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.
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.