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East Hampton Melvyn Aarons, 77, called police last week after Bank of America told him someone had attempted to open an account from a computer in Islip using his Social Security number. The potential thief, however, entered an old address for Mr...
A Springs man, who was pulled over by an East Hampton Village police officer Friday night for alleged traffic violations, was ultimately charged with aggravated drunken driving. Joseph Thomas McBride III, 22, was said by police to have had the...
The East Hampton High School boys basketball team prevailed 52-47 over sixth-seeded Islip in a tumultuous first-round Class A playoff game at the high school Tuesday night, setting up a game Friday at second-seeded Harborfields, which on Tuesday handily defeated Amityville.
Guess what song has been going through my head for more than two weeks since two feet of snow fell and the temperature started to go down. Sorry, but I can’t help setting things to music. What I keep hearing, a la Louis Armstrong, is:...
I’ve got to get beyond the birth-and-death thing, as my Zen book advises, though the good news is that my birthday is tomorrow and Mary is going to take me out to dinner. When recently the subject of first loves came up, I told her that...
The world may be undergoing a sixth great wave of extinctions, as recently examined in a book by Elizabeth Kolbert, and this phenomenon may well extend to the seas, including those off our own shores. Symptoms include coral reef degradation, finfish...
Sharp-eyed readers might have noticed something a little out of the ordinary on one of The Star’s recent obituary pages. Down in the lower right corner was a correction — nothing strange about that, of course. But what was unusual was...
In an interesting development, the Village of East Hampton’s code enforcement officer and fire inspector has suggested taking a hard look at basements. The issue Ken Collum identified and asked the village board to consider regulating is that...

I’m single. There, I’ve said it, the dreaded S word. The D label fits, but it’s irrelevant. Not many years ago, in the ’60s, marriage itself was on the brink of obsolescence for some people. Free love, sex, and rock...