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.
Fire commissioner votes, held in the midst of the holiday season on quiet Tuesday evenings in December, are usually uneventful elections with low voter turnout, even when there is the occasional competitive race. On Dec. 9, however, a single vote separated the two candidates for Bridgehampton fire commissioner in an election held on a stormy night.
A close examination of the voter rolls, however, showed that two people living outside the fire district may have cast votes, which led to the vote being completely overturned.
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.