Recent Stories: Villages

Christopher Walsh
January 23, 2015

Motorists and shoppers may have been confused this month by the ticket-dispensing machines at the entrance to the Reutershan and Barns Schenck parking lots in the East Hampton Village business district. On some days this month, the machines, from which motorists are to take a ticket allowing two hours' parking, were covered and out of service. On other days, they were not.

Christopher Walsh
January 15, 2015
The East Hampton Village Board’s deer-sterilization program has been under way for two weeks, but village officials are offering little information about it.

The East Hampton Village Board’s deer-sterilization program has been under way for two weeks, but village officials are offering little information about it.

The board appropriated $30,000 for the program, in which does are captured, sedated, and sterilized in a surgical procedure. The Village Preservation Society, citing a proliferation of deer fencing, the destruction of landscaping, deer-vehicle collisions, and tick-borne diseases, had urged the board to take action to reduce the deer population and donated $100,000 toward the effort.

Taylor K. Vecsey
January 15, 2015
Friends of a young commercial fisherman who was injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident in Montauk last month have organized a fish fry fund-raiser for Wednesday to help him during his recovery.

Friends of a young commercial fisherman who was injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident in Montauk last month have organized a fish fry fund-raiser for Wednesday to help him during his recovery.

Christopher Walsh
January 15, 2015

The Peconic Land Trust has issued a request for proposals to lease the Amagansett Farmers Market on Main Street in that hamlet. The lease, most recently held by Eli Zabar, the New York-based owner of restaurants and grocery and specialty food stores, has expired.

Janis Hewitt
January 15, 2015

Denise DiPaolo started working as the director of the Montauk Library on Jan. 2. On Tuesday, amid a flurry of activity — shelves were being rearranged, a computer was acting up — she was already the calm in a storm.

Star staff
January 8, 2015

A.I.A. Peconic, the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects, last month released the winners of its 2014 Daniel J. Rowen Design Awards. The top Honor Awards went to Maziar Behrooz, who has offices in East Hampton and Manhattan, and Roger Ferris, based in Bridgehampton, Manhattan, and Westport, Conn.

Mr. Behrooz won Merit Awards for two separate projects. Other Merit Awards went to Paul Masi of Bates Masi + Architects in Sag Harbor and Stelle, Lomont, and Rouhani of Bridgehampton, whose partners are Frederick Stelle, Michael Lomont, and Viola Rouhani.

Star staff
January 8, 2015

When Kate Mund visited her doctor in September experiencing flu-like symptoms, she had no idea that the consultation would be the start of an ordeal that would continue through the fall and include partial paralysis, neck surgery, and a still-uncertain diagnosis.

The lifelong East Hamptoner, a resident now of Amagansett’s Lazy Point, had been in good health, but then began to experience weakness and a lack of dexterity in her hands and legs.

Christopher Walsh
January 8, 2015

Bill Crain, president of the East Hampton Group for Wildlife and a part-time resident of Montauk, has organized a rally to protest the East Hampton Town Board’s decision to allow weekend hunting on town-managed public lands during the January firearms season. He and other opponents of efforts to cull the deer population will meet in front of Town Hall on Saturday at 1 p.m.

December 31, 2014

President Obama recently announced the United States would relax restrictions on travel and commerce with Cuba, look to open an embassy there, and explore the possibility of removing Cuba from the list of states that sponsor terrorism. Though it will take an act of Congress to lift the full trade embargo, it is only a matter of time, a short time, before we do.

Taylor K. Vecsey
December 24, 2014

Sag Harbor Village has much to offer, but one area it has been lacking in is the medical one, according to Dr. Ilona Polak, who will open a walk-in practice there sometime next month.

Sag Harbor Medical Walk-In will be at 34 Bay Street, in the building housing GeekHampton and the Sag Harbor Cycle Company.

Christopher Walsh
December 24, 2014

The Amagansett Chamber of Commerce has named Dell Cullum, a photographer and wildlife removal specialist, as its first Person of the Year. Mr. Cullum, who was given the award at the chamber’s holiday open house at the 434 on Main guest house last Thursday, was recognized for outstanding service to the community.

Star staff
December 24, 2014

Maria Suzanne Dayton and Nicholas Richard Nemecek of Washington, D.C., were married on Sept. 21 at East Hampton Point. Barbara Hansen officiated the ceremony, and a reception followed at the restaurant.

The bride, whose parents are Jonathan and Suzanne Dayton of East Hampton, is a marketing coordinator and in international sales at EDVOTEK. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Mary Washington College, where she graduated in 2004, and earned a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007. She graduated from East Hampton High School in 2000.

Christopher Walsh
December 24, 2014

The Village of East Hampton is in sound fiscal order, the village board was told on Friday.

In delivering an annual summary to the board at its meeting on Friday, Michael Tomicich of the accounting firm Satty, Levine, and Ciacco gave an upbeat report on both the village’s budget and compliance with reporting standards.

Star staff
December 19, 2014

Hailing the Solstice
All have been invited to a winter solstice celebration at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork meetinghouse on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike Saturday at 7 p.m. The gathering will begin with a potluck supper, and those planning to share have been asked to prepare a dish with a generous six portions. A candlelight ceremony will follow, with drumming, dancing, and music.

A suggested donation of $10 for each adult will go to local food pantries and also benefit the meetinghouse.

December 19, 2014

Leftheri T. Syrianos, a son of Eleni Prieston of Sag Harbor, was awarded the Eagle Scout rank at a Court of Honor ceremony on Nov. 29 at the Breakwater Yacht Club. Mr. Syrianos joined the Cub Scouts at age 9 and now has achieved his Eagle Scout rank at 23. Diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, which makes communication difficult, he reached his goal through hard work, discipline, and the encouragement and support of family and friends.

Mark Segal
December 19, 2014

Christmas Performances
The Old Whalers Church will hold two Christmas celebrations this weekend. A radio play version of “A Christmas Carol” will be performed in the chapel of the church tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. The free, hourlong show will include members of the East End theater community, church members, friends, and sound effects.

Christopher Walsh
December 19, 2014

Christmas Eve
On Wednesday, Christmas Eve services will happen at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church and St. Peter’s Catholic Church at 5 p.m., and a candlelight service at the Amagansett Presbyterian Church will begin at 7 p.m.

A Christmas Day service will start at 9 a.m. at St. Peter’s.

David E. Rattray
December 18, 2014

Santa in Spanish
A Spanish and English-speaking Santa will greet children and hand out gifts outside Waldbaum’s market on Park Place on Christmas Eve between 5 and 7 p.m.

Hanukkah Opening at Vered
"Paintings of Hope," an exhibition of work by Haim Mizrahi, an East Hampton artist, will open at Vered Gallery in East Hampton on Saturday at 6 p.m. The evening will include a candle lighting and songs with Chabad of East Hampton in celebration of the fifth night of Hanukkah.

Janis Hewitt
December 18, 2014

At St. Therese
A family Christmas concert will be held at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church on Sunday at 5 p.m. The adult and children’s choir will be singing holiday tunes, some solo. The audience will be invited to join a sing-along of traditional carols.

Christmas Eve services will be held at 4:30 p.m. and midnight at St. Therese, and in Spanish at 7 p.m. On Christmas Day, Masses will be celebrated at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.

Star staff
December 18, 2014

Yaniris F. Vargas and Isaac A. Lopez were married on Saturday at 4 p.m. on Oakview Highway in East Hampton. East Hampton Town Justice Steven Tekulsky officiated.

Mr. Lopez, an East Hampton firefighter, is the son of the late Genara and Alcides Lopez. He has two children, Charlene Lopez of Puerto Rico and Isaac S. Lopez of Seattle, both of whom were at the ceremony Saturday. He studied custom engineering and works in maintenance at the East Hampton Town Senior Citizens Center.

Christopher Walsh
December 11, 2014

An environmental engineering firm tasked with developing a water-quality management plan for the Hook Pond watershed area should be selected by next month. 

Becky Molinaro, the East Hampton Village administrator, delivered an update on the Hook Pond Water Quality Improvement Project to the village board at a brief work session last Thursday. The initiative is a collaboration with the town, the East Hampton Town Trustees, and community organizations.

Christopher Walsh
December 11, 2014

In the wake of highly publicized police shootings of young African-American men, and the subsequent refusal of grand juries to indict the officers involved, a silent vigil for racial justice will happen tomorrow from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Bridgehampton war memorial. Those in attendance plan to hold placards with the name of a victim of such incidents.

Star staff
December 11, 2014

Emily Christine Ward, the daughter of Christine and Mark Ward of East Hampton, and Michael Albert Bunce, a son of Joanne Bunce of Water Mill and Michael Bunce Sr. of Lady Lake, Fla., were married on Oct. 25 under a beautiful blue sky at Giorgio’s in Baiting Hollow.

December 4, 2014

It was on Ditch Plain Beach in Montauk that Shannon Luckey and Joe Guglielmo became engaged on Nov. 22. Ms. Luckey is a daughter of Tom and Joanne Luckey of Montauk and Wantagh. She teaches math at Discovery High School in the Bronx and is a graduate of Colgate University and New York University

Mr. Guglielmo is a guidance counselor at Xavier High School in Manhattan and graduated from Fordham University and Hofstra University. His parents are John and Claire Guglielmo of Wantagh.