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Joanne Pilgrim
May 5, 2016
A grace period to allow time for owners of rental properties to comply with a new town law requiring them to register with East Hampton Town and obtain a registry number expired on Sunday.

A grace period to allow time for owners of rental properties to comply with a new town law requiring them to register with East Hampton Town and obtain a registry number expired on Sunday.

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 5, 2016
A classic 1968 Ford Mustang that crashed into the front of a Sag Harbor store last Thursday evening once belonged to the writer Truman Capote.

A classic 1968 Ford Mustang that crashed into the front of a Sag Harbor store last Thursday evening once belonged to the writer Truman Capote.

T.E. McMorrow
May 5, 2016
A car wash on Montauk Highway in Wainscott was one of several proposals before the East Hampton Town Planning Board on April 27. It is the second time a car wash has been proposed for the site.

A car wash on Montauk Highway in Wainscott was one of several proposals before the East Hampton Town Planning Board on April 27. It is the second time a car wash has been proposed for the site, slightly more than an acre at the intersection of the highway and East Gate Road, although an initial 2012 proposal never came to fruition.

T.E. McMorrow
May 5, 2016
While potential jurors were waiting in the halls of East Hampton Town Justice Court Tuesday morning, the town attorney’s office reached a deal with most of the co-defendants in the town’s criminal case against Clan-Fitz, et al, better known as Cyril’s Fish House.

While potential jurors were waiting in the halls of East Hampton Town Justice Court Tuesday morning, the town attorney’s office reached a deal with most of the co-defendants in the town’s criminal case against Clan-Fitz, et al., better known as Cyril’s Fish House.

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 5, 2016
Ted Stafford Jr., a longtime Sag Harbor Fire Department volunteer, died on Monday night after collapsing in the driveway of his village house.

Ted Stafford Jr., a longtime Sag Harbor Fire Department volunteer, died on Monday night after collapsing in the driveway of his village house. Because he had responded to a call a few hours earlier, it is being considered a line of duty death, according to Tom Gardella, the department’s chief. He was 73.

Star Staff
May 5, 2016
The causes and effects of sometimes toxic algal blooms in East End ponds will be Christopher Gobler’s subject when he speaks on Saturday at 5 p.m. as the next guest of the East Hampton Library’s Tom Twomey lecture series.

The causes and effects of sometimes toxic algal blooms in East End ponds will be Christopher Gobler’s subject when he speaks on Saturday at 5 p.m. as the next guest of the East Hampton Library’s Tom Twomey lecture series. Dr.

David Kuperschmid
May 5, 2016
Every angler has a favorite lure in his or her tackle box. For some it’s a simple bucktail jig. For others it’s a wood plug or a shiny tin. But for many anglers it’s a Rapala, the Original Floater, the classic balsa wood minnow imitation.

Every angler has a favorite lure in his or her tackle box. For some it’s a simple bucktail jig. For others it’s a wood plug or a shiny tin. But for many anglers it’s a Rapala, the Original Floater, the classic balsa wood minnow imitation. 

Christine Sampson
May 5, 2016
Voters will go to the polls on May 17 to choose new school board members or return incumbents to their posts. Here are brief biographies of candidates in the East Hampton, Sag Harbor, Bridgehampton, Springs, and Amagansett School Districts.

Voters will go to the polls on May 17 to choose new school board members or return incumbents to their posts

Below are brief biographies of candidates in the East Hampton, Sag Harbor, Bridgehampton, Springs, and Amagansett School Districts. Reports on candidates from the other districts will appear next week.

Star Staff
May 4, 2016

Local police officers were among Suffolk County officers honored on Tuesday for leading their departments in drunken-driving arrests last year.

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 3, 2016
East Hampton Village police stopped a man for talking on his cellphone while driving on Monday afternoon and soon discovered he was wanted in Brazil on drug trafficking charges.

East Hampton Village police stopped a man for talking on his cellphone while driving on Monday afternoon and soon discovered that he was wanted in Brazil on drug trafficking charges.

Christine Sampson
May 2, 2016
Three East Hampton High School seniors have a lot to be proud of after finishing in the top three in their respective contests at the New York State Skills USA competition for students in career and technical education programs.

Three East Hampton High School seniors have a lot to be proud of after finishing in the top three in their respective contests at the New York State Skills USA competition for students in career and technical education programs.

Christine Sampson
May 1, 2016

A pedestrian was flown to Stony Brook University Hospital with a head injury Saturday night after being hit by a vehicle in Bridgehampton, Southampton Town police said Sunday.

Christine Sampson
April 29, 2016

A bill to stop the sale of Plum Island unanimously passed the House Homeland Security Committee on Thursday, paving the way for a full House vote on the measure later this year.

T.E. McMorrow
April 28, 2016
The question may be when rather than if a 7-Eleven chain store will open in the long moribund Italian restaurant off the Montauk Highway in Amagansett.

The question may be when rather than if a 7-Eleven chain store will open in the long moribund Italian restaurant off the Montauk Highway in Amagansett. The answer may hinge on whether the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals reverses a 2014 decision by Tom Preiato, the town’s former chief building inspector, that denied a building permit for work there.

Taylor K. Vecsey
April 28, 2016
In a 21-to-3 vote, the committee approved a resolution asking the town to “withdraw entirely from the plan it initiated to rezone” the land from highway business to a mixed-use planned development district.

The developers of a 13.3-acre property across Montauk Highway from Bridgehampton Commons may have followed a Southampton Town request to scale back  plans for the planned development district, but what they came up with didn’t satisfy the Bridgehampton Citizens Advisory Committee, which on Monday night urged the Southampton Town Board to again reject the plan. 

Joanne Pilgrim
April 28, 2016
The culprit, excessive nitrogen from septic waste, has been identified, and the course of correction is clear.

Based on scientific theory and the unfortunate events that have borne it out — algal blooms, fish kills, shellfish die-offs, and other evidence of polluted waterways — researchers, environmentalists, and policymakers have agreed that Long Island’s ground and surface waters are in trouble. And now they agree on something else — that the time to study the problem is over.

T.E. McMorrow
April 28, 2016
You will still be able to buy its signature drink, the B.B.C. (Banana Bailey’s Colada), at Cyril’s Fish House, the popular roadside bar and restaurant on Napeague, in the coming season, but you might want to arrive early.

You will still be able to buy its signature drink, the B.B.C.

Christopher Walsh
April 28, 2016
With winter flounder said to be almost nonexistent, Anne McElroy of Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences asked the East Hampton Town Trustees at a meeting on Monday to endorse the collection of data this summer in Napeague Harbor to find out why.

With winter flounder said to be almost nonexistent, Anne McElroy of Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences asked the East Hampton Town Trustees at a meeting on Monday to endorse the collection of data this summer in Napeague Harbor to find out why. 

Mark Segal
April 28, 2016
Guild Hall will present “The Night Alive,” a play by Conor McPherson, from Wednesday through May 22, with performances at 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. The production is directed by Stephen Hamilton and will feature J. Stephen Brantley, Molly Carden, Rob Di Sario, Tuck Milligan, and Kevin O’Rourke.

Guild Hall will present “The Night Alive,” a play by Conor McPherson, from Wednesday through May 22, with performances at 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. The production is directed by Stephen Hamilton and will feature J. Stephen Brantley, Molly Carden, Rob Di Sario, Tuck Milligan, and Kevin O’Rourke.

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.

Joanne Pilgrim
April 28, 2016
Montauk’s Second House, built in 1797 to house a shepherd overseeing the cattle, horses, and sheep that grazed on the area’s pasturelands, and now owned by East Hampton Town, is set for restoration.

Montauk’s Second House, built in 1797 to house a shepherd overseeing the cattle, horses, and sheep that grazed on the area’s pasturelands, and now owned by East Hampton Town, is set for restoration — a “full steam ahead” plan, according to Supervisor Larry Cantwell, to give the old building on Fort Pond some much-needed care and return it to its original appearance

Jack Graves
April 28, 2016
The East Hampton High School boys tennis team clinched the league title — and remained undefeated in league play — in a 4-3 squeaker over Westhampton Beach here on April 20.

The East Hampton High School boys tennis team clinched the league title — and remained undefeated in league play — in a 4-3 squeaker over Westhampton Beach here on April 20.

Taylor K. Vecsey
April 28, 2016
The cherry red 1968 Ford Mustang, driven by the owner, a friend of Truman Capote's, crashed into the Henry Lehr store on Sag Harbor's Main Street Thursday evening.

Update, April 29, 10:10 a.m.: The 1968 Ford Mustang that smashed into the front of a Sag Harbor store on Thursday evening once belonged to the novelist and playwright Truman Capote. Myron Clement, who, with his husband, Joe Petrocik, were friends with the "In Cold Blood" author, was identified by Village Police Chief Austin McGuire as the driver.

Christine Sampson
April 28, 2016
Public hearings begin next week on the 2016-17 budgets proposed by local school districts, giving voters a chance to consider the figures and ask questions before annual school budget votes on May 17.

Public hearings begin next week on the 2016-17 budgets proposed by local school districts, giving voters a chance to consider the figures and ask questions before annual school budget votes on May 17.

Two of the districts in our coverage area will present budgets that pierce state-imposed caps on tax levy increases. These budgets require 60-percent voter approval to pass.