Author Information

Articles by this author:

  • After long deliberations, the East Hampton Town Trustees are on the point of allowing a lessee on trustee-owned property at Lazy Point to move her shoreline house to higher ground.
  • The long drawn-out process by which the Maidstone Club received approval to upgrade and expand the irrigation system on its golf course was concluded on Friday when the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals announced its satisfaction with 10 conditions it had attached to its approval in July. Two of the conditions required additional submissions.

  • Year-round, unsewered homeowners in Suffolk County are eligible for a lottery to participate in an alternative wastewater treatment pilot program. The county will select 19 winners, who will get a new system installed at no cost, along with five years of free maintenance.

    Nitrogen leaking from aging septic systems is seen as contributing to the deteriorated quality of some town waterways, helping to cause algal blooms that can kill marine life.

  • The long-held plan to improve traffic safety at the intersection of Buell Lane, Route 114, and Toilsome Lane in East Hampton Village took a large step closer to fruition on Monday.
  • A long-awaited public restroom in Amagansett’s business district is moving closer to reality.
  • With the midterm elections 12 days away, Representative Tim Bishop and his challenger, State Senator Lee Zeldin, are locked in what polls indicate is a close contest.

    A Newsday/News12/Siena poll conducted in September gave Mr. Bishop, a Democrat, a 10-point lead, but a more recent poll released by a conservative group backing Mr. Zeldin, a Republican, called it a dead heat.

  • Describing a summer on the beaches characterized by few serious mishaps, a lack of unruly crowds, and no extreme weather, Ed McDonald, the East Hampton Village beach manager, said, “Dull is good,” as he summarized the season’s activities and revenue at a village board meeting Friday. He noted that no one had drowned and said the Main Beach lifeguards, led by Eric Bramoff, deftly and professionally handled two incidents in which bathers suffered neck injuries.

  • The dark comes so early now. I shudder to think of the end of daylight saving time, barely a week away. But Tuesday was so mild and biking up Further Lane after work has become something of a mild exercise habit as I try to hold onto these great outdoors until the frost comes. So it was already getting dark as I pedaled east, then south, then west.

  • Owing to a recent elevation of the cyanobacteria, the East Hampton Town Trustees have closed Georgica Pond for another 21 days, through Nov. 4.
  • Neighbors of the Maidstone Club have a lawsuit pending in State Supreme Court seeking to have the board require the club to take additional steps to mitigate noise from a pump house that is part of the project.

Blogs by this author:

  • The State D.E.C. will temporarily close Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton to the harvesting of shellfish starting on Saturday due to the fireworks show.
  • Aerial spraying of the mosquito larvicides methoprene and VectoBac over Accabonac Harbor in East Hampton and Napeague in Amagansett, which was planned for Tuesday, has been postponed to Wednesday.
  • Weather permitting, Suffolk County’s division of vector control will apply methoprene via helicopter to parts of salt marshes at Napeague in Amagansett, Accabonac Harbor in East Hampton, and at Jagger Lane and North Sea in eastern Southampton.
  • Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. asked those attending the village board meeting on Friday to remain standing following the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance for a moment of silence to remember the nine people murdered in Charleston, S.C.
  • In a sure sign that spring isn't too far off, the Amagansett Chamber of Commerce has named the grand marshal of its seventh annual Am O'Gansett Parade, which will begin at 12:01 p.m. on March 14 and conclude a few minutes later.

    With a theme of "Music is the Message," Michael Clark, who owns Crossroads Music at Amagansett Square, has been named this year's grand marshal. The announcement came at noon on Thursday.

  • Motorists and shoppers may have been confused this month by the ticket-dispensing machines at the entrance to the Reutershan and Barns Schenck parking lots in the East Hampton Village business district. On some days this month, the machines, from which motorists are to take a ticket allowing two hours' parking, were covered and out of service. On other days, they were not.

  • The Clamshell Foundation will hold its Great Bonac Chili Cook-Off on Sunday at American Legion Post 419 in Amagansett as a kickoff to its membership and fund-raising drive.

    The entry fee for individual home cooks is $25; for professionals, it is $100. The contestants will be limited to 32, and advance registration is required. Those interested can do so online at, under the “events” page, or by filling out a registration form at the Legion post.

  • The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will present the next installment of its Architectural Sessions program on Friday at 6 p.m. PRO BONO: Architects Who Serve Humanity will feature a discussion focusing on two architects who volunteer their time to charitable causes.

  • Cormac Orr, a third-grade student at the John M. Marshall Elementary School in East Hampton, was named this year's honorary Mayor for the Day in East Hampton Village. A ceremony at which the other mayor, Paul F. Rickenbach Jr., read a proclamation honoring Cormac was held at the East Hampton Village Board's meeting on Friday.

    Cormac, who is 9, is a participant in Project Most, an after-school enrichment program for elementary students at the John M. Marshall and Springs Schools. He won two gold medals in the Special Olympics last year.

  • Christmas Eve
    On Wednesday, Christmas Eve services will happen at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church and St. Peter’s Catholic Church at 5 p.m., and a candlelight service at the Amagansett Presbyterian Church will begin at 7 p.m.

    A Christmas Day service will start at 9 a.m. at St. Peter’s.