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Star Staff
February 8, 2016
With more snow falling on the East End, we're keeping track of closures, delays, and cancellations, so you don't have to.

Here we go, again. With more snow falling on the East End, we're keeping track of closures, delays, and cancellations so you don't have to. We'll be updating this list as we learn of more, so please check the site frequently. 

T.E. McMorrow
February 8, 2016
East Hampton Town police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man they say stole a wallet and a cellphone at the Speedway gas station on Montauk Highway in Wainscott last month.

East Hampton Town police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man they say stole a wallet and a cellphone from a customer at the Speedway gas station on Montauk Highway in Wainscott on Jan. 14.

Taylor K. Vecsey
February 8, 2016

Not everyone tunes in to the Super Bowl for the football, but the commercials get just about everyone who watched talking. We noticed a few well-known actors who can also call themselves Hamptons homeowners in some major ads during Super Bowl 50.

David E. Rattray
February 8, 2016
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for eastern Long Island in advance of a storm that could bring up to 10 inches of snow to the region on Monday.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for eastern Long Island in advance of a storm that could bring up to 10 inches of snow to the region on Monday. A high surf advisory is in effect through Tuesday morning.

Air temperatures will fall to about 29 degrees during the day on Monday, dipping to 23 overnight and into Tuesday.

Christine Sampson
February 7, 2016

First came story time, in which the children were read stories such as "Shades of People," by Shelley Rotner and Sheila M. Kelly, and "A Rainbow of Friends," by P.K. Hallinan, which are about how people share many similarities despite having physical differences like skin color.

T.E. McMorrow
February 4, 2016
A site plan submission from the owners of Cyril’s Fish House, who are trying to legalize numerous additions made to the property since 1984, received a frosty reception from the East Hampton Town Planning Board on Jan. 27.

A site plan submission from the owners of Cyril’s Fish House, who are trying to legalize numerous additions made to the property since 1984, received a frosty reception from the East Hampton Town Planning Board on Jan. 27.

Joanne Pilgrim
February 4, 2016

A group of Napeague residents who have been fighting against beach driving on the shore near their neighborhood and the summertime gathering of vehicles at what has become known as Truck Beach stepped up its campaign this week with the release on its website, safebeach.org, of a video showing the area clogged with cars.

Star Staff
February 4, 2016
The Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt are reminding those who use the trail system that all-terrain vehicles are prohibited there.

The Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt have issued a reminder to those who use the trail system that all-terrain vehicles are prohibited there. 

Larry Penny
February 4, 2016
It may be the most unusual winter I’ve witnessed here in my 63 years of residence on both forks.

The odd winter continues. In a letter to Newsday, John Cryan of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and one of the original founders of the Pine Barrens Society, calls it a fifth season. It may be the most unusual winter I’ve witnessed here in my 63 years of residence on both forks.

Taylor K. Vecsey
February 4, 2016
The Springs Fire District, the last holdout on the South Fork, agreed in October to put aside $100,000 in its 2016 budget to fund a paid E.M.S. program to supplement its volunteer department. The program started Monday.

On Monday, just three hours into the very first shift on the first day of the Springs Fire District’s new paid emergency medical service provider program, it had its first success when the department received a call for an elderly woman with chest pains. The paid paramedic on duty arrived on scene with an ambulance within six minutes.

Taylor K. Vecsey
February 4, 2016
In the face of a growing trend toward bigger houses on smaller lots, the village established a temporary moratorium in July on construction of most new houses and major improvements to existing ones; since then the board has been working on a range of code revisions.

Sag Harbor Village police stood by just in case, and one person angrily addressing the village board over proposed residential zoning code changes came close to being hauled away from the podium, but feedback was largely positive at a meeting last week on proposals that include tying the gross floor area of residential structures to lot sizes.

Christine Sampson
February 4, 2016
A management change at the Child Development Center of the Hamptons in East Hampton, the South Fork's charter school, could occur as early as July 1.

The Child Development Center of the Hamptons, the South Fork’s only charter school, and Kevin Gersh, who operates several private schools for autistic children on Long Island and in Puerto Rico, are moving toward his taking over the school’s management following a financially difficult year in which it lost about $350,000.

Joanne Pilgrim
February 4, 2016
An aggressive stance toward those who violate the East Hampton Town Code translated last year into better compliance with the laws.

An aggressive stance toward those who violate the East Hampton Town Code translated last year into better compliance with the laws.

Christopher Walsh
February 4, 2016
Recent news reports alleging that the Wounded Warrior Project, the country’s largest veteran-care organization, spends an inordinate amount of its donations on travel, hotels, and meals have been angrily challenged by some East Hampton residents who have devoted their time and effort to the charity.

Reports by The New York Times and CBS News alleging that the Wounded Warrior Project, the country’s largest veteran-care organization, spends an inordinate amount of its donations on travel, hotels, and meals have been angrily challenged by some East Hampton residents who have devoted their time and effort to the charity.

T.E. McMorrow
February 4, 2016
A nearly 3,700 square foot house proposed for constrained property facing Accabonac Harbor on Gerard Drive in Springs was greeted with strong opposition from neighbors at a hearing Tuesday night.

A nearly 3,700 square foot house proposed for constrained property facing Accabonac Harbor on Gerard Drive in Springs was greeted with strong opposition from neighbors and the East Hampton Town Planning Department at a hearing Tuesday night, as well as skepticism from the members of the town’s zoning board of appeals.

Mark Segal
February 3, 2016
Jack Ingram deLashmet, a renowned landscape architect and garden designer whose sense of humor and courtly Southern manner charmed friends and clients, died at Good Shepherd Hospice in Port Jefferson on Sunday after a long illness.

Jack Ingram deLashmet, a renowned landscape architect and garden designer whose sense of humor and courtly Southern manner charmed friends and clients, died at Good Shepherd Hospice in Port Jefferson on Sunday after a long illness. He was 58.

Mr. deLashmet moved to the East End in 2000 and opened his firm, deLashmet and Associates, soon afterward.

Christine Sampson
February 2, 2016
Hoping to raise $15,000 to launch a Hall of Fame, the Bridgehampton School bested that goal, raising $17,700 in a Kickstarter campaign that ended on Sunday.

The Bridgehampton School, which is raising money to launch a Hall of Fame, has surpassed its original Kickstarter fund-raising goal of $15,000 to ultimately collect more than $17,700, including some donations that came in outside of the website.

T.E. McMorrow
February 2, 2016
Twelve headstones in East Hampton Village's historic North End Cemetery, some of them hundreds of years old, were damaged by a hit-and-run driver Saturday night or early Sunday morning.

Update, 4:35 p.m.: East Hampton Village police announced the arrest of an East Hampton man who turned himself in Tuesday afternoon on a charge of leaving the scene of an accident in which there was physical damage.

Christine Sampson
February 1, 2016
The Child Development Center of the Hamptons is in talks with Kevin Gersh, who operates several private schools for autistic children on Long Island and in Puerto Rico, for a potential management role at the school.

The Child Development Center of the Hamptons is in talks with Kevin Gersh, who operates several private schools for autistic children on Long Island and in Puerto Rico, for a potential management role at the school following at least one financially troublesome year that saw the South Fork's only charter school lose about $350,000.

Carissa Katz
January 28, 2016
The Rev. Gerardo Roma Garcia always wanted to work with the poor and underprivileged, but as a young man studying at the Roman Catholic seminary in Guadalajara, Mexico, he could scarcely have imagined that he would one day be an Episcopal priest called to an area not known for pockets of need but for over-the-top affluence.

The Rev. Gerardo Roma Garcia always wanted to work with the poor and underprivileged, but as a young man studying at the Roman Catholic seminary in Guadalajara, Mexico, he could scarcely have imagined that he would one day be an Episcopal priest called to an area not known for pockets of need but for over-the-top affluence.

T.E. McMorrow
January 28, 2016
Learning to sail, pricing boats in an alleged Puerto Rico bail-jumping plot.

Sean P. Ludwick, who was charged with vehicular homicide in the August death of a Noyac man, was sent to the county jail on Tuesday with no possibility of bail. The United States Marshals Service and Southampton Town police took Mr. Ludwick into custody last week on suspicion of planning to flee the country.

T.E. McMorrow
January 28, 2016
East Hampton Town police have asked for the public's help in identifying a woman who used credit card information apparently stolen from an East Hampton resident.

East Hampton Town police have asked for the public's help in identifying a woman who made purchases using credit card information apparently stolen from an East Hampton resident.

Star Staff
January 28, 2016
John Michael Kennedy, a criminal trial lawyer who gained national attention representing Ivana Trump in her divorce from Donald Trump in the early 1990s, died at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in Manhattan on Monday of cancer.

John Michael Kennedy, a criminal trial lawyer who gained national attention representing Ivana Trump in her divorce from Donald Trump in the early 1990s, died at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in Manhattan on Monday of cancer. He was 78.