. Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday. The festivities will begin tomorrow, when she will be honored at the annual grand marshal lunch from noon to 3 p.m. at Gurney’s Inn. This year’s host is Joan Lycke, the 2011 grand marshal, who is taking over for John Behan, who had hosted the lunch for many years.

T.E. McMorrow
March 19, 2015

Montauk’s Ditch Plain, where the future of what had been the East Deck Motel stirred recent interest in preserving its oceanfront tract, was before the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals on March 3 when applications to replace two mobile homes on the ocean at Montauk Shores Condominiums with two that would be larger came up for public hearing.

On the eastern side of Ditch Plain, Montauk Shores Condominiums is an unusual trailer park, with some of the 29 oceanfront units there reportedly valued in the neighborhood of $1 million.

Janis Hewitt
February 26, 2015

 

Long-awaited improvement in the water at 27 houses at Montauk’s Camp Hero will be in sight at a public hearing at  East HamptonTown Hall tonight on the reconstruction of the water system there at a cost of $200,000.

February 26, 2015

 

Finally, after years of confusion at the intersection in Montauk’s harbor area where West Lake Drive meets Flamingo Avenue, signs have been posted notifying drivers heading north and south that cross traffic from the east and west does not stop.

Janis Hewitt
January 15, 2015

Denise DiPaolo started working as the director of the Montauk Library on Jan. 2. On Tuesday, amid a flurry of activity — shelves were being rearranged, a computer was acting up — she was already the calm in a storm.

David E. Rattray
January 15, 2015
A long-awaited project to bolster much of the downtown Montauk shoreline could be completed in two phases. The United States Army Corps of Engineers is seeking the East Hampton Town Board’s views on which part of the job to tackle first.

A long-awaited project to bolster much of the downtown Montauk shoreline could be completed in two phases, with the first starting in the spring and the second perhaps delayed until 2016.

Janis Hewitt
December 24, 2014
The most recent test results from several bodies of water in Montauk were released this week.

The most recent test results from several bodies of water in Montauk were released this week. The samples, part of the nationwide Blue Water Task Force, a federally mandated program for all bathing beaches that is conducted monthly, weekly, and sometimes daily after a heavy rainfall, show that the site with the highest levels of the bacteria enterococcus was an area called West Creek, which is just west of the beach known as South Lake on Lake Montauk.

Janis Hewitt
December 4, 2014

This article has been corrected from the version that originally appeared online and in print.

Pio Lombardo, an environmental engineer with the consulting firm of Lombardo Associates, visited the Montauk Citizens Advisory Committee on Monday to discuss upgrades within the hamlet to address water-quality problems.

November 24, 2014
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 This calendar keeps you organized and also helps critters. This year it has Eric Fischl paintings on its covers. $25. Look for it in local shops or at the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons Thrift Shop, 17 Montauk Highway, Sagaponack, and ARF Adoption Center, 90 Daniel’s Hole Rd, East Hampton.

 

November 24, 2014
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They bring good luck when hung in a door or window. Fair Trade product, made in Nepal. Change the world, one artisan at a time. $22. Vintage Pink, 787 Montauk Highway at South Edison Street, Montauk.