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.
East Hampton Town and Village and Sag Harbor police chiefs, noting there are few Spanish-speaking and few African-American officers on the South Fork, said in interviews this week that they were concerned about diversity in their departments.
South Fork residents came together on Sunday for peaceful rallies in East Hampton and Bridgehampton to speak out against the shooting deaths of black men at the hands of police elsewhere in the country.
The time has finally arrived. After more than four years of work and many more of yearning and planning, the renovated and expanded John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor will open its doors in a little more than a week.
Two hundred and six East Hampton High School seniors received diplomas on Friday; 86 percent have committed to higher education, whether at a two-year, four-year, or vocational school, 14 are headed directly into the work force and 3 are enlisting in the armed services.
Fireworks on the South Fork are aplenty, and spread out throughout the summer and even into late August. Mark your calendar for one show or all of them, just be sure to enjoy the dazzling spectacle in the sky.