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 Village police arrested a Newburgh, N.Y., man early Saturday morning after a cab driver complained that he had not paid the $60 fare agreed upon.
At about 2:20 a.m., Joshua George Colon, 32, hired a Roadrunner taxi, driven by James Geddis, to take him from the Shagwong restaurant on Main Street in Montauk to the Huntting Inn on Main Street in East Hampton, but balked at paying the fare when they arrived in East Hampton. He told Mr. Geddis he would need to get money from his room, but then never returned.
Bruce Tait, a longtime member of the Sag Harbor Village Harbor Committee, resigned from that committee, not because of his recent demotion from its chairmanship, he said, but because the committee isn’t focused on the issues he finds important.
In an email to Mayor Brian Gilbride and the village board on Nov. 5, Mr. Tait said he was stepping down due to personal and professional commitments. The board accepted his resignation at a meeting on Nov. 12.
Like other emergency medical service providers on the East End, E.M.S. personnel in the Bridgehampton Fire Department, pictured above during a drill on Monday, are in the midst of training for how to respond in the event of a suspected Ebola case. Based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and mandates from the New York State Commissioner of Health, all emergency medical technicians, including volunteers, must learn how to don and take off infectious disease apparel. Suffolk County E.M.S. has been updating all 96 E.M.S. agencies on these procedures.