Recent Stories: Villages

Taylor K. Vecsey
March 26, 2015

In a continued effort to build understanding among people of all faiths, the East End Clericus sponsored a trip to a mosque in Selden on Sunday for people from various local houses of worship.

The trip grew out of a gathering on Feb. 8 that was held in response to the radical Islamist attack in January on Charlie Hebdo, the satirical tabloid in Paris, said the Rev. Denis Brunelle of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton. “Our own take on it was that violence in the name of religion is not acceptable for any branch.”

Christopher Walsh
March 26, 2015

Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. noted, as the East Hampton Village Board gathered on Friday, that spring would officially begin that evening. With yet another snowstorm looming, however, the few members present read through a quick agenda.

An unfinished new house on the Gardiner home lot, at 36 James Lane, drew attention as the board agreed to advertise for bids on its relocation or demolition. The house is behind the timber-frame house that was built in 1750. Bids will be opened on April 13 at 2 p.m. at Village Hall.

Christopher Walsh
March 26, 2015

On behalf of the East Hampton Village Board, Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. sent a letter to East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell last week in which he commended the town board’s effort to address what he called “a long-standing and difficult issue,” that of the noise of air traffic on routes to and from the East Hampton Airport.

Janis Hewitt
March 19, 2015

Terry Watson will be the grand marshal leading Montauk’s 52nd St. Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday. The festivities will begin tomorrow, when she will be honored at the annual grand marshal lunch from noon to 3 p.m. at Gurney’s Inn. This year’s host is Joan Lycke, the 2011 grand marshal, who is taking over for John Behan, who had hosted the lunch for many years.

Christopher Walsh
March 19, 2015

The Amagansett branch of Capital One, at 100 Montauk Highway just west of the hamlet’s retail district, will close on April 24.     The bank’s customers were informed of the closing in a letter dated Jan. 21. The letter explained that accounts will be transferred to the Capital One branch at 40 Newtown Lane in East Hampton, with no change to accounts or account numbers.

Christopher Walsh
March 19, 2015

Andy and Jane Graiser won a reprieve of sorts when the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals reopened the hearing on their application to add an eyebrow window to the roof of their house at 42 Mill Hill Lane, which is under construction. As indicated at prior meetings, however, there was no change of heart: The window cannot be installed.

Taylor K. Vecsey
March 12, 2015

The Sag Harbor Village Board voted on Tuesday evening to extend a temporary moratorium on reviews of wetland variances as it prepares for a hearing on April 14 to consider revisions to its wetlands permit regulations.

Christopher Walsh
February 26, 2015

Which East Hampton Village Board member founded the Guild Hall Players in 1931? (Hint: He also acted and built the sets.) This and many other facts will be revealed Friday at 7 p.m. at Clinton Academy when the East Hampton Historical Society presents “Stagestruck: We’ve Got a Barn, Let’s Put On a Show.”

Janis Hewitt
February 26, 2015

 

Long-awaited improvement in the water at 27 houses at Montauk’s Camp Hero will be in sight at a public hearing at  East HamptonTown Hall tonight on the reconstruction of the water system there at a cost of $200,000.

Star staff
February 26, 2015

 

Laura Michele Mastandrea and Paul Jason Novack, both of Sag Harbor, were married on Oct. 4 at the Oceanside Beach Resort in Montauk. Southampton Town Justice Edward Burke Sr. officiated. A reception followed the ceremony under a tent.

The wedding took place on the 50th anniversary of the bride’s parents, Vincent and Rosemary Mastandrea of East Meadow. The groom’s mother, Jeannette Novack of Montauk, and the bride’s grandmother, Irene Ambrosino of Rockville Centre, helped them all to celebrate.

February 26, 2015

 

Finally, after years of confusion at the intersection in Montauk’s harbor area where West Lake Drive meets Flamingo Avenue, signs have been posted notifying drivers heading north and south that cross traffic from the east and west does not stop.

February 26, 2015

Speak Out, an opportunity for Sag Harbor community leaders to hear from teenagers about activities and resources they would like the village to provide, will take place Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Bay Street Theater. The event is free, refreshments will be provided, and, because the program is recommended for young people in eighth grade and above, parents will not be admitted to the theater.

Star staff
February 18, 2015

The Town of East Hampton Anti-Bias Task Force has invited members of the public to two free movie nights in the coming weeks. Both center on the civil rights movement and will be shown at LTV Studios in Wainscott at 7 p.m.

At each screening, the winning entries in a short-film contest sponsored by the task force will also be shown.

Janis Hewitt
February 12, 2015

Since Montauk is still without a full-time doctor at its medical care facility, Meeting House Lane Medical Associates, it’s all hands on deck in the nearby medical community. Dr. George Dempsey of East Hampton Family Medicine is now offering hours on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at his East Hampton office and will soon add evening hours.

Christopher Walsh
February 12, 2015

Approximately 1,400 of the 3,000 nonresident parking permits for East Hampton Village beaches had been sold as of Monday, one week after they went on sale. The permits, which cost $375 for the season, are available on a first-come-first-served basis for nonresidents. Permits are free for village residents. They must be displayed on vehicles that park at Georgica, Main, Wiborg’s, Egypt, and Two Mile Hollow Beaches between May 15 and Sept. 15.

Carissa Katz
February 12, 2015

After her mother died last April, London Rosiere spent the summer in Montauk, challenging herself athletically, spiritually, and creatively. The experience was so nourishing that she decided to model a series of programs for children on the kinds of activities that had inspired and rejuvenated her.

Joanne Pilgrim
February 12, 2015

With an application in the works by East Hampton Town for a state permit to install four-poster deer feeding stations, the East Hampton Deer and Tick Management Foundation will hold a forum on the stations on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Babette’s restaurant in East Hampton. Refreshments will be served.

Christopher Walsh
February 12, 2015

The midwinter doldrums can be shaken off, at least temporarily, tomorrow night when the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett roars back to life to host the sixth annual Mr. Amagansett Pageant, a fund-raiser for the Donald T. Sharkey Memorial Community Fund.

Star staff
February 12, 2015

Michelle and Mark Sucsy of East Hampton have announced the engagement of their daughter Marielle Soleil Sucsy to John Herbert Ingram Jr.

Mr. Ingram is the son of John H. Ingram of Olivebridge, N.Y., and the late Yolanda Dale Greene.

The couple met at the State University at Cobleskill. She attended Delaware Valley College before transferring to earn a bachelor of technology degree in large-animal science. Mr. Ingram has a degree in agricultural engineering from Cobleskill. They both live and work in East Hampton.

Janis Hewitt
February 5, 2015

After some prompting from members of the Montauk Historical Society, the East Hampton Town Board has agreed to hire Robert Hefner, a historic consultant, and Drew Bennett, an engineer, to work with the society and define a restoration plan for the hamlet’s Second House Museum. East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell made the announcement on Monday.

Taylor K. Vecsey
February 5, 2015
Getting stuck between the spindles of a wooden gate in Sag Harbor Village on Friday may have been a blessing in disguise for a male opossum, which was spotted by a passer-by and rescued.

Getting stuck between the spindles of a wooden gate in Sag Harbor Village on Friday may have been a blessing in disguise for a male opossum, which was spotted by a passer-by and rescued. The animal had obviously been trudging through several feet of snow despite the extreme cold and windchill.

Christopher Walsh
January 29, 2015

At its meeting on Friday, the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals briefly revisited the application of Mollie Zweig of 11 West End Road. In October 2013, Ms. Zweig received approval to construct a rock revetment on the ocean beach in front of her house over the strong objections of the East Hampton Town Trustees, who asserted jurisdiction. The revetment was constructed in November of that year, and the trustees filed an Article 78 court challenge to that determination.

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.