Recent Stories: Villages

Star Staff
February 20, 2017
East Hampton Lions Club members and friends will get together Thursday at 7 p.m. for a Paint ’n’ Sip scholarship fund-raiser at Harbor Grill in East Hampton.

It may be school vacation, but that doesn't mean adults don't deserve a little break too. East Hampton Lions Club members and friends will get together on Thursday at 7 p.m. for a Paint ’n’ Sip scholarship fund-raiser at Harbor Grill on Three Mile Harbor Road in East Hampton.

We hear the group will be painting a historic East Hampton windmill.

Taylor K. Vecsey
February 17, 2017
Saturday will be a day for celebrating native plants in Bridgehampton.

Saturday will be a day for celebrating native plants in Bridgehampton. First, a “tree ID trail” trek will start at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike at 10 a.m. The moderately paced 3.5-mile hike through an oak and hickory forest will allow participants to learn more about native trees and shrubs and take in views of Crooked Pond.

Taylor K. Vecsey
February 16, 2017
It may have been Valentine’s Day, but Sag Harbor Village officials were showing no love for the Bay Street Theater — at least when it came to Bay Street’s request to change the date of its annual benefit, which is held on the village-owned Long Wharf.

It may have been Valentine’s Day, but Sag Harbor Village officials were showing no love for the Bay Street Theater — at least when it came to Bay Street’s request to change the date of its annual benefit, which is held on the village-owned Long Wharf.

February 15, 2017
If you aren't headed off to somewhere warmer or snowier when school is out next week, there are quite a few things to keep the kids busy, engaged, and active during the break.

If you aren't headed off to somewhere warmer or snowier when school is out next week, there are quite a few things to keep the kids busy, engaged, and active during the break.

Durell Godfrey
February 13, 2017
Valentine's Day is upon us, and many will have waited until the last minute to find that perfect gift for the love of your life.

Valentine's Day is upon us, and many will have waited until the last minute to find that perfect gift for the love of your life. Do not fret, Durell Godfrey, The Star’s hunter-gatherer, found these gifts sure to earn you a kiss from your valentine. 

Christopher Walsh
February 13, 2017
Tyler Armstrong, an East Hampton Town Trustee and graduate of East Hampton High School, was crowned Mr. Amagansett at the Stephen Talkhouse on Saturday night.

Tyler Armstrong, an East Hampton Town Trustee and graduate of East Hampton High School, was crowned Mr. Amagansett at the Stephen Talkhouse on Saturday night.

Taylor K. Vecsey
February 9, 2017
February, that coldest of months, is the perfect time for chili. On Saturday afternoon, a big heaping cup sure to keep you warm will also raise money for the Springs Fire Department.

February, that coldest of months, is the perfect time for chili. On Saturday afternoon, a big heaping cup sure to keep you warm will also raise money for the Springs Fire Department.

Star Staff
February 9, 2017
South Fork residents will be digging out from the snowstorm on Friday, causing some delays and cancellations on Friday.

South Fork residents will be digging out from the snowstorm on Friday. Coupled with icy roads from low temperatures and windy conditions overnight, schools canceled classes. Some businesses and organizations will be closed on Friday, as well.

Christopher Walsh
Judy D’Mello
February 9, 2017
The new executive director of the East Hampton Chamber of Commerce pitched two big ideas at meetings this week: a street fair on Newtown Lane in May and a Sunday farmers market on the lawn of the East Hampton Middle School this summer.

The new executive director of the East Hampton Chamber of Commerce pitched two big ideas at meetings this week: a street fair on Newtown Lane in May and a Sunday farmers market on the lawn of the East Hampton Middle School this summer. 

They piqued interest but also sparked questions at the East Hampton Village and East Hampton School Boards.

Taylor K. Vecsey
February 9, 2017
One of the buildings devastated by the fire that ripped through a portion of Sag Harbor’s Main Street two months ago still has not been properly shored up, village officials said yesterday.

One of the buildings devastated by the fire that ripped through a portion of Sag Harbor’s Main Street two months ago still has not been properly shored up, village officials said yesterday.

Christopher Walsh
February 9, 2017
After a brief pause during which it vacated its Sag Harbor quarters, Kadampa Meditation Center has reopened at 720C Montauk Highway in Water Mill.

After a brief pause during which it vacated its Sag Harbor quarters, Kadampa Meditation Center has reopened at 720C Montauk Highway in Water Mill.

Another change at the center, which offers weekday guided meditation instruction, a Friday evening class on Buddhist wisdom followed by a vegetarian dinner, and Sunday morning teachings, is the arrival of a new teacher.

Christopher Walsh
February 9, 2017
East Hampton Village is considering charging for some private parties and mass gatherings that use village beaches and other public property.

East Hampton Village is considering charging for some private parties and mass gatherings that use village beaches and other public property.

Taylor K. Vecsey
February 9, 2017
Thursday's snowstorm makes the blood drive already scheduled in Sag Harbor on Friday that more important.

Thursday's snowstorm makes the blood drive scheduled for Friday in Sag Harbor that much more important. The storm caused cancellations of all scheduled blood drives in the tristate area, severely impacting the blood supply, according to the New York Blood Center.

Christopher Walsh
February 8, 2017
Amanda Merrow and Katie Baldwin of Amber Waves Farm are seeking housing for seven employees and apprentices for the 2017 season.

Amanda Merrow and Katie Baldwin of Amber Waves Farm are seeking housing for seven employees and apprentices for the 2017 season. The Amber Waves principals have asked for leads on a three-to-four-bedroom house, with a budget of $2,800 to $3,000 per month, and a one-bedroom or studio apartment costing up to $1,700 per month.

Star Staff
February 8, 2017

As the South Fork braces for a snowstorm Thursday, the event cancellations and business closures have begun. The Star will keep a running list below, but we'll need your help. Please email announcements and information to TKV@ehstar.com for meetings and other events that have been canceled or postponed. 

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Star Staff
February 8, 2017
Officials are preparing for a major snowstorm headed for Long Island on Thursday and offering these tips.

Officials are preparing for a major snowstorm headed for Long Island on Thursday. The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning on Wednesday afternoon and said 10 to 14 inches, or more locally, is expected to fall between 3 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday.

Taylor K. Vecsey
February 7, 2017
Sag Harbor first responders received $27,000 in donations after two fund-raisers were held as a way of thanking the agencies after the December fire that destroyed the Sag Harbor Cinema lobby and two other buildings on Main Street.

Sag Harbor first responders received $27,000 in donations following two fund-raisers to thank the agencies after the December fire that destroyed the Sag Harbor Cinema lobby and two other buildings on Main Street.

Taylor K. Vecsey
February 7, 2017
The East End could see snow accumulations of 6 to 10 inches or higher late Wednesday night and Thursday, according to the National Weather Service, which issued a winter storm watch Tuesday afternoon.

Feb. 8, 3:30 p.m.:  The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for Suffolk County for the winter storm heading our way late Wednesday into Thursday. Snow accumulation predictions are now 10 to 14 inches or higher. 

Star Staff
February 6, 2017
If you know a senior citizen who stands out above the rest, as a volunteer or as a community leader, Suffolk County wants to hear from you.

If you know a senior citizen who stands out above the rest, whether for volunteer work or as a community leader, Suffolk County wants to hear from you. 

Star Staff
February 6, 2017

The South Fork could be hit with six inches of snow or more midweek if a developing winter storm stays on track. 

Star Staff
February 6, 2017
All have been invited to enjoy a soup dinner with contributions from South Fork restaurants, sponsored by the East Hampton Clericus, in the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Wednesday.

All have been invited to enjoy a soup dinner with contributions from South Fork restaurants, sponsored by the East Hampton Clericus, in the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church parish hall in East Hampton on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Joanne Pilgrim
February 2, 2017
Concerned Citizens of Montauk announced this week that its president, Jeremy Samuelson, would be leaving the environmental organization at the end of March to join the Nature Conservancy as the director of the Mashomack Preserve on Shelter Island.

Concerned Citizens of Montauk announced this week that its president, Jeremy Samuelson, would be leaving the environmental organization at the end of March to join the Nature Conservancy as the director of the Mashomack Preserve on Shelter Island.

Mr. Samuelson has headed C.C.O.M. since 2012, taking the post after working as a staff member at the Group for the East End.

Star Staff
February 2, 2017
Durell Godfrey, intrepid Star photographer and former Glamour magazine illustrator, has returned with a second offering in the still-new and stress-relieving field of adult coloring books.

Durell Godfrey, intrepid Star photographer and former Glamour magazine illustrator, has returned with a second offering in the still-new and stress-relieving field of adult coloring books, this time with a comforting and specifically housebound title, "Color Your Happy Home," put together with the help of B

Christopher Walsh
February 2, 2017
Phragmites, an invasive plant that thrives at the edges of ponds and streams, was the focus of the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals meeting on Friday.

Phragmites, an invasive plant that thrives at the edges of ponds and streams, was the focus of the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals meeting on Friday, following the withdrawal last week of the Maidstone Club’s application for a bridge that would have spanned a section of Hook Pond.