Recent Stories: Villages

Jane Bimson
March 27, 2017
Rain could not dampen Sunday's 55th annual Montauk Friends of Erin St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Rain could not dampen Sunday's 55th annual Montauk Friends of Erin St. Patrick's Day Parade, led this year by Eddie Ecker Jr. as grand marshal.

Judy D’Mello
March 24, 2017
Four students in the East Hampton Music Department were selected out of 5,000 applicants nationwide to participate in the 2017 Honor Choir selected by the National American Choral Directors Association.

Four East Hampton music students were selected out of 5,000 applicants nationwide to participate earlier this month in the 2017 Honor Choir, selected by the National American Choral Directors Association.

Taylor K. Vecsey
March 23, 2017
Sunday is the big day in Montauk. Eddie Ecker, this year's grand marshal, will lead the 55th annual Montauk Friends of Erin St. Patrick's Day Parade. Here's what you need to know.

Sunday is the big day in Montauk. Eddie Ecker, this year's grand marshal, will lead the 55th annual Montauk Friends of Erin St. Patrick's Day Parade. Here's what you need to know. 

Christopher Walsh
March 23, 2017
Whether in Montauk, where I grew up, or in New York City, where I was born and lived for 20-plus years, St. Patrick’s Day never conjured Ireland for me, or much of anything about it.

Whether in Montauk, where I grew up, or in New York City, where I was born and lived for 20-plus years, St. Patrick’s Day never conjured Ireland for me, or much of anything about it.

Jane Bimson
March 23, 2017
One of the 20 floats in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade was presented by Montauk’s St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church.

One of the 20 floats in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade was presented by Montauk’s St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church.

The photos were taken during the three-week effort to get it ready.

Carissa Katz
March 23, 2017
Nancy Rowan, the owner of the Golden Eagle, and a longtime associate and new business partner, Michael Weisman, are preparing to bring back the art classes, and more, in a spot on North Main Street that they will call Studio 144.

By the time Nancy Rowan closed her old Golden Eagle shop on Gingerbread Lane in East Hampton in the fall of 2013, it had grown from a well-stocked art store into a veritable art center, selling canvases, paints, fine papers, and the like and also offering classes for adults and children in a variety of mediums.

March 23, 2017
The aquatic area at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter closed on Sunday for repairs and is expected to reopen on May 13. The RECenter will remain open for use of the other areas of the building.

The aquatic area at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter closed on Sunday for repairs and is expected to reopen on May 13. The RECenter will remain open for use of the other areas of the building.

Christopher Walsh
March 23, 2017
A festival and street fair proposed for May 20 on Newtown Lane by the executive director of the East Hampton Chamber of Commerce became official on Friday when the East Hampton Village Board voted to approve a special live entertainment permit.

A festival and street fair proposed for May 20 on Newtown Lane by the executive director of the East Hampton Chamber of Commerce became official on Friday when the East Hampton Village Board voted to approve a special live entertainment permit.

Taylor K. Vecsey
March 20, 2017
The Star received reports of clams, and even dead crabs, covering portions of the sand at Beach Lane and Town Line Beach in Wainscott on Saturday, as well as Main Beach in East Hampton Village throughout the weekend.

Clams scattered the ocean beaches this weekend, leaving many to wonder: What happened? 

The Star received reports of clams, and even dead crabs, covering portions of the sand at Beach Lane and Town Line Beach in Wainscott on Saturday, as well as Main Beach in East Hampton Village throughout the weekend.

Star Staff
March 18, 2017
The Springs Seedlings edible school garden program and the Project Most after-school program will benefit from the Empty Bowls soup event on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at the American Legion in Amagansett.

The Springs Seedlings edible school garden program and the Project Most after-school program will benefit from the Empty Bowls soup event on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at the American Legion in Amagansett.

Star Staff
March 16, 2017
Organizacion Latino-Americana of Eastern Long Island has hired its first development and outreach associate. Itzel Nava, who grew up primarily in Southampton, is a recent graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in advertising and marketing comunications.

Organizacion Latino-Americana of Eastern Long Island has hired its first development and outreach associate. Itzel Nava, who grew up primarily in Southampton, is a recent graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in advertising and marketing comunications.

Christopher Walsh
March 16, 2017
The East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals, meeting on Friday, was adamantly against allowing an outdoor patio at the Service Station restaurant to continue to be used for dining, as it has been for many years.

The East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals, meeting on Friday, was adamantly against allowing an outdoor patio at the Service Station restaurant to continue to be used for dining, as it has been for many years. 

Carissa Katz
March 16, 2017
The Am O'Gansett Parade on Saturday was cheery despite 20-something temperatures and a bitter wind out of the northwest.

A bitter wind blew out of the northwest on Saturday, keeping many spectators at the annual Am O'Gansett Parade in their cars until the moment the marchers turned the corner onto Main Street, but despite the 20-something temperatures, the event was a cheery one.

David E. Rattray
Taylor K. Vecsey
March 14, 2017

While the East End dodged much of the snow that had been forecasted Tuesday, heavy rain and heavy winds did wreak some havoc. 

Taylor K. Vecsey
March 13, 2017
With ominous weather expected to descend on the Northeast overnight, officials are gearing up for what Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said will be "a massive storm."

With ominous weather expected to descend on the Northeast overnight, officials are gearing up for what Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said will be "a massive storm." Many local government offices will be closed on Tuesday, and some schools have begun announcing closures.

Star Staff
March 13, 2017
As the South Fork braces for a snowstorm Tuesday, the event cancellations and business closures have begun.

As the South Fork braces for a snowstorm Tuesday, cancellations and business closures are already being announced. The Star will keep a running list below, but we'll need your help. Please email announcements and information to TKV@ehstar.com for meetings and other events that have been canceled or postponed. 

Government

Taylor K. Vecsey
March 13, 2017
While much of Long Island is under a blizzard watch, meteorologists say the East End will see less snow, though this northeaster leaves plenty of cause for concern with power outages and dangerous road conditions possible.

While much of Long Island is under a blizzard watch, meteorologists say the East End will see less snow, though this northeaster leaves plenty of cause for concern with power outages and dangerous road conditions possible. 

Taylor K. Vecsey
March 11, 2017
A blizzard watch is in effect for all of Long Island from late Monday night through Tuesday evening.

A blizzard watch is in effect for all of Long Island from late Monday night through Tuesday evening. The National Weather Service in Upton issued the blizzard watch on Saturday afternoon, predicting that a northeaster could bring 12 to 18 inches of snow.

Star Staff
March 10, 2017
Due to Friday's snowfall, there are some cancellations of afternoon and evening activities.

Due to Friday's snowfall, a number of afternoon and evening activities have been canceled. We will update the list as more announcements are made. Here is what we know so far:

School-Related

Star Staff
March 10, 2017
The 55th annual Montauk Friends of Erin St. Patrick's Day Parade is around the corner, and there are several events, starting this weekend, leading up to the big day.

The 55th annual Montauk Friends of Erin St. Patrick's Day Parade is around the corner, and there are several events, starting this weekend, leading up to the big day. 

The parade will be on March 26 this year.

Christopher Walsh
March 9, 2017
Ronald Perelman asked the East Hampton Village Bard last Thursday to upzone the Creeks, his nearly 60-acre estate at East Hampton Village’s western edge.

Ronald Perelman asked the East Hampton Village Bard last Thursday to upzone the Creeks, his nearly 60-acre estate at East Hampton Village’s western edge.

Taylor K. Vecsey
March 9, 2017

The crocuses are blooming and the sun was shining on Thursday, but winter is far from over. 

Christopher Walsh
March 9, 2017

Jill Malusky has been named the new executive director of the East Hampton Historical Society. She will succeed Richard Barons, who has served in that role for the last 11 years, on March 21. Mr. Barons, who announced his retirement last year, will continue in the role of curator during the transition.

Christopher Walsh
March 9, 2017
The Rev. Denis Brunelle of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton, the head of the East Hampton Clericus, delivered an impassioned and defiant statement against the federal government’s intention to deport millions of undocumented immigrants at a recent village board meeting.

Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount was “not pious platitudes but a call for action among his followers to respect those who are persecuted,” the Rev. Denis Brunelle of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church said last Thursday at an East Hampton Village Board meeting. “Or don’t forget the final judgment in Matthew: When I was hungry did you feed me?