Recent Stories: Villages

Christopher Walsh
August 27, 2015
For the first time ever, beachgoers at Two Mile Hollow and Georgica might have the chance to grab a hot dog, an ice cream bar, or a drink from food trucks in the parking lots there.

For the first time ever, beachgoers at Two Mile Hollow and Georgica might have the chance to grab a hot dog, an ice cream bar, or a drink from food trucks in the parking lots there.

Taylor K. Vecsey
August 27, 2015
The annual fireworks show at Main Beach in East Hampton, once a Fourth of July tradition and more recently a way to mark the end of summer on Labor Day weekend, now has a new date on the calendar.

The annual fireworks show at Main Beach in East Hampton, once a Fourth of July tradition and more recently a way to mark the end of summer on Labor Day weekend, now has a new date on the calendar.

Janis Hewitt
August 27, 2015
The Ocean Institute and Surf Museum, a new feature at the Montauk Lighthouse Museum, will have a formal opening tonight at 6:30.

The Ocean Institute and Surf Museum, a new feature at the Montauk Lighthouse Museum, will have a formal opening tonight at 6:30.

Taylor K. Vecsey
August 27, 2015

Moviegoers may have noticed a new sign at the East Hampton Cinema: “For the safety and comfort of all our guests: Backpacks and bags of any kind are subject to inspection prior to entry to this facility.” The Regal Entertainment Group, the largest movie theater chain in the country, recently announced the new policy on its website and at its entrances.

Carissa Katz
August 27, 2015
In terms of access for the disabled, South Fork has come a long way in 21 years, largely due to the dogged persistence of the East End Disabilities Group, whose volunteers have served as a voice and resource for a community whose needs are all too often overlooked.

When the East End Disabilities Group was formed in 1994, the Americans with Disabilities Act was just four years old and many public spaces and businesses on the East End and across the country were not accessible to those with mobility challenges.

Star Staff
August 27, 2015
Jarvis J. Slade Jr. and Tonia J. D’Angelo of East Hampton were married on Aug. 15 at the Slade estate on Middle Lane.

Jarvis J. Slade Jr. and Tonia J. D’Angelo of East Hampton were married on Aug. 15 at the Slade estate on Middle Lane. They exchanged vows in a grove of old oak trees under an arbor made from bamboo growing in a back field on the property.

Jane Holmes officiated, and a reception followed in a field next to a barn dating from the 1800s. 

Christine Sampson
August 20, 2015
Steven Cohen, an expert on sustainability and public policy who is the executive director of the Columbia University Earth Institute, will speak at the Ross School next Thursday on topics ranging from global economics to the effects of climate change on New York’s coastal areas.

Steven Cohen, an expert on sustainability and public policy who is the executive director of the Columbia University Earth Institute, will speak at the Ross School next Thursday on topics ranging from global economics to the effects of climate change on New York’s coastal areas.

Britta Lokting
August 20, 2015
The radioactive sands in the area found to be widespread and naturally occurring.

On a January morning this year, Cliff Kalfaian grabbed his dog and his 15-year-old handheld Geiger counter, an instrument that resembles a calculator and measures ionizing radiation. He headed from his house in Montauk toward Oyster Pond on a leisurely stroll. Mr. Kalfaian studied geology in college and still, almost 30 years later, likes to sample rocks on his hikes.

Joanne Pilgrim
August 20, 2015
Luly Duke, an East Hampton resident who left Cuba as a girl in 1960, was on hand as the American flag was raised over the reopened U.S. embassy in Havana on Friday.

On Friday, as United States Secretary of State John Kerry presided over the raising of the American flag over the reopened U.S. embassy in Havana, Luly Duke, an East Hampton resident who left Cuba as a girl in 1960, was on hand.

Carissa Katz
August 20, 2015
The clown doctors will be on call in East Hampton on Sunday when performers from the Big Apple Circus demonstrate why laughter can be some of the best medicine.

The clown doctors will be on call in East Hampton on Sunday when performers from the Big Apple Circus demonstrate why laughter can be some of the best medicine.

Christopher Walsh
August 20, 2015
The East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals has asked that Mark Schryver reduce his request to exceed the allowable floor area of his house at 35 Sherrill Road by 19 percent.

Mark Schryver, an interior designer whose work has been featured in The New York Times among other publications, has “a keen understanding of space planning,” according to his website, but the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals has nevertheless asked that he reduce his request to exceed the allowable floor area of his house at 35 Sherrill Road by 19 percent.

Taylor K. Vecsey
August 20, 2015
While many of her peers were taking care of last-minute dorm shopping and picking their first college classes, Zoe Vatash was getting ready to join the Israeli Army.

While many of her peers were taking care of last-minute dorm shopping and picking their first college classes, Zoe Vatash was getting ready to join the Israeli Army.

Christopher Walsh
August 20, 2015
The International Solar Energy Society and the Global 100% Renewable Energy Campaign are presenting the webinar, participation in which is free.

Gordian Raacke, the executive director of East Hampton-based Renewable Energy Long Island and a member of the town’s energy sustainability committee, will be among the participants in a webinar titled “What Does 100% Renewable Energy Mean for Local Governments?” on Wednesday at noon Central European Summer Time, or 6 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

Janis Hewitt
August 20, 2015
Mark Ripolone of Ditch Plains Taxi is raising money for the Montauk Playhouse Community Center by donating all of his fares on Wednesday.

Mark Ripolone of Ditch Plains Taxi is tired of all the negativity coming out of Montauk this summer. He’s decided to put a positive spin on things and become a one-man fund-raiser by offering to donate all his fares from his two taxicabs on Wednesday between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. to the Montauk Playhouse Community Center.

Britta Lokting
August 20, 2015

The East End Women’s Alliance has no real organizational structure and no formal positions, although a couple of its members call Lilia Melani “captain” for her ability to coordinate events.

Star Staff
August 14, 2015
To support the continued restoration of the Amagansett Life-Saving Station, an ocean swim will be held on Saturday.

An ocean swim on Saturday will support the continued restoration of the Amagansett Life-Saving Station. 

Britta Lokting
August 13, 2015
Plastic cups are fixtures at bars, beaches, and at pool parties, part of the 33 million tons of plastic waste that Americans generate annually.

As in many other areas across America, plastic cups are ubiquitous on the South Fork. The Sloppy Tuna pours electric blue concoctions in them. The Surf Lodge presents stirred margaritas in them. (To which one customer complained on Yelp, “No shot.

Britta Lokting
August 13, 2015
As part of a fund-raising effort this year for the village’s flower baskets, Christmas wreaths, and other projects, the Ladies Village Improvement Society of Sag Harbor has created a contest inspired by last summer’s A.L.S. Ice Bucket Challenge.

As part of a fund-raising effort this year for the village’s flower baskets, Christmas wreaths, and other projects, the Ladies Village Improvement Society of Sag Harbor has created a contest inspired by last summer’s A.L.S.

Carissa Katz
August 13, 2015
The Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre, which has occupied the lower level of the Christ Episcopal Church parish house in Sag Harbor since 2001, will move to Bay Street Theater this fall.

The Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre, which has occupied the lower level of the Christ Episcopal Church parish house in Sag Harbor since 2001, will move to Bay Street Theater this fall.

August 13, 2015
It wasn’t even a year after the end of Prohibition when boxes of grain alcohol that had mysteriously appeared on a Promised Land beach caused a near frenzy of scavenging. Then there was the question of what to do with it all as federal agents circled.

The early morning weather was blowing a gale northwest, and the overcast sky gave Nov. 15, 1934, an ominous look. Len Bauer, Dad, Charles Mulford, and three other friends met at the Promised Land boat basin to go duck shooting in Len’s Jersey boat to the shoals off Cartwright Island at the tip of Gardiner’s Island.

Taylor K. Vecsey
August 13, 2015
On Tuesday night, one month into a temporary moratorium on construction of most new single-family houses and major improvements on existing ones, the Sag Harbor Village Board heard some complaints, as well as four requests for exemptions.

On Tuesday night, one month into a temporary moratorium on construction of most new single-family houses and major improvements on existing ones, the Sag Harbor Village Board heard some complaints, as well as four requests for exemptions.

Christopher Walsh
August 13, 2015
An olive branch extended by two members of the East Hampton Village Board was met with a combative reply at an East Hampton Town Trustees meeting on Tuesday.

An olive branch extended by two members of the East Hampton Village Board was met with a combative reply at an East Hampton Town Trustees meeting on Tuesday. The issue is 16 garbage cans on the village’s ocean beaches.

Christopher Walsh
August 10, 2015
A dense bloom of cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, has developed in Georgica Pond for the second consecutive year, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is warning about the dangers of exposure.

Update, Aug. 13: There will be no crabbing in Georgica Pond for 21 days, by order of the East Hampton Town Trustees, who acted on Tuesday in response to the dense bloom of cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, that developed last week.

Taylor K. Vecsey
August 6, 2015
What do you do when you’re selling your Hamptons house and downsizing? Have a yard sale, of course.

What do you do when you’re selling your Hamptons house and downsizing? Have a yard sale, of course.