Recent Stories: Montauk

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.

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.