One of my first assignments for The East Hampton Star was to collect recipes from Montauk locals for a St. Patrick’s Day supplement. I, being the very eager little cub reporter, approached every Irish person I knew for recipes and turned in about 20 of them. The Star used one.
The number of emergency medical service volunteers is dropping rapidly in the Montauk Fire Department. With a troubled economy, the problem has escalated as many residents are forced to work two or three jobs and have no time to volunteer. With some members pushing 60 to 70 years old, longtime volunteers are aging out of the department. The training is tough but very rewarding, said Alan Burke, the captain of Company Four, in charge of the ambulance crew.