Taylor K. Vecsey returned to The East Hampton Star in 2014. She was the founding editor of East Hampton Patch news site and also ran Southampton Patch. A Water Mill resident, Ms. Vecsey is a member of the Bridgehampton Fire Department, where she volunteers as an emergency medical technician.
When Mayor Sandra Schroeder addressed a crowd gathered under a tent on Long Wharf for the Party for the Park in July, she said they were making history. In her 20 years in local government and her conversations with officials elsewhere, she found that “nobody has ever thrown a fund-raiser for a village project,” she said.
Southampton Town is taking steps to improve pedestrian safety along Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton, but a $700,000 state grant earmarked for crosswalk improvements and lighting enhancements is not as readily available as initially thought.
Efforts are under way to convince the Southampton Town Board to use the community preservation fund to end the possibility of development on the 13.3-acre parcel off Montauk Highway known as the Bridgehampton Gateway despite the fact the principal owner has made it clear she does not want to sell it.
Officers called out to address complaints about pedestrian safety on Bridgehampton's Main Street busted a man heading to Montauk with 300 vials of liquid concentrated cannabis and 150 pre-made individually packaged marijuana-laced edible goods.
In an effort to find ways to reduce the town’s energy load, an initiative set forth in the town’s comprehensive and sustainability plans, the board is considering changes that would relax property clearing restrictions to allow more area for solar energy systems as an accessory use.
Southampton Town officials are taking action to clean up a blighted south-of-the-highway property in Bridgehampton that neighbors claim has been abandoned for eight years and left to attract mosquitos, rats, raccoons, and squatters.
An East Hampton woman who was seriously injured on Aug. 6 when she and her boyfriend were struck by a car as they stood on the side of Sunrise Highway has had eight surgical procedures since the accident.
Detectives are investigating an accident involving a motorcyclist and another vehicle on Route 114, near Goodfriend Drive, in East Hampton on Saturday afternoon, according to East Hampton Town Police Lieutenant John Claflin.
Gabby Giffords, the former Arizona congresswoman who survived an assassination attempt in 2011, will be in East Hampton this weekend for a fund-raiser for Americans for Responsible Solutions, which seeks to reduce gun violence.