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Taylor K. Vecsey
April 27, 2017
Howard Lutnick, the chairman and chief operating officer of Cantor Fitzgerald, may soon have a permit to build a one-and-a-half-story, 11,850-square-foot barn and a basketball court on his Bridgehampton estate, following a settlement with the Town of Southampton that ends a decade-old dispute.

Howard Lutnick, the chairman and chief operating officer of Cantor Fitzgerald, may soon have a permit to build a one-and-a-half-story, 11,850-square-foot barn and a basketball court on his Bridgehampton estate, following a settlement with the Town of Southampton that ends a decade-old dispute. All he needs now is the approval of the Suffolk County Health Department.

Irene Silverman
April 27, 2017
On its front page, The Independent, a weekly newspaper based in East Hampton, announced last week that it had a new owner, Ronald Perelman, a name well known here although the famously private Mr. Perelman is not.

On its front page, The Independent, a weekly newspaper based in East Hampton, announced last week that it had a new owner, Ronald Perelman, a name well known here although the famously private Mr. Perelman is not. His estate on Georgica Pond, the Creeks, lies within a half-mile or so of the newspaper’s office in the Red Horse complex on Montauk Highway.

Christopher Walsh
April 27, 2017
A representative of the Rhode Island company that is planning a 15-turbine wind farm 30 miles off Montauk faced sharp questions from fishermen and other residents at the East Hampton Town Trustees meeting on Monday.

A representative of the Rhode Island company that is planning a 15-turbine wind farm 30 miles off Montauk faced sharp questions from fishermen and other residents at the East Hampton Town Trustees meeting on Monday, as well as from the trustees themselves.

Christopher Walsh
April 27, 2017
National Grid Generation plans to construct a five-megawatt battery facility on an undeveloped parcel on Cove Hollow Road in East Hampton.

National Grid Generation, which sells the electricity generated at its Long Island fossil fuel-based power stations to the Long Island Power Authority, plans to construct a five-megawatt battery facility on an undeveloped parcel on Cove Hollow Road in East Hampton.

Taylor K. Vecsey
April 27, 2017
South Fork firefighters were busy last week, with three blazes damaging buildings and two brush fires. No injuries were reported.

South Fork firefighters were busy last week, with three blazes damaging buildings and two brush fires. No injuries were reported.

In Montauk on April 19, a dilapidated fisherman’s shack on the grounds of 41 East Lake Drive was destroyed. Tom Baker, the East Hampton Town fire marshal who investigated the cause, said an overloaded electrical circuit was to blame.

Star Staff
April 27, 2017
Saturday is Independent Bookstore Day, and BookHampton on Main Street has raffles, giveaways, and a literary scavenger hunt. A number of limited-edition books and art pieces — only available Saturday — will be on sale as well.

Saturday is Independent Bookstore Day, and BookHampton on Main Street has raffles, giveaways, and a literary scavenger hunt. A number of limited-edition books and art pieces — only available Saturday — will be on sale as well.

Christopher Walsh
April 27, 2017
A project started last fall to improve the water quality of Town and Hook Ponds in East Hampton should be expanded slightly, not only to be more effective but to set an example for residential property owners, a landscape architect told the East Hampton Village Board on Friday.

A project started last fall to improve the water quality of Town and Hook Ponds in East Hampton should be expanded slightly, not only to be more effective but to set an example for residential property owners, a landscape architect told the East Hampton Village Board on Friday.

Taylor K. Vecsey
April 27, 2017
At its meeting on Monday night, the Bridgehampton Citizens Advisory Committee was given a window into the current pedestrian and traffic safety analysis of the hamlet’s Main Street.

At its meeting on Monday night, the Bridgehampton Citizens Advisory Committee was given a window into the current pedestrian and traffic safety analysis of the hamlet’s Main Street.

Star Staff
April 25, 2017
Mark your calendars, the East Hampton Rotary will be hosting two events next month.

Mark your calendars, the East Hampton Rotary will be hosting two events next month.

Sign-ups are being taken for an East Hampton Rotary golf outing at the Maidstone Club on May 10. There is space for 22 foursomes with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The cost is $640 per player. Bruce Siska can be phoned to make reservations, 631-324-4974.

Carissa Katz
April 25, 2017
A little dog who captured the hearts of the South Fork when he went missing from East Hampton 15 months ago, has been found alive and well at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter, his owner said.

This article was updated with the print version on April 27, 2017.

Yogi Bob, a little dog that captured the hearts of the South Fork when he went missing from East Hampton over a year ago, is home again after being found at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter, his owner said.

Star Staff
April 25, 2017
A fund-raising effort has been launched on behalf of Susann Farrell, the children’s librarian at the John Jermain Memorial Library.

A fund-raising effort has been launched on behalf of Susann Farrell, the children’s librarian at the John Jermain Memorial Library and a tireless worker for Saves Inc., a cat adoption and rescue organization.

T.E. McMorrow
April 25, 2017
Posing in an email as Courtney Sale Ross, the founder of the Ross School, someone stole about $167,000 from the school earlier this month, according to police.

In an online scam now under investigation, someone stole about $167,000 from the Ross School in East Hampton earlier this month, according to East Hampton Town police.

Star Staff
April 25, 2017
The East End Classic Boat Society promises a “blockbuster” small boat sale at its spring open house, happening on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Community Boat Shop, behind the East Hampton Town Marine Museum on Bluff Road.

The East End Classic Boat Society promises a “blockbuster” small boat sale at its spring open house, happening on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Community Boat Shop, behind the East Hampton Town Marine Museum on Bluff Road. Rowboats, canoes, a fully restored Beetle catboat, and a 16.5-foot fiberglass Catalina sloop will be for sale. All offers will be considered.

Carissa Katz
April 21, 2017
The East End Young Arts Initiative will present "The Best of Broadway," a musical revue with scenes from "Hamilton," "Waitress," "Matilda," "Cats," "Chicago," "Wicked," and more on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 3 and 7 p.m. at East Hampton High School.

The East End Young Arts Initiative will present "The Best of Broadway," a musical revue with scenes from "Hamilton," "Waitress," "Matilda," "Cats," "Chicago," "Wicked," and more on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 3 and 7 p.m. at East Hampton High School.

Student performers age 8 to 18 will appear in the show.

Carissa Katz
April 21, 2017
The East End Young Arts Initiative will present "The Best of Broadway," a musical revue with scenes from "Hamilton," "Waitress," "Matilda," "Cats," "Chicago," "Wicked," and more on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 3 and 7 p.m. at East Hampton High School.

The East End Young Arts Initiative will present "The Best of Broadway," a musical revue with scenes from "Hamilton," "Waitress," "Matilda," "Cats," "Chicago," "Wicked," and more on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 3 and 7 p.m. at East Hampton High School.

Student performers age 8 to 18 will appear in the show.

Star Staff
April 20, 2017
Rick Whalen, a longtime leader of the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society’s regular hikes, will lead the Janice Whalen Memorial Hike on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Rick Whalen, a longtime leader of the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society’s regular hikes, will lead the Janice Whalen Memorial Hike on Saturday at 10 a.m. This five-mile, moderately paced trek will traverse the Bell Estate and Stony Hill areas of the hamlet, through woods and farmland, in memory of Mr.

Judy D’Mello
April 20, 2017
Forty-five professional women will serve as mentors Saturday for approximately 100 middle school girls enrolled in I-Tri, an East Hampton program that promotes leadership and life skills through encouragement and athletics.

Forty-five professional women will serve as mentors Saturday for approximately 100 middle school girls enrolled in I-Tri, an East Hampton program that promotes leadership and life skills through encouragement and athletics.

Taylor K. Vecsey
April 20, 2017
New Sag Harbor regulations banning parking on side streets near the village’s two schools may be the village board’s way of encouraging the school district to provide more parking on its own.

New Sag Harbor regulations banning parking on side streets near the village’s two schools may be the village board’s way of encouraging the school district to provide more parking on its own, but some are concerned that the laws could impact safety, as well as local businesses.

Larry Penny
April 20, 2017
A weekend with near-80-degree temperatures and it seems like spring prematurely turning into summer. Alewives, or river herring, are running, ospreys are sitting on nests, hardwood trees are budding, and at Oakland Cemetery in Sag Harbor, trailing arbutus are flowering up a storm, according to Jean Held.

A weekend with near-80-degree temperatures and it seems like spring prematurely turning into summer. Alewives, or river herring, are running, ospreys are sitting on nests, hardwood trees are budding, and at Oakland Cemetery in Sag Harbor, trailing arbutus are flowering up a storm, according to Jean Held. 

Christopher Walsh
April 20, 2017
Pat Mansir, a first term East Hampton Town Trustee, resigned on Monday, expressing growing frustration with what she describes as the panel’s dysfunction.

Pat Mansir, a first term East Hampton Town Trustee, resigned on Monday, expressing growing frustration with colleagues who “diminish and restrict” other trustees and with what she describes as the panel’s dysfunction. 

Joanne Pilgrim
April 20, 2017
The State Department of Environmental Conservation has warned against spring and summer pruning of oak trees, which have become infected across the state and Suffolk County with a disease called oak wilt.

The State Department of Environmental Conservation has warned against spring and summer pruning of oak trees, which have become infected across the state and Suffolk County with a disease called oak wilt.

April 20, 2017
East Hampton Town could have an answer in June as to whether the legality of three laws designed to cut down on aircraft noise over the community by restricting hours and access to the airport will be assessed by the highest court in the land.

East Hampton Town could have an answer in June as to whether the legality of three laws designed to cut down on aircraft noise over the community by restricting hours and access to the airport will be assessed by the highest court in the land.

The laws were struck down by an appeals court last fall.

T.E. McMorrow
April 20, 2017
Two teens and a 22-year-old who allegedly robbed an East Hampton man a little before midnight on Feb. 22 using what appeared to be a pistol have been arrested by East Hampton Town police detectives.

Two teens and a 22-year-old who allegedly robbed an East Hampton man a little before midnight on Feb. 22 using what appeared to be a pistol have been arrested by East Hampton Town police detectives.

Christopher Walsh
April 20, 2017
The East Hampton Town Trustees scored a victory in State Supreme Court this month when a judge denied a request for summary judgment by an East Hampton Village resident who constructed a 166-foot-long rock revetment on the ocean beach in front of her house after her property was damaged during Hurricanes Irene in 2011 and Sandy the following year.

The East Hampton Town Trustees scored a victory in State Supreme Court this month when a judge denied a request for summary judgment by an East Hampton Village resident who constructed a 166-foot-long rock revetment on the ocean beach in front of her house after her property was damaged during Hurricanes Irene in 2011 and Sandy the following year.