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.
After three years reviewing an application to expand the Harbor Heights gas station on Route 114, the Sag Harbor Village Zoning Board of Appeals last week denied the majority of the variances that John Leonard had asked for to expand the gas station and establish a convenience store.
The East End Drug Task Force busted nine men this week who were allegedly involved in selling and buying an especially potent heroin that can be traced to at least half a dozen overdoses on the South Fork, according to the Suffolk County district attorney's office.
Mary's Marvelous, a favorite Amagansett and East Hampton coffee, pastry, and lunch spot, received some love on Twitter this week from the actor Alec Baldwin, a regular customer when he is staying at his South Fork house.
While nearby Sag Harbor Village was bustling with activity during HarborFrost, scores of firefighters, divers, and emergency medical service personnel descended on Noyac Bay. Onlookers, who had gone to the bay to take photos, called 911 after hearing a dog yelping and then spotting it trying to stay afloat about 150 feet or so out, where there was a break in the ice.
An effort is afoot to convince the White House what many on the South Fork already believe — that Marine Lance Cpl. Jordan C. Haerter deserves the Medal of Honor, the highest military honor awarded by the president of the United States
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.