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Star staff
August 1, 2014

This weekend will be the first time that it will be illegal to drink alcoholic beverages during the day at Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett. 

Taylor K. Vecsey
August 1, 2014
Two construction workers fell 15 feet from a roof in East Hampton Village on Friday morning when the scaffolding shifted, police said, but their injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

Two construction workers fell off a roof in East Hampton Village on Friday morning.

Village Police Chief Gerard Larsen said they had fallen 15 feet when the "scaffolding shifted" at the construction site at 32 Mill Hill Lane. East Hampton Village Volunteer Ambulance Association received the call at 10:18 a.m.

"The injuries did not appear life-threatening," Chief Larsen said.

Bella Lewis
July 31, 2014

Bodystories: Teresa Fellion Dance will perform on Thursday and Saturday at 7 p.m., at the Ross School Theater at 18 Goodfriend Drive in East Hampton.

Bella Lewis
July 31, 2014

At the Clinton Academy on 151 Main Street, East Hampton, Richard Barons, the director of the East Hampton Historical Society, was at work framing photographs for the museum's upcoming exhibit, "June 13, 1942: Saboteurs Land in Amagansett", which opens Friday with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. to benefit the restoration of the Amagansett Life-Saving Station.

Christopher Walsh
July 30, 2014
Starbucks chief may downsize, only to upsize again, on his East Hampton Village property.

Attorneys for the C.E.O. of Starbucks have assured the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals that their client and his wife will reduce the size of a caretaker’s cottage on their property, as agreed to in 2011 and ’12, but said last week that they will return with a request to add back the space they will remove.

Joanne Pilgrim
July 30, 2014
PSEG Long Island has announced a long-range plan for the South Fork that falls short on its details, according to several local officials.

PSEG Long Island, which recently added Shelter Island to the list of towns where its work has stirred up displeasure and controversy, has announced a new plan for the South Fork that falls short of details, according to Supervisor Larry Cantwell and Mayor Paul Rickenbach of East Hampton Town and Village.

T.E. McMorrow
July 30, 2014
A Central Islip man was arrested in Montauk on Friday morning, charged by East Hampton Town police with exposing himself. Five hours later, he allegedly did it again, this time while sporting a blue blazer.

A Central Islip man was arrested in downtown Montauk on Friday morning, charged by East Hampton Town police with exposing himself.

Charles J. Porter, who was said to be walking along the beach in street clothes with his fly open, was arrested at about 9 a.m. and arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court shortly after.

Mr. Porter, 38, told Justice Steven Tekulsky he was in Montauk “looking for new property to own.” The charge against him is considered a simple violation.

T.E. McMorrow
July 30, 2014
The application for the former East Deck Motel property calls for a restaurant, spa, game and exercise rooms, lounge areas, and below-grade parking for members and their invited guests.

The East Hampton Town attorney’s office has given the green light to a legal proposal that will  allow  the owners of the old East Deck Motel at Ditch Plain, Montauk, to apply to the planning board for its conversion into an elaborate beach club.

T.E. McMorrow
July 30, 2014
Members of motorcycle clubs from across the East End gathered in East Hampton Town Justice Court to show support for a fellow cyclist, Sidney R. Hughes, 37, of Montauk, who was seriously injured on June 21 when struck by a man charged with drunken driving after the accident.

Members of motorcycle clubs from across the East End gathered in East Hampton Town Justice Court last Thursday morning to show support for a fellow cyclist, Sidney R. Hughes, 37,  of Montauk, who was seriously injured on June 21 when struck by Jason Monet’s BMW. East Hampton Town police charged Mr. Monet, of Stamford, Conn., with drunken driving after the accident.

Lucia Akard
July 30, 2014

The Shark's Eye Tournament, the only catch-and-release shark tournament in the Northeast, has once again contributed to the Ocearch research project. Ocearch is a global shark tracking system that posts real time data to the web about shark locations and movements.

Taylor K. Vecsey
July 30, 2014
Two people reportedly fell three stories into a basement when scaffolding collapsed at a construction site in Montauk on Wednesday afternoon.

Two people reportedly fell three stories into a basement when scaffolding collapsed at a construction site in Montauk on Wednesday afternoon.

Both people were flown to Stony Brook University Hospital.

The accident was reported at 11 Wills Point Road in Culloden Point at 2:51 p.m. 

One Medevac helicopter, based in Westhampton, landed at the nearby Montauk firehouse on Flamingo Road. The second helicopter, which flew from Islip, was meeting a Montauk ambulance at the East Hampton Airport. 

Bella Lewis
July 29, 2014

Robert August, the star surfer in "The Endless Summer," and Robert Weaver, the star of the movie's sequel, were in attendance at a screening of the original movie at the Surf Lodge in Montauk on Thursday.

Kevin Ackley, a friend of Jayma Cardoso, the owner of the Surf Lodge and a surfer herself, helped organize the movie night with the two surfers as special guests.

Mr. August, who had been surfing at Ditch Plain during his stay in Montauk, said that he had gotten a few good offshore waves.

T.E. McMorrow
July 29, 2014
A 17-year-old was helicoptered to Stony Brook University Hospital Sunday evening after falling off a Jet Ski in the waters of North Haven Bay.

 A 17-year-old was helicoptered to Stony Brook University Hospital Sunday evening after falling off a Jet Ski in the waters of North Haven Bay.

Star staff
July 28, 2014

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration honored Richard G. Hendrickson, a volunteer United States Cooperative weather observer since 1930, for his longstanding service on Sunday.

Taylor K. Vecsey
July 24, 2014
A child was flown to Stony Brook University Hospital after being hit by a car while bicycling on Thursday afternoon.

A child bicycling on Indian Wells Highway in Amagansett was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital with potentially serious injuries after being hit by a sport utility vehicle on Thursday afternoon. 

The accident occurred on the corner of Further Lane at 12:38 p.m. 

The Amagansett Fire Department transported the child, who is reportedly 8 years old and was bicycling with her family, to the East Hampton Airport, where it met the Suffolk County helicopter. 

Bella Lewis
July 24, 2014

Eight-year-old Sienna Galesi of Sag Harbor won third place in her Petite Mini Soloist division at Groove, a national dance competition that took place in Atlantic City last week.

Her mother, Christina Galesi, said that Sienna had tried ballet classes two years ago, but "had a separation from mama thing" and would run out of the class. "I really missed my mom," Sienna agreed.

T.E. McMorrow
July 24, 2014
The landlord of a summer rental in Springs pleaded guilty Thursday to 14 felony charges stemming from his use of surveillance cameras to spy on his tenants.

The landlord of a summer rental in Springs pleaded guilty Thursday to 14 felony charges stemming from his use of surveillance cameras to spy on his tenants.

Carissa Katz
July 24, 2014
After detecting heightened levels of blue-green algae in Georgica Pond, the East Hampton Town Trustees agreed Thursday evening to temporarily prohibit shellfishing or fishing there and have advised users of the pond to take precautions.

After detecting heightened levels of blue-green algae during routine testing of Georgica Pond, the East Hampton Town Trustees agreed Thursday evening to temporarily prohibit shellfishing or fishing in the pond and have advised those who use the pond to take precautions when doing so.

Irene Silverman
July 23, 2014
Apparently undeterred by recent efforts to discourage them from spending their summer weekends at the residents-only Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett, young share-house renters have been parking their cars all around the hamlet and leaving them behind for the day.

Apparently undeterred by recent East Hampton Town efforts to discourage them from spending their summer weekends at the residents-only Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett, young share-house renters have been parking their cars all around the hamlet — even if it means trudging a mile lugging beer kegs and beach chairs — and leaving them behind for the day.

Joanne Pilgrim
July 23, 2014
A hearing last Thursday night before the East Hampton Town Board on a proposed law that would subject chain stores seeking to open to additional planning board review drew speakers both for and against the idea.

A hearing last Thursday night before the East Hampton Town Board on a proposed law that would subject chain stores seeking to open to additional planning board review drew speakers both for and against the idea.

Several speakers repeated calls for the town to complete a study of the local economy and business needs before making decisions on amendments to the zoning code such as the one under discussion.

T.E. McMorrow
July 23, 2014
The battle over Cyril’s Fish House, a popular summer bar and restaurant on Napeague, is over as far as its 2014 season goes, but the larger question of whether businesses can be operated in areas zoned for residential use if they have expanded their use, as East Hampton Town alleges Cyril’s has, remains up in the air.

The battle over Cyril’s Fish House, a popular summer bar and restaurant on Napeague, is over as far as its 2014 season goes, but the larger question of whether businesses can be operated in areas zoned for residential use if they have expanded their use, as East Hampton Town alleges Cyril’s has, remains up in the air.

Taylor K. Vecsey
July 23, 2014
A paid paramedic working for the Amagansett Fire Department has been recognized for the care he gave a heart attack patient earlier this month.

A paid paramedic working for the Amagansett Fire Department has been recognized for the care he gave a heart attack patient earlier this month.

A 66-year-old man, whose name was not released, called 911 on the morning of July 9 complaining of chest pain, nausea, and profuse perspiration — classic signs of a heart attack in men — after going on a 12-mile bicycle ride.

Lucia Akard
July 23, 2014

Lovers of history will be pleased to know about two Sag Harbor events planned for the coming days.

First, the Sag Harbor Historical Society's Fridays on the Porch gatherings resume this week at the Annie Cooper Boyd House. The theme for this week's event is "Show, Tell, and Discover," and the historical society has invited participants to bring their old Sag Harbor memorabilia out for examination.

Taylor K. Vecsey
July 23, 2014
Richard Hand, a 52-year-old Sag Harbor resident, had been hitting 3-pointers all morning and was at the end of the fourth game, going in for a rebound under the basket, when he suddenly collapsed.