Recent Stories: Villages

Christopher Walsh
May 28, 2015
A group of property owners around East Hampton’s Georgica Pond has raised $359,000 for a research project intended to identify the causes of the pond’s recent degradation and toxic algal blooms.

A group of property owners around East Hampton’s Georgica Pond has raised $359,000 for a research project intended to identify the causes of the pond’s recent degradation and toxic algal blooms and develop a remediation plan. The project has the support of Stony Brook University, the East Hampton Town Trustees, and the Nature Conservancy.

Christine Sampson
May 28, 2015
With a model that is part “cause marketing,” part crowdfunding, this East Hampton company’s goal is to connect businesses, nonprofits, and the community at large to accomplish beneficial projects.

Americans donated $335 billion to charitable causes last year, and according to GuideStar, an organization that tracks the nonprofit world, there are 1.8 million organizations in this country that rely on donations, grants, and fund-raising events for the good work they do.

Christopher Walsh
May 28, 2015
The water quality of Hook Pond and measures being considered to improve it will be addressed at an open meeting on Saturday at the East Hampton Village Emergency Services Building on Cedar Street.

The water quality of Hook Pond and measures being considered to improve it will be addressed at an open meeting on Saturday at 4 p.m. at the East Hampton Village Emergency Services Building on Cedar Street.

Christopher Walsh
May 28, 2015
The East Hampton Town Trustees were on the receiving end this week of strong words about trash left on East Hampton Village beaches, and in turn resolved to take the matter up with the village.

The East Hampton Town Trustees were on the receiving end this week of strong words about trash left on East Hampton Village beaches, and in turn resolved to take the matter up with the village.

Janis Hewitt
May 28, 2015
New York State parks officials have made having fun a little more interesting for children and adults at the two state parks in Montauk — one at Hither Hills and the other at the Montauk Point State Park, in the area surrounding the Montauk Point Lighthouse.

New York State parks officials have made having fun a little more interesting for children and adults at the two state parks in Montauk — one at Hither Hills and the other at the Montauk Point State Park, in the area surrounding the Montauk Point Lighthouse.

Christopher Walsh
May 28, 2015
Proposed changes on the Drew Lane property had been reduced since the last time the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals looked at them, and the board closed its hearing on the matter on Friday.

Proposed changes on the Drew Lane property owned by David Zaslav, the president of Discovery Communications, and his wife, Pam, had been reduced since the last time the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals looked at them, and the board closed its hearing on the matter on Friday.

Christine Sampson
May 26, 2015
During Monday's Memorial Day parade, the East Hampton High School marching band provided all the patriotic sounds needed to lift spirits and honor those who died fighting for their country.

During Monday's Memorial Day parade, the East Hampton High School marching band provided all the patriotic sounds needed to lift spirits and honor those who have perished while serving in the United States armed forces.

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.

Janis Hewitt
May 21, 2015
The Montauk community helped find Lulu, a small Pomeranian that went missing, on Saturday afternoon.

Everywhere Lydell Margraf goes she takes Lulu, her little 9-year-old Pomeranian, with her, usually snuggled in her arms. So last week, when people saw her without her dog, they knew something was amiss.

Star staff
May 21, 2015

The L.G.B.T. Network, which advocates for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender members of the Long Island and Queens communities, will hold two benefit events here this weekend. The first, a 2 p.m. Saturday barbecue, will be hosted by Edie Windsor at her house in Southampton. Ms. Windsor was the plaintiff in the Supreme Court decision overturning the U.S.

T.E. McMorrow
May 21, 2015
Nancy Keeshan, a member of the East Hampton Town Planning Board, has been fighting for three years to prevent the placement of a canopy over a Montauk gasoline station.

Nancy Keeshan, a member of the East Hampton Town Planning Board, has been fighting for three years to prevent the placement of a canopy over a Montauk gasoline station, and on May 6, during a contentious site plan review meeting at Town Hall, three other planning board members agreed with her.

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.

Star staff
May 21, 2015

Julia Rose Thompson and Charles Monaco of Springs celebrated their engagement on Sunday with family and friends, at the 1770 House in East Hampton.

Ms. Thompson is the daughter of Steven Thompson of Springs and Michelle Macdonald of Tennessee. Mr. Monaco’s parents are Charles Monaco of New Mexico and Debbe Monaco of Nevada.

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. 

Janis Hewitt
May 21, 2015

Camp SoulGrow, a children’s camp, has been on the move in Montauk since last summer, but this week its founder, London Rosiere, announced that the camp has secured a permanent space in the west wing of Third House at the Montauk County Park. After lobbying enthusiastically for the space, Ms.

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.”

Christopher Walsh
May 14, 2015

If a legally pre-existing structure that does not conform to current zoning is moved and expanded, is it still legal? The East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals spent some time on this question Friday despite the fact that the village code says such structures cannot be expanded.

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 6, 2015
The Village of Sag Harbor is in the midst of a building boom. Houses in its historic district are being knocked down or added on to, their character altered. Residents have taken notice and are asking for changes in the village code.

The Village of Sag Harbor is in the midst of a building boom. Houses in its historic district are being knocked down or added on to, their character altered. Residents have taken notice and are asking for changes in the village code.

Christopher Walsh
April 30, 2015
The applicants sought additions and renovations to their house, as well as the demolition of an existing swimming pool and pool house and construction of a new swimming pool and accessory building to be used as a garage, storage area, and pool house.

With David Zaslav, the president of Discovery Communications, and his wife, Pam, present, the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals continued a hearing on the couple’s application to make several changes to their property at 26 Drew Lane.

Christopher Walsh
April 30, 2015
The metropolitan New York region will experience a broad-based acceleration of climate change in the coming decades, marked by coastal flooding, heat waves, and extreme precipitation, according to panelists at a discussion held at the East Hampton Library.

The metropolitan New York region will experience a broad-based acceleration of climate change in the coming decades, marked by coastal flooding, heat waves, and extreme precipitation, according to panelists at a discussion held at the East Hampton Library on Saturday. A corresponding acceleration in adaptation and mitigation measures, the audience was told, is critically important.

Star staff
April 30, 2015

Registration is open for National Public Gardens Day, which will be noted locally by Bridge Gardens Trust, as well as the Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack and LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton, on Friday, May 8. Free, one-hour guided tours will be given, beginning at LongHouse at 10:30 a.m., to be followed by a tour at Madoo at 1 p.m. and one at Bridge Gardens at 3.

Taylor K. Vecsey
April 23, 2015
Sag Harbor Mayor Brian Gilbride’s last budget before he leaves the village board in two months would increase spending by under 1 percent.

Sag Harbor Mayor Brian Gilbride’s last budget before he leaves the village board in two months would increase spending by under 1 percent. The tax rate would go up ever so slightly, to about $2.74 per $1,000 of assessed value. For example, a house valued at $795,000 would pay about $2,180 in taxes.

Christopher Walsh
April 23, 2015
The East Hampton Village Board will hold public hearings on May 15 on proposed amendments aimed at reining in outsized houses, accessory structures, and lot coverage, as well as basement living areas.

The East Hampton Village Board will hold public hearings on May 15 on proposed amendments aimed at reining in outsized houses, accessory structures, and lot coverage, as well as basement living areas. All of the zoning code amendments were proposed in response to concerns relayed by the village’s historic preservation consultant and code enforcement officer.