Recent Stories: Villages

Star Staff
July 28, 2016
Yan Wu and Shiyun Du of Shanghai have announced the engagement of their daughter, Wenjue Wu, to John Francis Cronopulos, the son of John Cronopulos and Meg Ventura of East Hampton.

Yan Wu and Shiyun Du of Shanghai have announced the engagement of their daughter, Wenjue Wu, to John Francis Cronopulos, the son of John Cronopulos and Meg Ventura of East Hampton.

The couple met in Shanghai, where Mr. Cronopulos was working after graduation and Ms. Wu had returned after starting her career in the United Kingdom.

Christopher Walsh
July 28, 2016
Hearings that had gone on for months and even years were finally closed when the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals met on Friday, though not before the board heard a lot of scorn and a smidgen of praise from one applicant.

Hearings that had gone on for months and even years were finally closed when the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals met on Friday, though not before the board heard a lot of scorn and a smidgen of praise from one applicant.

Joanne Pilgrim
July 28, 2016

The efforts of an East Hampton Town lifeguard who helped an elderly woman get on to a Montauk beach to join family members on an ocean outing have garnered widespread attention and heartfelt thanks from the woman’s family as well as from East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell, who expressed his accolades in a Facebook post.

Christine Sampson
July 28, 2016
After a four-year renovation, John Jermain reopens in its Main Street home.

The John Jermain Memorial Library closed the book on its four-year renovation process on Saturday, celebrating its reopening with a book brigade for which nearly 1,000 people turned out to form a human chain that passed a Sag Harbor history book hand-to-hand from the library’s temporary home on Water Street to its permanent location on Main Street.

Taylor K. Vecsey
July 28, 2016
Fourteen years ago on Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett, a near-crisis unfolded when a lifeguard training on a Jet Ski lost control and hit a toddler playing at the water’s edge. Now a teenager, the victim has become a rescuer himself, working as a lifeguard at the very same beach.

Fourteen years ago on Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett, a near-crisis unfolded when a lifeguard training on a Jet Ski lost control and hit a toddler playing at the water’s edge. Now a teenager, the victim has become a rescuer himself, working as a lifeguard at the very same beach.

Taylor K. Vecsey
July 25, 2016
A training session in a life-saving antidote for opioid overdoses will be given at the Sag Harbor Firehouse next month. In addition to learning how to administer Narcan, the community is also being invited to drop off any unused, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs.

A training session in the use of a lifesaving antidote for opioid overdoses will be given at the Sag Harbor Firehouse next month. In addition to learning how to administer Narcan, which reverses the effects of drugs like heroin, the public has been invited to drop off any unused, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs. 

Christopher Walsh
July 22, 2016
It's a watershed moment for the South Fork environment: A group of powerful residents on Georgica Pond has decided to battle back against pollution. But saving our water bodies won't happen without a might effort by us all.

Jack Russell terriers are not water dogs. “She just happened to go down to the pond,” says Annie Gilchrist Hall, “because we had two of our kids here sailing.” Annie and John Hall’s pet was familiar with Georgica Pond, East Hampton’s serene, 290-acre body of water — a stunning backdrop to some of the most desirable real estate on the planet.

Christopher Walsh
July 21, 2016
The East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals considered an application on July 8 for extensive variances and a wetlands permit to allow the substantial renovation of a house at 14 Hook Pond Lane, a narrow, private road that leads to the pond and services nine properties. The village is engaged in water quality remediation in the area, and the hearing drew concerns from several neighbors.

The East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals considered an application on July 8 for extensive variances and a wetlands permit to allow the substantial renovation of a house at 14 Hook Pond Lane, a narrow, private road that leads to the pond and services nine properties.

Christopher Walsh
July 21, 2016
The event will serve as a fund-raiser for the restoration, which includes specially made doors and windows that should arrive by the end of next month.

One year ago, an extensive renovation of the Amagansett Life-Saving and Coast Guard Station’s exterior was nearing completion and attention was turning to its interior.

Star Staff
July 21, 2016
Allison Groffman and Jonathan Rich were married on Saturday at the bride’s parents’ house on Stephen Hand’s Path in East Hampton

Allison Groffman and Jonathan Rich were married on Saturday at the bride’s parents’ house on Stephen Hand’s Path in East Hampton. A family friend, David Goodman, performed the ceremony, and Rabbi Laurence Groffman, the bride’s uncle, said a prayer.

Amanda M. Fairbanks
July 20, 2016
Beatty Cohan will speak at the East Hampton Library on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. about domestic violence prevention.

Beatty Cohan will speak at the East Hampton Library on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. about domestic violence prevention. She will begin the talk, titled "Stop Domestic Violence Before It Starts: Never Make a Mistake in Love Again," by going over the qualities of healthy relationships.

Christine Sampson
July 19, 2016
Responding to complaints from Montauk residents and town and state elected officials, New York State dispatched a contractor last week to remove seven of the eight "Welcome to New York" signs that went up in Montauk shortly before the July 4 holiday weekend.

Responding to complaints from Montauk residents and town and state elected officials, New York State dispatched a contractor last week to remove seven of the eight "Welcome to New York" signs that went up in Montauk shortly before the July 4 holiday weekend.

Star Staff
July 18, 2016
In case you're one of those people who likes to get their shopping done early, there will be a Christmas in July pop-up art and crafts sale at c/o the Maidstone inn in East Hampton on Tuesday.

There are only 159 more shopping days until Christmas. In case you're one of those people who likes to get their shopping done early, there will be a Christmas in July pop-up art and crafts sale at c/o the Maidstone inn on Main Street in East Hampton Village on Tuesday between 6 and 8 p.m. 

Star Staff
July 17, 2016
Music for Montauk is looking for student and adult volunteers to help out with its summer concert series, which will run from Aug. 16 through 22.

Music for Montauk is looking for student and adult volunteers to help out with its summer concert series, which will run from Aug. 16 through 22. The nonprofit will need help during the concert week and in the weeks leading up to it in areas such as set up and programming, social media, web design and maintenance, graphic design, and scheduling.

Christine Sampson
July 15, 2016
A key backer of Soldier Ride here on the South Fork has withdrawn support of the ride this year in light of the recent criticism of the Wounded Warrior Project, the nonprofit organization that is the primary beneficiary of Soldier Ride.

A key backer of Soldier Ride here on the South Fork has withdrawn support of the ride this year in light of the recent criticism of the Wounded Warrior Project, the nonprofit organization that is the primary beneficiary of Soldier Ride.

Star Staff
July 15, 2016
Looking for something fun or interesting to do this weekend? We've got you covered.

Looking for something fun or interesting to do this weekend? We've got you covered. 

Christopher Walsh
July 15, 2016
Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton will be temporarily closed to shellfishing from Saturday through Wednesday due to Saturday's Great Bonac Fireworks Show.

Basil Seggos, commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, announced on Thursday that Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton would be temporarily closed to shellfishing from Saturday through Wednesday due to Saturday's Great Bonac Fireworks Show

Star Staff
July 14, 2016
A fund-raiser for Maureen’s Haven, which provides shelter and other services for the homeless on the East End, will be held on Friday, July 22, at the Hyatt Sea Star Ballroom in Riverhead.

A fund-raiser for Maureen’s Haven, which provides shelter and other services for the homeless on the East End, will be held on Friday, July 22, at the Hyatt Sea Star Ballroom in Riverhead.

Taylor K. Vecsey
July 14, 2016
Sag Harbor Village officials are considering the first request for a house larger than 4,000 square feet since enacting new residential zoning regulations in late March.

Sag Harbor Village officials are considering the first request for a house larger than 4,000 square feet since enacting new residential zoning regulations in late March.

Joanne Pilgrim
July 14, 2016
The Great Bonac Fireworks Show is set for Saturday night, with a top-drawer display to be shot off by Fireworks by Grucci over Three Mile Harbor just after dark.

The Great Bonac Fireworks Show is set for Saturday night, with a top-drawer display to be shot off by Fireworks by Grucci over Three Mile Harbor just after dark.

Taylor K. Vecsey
July 14, 2016

The time has finally arrived. After more than four years of work and many more of yearning and planning, the renovated and expanded John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor will open its doors in a little more than a week.

Joanne Pilgrim
July 14, 2016
A house believed to be the only surviving 19th century dwelling of a member of the Montaukett tribe is slated for designation as a historic landmark, after a public hearing on the proposal next Thursday.

A house believed to be the only surviving 19th century dwelling of a member of the Montaukett tribe is slated for designation as a historic landmark, after a public hearing on the proposal next Thursday.

Christopher Walsh
July 14, 2016
It may turn out that Shahab Karmely and Kenneth Kuchin will prove the proverb correct and solve their longstanding dispute about a tennis court on Mr. Karmely’s property because at the end of a testy meeting of the East Hampton Village Board of Appeals on Friday, Mr. Karmely agreed to build and pay for a fence that will include soundproofing.

Good fences make good neighbors, right? It may turn out that Shahab Karmely and Kenneth Kuchin will prove the proverb correct and solve their longstanding dispute about a tennis court on Mr. Karmely’s property because at the end of a testy meeting of the East Hampton Village Board of Appeals on Friday, Mr. Karmely agreed to build and pay for a fence that will include soundproofing.

Mark Segal
July 14, 2016
The Old Whalers Church in Sag Harbor is celebrating 250 years.

The Old Whalers Church in Sag Harbor will commemorate the 250th anniversary of its founding this weekend with a free movie on the lawn Friday night, a cocktail party fund-raiser on Saturday evening, and a concert on Sunday afternoon.