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.
Raymond Hildreth Halsey, a farmer who owned the Green Thumb farm stand in Water Mill, died on Friday at home on Halsey Lane in that hamlet. He was 88. His family said he had heart problems.
One of the last of a generation of potato farmers who found ways to adapt to the changing times in order to stay in business, Mr. Halsey was a 10th-generation descendant of Thomas Halsey, one of the original English colonists of Southampton.
While a single vote separated the two candidates in last month's election, a revote Tuesday night resulted with John O'Brien of Sagaponack winning the Bridgehampton fire district commissioner seat over Philip Cammann.
Three schools to the west are dealing with threats on Thursday. While East Hampton police have been made aware of the situations in Southampton and Riverhead, Town Police Chief Michael Sarlo said there are no threats in East Hampton.
About a year after it was first announced that Hess gasoline stations would become Speedway, a brand mainly seen in the Midwest, the Hess retail stores on the South Fork were converted over to the new name and colors on Thursday.
Sixteen police officers who serve East Hampton spent Friday in Nassau County at the funeral for New York City Police Officer Brian Moore, who died two days after he was shot in the head while on duty in Queens.
Josh Lamison, a Bridgehampton High School junior, received a commendation at the Suffolk County Legislature's general meeting late last month in honor of scoring his 1,000th career point during the Bridgehampton Killer Bees' winning season.