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.
As staff members at the Hayground School in Bridgehampton tried to light an outdoor pizza oven on a windy afternoon last week, they touched off a grass fire that quickly spread to a nearby building, fire officials said.
Brian Williams, a Southampton Town fire marshal, said a rolled-up newspaper had been lit on March 26 around 1:40 p.m., and before it could be tossed into the oven, embers blew away. Bushes and grass caught fire, and flames extended to Jeff’s Kitchen on the campus, located between Butter and Mitchell Lanes.
The Star received reports of clams, and even dead crabs, covering portions of the sand at Beach Lane and Town Line Beach in Wainscott on Saturday, as well as Main Beach in East Hampton Village throughout the weekend.
While much of Long Island is under a blizzard watch, meteorologists say the East End will see less snow, though this northeaster leaves plenty of cause for concern with power outages and dangerous road conditions possible.
East Hampton and Southampton Towns are teaming up to screen "No Kidding, Me2!" -- a film meant to shed light on clinical depression -- on March 8 at the Westhampton Library as part of an effort to raise awareness about mental illness.