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Star Staff
September 24, 2016
A festive air will fill Southampton Village this weekend, with a historical fair at the Rogers Mansion and Southampton SeptemberFest happening pretty much everywhere.

A festive air will fill Southampton Village this weekend, with a historical fair at the Rogers Mansion and Southampton SeptemberFest happening pretty much everywhere. In addition, the Southampton Chamber of Commerce’s farmers market will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Southampton Arts Center on Job’s Lane.

Christine Sampson
Morgan McGivern
September 23, 2016
Students and teachers at the John M. Marshall Elementary School in East Hampton marked International Peace Day on Friday with a Pinwheels for Peace celebration.

Students and teachers at the John M. Marshall Elementary School in East Hampton marked International Peace Day on Friday with a Pinwheels for Peace celebration, which included songs about peace, handmade pinwheels, and children lining up to form a giant peace sign on the field outside the school.

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.

David Kuperschmid
September 22, 2016
The Northeast Canyons and Sea­mounts Marine National Monument, located 130 miles southeast of Cape Cod, became the first marine national monument in the Atlantic Ocean through designation by President Obama under the 1906 Antiquities Act.

The Northeast Canyons and Sea­mounts Marine National Monument, covering 4,913 square miles of ocean located 130 miles southeast of Cape Cod, became the first marine national monument in the Atlantic Ocean last Thursday through designation by President Obama under the 1906 Antiquities Act.

Joanne Pilgrim
September 22, 2016

East Hampton Town has launched a new website that town staffers said at a town board meeting on Tuesday is more interactive, user-friendly, and comprehensive than the previous site, which had not been upgraded in six years.

Joanne Pilgrim
September 22, 2016
Dozens of residents of the South Fork’s easternmost hamlet gathered last week for a slate of workshops as planning consultants sought to pin down a “consensus vision for the future of Montauk,” as Peter Flinker, a principal in the firm Dodson and Flinker, put it.

Dozens of residents of the South Fork’s easternmost hamlet gathered last week for a slate of workshops as planning consultants sought to pin down a “consensus vision for the future of Montauk,” as Peter Flinker, a principal in the firm Dodson and Flinker, put it.

Christopher Walsh
September 22, 2016
Citizens Climate Lobby, a group that advocates the phased-in imposition of a fee on fossil fuels that would be rebated in full to households, claimed a significant victory on Monday in announcing that Representative Lee Zeldin, a Republican seeking re-election to represent New York’s First Congressional District, has joined its bipartisan House Climate Solutions Caucus.

Citizens Climate Lobby, a group that advocates the phased-in imposition of a fee on fossil fuels that would be rebated in full to households, claimed a significant victory on Monday in announcing that Representative Lee Zeldin, a Republican seeking re-election to represent New York’s First Congressional District, has joined its bipartisan House Climate Solutions Caucus.

Taylor K. Vecsey
September 22, 2016
While negotiations are ongoing between the Village of Sag Harbor and the owners of property where the village would like to create a waterfront park — to the south of the North Haven bridge —Greystone Development, the Manhattan real estate company that owns the land, has brought a nearby project for 11 condominiums into play.

While negotiations are ongoing between the Village of Sag Harbor and the owners of property where the village would like to create a waterfront park — to the south of the North Haven bridge — Greystone Development, the Manhattan real estate company that owns the land, has brought a nearby project for 11 condominiums into play.

Christine Sampson
September 22, 2016
The Bridgehampton School, constructed in 1939, is the only local school to have never undergone a major building expansion. It has instead used a handful of portable buildings, which were added more than 40 years ago.

Claudia Patterson often could be found last year sitting at a desk in the second-floor corridor of the Bridgehampton School, where an employee would normally be supervising the hallway. But Claudia is not a hall monitor. She was a sophomore, taking an online class that required independent study, and she had no other place to go.

Christine Sampson
September 22, 2016
The Springs School District on Monday beefed up its capital reserve fund with nearly a million dollars, money left over from last year’s budgeted expenses.

The Springs School District on Monday beefed up its capital reserve fund with nearly a million dollars, money left over from last year’s budgeted expenses.

Jack Graves
September 21, 2016
Larry Brown, the Hall of Fame basketball coach, the only one ever to win N.B.A. and N.C.A.A. championships, met with Joe Vas, the East Hampton School District’s athletic director, on Tuesday and reportedly told him he wants to be “a resource” for the boys basketball program here.

Larry Brown, the Hall of Fame basketball coach, the only one ever to win N.B.A. and N.C.A.A. championships, met with Joe Vas, the East Hampton School District’s athletic director, on Tuesday and reportedly told him he wants to be “a resource” for the boys basketball program here.

Christine Sampson
September 21, 2016
The Tyler Project's third Walk for Awareness is planned for Saturday in Montauk, with the goal of improving mental health for young people and raising money for programs and services to support them.

The Tyler Project's third Walk for Awareness is planned for Saturday in Montauk. The goal: to improve mental health for young people and raise money for programs and services to support them.

T.E. McMorrow
September 20, 2016
St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Cisne, the Patroness of Ecuador, with its Spanish-speaking parishioners this weekend.

St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Cisne, a patroness of the Loja province of Ecuador, with its Spanish-speaking parishioners this weekend. 

Star Staff
September 20, 2016

You can still get fresh vegetables and locally made goods at the farmers market in Montauk, you just have to mark a different day on your calendar. 

Star Staff
September 19, 2016
Elements Fitness, a barre and dance-fusion studio on East Hampton's Newtown Lane, will show its appreciation for local teachers and employees with a discounted barre fitness class on Tuesday and discounts on class package purchases that day and through the end of the month.

Elements Fitness, a barre and dance-fusion studio on East Hampton's Newtown Lane, will show its appreciation for local teachers and employees with a discounted barre fitness class on Tuesday and discounts on class package purchases that day and through the end of the month.

Christopher Walsh
September 19, 2016
The Suffolk County Health Department announced on Friday that a cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, bloom has been confirmed at Big Reed Pond in Montauk.

The Suffolk County Health Department announced on Friday that a cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, bloom has been confirmed at Big Reed Pond in Montauk. Exposure to cyanobacteria at high levels can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, skin, eye or throat irritation, allergic reactions, or breathing difficulties.

Christopher Walsh
September 16, 2016
At the green by Town Pond work has begun on construction of a new drainage course that is meant to trap pollutants and silt from surface runoff before they reach Hook and Town Ponds.

Curious what that large earth-moving equipment was doing on the green north of East Hampton's Town Pond this week? Their work there marked the start of a project to improve water quality in Hook and Town Ponds through the construction of a bioswale, a drainage course designed to trap the pollutants and silt from surface runoff before it gets to the ponds.

Christine Sampson
September 16, 2016
Voters who reside within the East Hampton, Springs, and Wainscott School Districts and vote here will have the chance Saturday to decide the fate of the East Hampton Library's proposed 2017 budget of about $2.46 million.

Voters who reside within the East Hampton, Springs, and Wainscott School Districts and vote here will have the chance Saturday to decide the fate of the East Hampton Library's proposed 2017 budget of about $2.46 million.

Star Staff
September 16, 2016
The resurfacing of Route 114 between Main Street and Stephen Hand's Path in East Hampton is set to begin in October and will be finished by the end of November, according to the New York State Department of Transportation.

The resurfacing of Route 114 between Main Street and Stephen Hand's Path in East Hampton is set to begin in October and will be finished by the end of November, according to the New York State Department of Transportation.

Christopher Walsh
September 16, 2016
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the release of New York State's offshore wind blueprint on Thursday, a framework that could lead to a proposed 90-megawatt, 15-turbine wind farm 30 miles east of Montauk.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the release of New York State's offshore wind blueprint on Thursday, a framework that could lead to a proposed 90-megawatt, 15-turbine wind farm 30 miles east of Montauk.

David E. Rattray
September 15, 2016
The former Child Development Center of the Hamptons school on Stephen Hand’s Path in East Hampton could become the town’s next senior citizens center.

The former Child Development Center of the Hamptons school on Stephen Hand’s Path in East Hampton could become the town’s next senior citizens center.

A report commissioned by the East Hampton Town Board and released this week indicated that the 22,000-square-foot building was in excellent shape.

T.E. McMorrow
September 15, 2016
A plan to replace the former Star Room nightclub on Montauk Highway in Wainscot with a car wash has sparked a firestorm of opposition.

If a car wash is allowed to be built at the site of a former discotheque on Montauk Highway in Wainscott, the average wait time to make a left turn from East Gate Road onto the highway would increase from one to six minutes, according to a memo from one of East Hampton Town’s senior planners.

Christopher Walsh
September 15, 2016
The amendments, adopted over fierce opposition, set formulas for allowable floor area and lot coverage on residential parcels larger than one acre, basically reducing the maximum allowable.

A lawsuit challenging amendments to the East Hampton Village Zoning Code adopted in June of 2015 was dismissed on Sept. 2 by Acting State Supreme Court Justice Joseph Farneti, who called the amendments legal, constitutional, and valid.

Irene Silverman
September 15, 2016
They were preaching to the choir at Monday night’s meeting of the Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee.

They were preaching to the choir at Monday night’s meeting of the Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee.