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.
Nick Kruel, a knuckleballer and former star of the Pierson High School baseball team, had a standout summer season pitching for the Sag Harbor Whalers in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League and returned to the University of Tampa, where again he made the baseball team.
After nearly 20 years with the East Hampton Town Police Department, Lt. Austin McGuire, known A.J., is leaving for a new position as Sag Harbor Village’s next police chief. Starting in January, Lieutenant McGuire will take over from Chief Tom Fabiano, who announced his retirement in September.
Jean Gollay, a writer and editor, whose work appeared in The Readers Digest and The New York Times as well as The East Hampton Star, died in Venice, Fla., on Nov. 4, about a month shy of her 98th birthday.
As part of the American Cancer Society's annual Great American Smokeout on Nov. 20, Southampton Hospital's Ed & Phyllis Davis Wellness Center Institute will offer discounted sessions of its smoking cessation program.