Recent Stories: Villages

Christopher Walsh
February 15, 2018
An application from Ron Perelman, the billionaire investor, to legalize the construction and alteration of multiple structures at the Creeks, his 58-acre estate on Georgica Pond, without building permits and in violation of the village code inched toward resolution on Friday at a meeting of the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals.

An application from Ron Perelman, the billionaire investor, to legalize the construction and alteration of multiple structures at the Creeks, his 58-acre estate on Georgica Pond, without building permits and in violation of the village code inched toward resolution on Friday at a meeting of the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals. 

To the disappointment of Leonard Ackerman, an attorney representing Mr. Perelman, the hearing was left open, however, as Linda Riley, the village’s attorney, insisted that the applicant provide specific information about what would be done, and when, to mitigate the numerous violations in exchange for variances to legalize the noncompliant structures. 

Christopher Walsh
February 8, 2018
Maureen’s Haven, a provider of shelter and support services for the homeless, has ceased operation in East Hampton, though, its officials hope, only temporarily.

Maureen’s Haven, the Riverhead provider of shelter and support services for the homeless, has ceased operation in East Hampton, though, its officials hope, only temporarily.  

Prudence Carabine, a volunteer who helped to operate the program in East Hampton, told the East Hampton Town Board last Thursday that while the number of people it served had declined to six or eight, the need remains. 

In East Hampton, the homeless were sheltered on an alternating basis at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, the Jewish Center of the Hamptons, and the East Hampton Methodist Church during the months the program was in operation each year, from Nov. 1 to April 1. 

Carissa Katz
February 8, 2018
Four Shelter Island veterans and the mother of a Shelter Island soldier killed in action in Afghanistan in 2010 will come together on the stage of Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor to share stories about their service, their lives, and their losses on Friday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m.

Four Shelter Island veterans and the mother of a Shelter Island soldier killed in action in Afghanistan in 2010 will come together on the stage of Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor to share stories about their service, their lives, and their losses on Friday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. 

The production is a collaboration between the Telling Project, a nonprofit that uses theater to “deepen our understanding of the military and veterans’ experiences,” and the Joseph J. Theinert Memorial Fund, founded by the family of Army First Lt. Joseph J. Theinert. 

Jamie Bufalino
February 8, 2018
Last Thursday’s meeting of the East Hampton Village Board began with a plea to change zoning to allow expanded uses of historic inns and reached a crescendo when one village business owner asserted that the business district was in the midst of an existential crisis.

Last Thursday’s meeting of the East Hampton Village Board began with a plea to change zoning to allow expanded uses of historic inns and reached a crescendo when one village business owner asserted that the business district was in the midst of an existential crisis and board members said proposals to remedy the situation would go nowhere.

The zoning issue was raised in a petition presented by Leonard Ackerman, an attorney working on behalf of the Maidstone Hotel, which is seeking to add amenities it says are necessary for survival.

Christopher Walsh
February 1, 2018
Citing “constant issues with the overzealous East Hampton Village code enforcement” regarding outdoor seating and parking, Michael Gluckman and Shane Dyckman have sold the Service Station, the restaurant they opened at 100 Montauk Highway in 2016, to the property’s owners.

Citing “constant issues with the overzealous East Hampton Village code enforcement” regarding outdoor seating and parking, Michael Gluckman and Shane Dyckman have sold the Service Station, the restaurant they opened at 100 Montauk Highway in 2016, to the property’s owners. 

The change in ownership was effective as of Monday, according to an email sent by Mr. Gluckman that day. 

Isabel Carmichael
February 1, 2018
At a standing-room-only talk about two East Hampton doctors at Clinton Academy on Friday night, the feeling was more of a family reunion than a lecture.

At a standing-room-only talk at Clinton Academy on Friday night, the feeling was more of a family reunion than a lecture.

Jamie Bufalino
January 25, 2018
Men and women in blue lined the back wall of the East Hampton Village Board meeting room on Friday to watch their colleague Sgt. Kevin Duchemin‚ who is retiring from the police force after 27 years‚ receive a proclamation honoring his service

Men and women in blue lined the back wall of the East Hampton Village Board meeting room on Friday to watch their colleague Sgt. Kevin Duchemin‚ who is retiring from the police force after 27 years‚ receive a proclamation honoring his service. Michael Tracey, the chief of the department, credited Sergeant Duchemin’s career success to the bonds he forged with the community and with fellow officers. “The testament to that is the showing that you see in the back of the room here,” Mr. Tracey said. 

The hot topic of the meeting was the possible lifting of the ban on live music at village restaurants, while the good news came in a report showing that the village is in top financial position. 

Christopher Walsh
January 25, 2018

Daniel Okin of this hamlet has been named to the dean’s list at Emerson College in Boston for the fall 2017 semester. He is majoring in marketing communications. To make Emerson’s dean’s list, a student must carry a grade-point average of 3.7 or higher.

Rotary Dinner

The East Hampton Rotary Club will host its annual spaghetti and meatball dinner on Sunday from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for children. A vegetarian option will be available.

Jamie Bufalino
January 25, 2018
“Killer Bees,” a film that details the storied history (including nine state Class D championships) of Bridgehampton High’s basketball team and students’ relationship to the larger community, will be screened at the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center on Saturday at 5 p.m.

“Killer Bees” Screening

“Killer Bees,” a film that details the storied history (including nine state Class D championships) of Bridgehampton High’s basketball team and students’ relationship to the larger community, will be screened at the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center on Saturday at 5 p.m. The filmmakers behind the documentary, which premiered at last fall’s Hamptons International Film Festival, are Orson and Ben Cummings, brothers who attended the school for a time.

Admission is free, but reserving a seat has been suggested.

Sandford on Sanford

Christopher Walsh
January 25, 2018
Concerned Citizens of Montauk will announce its partnership with the United States Geological Survey today as well as a joint initiative intended to restore the water quality of Lake Montauk, where high bacteria counts have made some of it unsafe for swimming and shellfishing.

Concerned Citizens of Montauk will announce its partnership with the United States Geological Survey as well as a joint initiative intended to restore the water quality of Lake Montauk, where high bacteria counts have made some of it unsafe for swimming and shellfishing.

In collaboration with the Surfrider Foundation’s Blue Water Task Force, C.C.O.M. has measured high levels of enterococcus, indicative of fecal waste, in Lake Montauk during the last four years. Elevated nitrogen levels from aging and failing septic systems also have promoted harmful algal blooms.

Carissa Katz
January 25, 2018
There is no prospect of state money any time soon for a badly damaged road between East Hampton and Sag Harbor.

People who drive Route 114 daily between Stephen Hand’s Path in East Hampton and Sag Harbor have gotten accustomed to dodging an ever-growing string of potholes that mar the road, some so big they force drivers to the shoulder in an effort to avoid them.

But despite lawmakers’ repeated calls for the road to be resurfaced between Stephen Hand’s Path and the South Ferry terminal on North Haven, the State Department of Transportation appears to have no plan to do so in the near future. “They’ve said, ‘It’s not in our five-year plan,’ ” State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. said yesterday.

Jamie Bufalino
January 25, 2018
The East Hampton Historical Society has hired Maria Vann as its new executive director, a position that has been vacant since October.

The East Hampton Historical Society has hired Maria Vann as its new executive director, a position that has been vacant since October, when the previous director, who had been on the job for only about seven months, stepped down due to a family emergency.

Jane Bimson
January 25, 2018
Sarah Conway will sing at the Montauk Community Church’s coffee house on Sunday at 7 p.m. The show is open to the public, and admission is free.

Sarah Conway will sing at the Montauk Community Church’s coffee house on Sunday at 7 p.m. The show is open to the public, and admission is free.

There will be hikes to the seal haul-out site at Montauk State Park on Saturday at 11 a.m. and Sunday at noon, organized by the Montauk State Park. Both will begin at the lighthouse concession stand. There is no cost for the three-mile excursion, but reservations are required at 631-668-5000. Participants should arrive 10 minutes before the hikes begin. The cost is $4 for adults and children under 3 are free.

Jamie Bufalino
January 25, 2018
If you stopped in at the I.G.A. food markets in Montauk or on North Main Street in East Hampton this week, you may not have noticed anything unusual, but behind the scenes a big change was underway.

If you stopped in at the I.G.A. food markets in Montauk or on North Main Street in East Hampton this week, you may not have noticed anything unusual, but behind the scenes a big change was underway: As of Wednesday, Michael A. Bozzuto, the president and C.E.O. of the Connecticut-based Bozzuto’s Inc., a family-owned wholesale distributor of food and household products, is their owner. According to Forbes magazine, the company also operates the Adam’s Super Food Stores in Connecticut and Massachusetts. 

Jamie Bufalino
January 25, 2018
The Southampton Chamber of Commerce will hold a networking night at the Southampton Publick House from 5 to 7 this evening.

The Southampton Chamber of Commerce will hold a networking night at the Southampton Publick House from 5 to 7 this evening. Sponsored by the 118th U.S. Open Championship at the Shinnecock Hills golf club in June, the event will feature free appetizers and $5 alcoholic beverages, including pints of beer, house wines, and rack drinks. The cost is $15, and preregistration is required at info@southamptonchamber.com or by calling 631-283-0402.

Jewelry Class

Star Staff
January 18, 2018
David Raymond Flickinger and Jane Hamilton Urness were married on Nov. 4 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan.

David Raymond Flickinger and Jane Hamilton Urness were married on Nov. 4 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan. The Rev. Canon Patti Welch officiated, and a reception followed at La Marina on the Hudson River just north of the George Washington Bridge.

The groom is a son of Catherine and Burt Flickinger of East Hampton and New York City. The bride’s parents are Sarah Spurgin Witte and Breck Witte of New York City and the late Scott Urness. 

Mr. Flickinger is an associate in the finance department at the law firm of Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw, Pittman. He earned a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 2013 and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in 2010.

Jamie Bufalino
January 18, 2018
In November, the dredging by Suffolk County of a part of the harbor inside the stone breakwater caused some consternation among residents, who complained about the wet sand and muddy water‚ or dredged spoils, being pumped ashore for beach replenishment.

For Sag Harbor families, Havens Beach, with shallow water and such amenities as bathrooms and a swing set, has been a popular place to take kids for a warm-weather outing. 

“The nice thing about this beach is that it’s a sandy beach,” John Parker, a member of the village’s harbor committee, said. “Very nice for kids to play in and to walk in and out of the water.”

In November, the dredging by Suffolk County of a part of the harbor inside the stone breakwater caused some consternation among residents, who complained about the wet sand and muddy water‚ or dredged spoils, being pumped ashore for beach replenishment.

January 18, 2018
The Suffolk Regional Emergency Medical Services Council on Jan. 9 recognized an emergency-response team that had saved the life of a man who had collapsed in early January in East Hampton Village.

The Suffolk Regional Emergency Medical Services Council on Jan. 9 recognized an emergency-response team that had saved the life of a man who had collapsed in early January in East Hampton Village.

Christopher Walsh
January 18, 2018
East Hampton Village officials are taking a second look at Ronald Perelman’s application to legalize the construction and alteration of multiple structures at the Creeks, his 58-acre estate on Georgica Pond, following the submission of new maps, surveys, drawings, and a landscape plan.

Frank Newbold, the chairman of the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals, began its meeting on Friday by asking for a moment of silent remembrance for William J. Fleming, an attorney who died last Thursday. 

“Bill has appeared many times in front of this board,” he said, “and I know that we will all miss his knowledge, and his wit, going forward.”

The board then went on to take a second look at Ronald Perelman’s application to legalize the construction and alteration of multiple structures at the Creeks, his 58-acre estate on Georgica Pond, following the submission of requested materials including maps, surveys, drawings, and a landscape restoration plan. 

Star Staff
January 11, 2018
Joe Bloecker and Cheryl Ecker Bloecker of Montauk have announced the engagement of their daughter, Fallon Ann Bloecker, to James C. Nigro, the son of Joe and Marjorie Nigro of Montauk.

Joe Bloecker and Cheryl Ecker Bloecker of Montauk have announced the engagement of their daughter, Fallon Ann Bloecker, to James C. Nigro, the son of Joe and Marjorie Nigro of Montauk. 

Mr. Nigro surprised Ms. Bloecker by getting down on one knee and proposing in front of her immediate family at her cousin’s house on Christmas Eve. Ms. Bloecker works for J&P Pool Service in Montauk, and Mr. Nigro is employed by the East Hampton Town Highway Department. The couple plan to wed in Montauk on Oct. 12, which is Ms. Bloecker’s parents’ anniversary.

Star Staff
January 11, 2018
Mary Augusta Frost Graham, the daughter of Arthur and Katherine Graham of East Hampton, was married to Benjamin Joseph Pevarski on Dec. 9 at the Josephine Butler Parks Center in Washington, D.C.

Mary Augusta Frost Graham, the daughter of Arthur and Katherine Graham of East Hampton, was married to Benjamin Joseph Pevarski on Dec. 9 at the Josephine Butler Parks Center in Washington, D.C. The bride’s brother, Colin Marshall Graham, officiated.

Mr. Pevarski is the son of Michelle and Dr. Dennis Pevarski of Asheville, N.C. 

The bride, who is known as Molly, wore a rose point veil that had been worn by her mother, her grandmother, her great-grandmother, and her great-great-grandmother. 

T.E. McMorrow
January 11, 2018
A bitter-cold blast last week, combined with a snowstorm, created havoc in East Hampton. The arctic weather resulted in burst water pipes, slips and spills, and cars stranded in snowdrifts across the East End.

A bitter-cold blast last week, combined with a snowstorm, created havoc in East Hampton. The arctic weather resulted in burst water pipes, slips and spills, and cars stranded in snowdrifts across the East End. 

On Friday, a New York man who owns a residence in the Hither Hills section of Montauk drove his 1998 Range Rover into the snow at the South Edison beach access near the Sloppy Tuna. His rear tires sank, spinning into the frozen sand. Unable to get the vehicle out, he eventually gave up and left it, returning the next day with shovels and a female companion. While he declined to give his name, he said that his companion had asked the day before, “Can’t we get closer to the water?” which, unfortunately, he did. 

Jamie Bufalino
January 11, 2018
Landscapers balk at talk of leaf-blower ban, as board smiles on live music

Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. and the East Hampton Village Board used their first work session of the new year on Tuesday to discuss two highly impactful issues: regulating the use of leaf blowers and possibly lifting a ban on the playing of live music in village restaurants.

Star Staff
January 4, 2018
Shoppers across Suffolk County may have noticed a few extra cents on their receipts this week. As of Monday, most stores in the county are required to charge a 5-cent fee for paper and plastic bags

Shoppers across Suffolk County may have noticed a few extra cents on their receipts this week. As of Monday, most stores in the county are required to charge a 5-cent fee for paper and plastic bags.