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Star Staff
January 16, 2017
The Eastville Community Historical Society of Sag Harbor will hold a two-part screening of "Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise," a four-hour PBS program hosted by Henry Louis Gates Jr., from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday.

The Eastville Community Historical Society of Sag Harbor will hold a two-part screening of "Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise," a four-hour PBS program hosted by Henry Louis Gates Jr., from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and Jan. 27. The production examines the last five decades of African-American history.

Taylor K. Vecsey
January 12, 2017
Edward V. Ecker Jr., one of Montauk's favorite sons, will lead the Montauk Friends of Erin St. Patrick's Day Parade this year.

Edward V. Ecker Jr., one of Montauk's favorite sons, will lead the Montauk Friends of Erin St. Patrick's Day Parade this year. The Montauk Friends of Erin announced its 2017 grand marshal on its Facebook page Wednesday night. 

Joanne Pilgrim
January 12, 2017
To try to contain the spread of the disease, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation plans to issue an emergency order creating a “protective zone” encompassing the entire county.

While bare, leafless trees are the norm during cold winter months, the state of East Hampton’s oak trees, which are subject to a spreading and untreatable fatal disease called oak wilt, remains to be seen until spring, when sampling and aerial examinations will be done.

Christopher Walsh
January 12, 2017
With the inauguration of Donald Trump just eight days away, the president-elect is poised to assume office as the most unpopular chief executive of modern times.

With the inauguration of Donald Trump just eight days away, the president-elect is poised to assume office as the most unpopular chief executive of modern times. The protests that followed his election in many cities subsided, but a spirit of resistance to the next president’s agenda and cabinet picks has not.

Christopher Walsh
January 12, 2017
The Village of East Hampton is once again the recipient of an upbeat assessment of its fiscal health.

The Village of East Hampton is once again the recipient of an upbeat assessment of its fiscal health.

Michael Tomicich, director of governmental services at the accounting firm Satty, Levine, and Ciacco, reported his firm’s unqualified, or clean, opinion to the village board at its work session last Thursday.

Christopher Walsh
January 9, 2017
Monday's scheduled meeting of the Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee has been cancelled due to Saturday's snowstorm.

Monday's scheduled meeting of the Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee has been cancelled due to Saturday's snowstorm.

Taylor K. Vecsey
January 7, 2017
As the snow continues to fall on the South Fork, officials are telling residents to stay home.

Update, 3:20 p.m.: Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman has declared a snow emergency, as did East Hampton Village Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. 

Originally, 2:46 p.m.: As the snow continues to fall on the South Fork, officials are telling residents to stay home.

Star Staff
January 5, 2017

The holidays may be over, but next weekend, many will enjoy a three-day break as we remember the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday. Two important fund-raisers will be held on the South Fork that weekend, so mark your calendars now. 

Star Staff
January 5, 2017
Kristi Constanteles, a professional organizer, will talk about what it takes to get neater in the new year at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton on Saturday at 1 p.m. She will give tips on cleaning up and clearing out home clutter.

Kristi Constanteles, a professional organizer, will talk about what it takes to get neater in the new year at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton on Saturday at 1 p.m. She will give tips on cleaning up and clearing out home clutter.

Star Staff
December 30, 2016
As we look toward a new year, it's also good to look back at all that happened in 2016.

As we look toward a new year, it's also good to look back at all that happened in 2016. Perhaps it will be of little surprise that our most-read story of the year came just two weeks ago when a fire damaged several buildings on Main Street in Sag Harbor, including the iconic Sag Harbor Cinema.

Jack Graves
December 29, 2016
There will be ocean plunges Sunday at Gurney’s Inn in Montauk, at Main Beach in East Hampton Village, and at Beach Lane in Wainscott.

There will be ocean plunges Sunday at Gurney’s Inn in Montauk, at Main Beach in East Hampton Village, and at Beach Lane in Wainscott.

The Gurney’s one, which benefits the Retreat, is to go off at 10:30 a.m., the Main Beach one at 1 p.m., and the Wainscott one at 2:30.

Taylor K. Vecsey
December 29, 2016
In the two weeks since a fire ripped through Sag Harbor’s Main Street, destroying buildings and businesses at the height of the Christmas shopping season, officials have been working hard to find ways to recoup the financial losses caused by the fire and understand its lingering economic impacts.

In the two weeks since a fire ripped through Sag Harbor’s Main Street, destroying buildings and businesses at the height of the Christmas shopping season, officials have been working hard to find ways to recoup the financial losses caused by the fire and understand its lingering economic impact

Christine Sampson
December 28, 2016
Hampton Jitney and Fighting Chance, a Sag Harbor nonprofit that supports cancer patients, have teamed up for a crowdfunding campaign to provide rides to and from far-away doctor's appointments.

Hampton Jitney and Fighting Chance, a Sag Harbor nonprofit that supports cancer patients, have teamed up for a crowdfunding campaign to provide rides to and from far-away doctor's appointments.

Taylor K. Vecsey
December 23, 2016
A list of service times on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at churches from Montauk to Southampton.

Christmas Eve Services
Saturday, December 24

Amagansett Presbyterian Church, candlelight service, 7 p.m.

Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church, Christmas pageant and candlelight service, 5 p.m.

Christ Episcopal Church, Sag Harbor, family worship, 4 p.m., caroling and candlelight service with Eucharist, 11 p.m.

Star Staff
December 23, 2016
The Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church, which was built in 1842, has been nominated for addition to the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The New York State Historic Preservation Office made the recommendation for the Federal and Greek Revival-style church.

The Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church, which was built in 1842, has been nominated for addition to the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The New York State Historic Preservation Office made the recommendation for the Federal and Greek Revival-style church.

Christopher Walsh
December 22, 2016

At its last meeting of the year on Friday, the East Hampton Village Board scheduled a public hearing next month on a significant amendment to the zoning code and other hearings on a few parking and traffic issues.

Isabel Carmichael
December 22, 2016
The Long Island Collection at the East Hampton Library is a repository of some 100,000 historical treasures.

The Long Island Collection at the East Hampton Library is a repository of some 100,000 historical treasures, including a cloth of gold once owned by Captain Kidd. Each year, Gina Piastuck, the librarian in charge, inventories the new acquisitions, recording what is known of their origin and deciding whether to add them to the 4,735 that can be seen online.

Taylor K. Vecsey
December 22, 2016

The fire in Sag Harbor on Friday ravaged buildings and closed businesses, but at least two people, Fred Kumwenda and Michael Lynch, lost everything they owned when the blaze ripped through their second-story apartment above Compass real estate on Main Street.

Taylor K. Vecsey
December 21, 2016
"It's really about bringing the community together and looking toward the new year with hope," said Lisa Field, who helped organize a gathering set for Tuesday.

Sister Ann, who runs the Cormaria Retreat House in Sag Harbor Village, wanted to do something to bring the community together after the fire that ravaged part of Main Street last week. So she and Lisa Field, the president of the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce, came up with an idea for a candlelight gathering, slated for Tuesday afternoon, as the village looks toward the new year. 

Taylor K. Vecsey
December 20, 2016
An online fund-raising campaign has been organized for Michael Lynch, who was saved from his burning building Friday morning.

The sister of a man who was saved from his burning building in Sag Harbor Friday morning has organized an online fund-raising campaign for her brother.

Taylor K. Vecsey
December 19, 2016
The building that housed Compass real estate, which was destroyed by the fire that ripped through five Main Street buildings in Sag Harbor on Friday, was demolished.

A second building destroyed by a fire that ripped through five Main Street buildings in Sag Harbor on Friday has been demolished. 

Irene Silverman
December 17, 2016
Long-running negotiations between East Hampton Town and the Bistrian family over the town's possible purchase and preservation of a large tract of farmland in Amagansett have reached yet another impasse.

Long-running negotiations between East Hampton Town and the Bistrian family over the town's possible purchase and preservation of a large tract of farmland in Amagansett have reached yet another impasse.

Taylor K. Vecsey
December 17, 2016
Donations are being made to help a man who lost his home in the fire and to rebuild Main Street in Sag Harbor.

The fire in Sag Harbor on Friday ravaged buildings and closed businesses, but at least one man lost his home. 

Taylor K. Vecsey
December 17, 2016
Despite a devastating fire in five buildings on Main Street in Sag Harbor that closed many of the businesses there on Friday, Main Street was back open on Saturday morning for shoppers and diners.

Despite a devastating fire in five buildings on Main Street in Sag Harbor that closed many of the businesses there on Friday, the street was back open on Saturday morning for shoppers and diners.