Author Information

Articles by this author:

  •     Patrick Masone was a fighter, said Russell Masone, his son. He fought to regain his health so that he could remain in his house, on North Delphi Road in Montauk, with his son.
        “He really fought hard — that’s the only thing my cousin said to me,” Carol Gemon, Mr. Masone’s niece, said.

  •     Stella Kremer, a retired marriage and family therapist who had lived for many years in Barnes Landing and Elmont, died on May 3 in hospice in Delray Beach, Fla. She was 85 and had been receiving treatment for acute myeloid leukemia.
        For many years, Ms. Kremer, who was known as Dolly, and her husband, Dr. Herman Saling Kremer, had a house on Water’s Edge in Barnes Landing, Springs; it became their full-time home in the 1980s. After her husband died, she sold the house and moved to Huckleberry Lane in East Hampton.

  •     John E. Schaefer, 93, a founding member of the Noyac Golf Club who lived for 50 years in Noyac’s Northampton summer colony, died on April 13 at North Shore Hospital. He had been on kidney dialysis for the past 19 months.
        A native of Blue Point, where he grew up, Mr. Schaefer learned to golf as a caddie at the Rockville Links Club in Rockville Centre. He played throughout his life, past his 90th birthday.

  • East Hampton Town

    Seek Food Truck and Pool Bids

        East Hampton Town is soliciting bids from food truck vendors interested in leasing the exclusive right to sell at Gin Beach in Montauk. Bids must be received by 3 p.m. on Wednesday by the town’s Purchasing Department, which can provide specifications.

        Bids are also being sought for a rehabilitation — by marble dusting — of the pools at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter. They are due by next Thursday.

  • Creative Awards
        The Montauk advertising and design firm blumenfeld + fleming, founded by Jill Fleming and Lynn Blumenfeld, has won four platinum and five gold Hermes Creative Awards.

  • AMAGANSETT
    A. Villa Jr. to J. Cooke and B. Warner, 210 Fresh Pond Road, .31 acre, March 28, $625,000.
    T. and D. Goldbergh to D. Lyon and S. Johnson, 77 Hand Lane, .74 acre, March 25, $2,500,000.

    EAST HAMPTON
    C. Myers to S. Spevakow, 17 Miller Lane West, .25 acre, March 25, $950,000.
    S. Singer (by executor) to J. and C. Panico, 5 Close Court, .92 acre, March 21, $725,000.
    Spielberg Properties to 500 MTK HWY L.L.C., 500 Montauk Highway, 1.27 acres (vacant), March 20, $1,650,000.

  • May 5, 1988
        Going into yesterday’s game here with Greenport, the East Hampton High School baseball team continued to hold onto first place in League Eight, at 9-1, with Mercy keeping pace at 7-2.
        East Hampton won all three games it played last week, finishing a sweep of the Southold series with 13-5 and 17-3 victories, and stopping Greenport 10-3.

  • Kids Day
        The Hampton Racquet Club at 172 Buckskill Road, whose executive director is John Graham, a popular children’s coach, is having a Kids Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday that, besides kids tennis clinics, will include potato sack races, egg races, field events, a scavenger hunt, face painting, a bouncy castle, and a family barbecue. The event is to benefit the East Hampton Day Care Learning Center and the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons.

  • Thursday, May 16
    BOYS TENNIS, county team tournament, second round,  William Floyd-Miller Place winner at Ross, and East Hampton-Huntington winner at Westhampton Beach, 4 p.m.


    Friday, May 17
    BOYS TENNIS, county team tournament, quarterfinal round matches, sites of higher seeds, 4 p.m.

  •    Bruce Wolosoff, a composer and pianist who lives on Shelter Island, will give a benefit recital for the German Diez Scholarship Fund at the Renee Weiler Concert Hall of the Greenwich House Music School at 46 Barrow Street in Manhattan tonight at 8. Tickets cost $20 and are available at the door. Additional donations have been requested.

Blogs by this author:

  • Bridgehampton beat Stony Brook 54-36 in the county Class C-D championship game at William Floyd High School on Saturday afternoon.

    The Bees may have gone into the game a little overconfident, according to their coach, Carl Johnson, because two of Stony Brook's best players were benched, including the point guard, who sat out with an injury. Nevertheless, Stony Brook kept up with Bridgehampton in the first half, waiting until the last few seconds on the clock during each possession to get off a shot. The Bees led 19-14 at the half.

  • Harborfields High School defeated the East Hampton High School boys basketball team in the county Class A semifinal game on Friday.

    The second-seeded Tornadoes prevailed 73-58 at home against the third-seeded Bonackers to qualify for the championship game on Tuesday at Walt Whitman High School in Huntington Station. 

  • A fire chief responding to an automatic fire alarm call at a house in Bridgehampton on Sunday morning smelled smoke, called for engines to respond, and then discovered flames that firefighters were able to quickly extinguish.

    The Bridgehampton Fire Department was called to a house on Job’s Lane, near Pointe Mecox Lane, at about 9:50 a.m. Mark Balserus, the second assistant fire chief, reported a strong smell of smoke at the house and had dispatchers alert the rest of the department about a fire at about 10:10 a.m.

  • Valentine's Day is Saturday, and before you start with the excuse that there's nothing happening in the Hamptons in the dead of winter, take a look at these ideas for spending time with your valentine. Even if you are sans date this year, the weekend's line-up is sure to keep your heart happy.

  • A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until Tuesday morning at 6, according to the National Weather Service. Officials in East Hampton and Southampton Towns are warning residents that travel could be hazardous due to snow and ice accumulations and reduced visibilities. 

  • The Artists Alliance of East Hampton announced Friday that its members exhibit this weekend at Ashawagh Hall in Springs has been canceled due to the weather forecast. The Winter 2015 show has been moved to March 7 and 8. The alliance said on its Facebook page that it would make more announcements as the new date approaches.

  • The start time for the East Hampton High School boys basketball game Thursday afternoon at Bayport-Blue Point, where they need a win for a share of the League VI title, has been switched from 4:3o to 4 p.m.

    The Bonackers will look for their 10th straight win when they take on the Phantoms. East Hampton defeated Elwood-John Glenn at home Wednesday night, 84 to 49. They shot 66 percent from the 3-point line and 70 percent from the floor, according to Jack Graves, The Star's sports editor.

  • Josh Lamison, a Bridgehampton High School junior, scored his 1,000th point as a Killer Bee in a home game against Stony Brook Tuesday night.

    Lamison, a junior who has been a Killer Bee since the eighth grade, is a strong inside player, according to Jack Graves, The Star's sports editor. Lamison needed only 4 points to reach the milestone basket in the second quarter Tuesday night at the Hive. 

    Game action was stopped so he could savor the moment. His parents joined him on the court for pictures. 

  • The Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt canceled its full "snow moon" hike Tuesday night, opting instead for a full "worm moon" hike next month. The deep snow and ice made it too dangerous to trek out into the Vineyard Field trail for the moonlit walk. Co-sponsored by the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton, the leisurely paced hike is now slated for March 5 at 7:30 p.m.

  • The inclement weather and icy roads forecasted for Tuesday morning has caused some rescheduling at Town Hall.