Recent Stories: Villages

Janis Hewitt
August 28, 2014

An article in The New York Times on Tuesday reported that J. Darius Bikoff, the multimillionaire owner of Vitamin Water, is among the principals of ED40, a limited liability corporation that purchased the East Deck Motel at Ditch Plain in Montauk in the fall for a reported $15 million.

Star staff
August 28, 2014

Chris and Marcia Schenck of East Hampton have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jordan Schenck, to John Foster Jr., the son of John and Cindy Foster of Hampton Bays.

Ms. Schenck is a registered nurse at Meeting House Lane Medical. Her fiancé is a teacher at the Springs School. They live in Hampton Bays and plan to be married on Sept. 12, 2015.

Star staff
August 28, 2014

Lauren Santich and Alfonso Maldonado of Montauk were engaged on Aug. 12 aboard the Mon Tiki at sunset.

Mr. Maldonado’s parents are Alfonso Maldonado of Patchogue and Zulma and Dan Boerem of Montauk. Ms. Santich’s parents are Gloria Rousell and Matthew Santich, both of Montauk. The couple first met in 2011. They are planning a 2015 wedding.

Joanne Pilgrim
August 28, 2014

In what is perhaps one of the most unusual fund-raising efforts among the many that occur during the summer season here, Peter Honerkamp, an owner of the Stephen Talkhouse club in Amagansett, and his friend Dan Tooker have embarked on a “Hampton Bar Crawl” across East Hampton Town.

Star staff
August 28, 2014

Columbia Law School announced this week the receipt of a $3.5 million gift from the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation to support and expand its Center for Climate Change Law. The center, which will now be known as the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, was established five years ago with the help of funding from the Sabin foundation.

Christopher Walsh
August 28, 2014

In the heart of East Hampton Village, a plan to build a tennis court angered one neighbor and, when its proposed location was changed in response, drew an objection from another neighbor. The tennis court is to be built on the former Gardiner estate, at 127 Main Street, which is now owned by Shahab Karmely. His property and that of the first neighbor who objected, Kenneth Kuchin of 123 Main Street, are for sale.

Taylor K. Vecsey
August 27, 2014
Labor Day weekend brings not only the end of the summer rental season but also the Shinnecock Indian Nation’s annual powwow, which will take place on the reservation from Friday through Monday.

Labor Day weekend brings not only the end of the summer rental season but also the Shinnecock Indian Nation’s annual powwow, which will take place on the reservation from Friday through Monday.

The event, said to be the 68th in the tradition, features drum and dance contests, authentic native dress, and over $50,000 in prize money. The Shinnecocks will welcome members of many other tribes as well as the general public, and native arts, crafts, and foods will be for sale. There will also be raffles and a sunset fire-lighting.

Janis Hewitt
August 21, 2014
The Ditch Plains Association’s online petition asking the New York State D.E.C. and East Hampton Town planners to rebuff an application that would drastically change the footprint of Montauk’s former East Deck Motel gathered 860 signatures in two days.

An online petition posted by Montauk’s Ditch Plains Association on Monday afternoon, asking East Hampton Town planners and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to rebuff an application that would drastically change the footprint of the hamlet’s East Deck Motel, had gathered 860 signatures as of Wednesday.

Lucia Akard
August 21, 2014

Sunday will mark the first of what is to be an annual Heart of Springs summer fund-raiser at Ashawagh Hall, supporting not only the hall and its grounds, but also the Springs Library, which houses the hamlet’s historical society, and the Springs Presbyterian Church.

The Heart of Springs group formed this past winter to raise money and awareness for the hamlet and its historic district. The members are all Springs residents who are active and involved in the community. The party is the organization’s first event.

Bella Lewis
August 21, 2014

An honor guard of motorcycles and police cruisers escorted a truck carrying a twisted 1,000-pound, 14-foot-long steel beam from the World Trade Center to the American Legion Hall in Amagansett on Aug. 13, in the culmination of a long effort to erect a 9/11 memorial there. For Tony Ganga, commander of the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 419, and for others involved in the planning, the artifact’s arrival was a cause for celebration.

Joanne Pilgrim
August 14, 2014

Saturday brings the first annual Springs Agricultural Fair to the green outside Ashawagh Hall during the weekly farmers market.

Janis Hewitt
August 14, 2014

When Olivia Walsh visited the Montauk Historical Society’s arts and crafts fair at the Second House Museum in July, she wondered why there were no crafts available for children. So the 7-year-old took matters into her own hands. She asked her mom, Lauren Walsh, to find out if she could set up a stand and teach others how to make bird feeders, a craft she learned from a book. The answer was yes.

Lucia Akard
August 14, 2014

Though Nancy Bennett-Donohue, who celebrated her 103rd birthday on July 29, now lives in Micco, Fla., her roots are Bonac through and through.

August 14, 2014

Suppose Dylan Lauren of Dylan’s Candy Bar and Steven Spielberg of “Jaws” were in a local news story. What would it be about? The proceedings of the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals. At its meeting Friday, the board agreed that Dylan’s Candy Bar can sell hand-scooped ice cream and that accessory structures on the film director’s property here could remain where they are. 

Joanne Pilgrim
August 14, 2014

Historic preservation in the heart of East Hampton Village will be enhanced with the purchase of the Gardiner home lot, Robert Hefner, the director of historic services for the village, said at East Hampton Town Hall last week.

Mr. Hefner, along with village officials and civic group representatives, spoke in favor of a purchase of 3.7 acres of the original lot, for $9.6 million from the town’s community preservation fund.

Christopher Walsh
August 14, 2014

East End Climate Action Network, an organization aiming to address and educate the public about climate change and resiliency, and Renewable Energy Long Island, a not-for-profit organization based in East Hampton that promotes sustainable energy use and generation, will co-host the Renewable Energy and Sustainability Fair on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the grounds of the Amagansett Historical Association.

Janis Hewitt
August 14, 2014

Concerned Citizens of Montauk has asked the East Hampton Town Planning Board to call for a full environmental impact statement before making any decisions about a proposed large-scale project at the East Deck Motel site at Ditch Plain, claiming that the application raises serious questions about environmental and community impacts.

Christopher Walsh
August 12, 2014
A representative of the U.S. Forest Service will present his findings on the deer impact on deer forestry at a forum hosted by the Village Preservation Society of East Hampton on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Woodlands in the Town of East Hampton have been "decimated" by foraging deer, according to a representative of the U.S. Forest Service who will present his findings at a forum hosted by the Village Preservation Society of East Hampton on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. The group will meet at the Emergency Services Building at 1 Cedar Street in East Hampton. The meeting will be open to the public.

Star staff
August 11, 2014
Jerry Seinfeld was spotted at Babette's restaurant in East Hampton Village on Monday.

Jerry Seinfeld was spotted at Babette's restaurant in East Hampton Village on Monday taping an episode of a new television show called "Car Matchmaker."

Mr. Seinfeld, who has a house overlooking the ocean in East Hampton, sat down with Spike Feresten, a comedian and former "Seinfeld" writer who hosts " Car Matchmaker," at a corner table with two camera operators and several other crew members hovering nearby. Despite the taping, Babette's was open and busy as usual.

Janis Hewitt
August 7, 2014

The Montauk Village Association, the group that keeps flowers abloom throughout the hamlet, will host its annual Greenery Scenery party on Friday, Aug. 15, at the Montauk Lake Club from 6 to 9 p.m.

This year the group will honor James Grimes of Fort Pond Native Plants for “his many years of service and commitment to Montauk,” said Nancy Keeshan, the president of the M.V.A.

Christopher Walsh
August 7, 2014

The East Hampton Village Board closed out the fiscal year last Thursday, adopting six code amendments, accepting several bids, and approving employment agreements. Barbara Borsack, the deputy mayor, presided in the absence of Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr.

Christopher Walsh
July 30, 2014

It may not be a date that will live in infamy, but June 13, 1942, is certainly a date of historic importance. Shortly after midnight, four trained German saboteurs landed in the fog on the beach near the Coast Guard station on Atlantic Avenue in Amagansett. They had rowed ashore in a collapsible rubber boat filled with explosives, clothing, several thousand dollars in cash, and a two-year plan to blow up aluminum and magnesium plants, canals, bridges, waterways, and locks, according to the Sea Frontier War Diary, a document held at the National Archives and Records Administration.

Star staff
July 30, 2014

Meghan McNelis Rooney of Pittsburgh and Jonathan Graham Foley of Montauk were married on July 12 at Immaculate Conception Chapel at St. Francis University in Loretto, Pa. The Rev. Paul Taylor officiated. A reception followed at Klein Immergrun, a family estate in Loretto.

The bride wore a silk satin dress by Johanna Johnson, an Australian designer, a veil of her own design, and shoes from Landin. She carried white peonies, English garden roses, and pink spray roses.