Recent Stories: Villages

Taylor K. Vecsey
July 2, 2015
Looking back on his 21 years on the Sag Harbor Village Board, first as a trustee and finally as mayor, Brian Gilbride said he has no regrets.

Looking back on his 21 years on the Sag Harbor Village Board, first as a trustee and finally as mayor, Brian Gilbride said he has no regrets. “I’m pretty firm in my convictions,” Mr. Gilbride said Tuesday. “Could I have done things a little better? I’m sure the answer is yes, but would I have done things any differently?

Janis Hewitt
July 2, 2015

It seems as if Mother Nature has provided an au pair for a pair of Canada geese and their three downy goslings that hang out on Fort Pond near Second House Road and Industrial Road in Montauk.

Joanne Pilgrim
July 2, 2015
The departure of Uber, the app-based car service, following a blitz of tickets given its drivers for lacking the required town taxi licenses, has two East End taxi company owners jumping into the breach.

The departure of Uber, the app-based car service, following a blitz of tickets given its drivers for lacking the required town taxi licenses, has two East End taxi company owners jumping into the breach.

Via two new smartphone apps, Hamptons Taxi and Gata Hub, prospective fares can now summon licensed cabs from local companies.

Christopher Walsh
July 2, 2015
Trustees want beach garbage cans removed from East Hampton Village beaches; village says they’re staying put.

The Village of East Hampton and the East Hampton Town Trustees are engaged in a standoff of sorts over the garbage cans on the village’s beaches after one of the trustees tagged the receptacles at Main and Georgica Beaches for removal.

Star Staff
June 25, 2015
John Philip Jaxheimer, the son of Susan and John Jaxheimer of Amagansett and New York City, and Aimee Bridget Ruby were married on May 26.

John Philip Jaxheimer, the son of Susan and John Jaxheimer of Amagansett and New York City, and Aimee Bridget Ruby were married on May 26. The Hon. Paul A. Crotty officiated at a civil ceremony in his chambers in New York. A second ceremony was held on June 13 on the beach at the privately owned Guana Island in the British Virgin Islands.

Britta Lokting
June 25, 2015
Child’s burn points to buried-fire problem.

On June 13 as dusk dimmed to night, Kate Overton’s 4-year-old daughter frolicked barefoot along the Three Mile Harbor inlet at Maidstone Park. Mrs. Overton and a group of friends were packing up to leave when they heard a child’s scream.

Taylor K. Vecsey
June 25, 2015
Ed Deyermond, who was re-elected last week to another term on the Sag Harbor Village Board, is going to have a new 9-to-5 job as of next week, though it’s one with which he is very familiar.

Ed Deyermond, who was re-elected last week to another term on the Sag Harbor Village Board, is going to have a new 9-to-5 job as of next week, though it’s one with which he is very familiar.

Mr. Deyermond is to be appointed as the North Haven Village clerk, a position he held from 2001 to 2006. Georgia Welch, the current clerk and a 30-year village employee, is retiring.

Janis Hewitt
June 25, 2015
A petition asking the East Hampton Town Board to deny permits for large events on Montauk’s downtown green has gathered over 200 signatures since Memorial Day weekend.

A petition asking the East Hampton Town Board to deny permits for large events on Montauk’s downtown green has gathered over 200 signatures since Memorial Day weekend.

Christopher Walsh
June 25, 2015
Favored stop for beer and soda to close.

“Dear Friends and Patrons of Peconic Beverage East,” the letter begins. “We regret to inform you that we will be closing indefinitely as of July 1st.”

Christopher Walsh
June 25, 2015
The East Hampton Village Board formally adopted a budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year at its meeting on Friday.

The East Hampton Village Board formally adopted a budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year at its meeting on Friday. At $20.68 million, the budget is slightly higher than the $20.53 million proposal unveiled last month and includes a tax levy increase of .3 percent, well under the property tax cap. The fiscal year begins on Aug. 1.

Christopher Walsh
June 18, 2015
AT&T wants a permit from East Hampton Village to install wireless service equipment here.

An attorney who made several visits to the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals last year on behalf of the installation of 12 AT&T antennas at the P.C. Schenck and Sons facility off Newtown Lane, was back before the board on Friday.

Britta Lokting
June 18, 2015
Todd Forrest of the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx will be at the East Hampton Library on Saturday to discuss how its projects can motivate homeowners here.

The 250-acre New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, a beauty to be admired for its clipped hedges, maze-like grounds, and ornate trees, also functions as a breeder of biodiversity, and Todd Forrest, its vice president of horticulture and living collections, will be at the East Hampton Library on Saturday to discuss how its projects can motivate homeowners here.

Star Staff
June 18, 2015
Durham Washburn Finney and Sarah Elizabeth Yagerman of Manhattan were married at Camp Hero State Park in Montauk on Sunday.

Durham Washburn Finney and Sarah Elizabeth Yagerman of Manhattan were married at Camp Hero State Park in Montauk on Sunday. The bride’s father, the Rev. Steven Jay Yagerman of New York, an Episcopal minister, officiated.

Janis Hewitt
June 18, 2015
Weekdays in Montauk this month have been almost as quiet as the days after Tumbleweed Tuesday, following Labor Day, when legend has it that the hamlet is so slow you can see tumbleweeds blowing through instead of people.

Weekdays in Montauk this month have been almost as quiet as the days after Tumbleweed Tuesday, following Labor Day, when legend has it that the hamlet is so slow you can see tumbleweeds blowing through instead of people.

Taylor K. Vecsey
June 16, 2015
Sag Harbor Village officially has a new mayor, Sandra Schroeder, and a new village justice, Lisa R. Rana.

Sag Harbor Village officially has a new mayor, Sandra Schroeder, and a new village justice, Lisa R. Rana. 

Christopher Walsh
June 11, 2015
The East Hampton Village Board plans to adopt its proposed 2015-16 $20.53 million budget at a meeting on Friday, June 19.

 The East Hampton Village Board plans to adopt its proposed 2015-16 $20.53 million budget at a meeting on Friday, June 19, after having held a public hearing on it last Thursday at which no member of the public spoke. Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. and Becky Molinaro, the village administrator, had offered a few comments before the hearing was closed. 

T.E. McMorrow
June 11, 2015
An era ended last Thursday evening at the Shagwong Tavern in Montauk as Jimmy Hewitt, the longtime owner, turned the keys over to new owners during a farewell party.

An era ended last Thursday evening at the Shagwong Tavern in Montauk as Jimmy Hewitt, the longtime owner, turned the keys over to new owners — a partnership including Jon Krasner and Beau Campsey — during a farewell party.

"The pictures on the walls are staying," Mr. Krasner, who dropped by the party, promised.

Taylor K. Vecsey
June 11, 2015
In spite of her grief, an Amagansett mother who lost her son to a drug overdose is finding solace, even if fleeting, through helping others in her son’s name.

In spite of her grief, an Amagansett mother who lost her son to a drug overdose is finding solace, even if fleeting, through helping others in her son’s name.

Christopher Walsh
June 11, 2015
A spirited re-enactment of the historic events of June 13, 1942, is set for Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at the Amagansett Life Saving and Coast Guard Station and nearby on Atlantic Avenue Beach.

A spirited re-enactment of the historic events of June 13, 1942, is set for Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at the Amagansett Life Saving and Coast Guard Station and nearby on Atlantic Avenue Beach.

Taylor K. Vecsey
June 11, 2015
Tuesday’s election in Sag Harbor Village features two races, one for mayor and another for justice.

Tuesday’s election in Sag Harbor Village features two races, one for mayor and another for justice.

Star Staff
June 4, 2015
The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons will present the Amazing Amagansett Adventure, a history and art tour, on Wednesday.

The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons will present the Amazing Amagansett Adventure, a history and art tour, on Wednesday.

Christopher Walsh
June 4, 2015
The implications of climate change for the South Fork will be the topic at a climate change forum and benefit, scheduled for Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton.

The implications of climate change for the South Fork will be the topic at a climate change forum and benefit, scheduled for Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton.

Christopher Walsh
June 4, 2015
Hook Pond will not be returned to health unless more than 70 percent of its nitrogen and phosphorus is removed. That was the stark assessment given village officials and residents by a consultant on Saturday.

Hook Pond, which is surrounded on three sides by some of the most expensive property in East Hampton Village and the Maidstone Club’s golf course, will not be returned to health unless more than 70 percent of its nitrogen and phosphorus is removed. That was the stark assessment given village officials and residents by a consultant on Saturday.

Star Staff
June 4, 2015
Diane McNally and Tim Miller of East Hampton have announced the engagement of their son, Adam Mamay, to Stephanie Clark.

Diane McNally and Tim Miller of East Hampton have announced the engagement of their son, Adam Mamay, to Stephanie Clark. Ms. Clark is the daughter of Joyce and Larry Clark of Jasper, N.Y. The couple met while attending Alfred State College and live in East Hampton. A wedding date has not been set.