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Taylor K. Vecsey
September 1, 2015
A wake for Paul Hansen, who was killed in a car accident in Noyac on Sunday, will be held on Wednesday, followed by a funeral Mass on Thursday in Sag Harbor.

Funeral arrangements for Paul Hansen, who was killed in a car accident near his home on Rolling Hills Court East in Noyac early Sunday morning, have been finalized. 

Christine Sampson
August 31, 2015
Find out when class is back in session for students around the Town of East Hampton for the 2015-16 school year.

With Labor Day falling later this year than it has in a while, the first day of school varies for students in a few local districts.

Whereas most students typically start school the day after Labor Day, students in Montauk will begin school on Sept. 3, the Thursday prior to Labor Day. The typical school hours of 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. will be in effect.

Taylor K. Vecsey
August 31, 2015
Sean P. Ludwick, the New York City real estate mogul charged with drunken driving following an early Sunday morning accident in Noyac that killed his passenger, is headed for jail, at least for the time being.

Sean P. Ludwick, the New York City real estate mogul charged with drunken driving following an early Sunday morning accident in Noyac that killed his passenger, is headed for jail, at least for the time being.

Christine Sampson
August 31, 2015
The Sag Harbor School Board will review its videotaping policy during its meeting on Monday, the outcome of which could change how meetings are recorded during the upcoming school year.

The Sag Harbor School Board will review its videotaping policy during its meeting on Monday, the outcome of which could change how meetings are recorded during the coming school year.

Christine Sampson
August 28, 2015
The East Hampton School District's Parent Portal, which contains teacher assignments, schedules, and other information, is back online.

The East Hampton School District's Parent Portal, which contains teacher assignments, schedules, and other information, is once again up and running.

Taylor K. Vecsey
August 27, 2015
Would-be condo developers say lots on Ferry Road are not for sale.

On Tuesday, following a Sag Harbor Village Board meeting last Thursday at which officials resolved to forge ahead with plans for a waterfront park that would require condemning three private properties, a Manhattan-based real estate development company announced that it was teaming up with the owner of the three parcels to develop condominiums there.

Joanne Pilgrim
August 27, 2015
The question of whether East Hampton Town should continue to bar bedrooms in basements with tighter rules than those in place under the New York State building code was discussed at Town Hall last week.

The question of whether East Hampton Town should continue to bar bedrooms in basements with tighter rules than those in place under the New York State building code was discussed at Town Hall last week.

Britta Lokting
August 27, 2015
A public hearing Monday night at the Springs Firehouse, slated to discuss an environmental assessment of the new cell tower there, turned instead into a heated dispute over the tower’s aesthetics versus its utility.

A public hearing Monday night at the Springs Firehouse, slated to discuss an environmental assessment of the new cell tower there, turned instead into a heated dispute over the tower’s aesthetics versus its utility.

Britta Lokting
August 27, 2015
Dozens of men, women, and families gathered at Guild Hall on Aug. 19 for a screening of “The Hunting Ground,” a provocative documentary about sexual assault on college campuses and the blind eye university presidents turn toward the epidemic.

Dozens of men, women, and families gathered at Guild Hall on Aug. 19 for a screening of “The Hunting Ground,” a provocative documentary about sexual assault on college campuses and the blind eye university presidents turn toward the epidemic.

Christopher Walsh
August 27, 2015
When shoppers at the East Hampton Farmers Market spend $40 or more tomorrow, they will be offered a ripstop poly-nylon reusable bag. When they look inside it, they will find a postcard explaining their good fortune.

When shoppers at the East Hampton Farmers Market spend $40 or more tomorrow, they will be offered a ripstop poly-nylon reusable bag. When they look inside it, they will find a postcard explaining their good fortune.

Christopher Walsh
August 27, 2015
For the first time ever, beachgoers at Two Mile Hollow and Georgica might have the chance to grab a hot dog, an ice cream bar, or a drink from food trucks in the parking lots there.

For the first time ever, beachgoers at Two Mile Hollow and Georgica might have the chance to grab a hot dog, an ice cream bar, or a drink from food trucks in the parking lots there.

Christine Sampson
August 27, 2015
Affordable housing projects are necessary, but their locations and therefore their impact should be spread out among the school districts.

The East Hampton School Board has taken a three-pronged stance on affordable housing within East Hampton Town: Those projects are necessary, but their locations and therefore their impact should be spread out among the school districts, and the payments given to the district in lieu of taxes — known as PILOTs — should reflect the actual cost of educating the children who live in tha

Taylor K. Vecsey
August 27, 2015
The annual fireworks show at Main Beach in East Hampton, once a Fourth of July tradition and more recently a way to mark the end of summer on Labor Day weekend, now has a new date on the calendar.

The annual fireworks show at Main Beach in East Hampton, once a Fourth of July tradition and more recently a way to mark the end of summer on Labor Day weekend, now has a new date on the calendar.

Carissa Katz
August 27, 2015
In terms of access for the disabled, South Fork has come a long way in 21 years, largely due to the dogged persistence of the East End Disabilities Group, whose volunteers have served as a voice and resource for a community whose needs are all too often overlooked.

When the East End Disabilities Group was formed in 1994, the Americans with Disabilities Act was just four years old and many public spaces and businesses on the East End and across the country were not accessible to those with mobility challenges.

Taylor K. Vecsey
August 26, 2015
A crash involving a pool company pickup truck on the Napeague stretch Wednesday morning briefly closed the road while pool chemicals were removed.

A crash involving a pool company pickup truck on the Napeague stretch of Montauk Highway Wednesday morning briefly closed the road while pool chemicals were removed.

Star Staff
August 25, 2015
The Hampton Classic Horse Show hosted the finals for the Long Island Horse Show Series for Riders With Disabilities on Monday for the 10th year in a row.

The Hampton Classic Horse Show hosted the finals for the Long Island Horse Show Series for Riders With Disabilities on Monday for the 10th year in a row.

Taylor K. Vecsey
August 25, 2015
A seven-foot smooth hammerhead shark has shown up off the East Hampton shoreline, according to its online global shark tracker.

A shark that was tagged in a Montauk tournament last month is sticking close to home, it would seem.

Britta Lokting
August 21, 2015
Since arriving on the South Fork Sunday for a two-week vacation and several presidential campaign fund-raisers for Hillary Clinton, former President Bill Clinton has been seen at local spots, chatting, shaking hands, and posing for photos.

Since arriving on the South Fork Sunday for a two-week vacation and several presidential campaign fund-raisers for Hillary Clinton, former President Bill Clinton has been seen at local spots, chatting, shaking hands, and posing for photos.

Christine Sampson
August 20, 2015
Andy Piver is selling his comic book “SeeK and the Lost Temple of Yucan Findzit” to raise money for the Springs School’s Visiting Artists program.

The world of Andy Piver, an artist from Springs, is a colorful one that spans mixed media: ink drawings, cartooning and story illustration, sculpting and three-dimensional toy design, graphic design, and more.

Britta Lokting
August 20, 2015
The radioactive sands in the area found to be widespread and naturally occurring.

On a January morning this year, Cliff Kalfaian grabbed his dog and his 15-year-old handheld Geiger counter, an instrument that resembles a calculator and measures ionizing radiation. He headed from his house in Montauk toward Oyster Pond on a leisurely stroll. Mr. Kalfaian studied geology in college and still, almost 30 years later, likes to sample rocks on his hikes.

Joanne Pilgrim
August 20, 2015
East Hampton Town’s deer management advisory committee has recommended increased deer hunting on town lands here in order to thin the deer herd.

East Hampton Town’s deer management advisory committee has recommended increased deer hunting on town lands here in order to thin the deer herd, but wildlife advocates are questioning the effects of deer on the environment and asking for better data.

Christine Sampson
August 20, 2015
Problems with East Hampton's school information system have led to the system being taken temporarily off-line.

Parents and students, sit tight: Problems with East Hampton's Parent Portal school information system have led to the system being taken off-line temporarily.

Britta Lokting
August 20, 2015
Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected to arrive at East Hampton Airport in plenty of time for a Saturday fund-raiser, the first of four events in the Hamptons.

Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected to arrive at East Hampton Airport tomorrow in plenty of time for a Saturday fund-raiser, the first of four events in the Hamptons, and to join former President Bill Clinton, who arrived on Sunday for a two-week vacation at the same house they rented in Amagansett last August.

David E. Rattray
August 20, 2015
What do you mean I can't take my Louis Vuitton to the Hamptons? The Long Island Rail Road warned passengers on Thursday that they would have to leave large items of luggage at home to keep aisles free for emergency evacuations.

The Long Island Rail Road took to social media on Thursday, asking Hamptons-bound passengers on the Cannonball express train to leave their oversized luggage at home for the rest of the season.