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.
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Leaders of the Amagansett Fire Department have to find a new place for the Suffolk County police helicopter to land in emergencies when patients need to be airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital.
The medevac has been landing in a field behind the firehouse, between Main Street and the Long Island Rail Road tracks, but the chief said he was recently informed that pilots had raised concerns about the safety of the landing zone.
A handful of voters turned out for a special Bridgehampton Fire District referendum Tuesday night, approving the district’s plan to renovate the interior of the firehouse on School Street.
In a 23-to-3 vote, a resolution to approve a 15-year bond at a maximum of $750,000 to renovate the kitchen and offices, add women’s bathrooms, renovate the recreation area in the basement, and make other repairs was passed.
Many may not take me for the type of gal who enjoys camping. After all, I was raised in Manhattan. Growing up, the closest I ever got to camping was visiting my cousins at Hither Hills during their extended stays there, but I always left long before dusk. Fast forward all these years later and I look forward to going to sleep under the stars, sitting by a campfire, and, yes, even as a decade-long vegetarian, waking up to the smell of bacon cooking at the neighboring campsite.
November has been declared Automated External Defibrillator Awareness Month in the Town of East Hampton.
As part of a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of A.E.D.s, which are used in cases of cardiac arrest, the East Hampton Healthcare Foundation has plans to spread the word about where the devices are located. Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell issued a proclamation during a town board work session on Tuesday.
Ghouls and goblins have plenty of places to go this month. With All Hallows’ Eve falling on a Friday this year, there are two entire weekends chock full of frightful gatherings and trick-or-treating.
Groundworks Landscaping @ Hrens in East Hampton is ground zero for Halloween, featuring the Trail of Terror, an outdoor haunted attraction. Take a spooky walk through the two-acre property on Oct. 24, 25, 30, and 31 from 7 to 10 p.m. It’s not recommended for children under 12, however. Tickets cost $10 per person.
The Amagansett Fire Department held its annual inspection dinner earlier this month at Devon Yacht Club in Amagansett to recognize outstanding and longtime members.
Three members were honored for having a combined 150 years of service between them. Carmine DiSunno, Joe Hren Jr., and David DiSunno each have 50 years in the fire department.
Amagansett Fire Chief Dwayne Denton and Judy Bennett, who each have served the department for 25 years, were also given an award.
Thanks to the rain on Saturday, the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons moved its annual dog walk to Sunday, but that didn't make it any less successful.
ARF Hamptons raised more than $60,000 at the 21st annual Stroll to the Sea dog walk, according to Jamie Berger, the group's director of marketing and communications. "It was one of our best," she said, adding that they are still tallying the number of entries in the two-mile walk from Mulford Farm on James Lane in East Hampton Village to Main Beach and back.
Due to the rain in the forecast for Saturday, the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons postponed its Stroll to the Sea dog walk.
The 21st annual canine affair will start from Mulford Farm on James Lane in East Hampton Village on Sunday at 9 a.m. There is an 80-percent chance of rain on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. No rain is forecast for Sunday.
Columbus Day weekend will be a jam-packed three days on the South Fork. The Hamptons International Film Festival will bring a slew of activities, mainly to East Hampton and Sag Harbor, but there's plenty else to do if you don't feel liking taking in a flick.