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Taylor K. Vecsey
May 23, 2016
A motorcyclist was injured in an accident on Butter Lane in Bridgehampton on Monday afternoon.

A motorcyclist was injured in an accident on Butter Lane in Bridgehampton on Monday afternoon.

Bridgehampton Fire Chief Jeff White said the motorcyclist hit the windshield of a small utility van after it made a right turn in front of him around noon near 60 Butter Lane, about 1,000 feet from Montauk Highway.

Christine Sampson
May 23, 2016
Sag Harbor Village Police Chief A.J. McGuire confirmed Monday afternoon that the anonymous threat called in to Pierson Middle and High School was a bomb threat.

Update 1:11 p.m.: Sag Harbor Village Police Chief Austin McGuire confirmed Monday afternoon that the anonymous threat called in to Pierson Middle and High School was a bomb threat, and Katy Graves, the district superintendent, said it came in the form of a recorded message.

Christine Sampson
May 20, 2016
He was conscious after striking a turning Mercedes and taking "a pretty good fall."

A bicyclist was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital on Friday afternoon following an accident in which he was ticketed for what East Hampton Village police said was failure to follow traffic rules.

Christine Sampson
May 20, 2016
A maintenance crew saw something jumping in the net and then hanging by a wing.

It's a good thing Greg Drossel has a background as a naturalist. The Ross School's assistant dean of students, along with maintenance crew members at the Upper School campus in East Hampton, on Thursday rescued a great horned owl that had become tangled in a soccer net.

David Kuperschmid
May 19, 2016
It’s said that the two best days in the life of a boat owner are the day the boat is bought and the day it’s sold. While there is much truth in this running joke among boat owners, the laughs haven’t discouraged many from joining their ranks.

It’s said that the two best days in the life of a boat owner are the day the boat is bought and the day it’s sold. While there is much truth in this running joke among boat owners, the laughs haven’t discouraged many from joining their ranks. 

Christine Sampson
May 19, 2016
Voters from Bridgehampton to Montauk reacted favorably on Tuesday to their school districts’ proposed 2016-17 spending plans, easily passing all eight budgets, including two that pierced the state-imposed cap on tax levy increases.

Voters from Bridgehampton to Montauk reacted favorably on Tuesday to their school districts’ proposed 2016-17 spending plans, easily passing all eight budgets, including two that pierced the state-imposed cap on tax levy increases.

Christopher Walsh
May 19, 2016
Ken Collum, the East Hampton Village code enforcement officer, continued to oppose one component of an application on behalf of the Highway Restaurant and Bar on the Montauk Highway from the Albert Herter Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, which owns the property, as the Zoning Board of Appeals debated it on Friday.

Ken Collum, the East Hampton Village code enforcement officer, continued to oppose one component of an application on behalf of the Highway Restaurant and Bar on the Montauk Highway from the Albert Herter Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, which owns the property, as the Zoning Board of Appeals debated it on Friday.

Larry Penny
May 19, 2016
We don’t think of trees as flowering plants, but they are. Oak flowers are just past peaking. The male flowers, called catkins, have shed most of their pollen and are dropping shriveled and brown en masse.

We don’t think of trees as flowering plants, but they are.  Oak flowers are just past peaking. The male flowers, called catkins, have shed most of their pollen and are dropping shriveled and brown en masse.

Star Staff
May 19, 2016

With the help of other local fire departments that supplied the water, the Bridgehampton Fire Department held a wet-down of two new trucks during a community event at its firehouse on Saturday, keeping in the long standing tradition of spraying water on new apparatus.

Joanne Pilgrim
May 19, 2016
The Army Corps of Engineers considers its installation of an artificial dune along the downtown Montauk beach complete, but from the town’s perspective there are several outstanding issues.

The Army Corps of Engineers considers its installation of an artificial dune along the downtown Montauk beach complete, but as Memorial Day approaches questions remain about access for beachgoers, including the handicapped.

Mark Segal
May 19, 2016
The first-ever Sag Harbor Cultural Heritage Day will bring to the village a plethora of programs and events related to its history, culture, community, and music on Saturday starting at 10 a.m. and continuing throughout the day and evening.

The first-ever Sag Harbor Cultural Heritage Day will bring to the village a plethora of programs and events related to its history, culture, community, and music on Saturday starting at 10 a.m. and continuing throughout the day and evening.

T.E. McMorrow
May 19, 2016
The status of the Dunes has been clouded by past negotiations with town officials and a lawsuit the facility brought against the town, which was dismissed.

The Dunes, a center for recovering drug addicts on Bull Run in East Hampton’s Northwest Woods, came under an East Hampton Town Planning Board spotlight on May 11, as members considered the center’s application for a special permit as a semi-public facility.

Christine Sampson
May 19, 2016
A group of East Hampton High School students took a trip through the nonprofit organization BuildOn to help construct a school alongside the villagers of Cabecera del Cano

Irene Hatgistavrou wasn’t sure exactly what to expect when she boarded an airplane — then a bus, then another bus, then an off-road vehicle — on her way to a rural village in Nicaragua, where a group of East Hampton High School student volunteers were headed on a trip through the nonprofit organization BuildOn.

T.E. McMorrow
May 19, 2016
The question before the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals on Tuesday night was whether yoga classes represent an expansion of use for a motel.

Do yoga classes represent an expansion of use for a motel?

Christine Sampson
May 19, 2016
The former Stella Maris Regional School will remain a school after voters in Sag Harbor on Tuesday gave the Sag Harbor School District the go-ahead to purchase and renovate the building for use as a center for early childhood and special education services.

The former Stella Maris Regional School will remain a school after voters in Sag Harbor on Tuesday gave the Sag Harbor School District the go-ahead to purchase and renovate the building for use as a center for early childhood and special education services.

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 18, 2016
The Southampton Town Police Department has launched a Facebook page.

The Southampton Town Police Department can now be found on social media. The department announced Tuesday that it has launched a Facebook page with the purpose of keeping the public better informed about what's happening in the community, a common practice among police departments nationwide. 

Christopher Walsh
Christine Sampson
May 17, 2016
Amagansett voters passed the school district's $10.47 million budget proposal on Tuesday night, with 63 percent saying yes to the over-the-tax-cap spending plan.

Amagansett voters passed the school district's $10.47 million budget proposal on Tuesday night, with 63 percent saying yes to the tax-cap-busting spending plan.

The school district needed a supermajority of at least 60 percent voter approval to pass its budget because the associated 3.74-percent tax levy hike was higher than Amagansett's state-imposed limit of .16 percent.

Christine Sampson
May 17, 2016
Voters turned out in higher-than-usual numbers on Tuesday in Bridgehampton to approve the school district's $13.78 million budget by 161 to 78, or 67.4 percent, making it one of two schools on the South Fork to pierce the tax levy cap.

Voters turned out in higher-than-usual numbers on Tuesday in Bridgehampton to approve the school district's $13.78 million budget by 161 to 78, or 67.4 percent, making it one of two schools on the South Fork to pierce the tax levy cap.

T.E. McMorrow
May 17, 2016
Cyril Fitzsimons, the operator of Cyril's Fish House on Napeague since at least 1990, has served his last B.B.C. at that location, according to the restaurant's Facebook page, and will close the popular bar and restaurant.

Cyril Fitzsimons, the operator of Cyril's Fish House on Napeague since at least 1990, has served his last B.B.C. (Banana Bailey's Colada) at that location, according to the restaurant's Facebook page. "There will be huge yard sale on May 28th," an announcement posted Sunday evening reads.

Christine Sampson
Taylor K. Vecsey
May 17, 2016
Results from school budget votes and board elections have begun rolling in, with voters approving budgets in East Hampton, Montauk, and Wainscott so far.

Results from school budget votes and board elections have begun rolling in, with voters approving budgets in East Hampton, Montauk, and Wainscott so far. 

East Hampton

Christine Sampson
May 17, 2016
In a vote of 736 to 595, voters approved a referendum to buy the former Stella Maris school building and renovate it with a price tag of $10.23 million.

Voters in Sag Harbor on Tuesday gave the go-ahead for the Sag Harbor School District to purchase and renovate the former Stella Maris school building, approving a $10.23 million bond referendum, 736 to 595, to buy the property, update the building, and outfit it for its intended use as a center for early childhood education and special education services.

Christine Sampson
May 16, 2016
The Springs School's first Festival of the Arts drew a large crowd on Saturday afternoon to Ashawagh Hall.

The Springs School's first Festival of the Arts drew a large crowd on Saturday afternoon to Ashawagh Hall.

A tree was planted during the event in memory of the artist Ralph Carpentier of Springs, who died in February at 87.

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 15, 2016
A fire that started in a Dumpster at a house under construction in Beach Hampton on Sunday afternoon was quickly extinguished despite strong winds.

Despite strong winds, firefighters were able to quickly extinguish a fire before it could spread further and destroy a house that was under construction in the Beach Hampton section of Amagansett on Sunday afternoon. 

Christine Sampson
May 14, 2016
A workshop for parents, educators, and other adults on talking to children about death is planned for 6 p.m. at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor, where two recent deaths affected the school community.

A workshop for parents, educators, and other adults on talking to children about death is planned for 6 p.m. at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor, where two recent deaths affected the school community.