Recent Stories: Villages

Christopher Walsh
May 25, 2017
Laura Tooman assumed the presidency of the Concerned Citizens of Montauk on May 1, just as the town embarked on a monumental effort to protect groundwater, a coastal assessment resiliency plan is developed, hamlet studies proceed, and the summer visitors arrive.

As residents and elected officials ponder the Town of East Hampton’s present, in which some waterways are compromised and closed to the harvesting of shellfish, and a future amid projections of sea level rise, more storms of greater intensity, and resulting erosion, Concerned Citizens of Montauk, an environmental advocate for the easternmost hamlet, is poised to protect its natural resour

Isabel Carmichael
May 25, 2017
A contest is on to see who can guess the weight of Rudy the rooster, a Jersey Black Giant who is large even for the breed. Rudy lives at Rita’s Stables on West Lake Drive in Montauk.

A contest is on to see who can guess the weight of Rudy the rooster, a Jersey Black Giant who is large even for the breed. Rudy lives at Rita’s Stables on West Lake Drive in Montauk, where, on Sunday, he was coaxed outside to have his picture taken.

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 25, 2017
Should your travels take you south of Montauk Highway, you no longer have to worry about detouring around the Sagg Bridge.

Should your travels take you south of Montauk Highway, you no longer have to worry about detouring around the Sagg Bridge. After six months of work, the newly rehabilitated structure reopened on Monday.

Joanne Pilgrim
May 25, 2017
With so much going on around us on the East End every summer, some might forget to look up. But to the founders of the Montauk Observatory, the heavens, and our unobstructed view of stars, planets, and the Milky Way are worthy of attention — and a decade of effort.

With so much going on around us on the East End every summer, some might forget to look up. But to the founders of the Montauk Observatory, the heavens, and our unobstructed view of stars, planets, and the Milky Way are worthy of attention — and a decade of effort.

Christopher Walsh
May 22, 2017
The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett will host a party on Tuesday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. to raise money for the Dell Cullum, a photographer, wildlife removal specialist, and anti-litter crusader who was injured last month when he fell from a roof while rescuing an animal.

The Stephen Talkhouse will host a fund-raiser Dell Cullum, a photographer and wildlife-removal specialist, who fell off a roof recently while rescuing an animal. The party on Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 9:30 will include food, live music, and raffles, with all proceeds going directly to Mr. Cullum. The suggested donation at the door is $20.

Mark Segal
May 18, 2017
The second annual Sag Harbor Cultural History Weekend will take place Saturday and Sunday at locations throughout the village. This year's event, Sag Harbor: Port to the World, will highlight the village's maritime legacy.

The second annual Sag Harbor Cultural History Weekend will take place Saturday and Sunday at locations throughout the village. This year's event, Sag Harbor: Port to the World, will highlight the village's maritime legacy.

Christopher Walsh
May 18, 2017
The trustees of the Amagansett Life-Saving and Coast Guard Station Society have invited the community to the grand opening and “commissioning” of the historical 1902 structure on Atlantic Avenue, on Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m.

The trustees of the Amagansett Life-Saving and Coast Guard Station Society have invited the community to the grand opening and “commissioning” of the historical 1902 structure on Atlantic Avenue, on Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m.

Christopher Walsh
May 18, 2017
The East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals considered an application on Friday for minimal variances from the owners of a house that, Frank Newbold, the Z.B.A. chairman, said, “is considered by many people a very important architectural icon in architecture books, built in 1969 by Richard Meier.”

The East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals considered an application on Friday for minimal variances from the owners of a house that, Frank Newbold, the Z.B.A. chairman, said, “is considered by many people a very important architectural icon in architecture books, built in 1969 by Richard Meier.”

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 18, 2017
A 60-foot-tall flagpole in front of the redesigned Harbor Heights gas station in Sag Harbor Village has to come down, the village zoning board of appeals ruled on Tuesday night.

A 60-foot-tall flagpole in front of the redesigned Harbor Heights gas station in Sag Harbor Village has to come down, the village zoning board of appeals ruled on Tuesday night. The Z.B.A. denied a variance for the flagpole, which was erected without approval and is four times the height allowed under village code.

May 18, 2017

A STOP Day on Saturday at the East Hampton Town Recycling Center will give residents a chance to safely dispose of household hazardous waste items. The acronym stands for Stop Throwing Out Pollutants and the recycling center will accept all manner of them, from oil-based paints to pesticides, stale fuel, chemical aerosols, paint thinners, engine coolant, and the like.

David E. Rattray
May 18, 2017
For the first time in memory, East Hampton Village’s Newtown Lane will be shut for a street fair featuring live music, community organizations, crafts booths, and a children’s play zone

For the first time in memory, East Hampton Village’s Newtown Lane will be shut for a street fair featuring live music, community organizations, crafts booths, and a children’s play zone. The fair, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, is the first major undertaking by the East Hampton Chamber of Commerce’s new director, Steve Ringel.

Star Staff
May 18, 2017
Mayor Sandra Schroeder is unopposed in seeking re-election, but there are three candidates for the two open seats on the board.

Ballots are set for the June 20 Sag Harbor Village Board election, with three seats open, the mayor’s and two board members’. Nominations were due on Tuesday.

Mayor Sandra Schroeder is unopposed in seeking re-election, but there are three candidates for the two open seats on the board.

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 17, 2017
Momentum is building in raising money for the purchase of the Sag Harbor Cinema property. Big names such as Billy Joel, who owns a house just a few blocks away, Martin Scorsese, an occasional visitor to the area, and Harvey Weinstein, who owns a house in East Hampton, have recently joined the campaign.

Fund-raising momentum is building for the purchase of the Sag Harbor Cinema property. Big names such as Billy Joel, who owns a house just a few blocks away, Martin Scorsese, an occasional visitor to the area, and Harvey Weinstein, who owns a house in East Hampton, have recently joined the campaign. 

Star Staff
May 17, 2017
Suffolk County’s division of vector control is scheduled to spray by helicopter over Napeague and Accabonac Harbors sometime between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.

Suffolk County’s division of vector control is scheduled to spray by helicopter over Napeague and Accabonac Harbors sometime between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. In eastern Southampton Town, spraying is planned in North Sea.

The treatments of the larvicides VectoBac and methoprene are intended to control mosquito larvae.

Star Staff
May 16, 2017
A presentation on making Long Island homes greener at the John Jermain Memorial Library next week seeks to help homeowners figure out how they are wasting energy and how to take advantage of state incentives to make their homes more energy efficient.

A presentation called “A Homeowner's Guide to Energy Efficiency” at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor next week aims to help residents figure out how they are wasting energy and how to take advantage of state incentives to make their homes more energy efficient.

Christopher Walsh
May 12, 2017
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has named eight researchers to the second annual class of Andrew Sabin Family Fellows.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has named eight researchers to the second annual class of Andrew Sabin Family Fellows. Each fellow receives $100,000 over two years through a $30 million endowment to encourage research creativity, independent thinking, and high-impact cancer research.

Joanne Pilgrim
May 11, 2017
The possibility of bus service in Montauk this summer moved close to reality on Tuesday when East Hampton Town Board officials agreed to advertise for proposals from transportation companies to provide it.

The possibility of bus service in Montauk this summer moved close to reality on Tuesday when East Hampton Town Board officials agreed to advertise for proposals from transportation companies to provide it.

Christopher Walsh
May 11, 2017
As the Suffolk County Department of Health’s division of vector control began annual aerial application of methoprene, a mosquito larvicide, over salt marshes on the South Fork last week, a pilot program that would ban spraying over a study site next year began to take shape.

As the Suffolk County Department of Health’s division of vector control began annual aerial application of methoprene, a mosquito larvicide, over salt marshes on the South Fork last week, a pilot program that would ban spraying over a study site next year began to take shape.

Christopher Walsh
May 11, 2017
With the new fiscal year beginning on Aug. 1, the East Hampton Village Board presented a tentative 2017-18 budget at its work session last Thursday.

With the new fiscal year beginning on Aug. 1, the East Hampton Village Board presented a tentative 2017-18 budget at its work session last Thursday. It will hold a public hearing on the budget on June 1 at the Emergency Services Building.

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 11, 2017
The Sag Harbor School Board sent its vice president, Tommy John Schiavoni, to the village board meeting on Tuesday night to discuss the village’s recent ban on parking on streets near the schools.

The Sag Harbor School Board sent its vice president, Tommy John Schiavoni, to the village board meeting on Tuesday night to discuss the village’s recent ban on parking on streets near the schools. Mr. Schiavoni asked that the new ordinances, which affect parking near the schools, be reconsidered, and also that the two boards work together to solve school-related traffic issues.

Judy D’Mello
May 11, 2017
East Hampton Middle School is holding a parents-only discussion this evening at 6:30 with Nicholas Kardaras, author of "Glow Kids: How Screen Addiction Is Hijacking Our Kids," published in 2016.

East Hampton Middle School is holding a parents-only discussion this evening at 6:30 with Nicholas Kardaras, author of "Glow Kids: How Screen Addiction Is Hijacking Our Kids," published in 2016.

Durell Godfrey
May 11, 2017

Studio 3, a Bridgehampton dance school, will present "The Notes She Wrote" on Friday and Saturday at the Southampton High School auditorium.

Judy D’Mello
May 11, 2017
Mother’s Day is Sunday, a celebration that began 40 years ago as a heralding of love and duty that has become a multibillion-dollar business. According to the National Retail Federation, Mother’s Day gift sales this year will reach an estimated $23.6 billion.

Mother’s Day is Sunday, a celebration that began 40 years ago as a heralding of love and duty that has become a multibillion-dollar business. According to the National Retail Federation, Mother’s Day gift sales this year will reach an estimated $23.6 billion.

Carissa Katz
May 10, 2017
Faced with a dismal forecast for Saturday, the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton has postponed a planned family day. Instead, it will be held on May 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Faced with a dismal forecast for Saturday, the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton has postponed a planned family day. Instead, it will be held on May 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.