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Taylor K. Vecsey
July 22, 2016
Joseph A. Dowling, 24, was found with heroin and needles when East Hampton Town police detectives arrested him Friday afternoon.

A former East Hampton High School football star used his neighbors' mailboxes to sell heroin in Sag Harbor Village, police said Friday evening.

T.E. McMorrow
July 22, 2016
Town police, working with the New York State Liquor Authority, snared four bars and two retail shops in Montauk for allegedly selling alcohol to a minor.

East Hampton Town police, in conjunction with the New York State Liquor Authority, conducted a plain-clothes enforcement effort Sunday in Montauk that snared four bars and two retail shops that police said sold alcoholic beverages to minor. According to East Hampton Town Police Chief Michael Sarlo, the four bars were La Brisa, Salt Box, Grey Lady, and Swallow East.

Taylor K. Vecsey
July 22, 2016
A woman was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital late Friday afternoon following an accident at the intersection of Montauk Highway and Old Montauk Highway.

A woman was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital Friday afternoon following an automobile accident at the intersection of Montauk Highway and Old Montauk Highway in Montauk. 

Christine Sampson
July 21, 2016
Bob Votruba drives his light blue bus covered with inspiring words all over the country to spread a message of compassion and kindness with the goal of ending bullying and stemming the epidemic of adolescent suicides.

What looks like a light blue school bus covered all over with inspiring words and phrases about kindness draws curious looks wherever Bob Votruba drives it.

"Love beats all," reads a line on one side of the bus. "Give everything you possibly can to help others." "Overcome bullying with kindness."

Joanne Pilgrim
July 21, 2016
The elm trees lining Main Street and scattered around East Hampton Village, perhaps a foundation of the village’s designation as one of the most beautiful little burgs in America, are aging and becoming more susceptible to disease.

The elm trees lining Main Street and scattered around East Hampton Village, perhaps a foundation of the village’s designation as one of the most beautiful little burgs in America, are aging and becoming more susceptible to disease. 

Irene Silverman
July 21, 2016
People came from across Long Island and farther, not only to hear each other talk about East Hampton’s Freetown neighborhood but also just to see and hear each other.

They came from across Long Island and farther, people of Native American descent and people simply interested in local history, not only to hear each other talk about East Hampton’s Freetown neighborhood but also just to see and hear each other.

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.

Christine Sampson
July 21, 2016
Seeking to stop the federal government from auctioning off Plum Island, the 840-acre island that lies off Orient Point on the North Fork, eight organizations and individuals have filed suit.

Seeking to stop the federal government from auctioning off Plum Island, the 840-acre island that lies off Orient Point on the North Fork, eight organizations and individuals have sued the Department of Homeland Security, which operates the animal disease center there, and the General Services Administration, which was directed by Congress in 2008 to sell the island to the highest bidder.

T.E. McMorrow
July 21, 2016
Between Saturday and Monday there were three serious accidents in which helicopters were called to take people to Stony Brook University Hospital’s level-one trauma center.

Between Saturday and Monday there were three serious accidents in which helicopters were called to take people to Stony Brook University Hospital’s level-one trauma center. 

Christopher Walsh
July 21, 2016
A giant leap by the Long Island Power Authority toward a new energy infrastructure for the East End based on emission-free, renewable sources did not occur as expected yesterday.

A giant leap by the Long Island Power Authority toward a new energy infrastructure for the East End based on emission-free, renewable sources did not occur as expected yesterday, after the board of directors postponed a meeting at which it was to accept a proposal from Deepwater Wind, a Rhode Isl

T.E. McMorrow
July 20, 2016
An East Hampton man is facing an assault charge after allegedly punching an acquaintance on the side of the head hard enough to send him to the hospital with bleeding on the brain.

An East Hampton man is facing an assault charge after allegedly punching an acquaintance on the side of the head hard enough to send him to the hospital with bleeding on the brain.

Joanne Pilgrim
July 20, 2016
The announcement Monday of an intimate concert by Coldplay on Aug. 7 at a "secret location" was accompanied by a poster picturing the band in front of a structure that appears to be the Montauk Lighthouse.

The announcement Monday of an intimate concert by Coldplay on Aug. 7 at a "secret location" was accompanied by a poster picturing the band in front of a structure that appears to be the Montauk Lighthouse.

Amanda M. Fairbanks
July 20, 2016
Beatty Cohan will speak at the East Hampton Library on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. about domestic violence prevention.

Beatty Cohan will speak at the East Hampton Library on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. about domestic violence prevention. She will begin the talk, titled "Stop Domestic Violence Before It Starts: Never Make a Mistake in Love Again," by going over the qualities of healthy relationships.

Christine Sampson
July 19, 2016
Responding to complaints from Montauk residents and town and state elected officials, New York State dispatched a contractor last week to remove seven of the eight "Welcome to New York" signs that went up in Montauk shortly before the July 4 holiday weekend.

Responding to complaints from Montauk residents and town and state elected officials, New York State dispatched a contractor last week to remove seven of the eight "Welcome to New York" signs that went up in Montauk shortly before the July 4 holiday weekend.

July 19, 2016
Montauk Highway in Southampton, between the Stony Brook Southampton campus and Peconic Avenue is closed due to a car accident.

Montauk Highway in Southampton, between the Stony Brook Southampton campus and Peconic Avenue is closed due to a car accident. 

Southampton Town announced the closure at 3:30 p.m. 

Check back for updates during your evening commute.

Christine Sampson
July 19, 2016
East Hampton Middle Schoolers will be reading poetry this summer.

Like last summer, when all East Hampton Middle Schoolers were asked to read a particular poem to give them a unifying experience and prepare them for classroom discussions when school started up again, students have again been given a specific summertime reading assignment.

Star Staff
July 18, 2016
In case you're one of those people who likes to get their shopping done early, there will be a Christmas in July pop-up art and crafts sale at c/o the Maidstone inn in East Hampton on Tuesday.

There are only 159 more shopping days until Christmas. In case you're one of those people who likes to get their shopping done early, there will be a Christmas in July pop-up art and crafts sale at c/o the Maidstone inn on Main Street in East Hampton Village on Tuesday between 6 and 8 p.m. 

Star Staff
July 17, 2016
Music for Montauk is looking for student and adult volunteers to help out with its summer concert series, which will run from Aug. 16 through 22.

Music for Montauk is looking for student and adult volunteers to help out with its summer concert series, which will run from Aug. 16 through 22. The nonprofit will need help during the concert week and in the weeks leading up to it in areas such as set up and programming, social media, web design and maintenance, graphic design, and scheduling.

Taylor K. Vecsey
July 17, 2016
An 83-year-old man was found floating in his pool on Ocean Avenue in East Hampton Village on Saturday afternoon.

An 83-year-old man was found floating in his pool on Ocean Avenue in East Hampton Village on Saturday afternoon. 

Mark Handler was found at about 1:15 p.m., according to Police Chief Gerard Larsen. Police started cardiopulmonary resuscitation before emergency medical service providers arrived. He was taken to Southampton Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 

Christine Sampson
July 15, 2016
A key backer of Soldier Ride here on the South Fork has withdrawn support of the ride this year in light of the recent criticism of the Wounded Warrior Project, the nonprofit organization that is the primary beneficiary of Soldier Ride.

A key backer of Soldier Ride here on the South Fork has withdrawn support of the ride this year in light of the recent criticism of the Wounded Warrior Project, the nonprofit organization that is the primary beneficiary of Soldier Ride.

Christopher Walsh
July 15, 2016
The Long Island Power Authority has formally recommended to its board of directors a proposal from Deepwater Wind to construct a 90-megawatt, 15-turbine wind farm in federally leased waters approximately 30 miles east of Montauk.

The Long Island Power Authority has formally recommended to its board of directors a proposal from Deepwater Wind, a Rhode Island company, to construct a 90-megawatt, 15-turbine wind farm in federally leased waters approximately 30 miles east of Montauk, the utility's chief executive officer has confirmed.

Star Staff
July 15, 2016
Looking for something fun or interesting to do this weekend? We've got you covered.

Looking for something fun or interesting to do this weekend? We've got you covered. 

Christopher Walsh
July 15, 2016
Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton will be temporarily closed to shellfishing from Saturday through Wednesday due to Saturday's Great Bonac Fireworks Show.

Basil Seggos, commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, announced on Thursday that Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton would be temporarily closed to shellfishing from Saturday through Wednesday due to Saturday's Great Bonac Fireworks Show

Jennifer Landes
July 14, 2016
Andrea Grover, the curator of special projects at the Parrish Art Museum, will become Guild Hall's new director, replacing Ruth Appelhof, on Sept. 1.

After months of silence and speculation, Guild Hall announced today that Andrea Grover has been named executive director to replace Ruth Appelhof, who is retiring.