Janae Jones, seated, underwent a surgery four years ago that was financed in part by the Island Gift of Life Foundation. She and her mother, Samone Johnson, standing, say the surgery was life-changing.
Christine Sampson began contributing to The East Hampton Star in March of 2015. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and digital publications, including Patch.com, The Huffington Post and Newsday. Originally from Levittown, Ms. Sampson recalls with fondness spending summer vacations in Montauk with her family, and she now lives in Amagansett.
Part of the East Hampton Library’s lower level was closed to the public this week and last but there was only minor damage after a check valve on a water main burst early last week, flooding the older half of the basement. T.E. McMorrow
T.E. McMorrow began freelancing for The Star in 2009, before coming on staff, full time, at the end of 2011. He is a member of the Drama Desk in New York. His book, “Nutcracker in Harlem,” illustrated by James Ransome, is scheduled for publication in the fall of 2017 by HarperCollins children’s division.
Taylor K. Vecsey returned to The East Hampton Star in 2014. She was the founding editor of East Hampton Patch news site and also ran Southampton Patch. A Water Mill resident, Ms. Vecsey is a member of the Bridgehampton Fire Department, where she volunteers as an emergency medical technician.