Recent Stories: Villages

Taylor K. Vecsey
April 28, 2016
In a 21-to-3 vote, the committee approved a resolution asking the town to “withdraw entirely from the plan it initiated to rezone” the land from highway business to a mixed-use planned development district.

The developers of a 13.3-acre property across Montauk Highway from Bridgehampton Commons may have followed a Southampton Town request to scale back  plans for the planned development district, but what they came up with didn’t satisfy the Bridgehampton Citizens Advisory Committee, which on Monday night urged the Southampton Town Board to again reject the plan. 

Janis Hewitt
April 28, 2016
After last summer’s debauchery in Montauk, when crowds of drunken young adults wreaked havoc on the Fourth of July weekend, Tom Bogdan, a retired businessman who has lived in the hamlet for 46 years, created Montauk United.

After last summer’s debauchery in Montauk, when crowds of drunken young adults wreaked havoc on the Fourth of July weekend, Tom Bogdan, a retired businessman who has lived in the hamlet for 46 years, created Montauk United. His goal was to get 1,000 members to lobby East Hampton Town officials to stop the madness.

Christopher Walsh
April 28, 2016
The East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals pondered a multifaceted application from the Everit Albert Herter Veterans of Foreign Wars Post on Montauk Highway on Friday.

The East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals pondered a multifaceted application from the Everit Albert Herter Veterans of Foreign Wars Post on Montauk Highway on Friday. 

Taylor K. Vecsey
April 28, 2016
Those up for re-election in the Village of Sag Harbor hope to stay put come June.

Those up for re-election in the Village of Sag Harbor hope to stay put come June. While it will be James L. Larocca’s first go-around in a village election, having been appointed to fill a vacancy last year, he has held various positions in government. Meanwhile, Robby Stein is looking for re-election for a third full term on the board.

Taylor K. Vecsey
April 27, 2016
Humpback whale found dead in Gardiner's Bay showed signs of blunt force trauma, according to the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation.

The 29-foot-long carcass of a dead humpback whale floated around Gardiner’s Bay and ran aground off Promised Land over the weekend before being removed in a complicated process that will cost the town a few thousand dollars. It is one of three humpbacks that were found dead in recent days in Northeast waters.

Taylor K. Vecsey
April 26, 2016
The carcass of a dead humpback whale that ran aground in Gardiner's Bay off Napeague has been towed to Little Albert's Landing Beach and will be removed sometime on Wednesday.

The carcass of a dead humpback whale that ran aground in Gardiner's Bay off Napeague has been towed to Little Albert's Landing Beach and will be removed sometime on Wednesday. 

Taylor K. Vecsey
April 25, 2016
A dead whale has run aground in Gardiner's Bay, leaving East Hampton Town officials trying to figure out what to do about it.

A dead whale has run aground in Gardiner's Bay, leaving East Hampton Town officials trying to figure out what to do about it. 

Star Staff
April 25, 2016
An emergency blood drive will be held in Amagansett on Monday, but if you can't make it there are several more opportunities in May.

The East Hampton Lions Club will host an emergency blood drive on Monday from noon to 7:15 p.m. at the American Legion Hall on the corner of Montauk Highway and Abraham’s Path in Amagansett. Those wishing to donate have been asked to bring a photo ID.

Star Staff
April 22, 2016

Friday is Earth Day and there's no shortage of ways you can celebrate the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement. Here's what's in store for the day and Saturday.

Star Staff
April 21, 2016
If it’s Earth Day, it’s time for citizens with gloved hands and comfortable shoes to prowl the South Fork sands in search of garbage.

If it’s Earth Day, it’s time for citizens with gloved hands and comfortable shoes to prowl the South Fork sands in search of garbage. Let the beach cleanups begin. . . .

Christopher Walsh
April 21, 2016
Despite the East Hampton Village Design Review Board’s approval in August, and apparent compliance with the village code, lighting at the recently renovated Newtown Lane branch of Capital One Bank is being called excessive and hazardous.

Despite the East Hampton Village Design Review Board’s approval in August, and apparent compliance with the village code, lighting at the recently renovated Newtown Lane branch of Capital One Bank is being called excessive and hazardous.

Christopher Walsh
April 21, 2016
Ecuadorians, who are members of one of the largest immigrant groups on the South Fork, were mobilizing this week to raise money and collect supplies after two earthquakes struck their home country.

Ecuadorians, who are members of one of the largest immigrant groups on the South Fork, were mobilizing this week to raise money and collect supplies after two earthquakes struck their home country. A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck on Saturday, killing about 500 and injuring thousands. Another quake, of 6.2 magnitude, occurred yesterday morning, hindering rescuers searching for survivors.

Star Staff
April 21, 2016

Those interested in learning about volunteer fire or emergency medical service are being invited to two meetings in the coming weeks.

Joanne Pilgrim
April 21, 2016
Saturday will be a PRFECT Earth Day in Springs, when the Perfect Earth Project, in collaboration with the Accabonac Protection Committee, presents a lineup of free events from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. designed to highlight the health and environmental benefits of a toxin-free approach to landscaping.

Saturday will be a PRFECT Earth Day in Springs, when the Perfect Earth Project, in collaboration with the Accabonac Protection Committee, presents a lineup of free events from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. designed to highlight the health and environmental benefits of a toxin-free approach to landscaping.

Christopher Walsh
April 21, 2016
The combined efforts of East Hampton Village and the Ladies Village Improvement Society to upgrade the health of the village’s greens and ponds got a boost on Friday when a horticulturalist offered to design a rain garden at the Town Pond green.

The combined efforts of East Hampton Village and the Ladies Village Improvement Society to upgrade the health of the village’s greens and ponds got a boost on Friday when a horticulturalist offered to design a rain garden at the Town Pond green.

Janis Hewitt
April 21, 2016

When the Ocean Institute opened last spring at the Montauk Lighthouse the focus was mainly on the history of surfing.

Taylor K. Vecsey
April 21, 2016
Sag Harbor Village’s budget will pierce the state-mandated tax levy cap for the 2016-17 fiscal year, which begins in June.

Sag Harbor Village’s budget will pierce the state-mandated tax levy cap for the 2016-17 fiscal year, which begins in June. The village board adopted a $9.24 million budget last week.

Christopher Walsh
April 21, 2016
Though the larger issue of ownership of the beach remains, the East Hampton Town Trustees have lost a battle in their lawsuit against a West End Road property owner who constructed a rock revetment in 2013 and ’14.

Though the larger issue of ownership of the beach remains, the East Hampton Town Trustees have lost a battle in their lawsuit against a West End Road property owner who constructed a rock revetment in 2013 and ’14.

Christopher Walsh
April 14, 2016
Parking remained a sticking point as the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals continued on Friday to review an application from owners of the property at 52, 54, 56, and 58 McGuirk Street.

Parking remained a sticking point as the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals continued on Friday to review an application from owners of the property at 52, 54, 56, and 58 McGuirk Street.

Janis Hewitt
April 14, 2016

The Montauk Library's budget proposal for a bit over $900,000 passed easily on Wednesday, 89 to 10. Carmine Marino and Barbara Grimes were re-elected to the library's board, with Mr. Marino collecting 74 votes and Ms. Grimes taking in 88.

Taylor K. Vecsey
April 14, 2016
Barring any last-ditch efforts to save it, the dilapidated house at 6 Union Street in Sag Harbor may soon meet its end. The village board voted Tuesday night to accept the building inspector’s recommendation that the time has come to demolish the building.

Barring any last-ditch efforts to save it, the dilapidated house at 6 Union Street in Sag Harbor may soon meet its end. The village board voted Tuesday night to accept the building inspector’s recommendation that the time has come to demolish the building.

Taylor K. Vecsey
April 14, 2016
Compared with previous Sag Harbor Village Board meetings and discussions of the proposed residential zoning code revisions in the village, Tuesday night’s hearing was relatively quick and calm.

Compared with previous Sag Harbor Village Board meetings and discussions of the proposed residential zoning code revisions in the village, Tuesday night’s hearing was relatively quick and calm.

Christopher Walsh
April 14, 2016
Shortly after the sculpture by Steve Zaluski was erected outside the new Mannix Studio of Art, code enforcement officials informed Karyn Mannix, an East Hampton artist and gallerist, that if she did not remove it she would face a fine.

The East Hampton Village Design Review Board ruled on April 6 that a metal sculpture situated outside a recently opened art studio on Gingerbread Lane must be removed.

Christopher Walsh
April 14, 2016
In a brief and quiet work session last Thursday, the East Hampton Village Board designated the Emergency Services Building on Cedar Street as the polling place for the June 21 village election.

In a brief and quiet work session last Thursday, the East Hampton Village Board designated the Emergency Services Building on Cedar Street as the polling place for the June 21 village election. The polls will be open from noon to 9 p.m., and the board authorized Becky Molinaro, the village administrator, to appoint four election inspectors at the rate of $20 per hour.