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.
Public safety dispatchers were inundated with calls around the time of the accident on Route 114 in East Hampton on April 16, but handled the situation with aplomb, East Hampton Village Police Chief Gerard Larsen said yesterday.
Police detectives are taking the lead on a suspicious fire that destroyed an Amagansett house and threatened neighboring houses in the early morning hours last Thursday.
East Hampton Town Police Capt. Chris Anderson confirmed that the cause of the fire at 119 Miankoma Lane is under investigation, and police are working in conjunction with the East Hampton Town fire marshal’s office.
More than a week after a serious three-car accident on Route 114 in East Hampton, police are still looking for witnesses to help them figure out what happened.
The drivers of a Subaru Forester and a Chevrolet utility truck that collided head-on just north of Stephen Hand’s Path on April 16 were both airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, but their injuries were not believed to be life threatening, according to East Hampton Town police. The driver of a Ford Explorer that was also involved in the accident was not injured and the car was not badly damaged.
Sagaponack residents turned out in opposition to a proposal to construct a mansion at a Sagaponack Village Board hearing, they argued that the house would destroy the last unobstructed views from a public thoroughfare to the ocean dunes
The Southampton Fire Department will conduct a large-scale training exercise on Main Street in the village on Monday between 6 and 9 p.m., partly as a response to the large fire on Sag Harbor’s Main Street in December.
A free workshop on preparing first responders for an emergency involving someone with autism will take place at the Hampton Bays Middle School on April 8 from 9 a.m. to noon. The training session is for emergency medical technicians, firefighters, law enforcement officers, and hospital and school personnel.
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.