Recent Stories: Villages

Lucia Akard
August 21, 2014

Sunday will mark the first of what is to be an annual Heart of Springs summer fund-raiser at Ashawagh Hall, supporting not only the hall and its grounds, but also the Springs Library, which houses the hamlet’s historical society, and the Springs Presbyterian Church.

The Heart of Springs group formed this past winter to raise money and awareness for the hamlet and its historic district. The members are all Springs residents who are active and involved in the community. The party is the organization’s first event.

Bella Lewis
August 21, 2014

An honor guard of motorcycles and police cruisers escorted a truck carrying a twisted 1,000-pound, 14-foot-long steel beam from the World Trade Center to the American Legion Hall in Amagansett on Aug. 13, in the culmination of a long effort to erect a 9/11 memorial there. For Tony Ganga, commander of the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 419, and for others involved in the planning, the artifact’s arrival was a cause for celebration.

Joanne Pilgrim
August 14, 2014

Saturday brings the first annual Springs Agricultural Fair to the green outside Ashawagh Hall during the weekly farmers market.

Janis Hewitt
August 14, 2014

When Olivia Walsh visited the Montauk Historical Society’s arts and crafts fair at the Second House Museum in July, she wondered why there were no crafts available for children. So the 7-year-old took matters into her own hands. She asked her mom, Lauren Walsh, to find out if she could set up a stand and teach others how to make bird feeders, a craft she learned from a book. The answer was yes.

Lucia Akard
August 14, 2014

Though Nancy Bennett-Donohue, who celebrated her 103rd birthday on July 29, now lives in Micco, Fla., her roots are Bonac through and through.

August 14, 2014

Suppose Dylan Lauren of Dylan’s Candy Bar and Steven Spielberg of “Jaws” were in a local news story. What would it be about? The proceedings of the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals. At its meeting Friday, the board agreed that Dylan’s Candy Bar can sell hand-scooped ice cream and that accessory structures on the film director’s property here could remain where they are. 

Joanne Pilgrim
August 14, 2014

Historic preservation in the heart of East Hampton Village will be enhanced with the purchase of the Gardiner home lot, Robert Hefner, the director of historic services for the village, said at East Hampton Town Hall last week.

Mr. Hefner, along with village officials and civic group representatives, spoke in favor of a purchase of 3.7 acres of the original lot, for $9.6 million from the town’s community preservation fund.

Christopher Walsh
August 14, 2014

East End Climate Action Network, an organization aiming to address and educate the public about climate change and resiliency, and Renewable Energy Long Island, a not-for-profit organization based in East Hampton that promotes sustainable energy use and generation, will co-host the Renewable Energy and Sustainability Fair on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the grounds of the Amagansett Historical Association.

Janis Hewitt
August 14, 2014

Concerned Citizens of Montauk has asked the East Hampton Town Planning Board to call for a full environmental impact statement before making any decisions about a proposed large-scale project at the East Deck Motel site at Ditch Plain, claiming that the application raises serious questions about environmental and community impacts.

Christopher Walsh
August 12, 2014
A representative of the U.S. Forest Service will present his findings on the deer impact on deer forestry at a forum hosted by the Village Preservation Society of East Hampton on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Woodlands in the Town of East Hampton have been "decimated" by foraging deer, according to a representative of the U.S. Forest Service who will present his findings at a forum hosted by the Village Preservation Society of East Hampton on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. The group will meet at the Emergency Services Building at 1 Cedar Street in East Hampton. The meeting will be open to the public.

Star staff
August 11, 2014
Jerry Seinfeld was spotted at Babette's restaurant in East Hampton Village on Monday.

Jerry Seinfeld was spotted at Babette's restaurant in East Hampton Village on Monday taping an episode of a new television show called "Car Matchmaker."

Mr. Seinfeld, who has a house overlooking the ocean in East Hampton, sat down with Spike Feresten, a comedian and former "Seinfeld" writer who hosts " Car Matchmaker," at a corner table with two camera operators and several other crew members hovering nearby. Despite the taping, Babette's was open and busy as usual.

Janis Hewitt
August 7, 2014

The Montauk Village Association, the group that keeps flowers abloom throughout the hamlet, will host its annual Greenery Scenery party on Friday, Aug. 15, at the Montauk Lake Club from 6 to 9 p.m.

This year the group will honor James Grimes of Fort Pond Native Plants for “his many years of service and commitment to Montauk,” said Nancy Keeshan, the president of the M.V.A.

Christopher Walsh
August 7, 2014

The East Hampton Village Board closed out the fiscal year last Thursday, adopting six code amendments, accepting several bids, and approving employment agreements. Barbara Borsack, the deputy mayor, presided in the absence of Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr.

Christopher Walsh
July 30, 2014

It may not be a date that will live in infamy, but June 13, 1942, is certainly a date of historic importance. Shortly after midnight, four trained German saboteurs landed in the fog on the beach near the Coast Guard station on Atlantic Avenue in Amagansett. They had rowed ashore in a collapsible rubber boat filled with explosives, clothing, several thousand dollars in cash, and a two-year plan to blow up aluminum and magnesium plants, canals, bridges, waterways, and locks, according to the Sea Frontier War Diary, a document held at the National Archives and Records Administration.

Star staff
July 30, 2014

Meghan McNelis Rooney of Pittsburgh and Jonathan Graham Foley of Montauk were married on July 12 at Immaculate Conception Chapel at St. Francis University in Loretto, Pa. The Rev. Paul Taylor officiated. A reception followed at Klein Immergrun, a family estate in Loretto.

The bride wore a silk satin dress by Johanna Johnson, an Australian designer, a veil of her own design, and shoes from Landin. She carried white peonies, English garden roses, and pink spray roses.

Christopher Walsh
July 30, 2014

The Maidstone Club’s more than two-year effort to modernize and expand the irrigation system on its 18 and 9-hole golf courses ended on Friday when the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals approved area variances and special and freshwater wetlands permits for the project, albeit with two of the five members voting to deny the application.

Janis Hewitt
July 30, 2014

The Diamond in the Rough Gala, the Montauk Playhouse Community Center’s most elegant and largest fund-raiser of the season, will be held under a lighted tent on the Playhouse grounds on Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m. A full-course meal will be served, with an open bar and music by the Nancy Atlas Project.

Christopher Walsh
July 23, 2014

The East Hampton Village board will hold hearings next Thursday on laws that would prohibit feeding wildfowl in certain areas and would restrict parking on a section of Newtown Lane.

The village is proposing a ban on feeding geese, ducks, swans, or other wildfowl within 200 feet of the shorelines of Georgica and Hook Ponds. Violations would be subject to a fine up to $250 or imprisonment for up to 15 days, or both.

Star staff
July 23, 2014

Amanda Bono and James Bennett were married on May 10 at the Amagansett Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Steven Howarth officiated. A reception followed at the American Legion Hall in Amagansett.

The bride is a daughter of Betsy and Thomas Bono of Eau Claire Street in Springs. Mr. Bennett was raised by Regina and Stephen Lynch of Cooper Lane in East Hampton. His parents are Clint Bennett of East Hampton and Patty Eames of Arizona.

Lucia Akard
July 23, 2014

Though the Ladies Village Improvement Society Fair has many longstanding traditions — it turns 118 on Saturday — there will be quite a few changes to this year’s festivities.

For starters, this year’s L.V.I.S. Fair committee, led by Vickie Lundin, chose a theme that was inspired by Karen Klug?lein’s artwork for the fair poster, titled “Cedar Point Rocks.”

Carissa Katz
July 23, 2014
Richard G. Hendrickson, a volunteer United States Cooperative weather observer since 1930, will be honored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for his longstanding service on Sunday.

Richard G. Hendrickson, a volunteer United States Cooperative weather observer since 1930, will be honored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for his longstanding service on Sunday at the National Weather Service's weather forecast office in Upton.

"Since Hendrickson is the first in the history of the program to serve for more than eight decades, the new 80-year service award will be named in his honor," according to an announcement on the NOAA website.

Bella Lewis
July 22, 2014

Montauk's very own pro surfer, Quincy Davis, 19 years old and ranked 33rd in the World Qualifying Series, is featured in a Vogue video on AOL in which she discusses her favorite beach beauty products.

Star staff
July 16, 2014

Fei Shao and Peter W. Emmerson were married on July 6 at their house on Kirk’s Place in Northwest, East Hampton. The Rev. Denis Brunelle of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church performed the ceremony, and a reception followed at the house.

On their wedding day, both men wore cream linen suits and white shirts. Their best men, Frank Burnes and Kevin Truex, both of East Hampton, wore navy blazers, white shirts, and cream trousers.