Recent Stories: Villages

Christopher Walsh
September 29, 2016
East Hampton Village’s zoning board of appeals is likely to grant a freshwater wetlands permit to the East Hampton Town Trustees allowing the trustees to use village-owned property at the end of Cove Hollow Road for access, staging, and dewatering the spoil from a proposed dredging of the Georgica Cove portion of Georgica Pond.

East Hampton Village’s zoning board of appeals is likely to grant a freshwater wetlands permit to the East Hampton Town Trustees allowing the trustees to use village-owned property at the end of Cove Hollow Road for access, staging, and dewatering the spoil from a proposed dredging of the Georgica Cove portion of Georgica Pond, following a brief hearing on Friday.

Star Staff
September 29, 2016
Courtney Matson Edwards, a daughter of Barbara Lord Edwards and James C. Edwards Jr. of East Hampton, was married here on June 11 to Matthew Powell Kahn.

Courtney Matson Edwards, a daughter of Barbara Lord Edwards and James C. Edwards Jr. of East Hampton, was married here on June 11 to Matthew Powell Kahn.

Christine Sampson
September 29, 2016
Voters in Bridgehampton and Sagaponack on Saturday approved the Hampton Library’s 2017 budget of approximately $1.67 million. The final tally from Bridgehampton voters was 40 to 3 in favor, while those in Sagaponack approved it 17 to 0.

Voters in Bridgehampton and Sagaponack on Saturday approved the Hampton Library’s 2017 budget of approximately $1.67 million. The final tally from Bridgehampton voters was 40 to 3 in favor, while those in Sagaponack approved it 17 to 0.

Star Staff
September 29, 2016
East Hampton Meals on Wheels is looking for volunteers to pack meals and make deliveries to homebound residents in Montauk, Amagansett, Sag Harbor, East Hampton Village, Springs, Wainscott, and Northwest Woods.

East Hampton Meals on Wheels needs helping hands. The organization is looking for volunteers to pack meals and make deliveries to homebound residents in Montauk, Amagansett, Sag Harbor, East Hampton Village, Springs, Wainscott, and Northwest Woods.

Christopher Walsh
September 29, 2016
The proposed renovation of a historic timber-frame house opposite Town Pond drew mostly praise from members of the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals on Friday.

The proposed renovation of a historic timber-frame house opposite Town Pond drew mostly praise from members of the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals on Friday. 

Taylor K. Vecsey
September 29, 2016
Traffic was backed up in both directions on the southern end of East Hampton Village Thursday morning as crews worked to remove a diseased elm, officials said.

Traffic was backed up in both directions on the southern end of East Hampton Village Thursday morning as crews worked to take down a diseased elm, officials said. 

Star Staff
September 26, 2016
For those for whom a television will not suffice, the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor is opening its doors for free so that community members can watch the presidential debates on its big screen.

For those for whom a television will not suffice, the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor is opening its doors for free so that community members can watch the presidential debates on its big screen. The first debate, from Hofstra University, will be aired on Monday at 9 p.m., moderated by Lester Holt of NBC News. The others will be on Oct. 9 and Oct. 19.

Star Staff
September 24, 2016
A festive air will fill Southampton Village this weekend, with a historical fair at the Rogers Mansion and Southampton SeptemberFest happening pretty much everywhere.

A festive air will fill Southampton Village this weekend, with a historical fair at the Rogers Mansion and Southampton SeptemberFest happening pretty much everywhere. In addition, the Southampton Chamber of Commerce’s farmers market will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Southampton Arts Center on Job’s Lane.

Christopher Walsh
September 22, 2016
Lovers of clams and clam competitions take note: The East Hampton Town Trustees will host their annual Largest Clam Contest on Oct. 2 at noon at the Donald Lamb Building on Bluff Road in Amagansett.

Lovers of clams and clam competitions take note: The East Hampton Town Trustees will host their annual Largest Clam Contest on Oct. 2 at noon at the Donald Lamb Building on Bluff Road in Amagansett. The rain date is Oct. 9.

Star Staff
September 22, 2016
The East Hampton Library’s 2017 budget, a $2.46 million spending plan that includes a 6.9-percent year-over-year spending increase, passed Saturday with a final tally of 93 to 16.

The East Hampton Library’s 2017 budget, a $2.46 million spending plan that includes a 6.9-percent year-over-year spending increase, passed Saturday with a final tally of 93 to 16.

Christopher Walsh
September 22, 2016
Edwina von Gal of the Perfect Earth Project, a Springs organization that promotes toxin-free landscaping, addressed the board and proposed a partnership in which Perfect Earth would cite the village as a toxin-free municipality.

Work toward a better future and remembrance of the past were on the agenda when the East Hampton Village Board met on Friday.

Christine Sampson
September 22, 2016
Voters in the Sag Harbor School District and Bridgehampton and Saga­ponack School Districts will decide the fate of the proposed 2017 budgets for the John Jermain Memorial Library and Hampton Library, respectively, during budget votes coming up in the next week.

Voters in the Sag Harbor School District and Bridgehampton and Saga­ponack School Districts will decide the fate of the proposed 2017 budgets for the John Jermain Memorial Library and Hampton Library, respectively, during budget votes coming up in the next week.

Christine Sampson
September 21, 2016
The Tyler Project's third Walk for Awareness is planned for Saturday in Montauk, with the goal of improving mental health for young people and raising money for programs and services to support them.

The Tyler Project's third Walk for Awareness is planned for Saturday in Montauk. The goal: to improve mental health for young people and raise money for programs and services to support them.

T.E. McMorrow
September 20, 2016
St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Cisne, the Patroness of Ecuador, with its Spanish-speaking parishioners this weekend.

St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Cisne, a patroness of the Loja province of Ecuador, with its Spanish-speaking parishioners this weekend. 

Star Staff
September 20, 2016

You can still get fresh vegetables and locally made goods at the farmers market in Montauk, you just have to mark a different day on your calendar. 

Star Staff
September 19, 2016
Elements Fitness, a barre and dance-fusion studio on East Hampton's Newtown Lane, will show its appreciation for local teachers and employees with a discounted barre fitness class on Tuesday and discounts on class package purchases that day and through the end of the month.

Elements Fitness, a barre and dance-fusion studio on East Hampton's Newtown Lane, will show its appreciation for local teachers and employees with a discounted barre fitness class on Tuesday and discounts on class package purchases that day and through the end of the month.

Christopher Walsh
September 19, 2016
The Suffolk County Health Department announced on Friday that a cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, bloom has been confirmed at Big Reed Pond in Montauk.

The Suffolk County Health Department announced on Friday that a cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, bloom has been confirmed at Big Reed Pond in Montauk. Exposure to cyanobacteria at high levels can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, skin, eye or throat irritation, allergic reactions, or breathing difficulties.

Christopher Walsh
September 16, 2016
At the green by Town Pond work has begun on construction of a new drainage course that is meant to trap pollutants and silt from surface runoff before they reach Hook and Town Ponds.

Curious what that large earth-moving equipment was doing on the green north of East Hampton's Town Pond this week? Their work there marked the start of a project to improve water quality in Hook and Town Ponds through the construction of a bioswale, a drainage course designed to trap the pollutants and silt from surface runoff before it gets to the ponds.

Christine Sampson
September 16, 2016
Voters who reside within the East Hampton, Springs, and Wainscott School Districts and vote here will have the chance Saturday to decide the fate of the East Hampton Library's proposed 2017 budget of about $2.46 million.

Voters who reside within the East Hampton, Springs, and Wainscott School Districts and vote here will have the chance Saturday to decide the fate of the East Hampton Library's proposed 2017 budget of about $2.46 million.

Star Staff
September 16, 2016
The resurfacing of Route 114 between Main Street and Stephen Hand's Path in East Hampton is set to begin in October and will be finished by the end of November, according to the New York State Department of Transportation.

The resurfacing of Route 114 between Main Street and Stephen Hand's Path in East Hampton is set to begin in October and will be finished by the end of November, according to the New York State Department of Transportation.

Taylor K. Vecsey
September 15, 2016

The Sag Harbor Village Board will allow two houses larger than 4,000 square feet to move forward in the planning process, members decided on Tuesday night.

Christopher Walsh
September 15, 2016
The amendments, adopted over fierce opposition, set formulas for allowable floor area and lot coverage on residential parcels larger than one acre, basically reducing the maximum allowable.

A lawsuit challenging amendments to the East Hampton Village Zoning Code adopted in June of 2015 was dismissed on Sept. 2 by Acting State Supreme Court Justice Joseph Farneti, who called the amendments legal, constitutional, and valid.

Star Staff
September 15, 2016
In a ceremony on Saturday at the Amagansett Presbyterian Church, Elizabeth Talley and James King were married, accompanied by Mr. King’s children, Emily and Evan.

In a ceremony on Saturday at the Amagansett Presbyterian Church, Elizabeth Talley and James King were married, accompanied by Mr. King’s children, Emily and Evan.

The Rev. Steven Howarth officiated, with music by Jim Turner, who also performed at the couple’s rehearsal dinner the evening before at Gansett Green Manor in Amagansett.

Taylor K. Vecsey
September 15, 2016
The owners of 34 Jermain Avenue in Sag Harbor have filed a lawsuit against a contractor who they claim defrauded them out of more than $1 million.

Matthew Smith asked the Sag Harbor Village Board Tuesday night to give him a break and waive a $5,000 fee associated with renewing an expired building permit, because, he said, his contractor, Michael Nobiletti, failed to do his job. Mr. Smith brought a lawsuit last week claiming the contractor defrauded him of more than $1 million.