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T.E. McMorrow
March 24, 2017
Jefferson Davis Eames, 48, of Springs was arrested by East Hampton Town police on a felony charge of grand larceny while appearing at East Hampton Town Justice Court on separate matters Thursday.

Jefferson Davis Eames, 48, of Springs was arrested by East Hampton Town police on a felony charge of grand larceny while appearing at East Hampton Town Justice Court on separate matters on Thursday afternoon. Unable to make the $20,000 bail set by Justice Lisa R. Rana, he was taken to the county jail in Riverside.

Judy D’Mello
March 24, 2017
Four students in the East Hampton Music Department were selected out of 5,000 applicants nationwide to participate in the 2017 Honor Choir selected by the National American Choral Directors Association.

Four East Hampton music students were selected out of 5,000 applicants nationwide to participate earlier this month in the 2017 Honor Choir, selected by the National American Choral Directors Association.

T.E. McMorrow
March 24, 2017
A jury in Riverside was deadlocked in the trial of Steven Lee, the former manager of the Sagaponack golf course who was accused of unlawful surveillance relating to a cellphone picture of a teenage girl taken from his office.

Steven Lee, the former manager of the Poxabogue Golf Center in Sagaponack, was found not guilty of a felony charge of unlawful surveillance by a jury in Riverside on Thursday.

Taylor K. Vecsey
March 23, 2017
An electrical problem with a light fixture in an industrial building in East Hampton sparked a quick-moving fire Tuesday morning, fire officials said.

An electrical problem with a light fixture in an industrial building in East Hampton sparked a quick-moving fire Tuesday morning, fire officials said. Firefighters were able to stop the blaze from spreading beyond two bays occupied by a landscaping company. A complicated cleanup ensued because of fertilizers and chemicals used by the landscapers.

Taylor K. Vecsey
March 23, 2017
Sunday is the big day in Montauk. Eddie Ecker, this year's grand marshal, will lead the 55th annual Montauk Friends of Erin St. Patrick's Day Parade. Here's what you need to know.

Sunday is the big day in Montauk. Eddie Ecker, this year's grand marshal, will lead the 55th annual Montauk Friends of Erin St. Patrick's Day Parade. Here's what you need to know. 

T.E. McMorrow
March 23, 2017
A Montauk man who had an infant and a 2-year-old in his car was arrested early Sunday morning on a felony charge of driving while intoxicated.

A Montauk man who had an infant and a 2-year-old in his car was arrested early Sunday morning on a felony charge of driving while intoxicated.

Taylor K. Vecsey
March 23, 2017
The East Hampton Town Republican Committee was poised to screen its final candidate to run for town board last night, just days after officially endorsing Gerard Larsen for one of the two seats.

The East Hampton Town Republican Committee was poised to screen its final candidate to run for town board last night, just days after officially endorsing Gerard Larsen for one of the two seats.

Mr. Larsen, known as Jerry, was until recently the East Hampton Village police chief. He retired in late December after 13 years in the position and 32 years with the department.

Larry Penny
March 23, 2017
The birds that have been showing up at your feeder daily will still need another couple of weeks of food to keep them going.

We are not out of the woods yet. It is still cold and the birds that have been showing up at your feeder daily will still need another couple of weeks of food to keep them going. In the past, very few people fed birds, and if they did, it was likely to be something not nutritious like Wonder Bread.

Joanne Pilgrim
March 23, 2017
Young Leaders says town has let facility become adult gym, not a space for kids.

Pointing to a recent uptick in youth drug overdoses and suicides, Walker Bragman, a representative of the East End New Leaders, last week stressed the need for the community to provide more social and recreational options for teens and reiterated a call for a shift in focus at the East Hampton Y.M.C.A. RECenter, which he said has moved away from its mission as a youth center.

Christopher Walsh
March 23, 2017
Whether in Montauk, where I grew up, or in New York City, where I was born and lived for 20-plus years, St. Patrick’s Day never conjured Ireland for me, or much of anything about it.

Whether in Montauk, where I grew up, or in New York City, where I was born and lived for 20-plus years, St. Patrick’s Day never conjured Ireland for me, or much of anything about it.

T.E. McMorrow
March 23, 2017
Since New Year’s Day, when the East Hampton Town Police Department changed the schedule and squad makeup of its uniformed officers, arrests have skyrocketed by 45.5 percent, according to the weekly logs.

Since New Year’s Day, when the East Hampton Town Police Department changed the schedule and squad makeup of its uniformed officers, arrests have skyrocketed by 45.5 percent, according to the weekly logs. The numbers were confirmed by Chief Michael D. Sarlo, who said the bulk of the arrests stemmed from traffic stops. As of midnight Monday, police reported making 211 arrests since Jan.

T.E. McMorrow
March 23, 2017
Sandpebble Builders, which won about $750,750 in damages last year following a jury trial in a suit against the East Hampton School District.

Sandpebble Builders, which won about $750,750 in damages last year following a jury trial in a suit against the East Hampton School District, filed an appeal in the State Supreme Court Appellate Division on Feb. 3 contesting that amount, according to Stephen R. Angel of Esseks, Hefter, Angel, DiTalia & Pasca of Riverhead, the builder’s attorney.

Taylor K. Vecsey
March 23, 2017
Students at the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreation Center are enhancing their vocabulary and spelling, as well as figuring out new ways to solve problems and work together as a team. They are learning all that while playing one of America’s favorite board games.

Students at the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreation Center are enhancing their vocabulary and spelling, as well as figuring out new ways to solve problems and work together as a team. They are learning all that while playing one of America’s favorite board games — Scrabble.

Carissa Katz
March 23, 2017
Nancy Rowan, the owner of the Golden Eagle, and a longtime associate and new business partner, Michael Weisman, are preparing to bring back the art classes, and more, in a spot on North Main Street that they will call Studio 144.

By the time Nancy Rowan closed her old Golden Eagle shop on Gingerbread Lane in East Hampton in the fall of 2013, it had grown from a well-stocked art store into a veritable art center, selling canvases, paints, fine papers, and the like and also offering classes for adults and children in a variety of mediums.

Joanne Pilgrim
March 23, 2017
A decades-long East Hampton Town Parks and Recreation Department practice of reusing industrial metal barrels for trash cans in public places has been halted after an employee, who felt ill after clearing barrels of chemical residue, raised questions about it.

A decades-long East Hampton Town Parks and Recreation Department practice of reusing industrial metal barrels for trash cans in public places has been halted after an employee, who felt ill after clearing barrels of chemical residue, raised questions about it.

Judy D’Mello
March 23, 2017
Eighth graders from the Montauk School accomplished something that many East Enders could not: They met Representative Lee Zeldin in person.

Eighth graders from the Montauk School accomplished something that many East Enders could not: They met Representative Lee Zeldin in person.

Taylor K. Vecsey
March 21, 2017
Four people were treated for minor injuries at Southampton Hospital Tuesday morning after a head-on collision on Montauk Highway in Water Mill.

Four people were treated for minor injuries at Southampton Hospital Tuesday morning after a head-on collision on Montauk Highway in Water Mill.

Sgt. Frederick Boese of the Southampton Town police said a vehicle traveling west crossed into the eastbound lane, striking another vehicle near the intersection of Cobb Road at about 6 a.m. A third vehicle was also involved.

Taylor K. Vecsey
March 21, 2017
A fire broke out in a commercial building at 10 Washington Avenue, off Springs-Fireplace Road in East Hampton, on Tuesday morning.

Update, 1:30 p.m.: The East Hampton Fire Department stopped a fire from spreading throughout an industrial building Tuesday morning. Chief Ken Wessberg said the fire started while work was being done on trucks inside one of the bays in a large pole barn at 10 Washington Avenue just before 9 a.m.

Taylor K. Vecsey
March 20, 2017
The Star received reports of clams, and even dead crabs, covering portions of the sand at Beach Lane and Town Line Beach in Wainscott on Saturday, as well as Main Beach in East Hampton Village throughout the weekend.

Clams scattered the ocean beaches this weekend, leaving many to wonder: What happened? 

The Star received reports of clams, and even dead crabs, covering portions of the sand at Beach Lane and Town Line Beach in Wainscott on Saturday, as well as Main Beach in East Hampton Village throughout the weekend.

T.E. McMorrow
March 18, 2017
The trial of a former manager of the Poxabogue Golf Center in Sagaponack on a felony charge of unlawful surveillance got underway Thursday in the Arthur Cromarty Criminal Court Complex in Riverside.

The trial of a former manager of the Poxabogue Golf Center in Sagaponack on a felony charge of unlawful surveillance got underway Thursday in the Arthur Cromarty Criminal Court Complex in Riverside.

Star Staff
March 18, 2017
The Springs Seedlings edible school garden program and the Project Most after-school program will benefit from the Empty Bowls soup event on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at the American Legion in Amagansett.

The Springs Seedlings edible school garden program and the Project Most after-school program will benefit from the Empty Bowls soup event on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at the American Legion in Amagansett.

Star Staff
March 17, 2017

The Springs School PTA has put out the call for submissions for the Springs Mystery Art Sale, a fund-raiser for the school's Visiting Artists Program.

After a hiatus last year, the popular sale will return to Ashawagh Hall from May 11 through 13. The deadline for submissions is May 1.

Christopher Walsh
March 16, 2017
Six weeks after several baymen insisted that Accabonac Harbor had to be dredged, and quickly, the East Hampton Town Trustees agreed on Monday to hire Patrick Bistrian, an East Hampton excavation contractor, to get the work done. Excavation began yesterday.

Six weeks after several baymen insisted that Accabonac Harbor had to be dredged, and quickly, the East Hampton Town Trustees agreed on Monday to hire Patrick Bistrian, an East Hampton excavation contractor, to get the work done. Excavation began yesterday. 

Taylor K. Vecsey
March 16, 2017
Emergency cardiac care is to become more accessible for East End residents with the opening before long of cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology laboratories in Southampton and Riverhead.

Emergency cardiac care is to become more accessible for East End residents with the opening before long of cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology laboratories in Southampton and Riverhead. The facilities, which can provide lifesaving diagnostics and treatment, will be at Southampton Hospital and the Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead.