Recent Stories: News

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 25, 2015
At least two people were injured in the accident by the west overlook on Montauk Highway on Monday afternoon.

Update, 7:45 p.m.: Two people were injured when two cars collided on Montauk Highway in Montauk on Monday afternoon, officials said. 

Christine Sampson
May 25, 2015
The Springs facilities committee is expected to revisit the capital improvement plan that voters turned down last week.

School boards in Sag Harbor and Bridgehampton will hold meetings this week, and a newly formed facilities committee in the Springs School District will convene for the first time.

photos by Durell Godfrey
May 25, 2015
Marine Lance Cpl. Jordan C. Haerter was remembered at the annual Sag Harbor Memorial Day parade, along with many others who have died for the country.

Memorial Day in Sag Harbor began with the annual parade. Marchers stopped in front of Marine Lance Corporal Jordan C. Haerter Memorial Bridge to remember the Sag Harbor son who was killed in Iraq on April 22, 2008.

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 24, 2015
Firefighters quickly stopped a blaze on the wooden roof of an old Amagansett Main Street house on Saturday night. There were no reports of injuries.

Firefighters quickly stopped a fire on the roof of an old Amagansett Main Street house on Saturday night, Fire Chief Allen Bennett Jr. said. 

Star staff
May 23, 2015
A fire at World Pie shut down Montauk Highway for about two hours while firefighters worked to extinguish the flames Saturday morning.

Update, 2:34 p.m.: World Pie will be among the few East End restaurants not experiencing the Memorial Day weekend rush, after a fire badly damaged the restaurant Saturday morning.

Carissa Katz
May 22, 2015

Once upon a time, a sort of sea monster weathervane was fixed atop the turret on Thomas and Mary Nimmo Moran’s studio on East Hampton’s Main Street. Now, as the Moran house and studio undergoes a major restoration under the auspices of the Thomas Moran Trust, that small bit of the artists’ mark on East Hampton is once again in place.

Christopher Walsh
May 22, 2015
Approximately 3,600 acres of Shinnecock Bay were reopened on Friday after being closed for two weeks after saxitoxin was found. Warnings were issued the same day for potentially harmful blue-green algae in two Southampton ponds.

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation reopened approximately 3,600 acres of shellfish lands in the Town of Southampton on Friday, two weeks after closing the area following the detection of saxitoxin, a marine biotoxin that causes paralytic shellfish poisoning.

Christine Sampson
May 21, 2015
School budgets in Amagansett, Bridgehampton, East Hampton, Montauk, Sagaponack, Sag Harbor, and Wainscott met with strong support on Tuesday.

School budgets in Amagansett, Bridgehampton, East Hampton, Montauk, Sagaponack, Sag Harbor, and Wainscott met with strong support on Tuesday, and all but one of the separate propositions before voters — parking and traffic control changes at the Springs School — passed with ease.

Christopher Walsh
May 21, 2015
Owners of large properties in East Hampton Village gave no quarter in their collective denunciation of the graduated formulas the village has proposed for limiting the square footage of houses and accessory structures.

Owners of large properties in East Hampton Village, many of them communicating through attorneys, gave no quarter in their collective denunciation of the graduated formulas the village has proposed for limiting the square footage of houses and accessory structures according to the size of the lots they sit on. 

T.E. McMorrow
May 21, 2015
After recent contentious public hearings, the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals rejected several applications.

After recent contentious public hearings, the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals rejected applications from the owners of two mobile homes on the oceanfront in the Montauk Shores Condominiums at Ditch Plain and another from the owner of a lot with two houses on it between Indian Wells Highway and Further Court in Amagansett.

Star staff
May 21, 2015
Veterans and dignitaries will be on hand for Monday’s Memorial Day observances in East Hampton and Sag Harbor.

Veterans and dignitaries will be on hand for Monday’s Memorial Day observances in East Hampton and Sag Harbor.

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 21, 2015
In the seven New York State parks in Montauk, there simply will not be enough officers to answer calls, shifting the burden to local police.

With the warmer weather on the South Fork comes a swell of visitors and increased traffic, as well as the expected uptick in calls for emergency services. In the seven New York State parks in Montauk, there simply will not be enough officers to answer calls, shifting the burden to local police.

Joanne Pilgrim
May 21, 2015
The travels of more than 100 tagged sharks, including some captured off Montauk last year, are being tracked online.

As swimming season gets under way and East Hampton sees an influx of visitors eager to enjoy the beaches, one website to bookmark and click on often might be the one run by OCEARCH, a nonprofit research group that focuses on great white sharks and other species of top ocean predators. 

Mark Segal
May 21, 2015
It’s time to get out the calendars and save the dates for the South Fork’s annual round of summer benefits. Beginning with Planned Parenthood on Sunday and finishing up with the Box Art Auction for East End Hospice at a yet to be determined date in September, the season is full of opportunities to socialize and help out good causes.

It’s time to get out the calendars and save the dates for the South Fork’s annual round of summer benefits. Beginning with Planned Parenthood on Sunday and finishing up with the Box Art Auction for East End Hospice at a yet to be determined date in September, the season is full of opportunities to socialize and help out good causes.

Star staff
May 21, 2015
Several yard sales this weekend will benefit area organizations.

A yard sale to benefit the Friends of the Montauk Library will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at 221 Essex Street in Montauk. Donations for the library's yard sale section at its annual book fair, which will not be held this year, have been pouring in all winter and will be sold at very good prices.

Carissa Katz
May 20, 2015
For the Rev. Walter Silva Thompson Jr. the differences between Calvary Baptist Church and his former one, Morning Star Baptist Church in Jamaica, Queens — where he served for nine years — are many.

The Rev. Walter Silva Thompson Jr.’s arrival at Calvary Baptist Church in East Hampton marks a new chapter for the 61-year-old church, whose pastors until now had always been “bi-vocational.”

Christine Sampson
May 20, 2015
There's still time to sign up to be a vendor at the Bridgehampton School Foundation's country fair.

The Bridgehampton School Foundation will for the first time hold a country fair on Sunday with proceeds benefiting the students at the Bridgehampton School.

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 20, 2015
A mental health provider inappropriately charged more than $150,000 to the state Office of Mental Health, according to the office of New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

A mental health provider inappropriately charged more than $150,000 to the state Office of Mental Health, including for a "booze and sunset cruise" at a conference that was held at the Montauk Yacht Club Resort and Marina, according to the office of New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

T.E. McMorrow
May 19, 2015
After sustaining life-threatening injuries in a motorcycle crash Friday night, Sgt. Danny Roman was listed in fair on condition Monday evening at Stony Brook University Hospital.

East Hampton Town Police Sgt. Daniel Roman, who was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital Friday evening after a motorcycle accident in Montauk, was in fair condition Monday night, the hospital reported.

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 19, 2015
A new seasonal transportation service connecting Manhattan with the East End and Connecticut will launch on Friday.

A new seasonal transportation service connecting Manhattan with the East End and Connecticut will launch on Friday. The Hampton Jitney bus service has teamed up with Seastreak and the Bridgeport-Port Jefferson ferry to offer a weekend service called Sea Jitney.

Christine Sampson
May 19, 2015
In Springs, the budget was approved, but a major proposition was rejected. Meanwhile, Sag Harbor votes handily approved the budget.

While voters in Springs approved the budget, they were not as receptive to a proposed capital improvement project that would have spent all or most of a $2 million reserve fund on a parking lot and other physical changes to the campus. About 56 percent of the voters rejected that proposition.

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 18, 2015
East Hampton Town Police Sgt. Nelson Vargas, better known as Tony, retired on Saturday and received a ceremonial walk-out at headquarters.

Joanne Pilgrim
May 18, 2015
Federal judge wants more time to consider the raminifcations of East Hampton’s new restrictions on helicopters and other noisy aircraft.

It will be another three weeks before a federal judge decides whether new access restrictions at East Hampton Airport can take effect. In the meantime, it will be business as usual at the airport.

Christine Sampson
May 18, 2015
About a dozen members of the East End's holistic health community came together for a gathering dubbed Healing Man at Cedar Point County Park in East Hampton Saturday.

About a dozen members of the East End's holistic health community came together for a gathering dubbed Healing Man at Cedar Point County Park in East Hampton Saturday.

The rain subsided just in time for Healing Man to kick off around noon, and by 8 p.m., about 40 people had come to participate.