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T.E. McMorrow
January 20, 2017
A career criminal already behind bars has now been charged with six more felony counts after an investigation by Southampton Town detectives into a string of burglaries between March and May.

A career criminal already behind bars has now been charged with six more felony counts after an investigation by Southampton Town detectives into a string of burglaries between March and May.

Richard Ambrose, 40, of Shirley was taken to Southampton Town Justice Court from the county jail in Riverside on Jan. 12 and arraigned on the new charges.

Joanne Pilgrim
January 19, 2017
Between Bridgehampton and Montauk, there is a food pantry in each of the seven hamlets that provides food to hundreds of local residents.

As the Montauk School secretary in the 1980s, Fran Ecker noticed that some students lacked a proper lunch. With two other women, Ines Fox and Shelley Engstrom, she decided to help families in need of extra food and established the Montauk Community Food Pantry in 1984.

Joanne Pilgrim
January 19, 2017
Clean water, both to drink and in ponds and bays, is high on the 2017 agenda for local and state lawmakers.

Clean water, both to drink and in ponds and bays, is high on the 2017 agenda for local and state lawmakers.

Christopher Walsh
January 19, 2017
Town supervisor says he will not seek a third term.

East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell announced on Friday that he would not seek a third term.

The announcement was made to members of the media who had been invited to join him at Goldberg’s Famous Bagels in East Hampton. Mr. Cantwell, a Democrat, said that after weighing his options over the holidays, he decided he wanted to spend more time with his family.

Star Staff
January 19, 2017
Climate change and what can be done to combat it, especially in light of a questionable attitude in the new administration in Washington, will be the subject on Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse in Bridgehampton.

Climate change and what can be done to combat it, especially in light of a questionable attitude in the new administration in Washington, will be the subject on Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse, 977 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, in Bridgehampton at noon

Taylor K. Vecsey
January 19, 2017
It’s not an exaggeration to say that almost everyone on the East End knows Eddie Ecker, but now those from other parts of Long Island who flock to Montauk for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade will get to know him too.

It’s not an exaggeration to say that almost everyone on the East End knows Eddie Ecker, but now those from other parts of Long Island who flock to Montauk for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade will get to know him too. One of Montauk’s favorite sons, he will lead the 55th annual Montauk Friends of Erin parade as grand marshal on March 26.

Larry Penny
January 19, 2017
Every once in a while a bird shows up that takes the South Fork by storm. In the past, it’s been eagles, snowy owls, pelicans, Lapland longspurs, Ross’s gulls, puffins, painted buntings, and scissor-tail flycatchers, to name but a few. Birdwatchers come from all over the United States, even from as far west as California, to see some of those rare birds.

Every once in a while a bird shows up that takes the South Fork by storm. In the past, it’s been eagles, snowy owls, pelicans, Lapland longspurs, Ross’s gulls, puffins, painted buntings, and scissor-tail flycatchers, to name but a few.

T.E. McMorrow
January 19, 2017
A longtime resident was accused last Thursday night of sodomizing a Springs woman at her home. East Hampton Town police charged Mauro Pacheco of East Hampton, 42, with committing a criminal sex act in the first degree, a felony that carries a minimum sentence of five years in state prison upon conviction.

A longtime resident was accused last Thursday night of sodomizing a Springs woman at her home. East Hampton Town police charged Mauro Pacheco of East Hampton, 42, with committing a criminal sex act in the first degree, a felony that carries a minimum sentence of five years in state prison upon conviction.

Carissa Katz
January 19, 2017
Early in the fall, when fourth graders at the Springs School were brainstorming ideas for their annual opera, which they would conceive, write, and ultimately perform next week, they had to look no farther than the end of School Street.

Early in the fall, when fourth graders at the Springs School were brainstorming ideas for their annual opera, which they would conceive, write, and ultimately perform next week, they had to look no farther than the end of School Street.

T.E. McMorrow
January 19, 2017
Two separate groups of teenagers, 15 youths altogether, were arrested on Monday and charged with trespassing in the old Camp Hero radar tower at Montauk Point.

Two separate groups of teenagers, 15 youths altogether, were arrested on Monday and charged with trespassing in the old Camp Hero radar tower at Montauk Point. “Must be something on social media,” one East Hampton Town police officer said later that day.

Christopher Walsh
January 19, 2017
Peter Hermann and Mariska Hargitay, who met on the television series “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit,” need variances to legalize a treehouse, playing court, and swing set.

A letter from the 10-year-old son of two accomplished actors was not enough to persuade the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals to grant variances to legalize a treehouse, playing court, and swing set when it met on Friday. While the board often deals with minuscule variance requests, this application may have been a first.

Star Staff
January 18, 2017
Art, architecture, and acting will be considered Thursday evening at 7 in the next Guild Gatherings networking night at Guild Hall.

Art, architecture, and acting will be considered Thursday evening at 7 in the next Guild Gatherings networking night at Guild Hall.

Taylor K. Vecsey
January 18, 2017
In the wake of the Main Street fire last month, a benefit concert will be held at Bay Street Theater tonight at 7 to raise money for the Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps and the Sag Harbor Fire Department.

In the wake of the Main Street fire last month, a benefit concert will be held at Bay Street Theater tonight at 7 to raise money for the Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps and the Sag Harbor Fire Department.

Joanne Pilgrim
January 18, 2017
In a stirring conclusion of a celebration at Calvary Baptist Church in East Hampton marking the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin King Jr. on Monday, those in the sanctuary stood hand in hand in a circle to sing “We Shall Overcome.”

In a stirring conclusion of a celebration at Calvary Baptist Church in East Hampton marking the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin King Jr.

Star Staff
January 17, 2017

A Narcan training session will be held at the Sag Harbor Firehouse on Tuesday night at 6:30. Narcan is a lifesaving antidote to opioid overdoses. 

Star Staff
January 16, 2017
A blood drive is underway in East Hampton on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but there are other upcoming opportunities for area residents to make a donation in the coming weeks to help alleviate an emergency blood shortage.

A blood drive is underway in East Hampton today, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and there are several other opportunities to donate blood in the coming weeks to help alleviate an emergency blood shortage.

T.E. McMorrow
January 14, 2017
Krishna L. Parihar, a Brooklyn man accused on Labor Day of posing as a police officer, has been indicted by a grand jury and arraigned in county court, Riverside, on charges of impersonation, criminal possession of a loaded handgun, and illegal possession of a speed-loading clip.

Krishna L. Parihar, a Brooklyn man accused on Labor Day of posing as a police officer, has been indicted by a grand jury and arraigned in county court, Riverside, on charges of impersonation, criminal possession of a loaded handgun, and illegal possession of a speed-loading clip.

Christopher Walsh
January 13, 2017
Democratic East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell announced on Friday that he would not seek a third term in the November election.

East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell announced on Friday that he would not seek a third term.

T.E. McMorrow
January 13, 2017
Candace Bushnell was treated at Southampton Hospital after wading into icy Sagg Pond to rescue her dog.

Candace Bushnell, the writer behind the HBO hit series "Sex and the City," ran into the frozen waters of Sagg Pond on Wednesday afternoon to rescue one of her two dogs, which had walked out on the ice and fallen through, but had to retreat before she could reach the animal. She was taken about an hour later to Southampton Hospital after a volunteer firefighter saved the dog.

Taylor K. Vecsey
January 12, 2017
Edward V. Ecker Jr., one of Montauk's favorite sons, will lead the Montauk Friends of Erin St. Patrick's Day Parade this year.

Edward V. Ecker Jr., one of Montauk's favorite sons, will lead the Montauk Friends of Erin St. Patrick's Day Parade this year. The Montauk Friends of Erin announced its 2017 grand marshal on its Facebook page Wednesday night. 

Christopher Walsh
January 12, 2017
The winds of change blew stronger on Tuesday when Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the goal of 2,400 megawatts of offshore wind power to be harvested annually by 2030.

The winds of change blew stronger on Tuesday when Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the goal of 2,400 megawatts of offshore wind power to be harvested annually by 2030, enough to power 1.25 million residences.

Star Staff
January 12, 2017
The Harlem MagicMasters will face a team of East Hampton High School teachers and alumni, a.k.a. the East Hampton Dream Team, in a family-friendly game to benefit the freshman class on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the high school gym.

The Harlem MagicMasters will face a team of East Hampton High School teachers and alumni, a.k.a. the East Hampton Dream Team, in a family-friendly game to benefit the freshman class on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the high school gym.

T.E. McMorrow
January 12, 2017
Springs man charged in Mini-Cooper mayhem. At least one police vehicle appears to have been damaged in the pursuit, according to the incident log.

Following a high-speed chase in Springs on New Year’s Day, Jefferson Davis Eames of that hamlet was charged with resisting arrest, reckless driving, and unlicensed driving. The arrest added to Mr. Eames’s legal entanglements, among which is a lawsuit brought by him against the East Hampton Town Police Department.

Joanne Pilgrim
January 12, 2017
To try to contain the spread of the disease, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation plans to issue an emergency order creating a “protective zone” encompassing the entire county.

While bare, leafless trees are the norm during cold winter months, the state of East Hampton’s oak trees, which are subject to a spreading and untreatable fatal disease called oak wilt, remains to be seen until spring, when sampling and aerial examinations will be done.