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.
After a winter hiatus, a $13.8 million project to repave and repair 15 miles of Montauk Highway between East Hampton and Montauk is under way again.
The New York State Department of Transportation’s project, stretching between Buell Lane in East Hampton and South Etna Avenue in Montauk, started up again this week. In the fall, state contractors had repaved some of the worst sections between East Hampton and Amagansett, with the exception of both downtown areas. They are now working west to east on the remaining sections ane expect the project to be complete by May.
Montaukers will soon have a new doctor to call their own. Southampton Hospital has announced that Michael Genereux, a doctor of osteopathy, will work out of the Meeting House Lane Medical Practice’s offices on Montauk Main Street this summer, filling the vacancy left by the departure of Dr. Anthony Knott late last year.
Prolonged frigid temperatures left baymen out in the cold this winter. Frozen bays meant fewer bay scallops were harvested, and the State Department of Environmental Conservation will let them try to recoup their losses with an extra month of harvesting.
Before Officer Roland Walker hung up his Stetson yesterday after 31 years on the job, his colleagues looked back at his long career in patrol, describing him as a good cop who was unflappable and possessed the skill to diffuse difficult situations with his calming voice and compassion.
East Hampton Town Lt. Christopher M. Hatch may be getting ready to retire, but he’s still plenty busy over the next few weeks as he makes the final preparations for the annual Montauk Friends of Erin St. Patrick’s Day parade.
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.