To remain under New York State’s tax levy cap, the Amagansett School District would be limited to a .16-percent tax levy increase, or $14,000, in the 2016-17 school year, Eleanor Tritt, the district superintendent, told the school board as its preliminary budget was unveiled on Feb. 23.
One year, ago, when The Star wrote about Glenn Feit’s “Fingerpicking Second Act,” the semiretired attorney was five years into a resumed study of the guitar after a false start four decades earlier. His renewed interest, he said, had coincided with his 80th birthday, and after honing his chops on stages across the South Fork he felt ready to take that second act into the studio.
Hugh King, East Hampton Town’s town crier; Dell Cullum, an Amagansett native, photographer, and naturalist, and Katherine C.H.E., a musician, will take part in a celebration of the Amagansett Free Library’s centennial on Saturday. The community has been invited to “put on their party hats.”
Members of the East Hampton Group for Wildlife delivered a withering appraisal of East Hampton Village’s deer-management activities and of White Buffalo, the Connecticut organization it hired to conduct a deer-sterilization program, at the village board’s meeting on Friday.
The East Hampton Town Trustees endorsed two projects aimed at restoring Georgica Pond to health on Tuesday, telling the representative of a property owners’ association that an application to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for the larger project could be made in the trustees’ name.
Thanks to Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, residents of the South Fork have had plenty of remedies for a long winter’s inevitable cabin fever. This off-season has seen a multitude of musical events that have warmed the cold nights, many of them paying tribute to rock ’n’ roll’s classic era and the artists who made it so.
The United States Fish and Wildlife Service will close most of the beach above the mean high tide line at the National Wildlife Refuge west of Atlantic Avenue in Amagansett and the Jessup's Neck peninsula at the Morton National Wildlife Refuge in Noyac from April 1 through Aug. 31.
Registered Democrats who hope to see Senator Bernie Sanders on the ballot in New York State's April 19 presidential primary have been asked sign two petitions at Canio's Books in Sag Harbor before 5 p.m. on Tuesday.
A standing-room-only crowd including many of the South Fork's musicians packed into Crossroads Music at Amagansett Square on Saturday night for a free concert that served as an informal send-off for the store, which will close at year's end.
Edwin L. Sherrill, a native son of East Hampton who served on the village board for 33 years, was honored by that board on Thursday morning when a plaque renaming the Main Beach pavilion in his honor was unveiled.
Neither a six-week delay nor an Election Day shakeup could dampen spirits at the East Hampton Town Trustees' 25th annual Largest Clam Contest, to which a few hundred members of the community flocked on Sunday.