A garbage truck slammed into the North Main Street railroad overpass in East Hampton Village on Tuesday morning, shutting down train service east of Bridgehampton. Work to repair the bridge was still underway at press time on Wednesday, as Memorial Day weekend and increased demand for train service fast approached.
East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell's office announced Monday that upcoming meetings would focus on specific issues facing the town to allow for more time to answer questions from the public.
Speaker of the House John Boehner will visit the South Fork next week to help raise money for Lee Zeldin, a fellow Republican and two-term state senator from Shirley who is running against Representative Tim Bishop.
Joe Farrell, a prominent builder, and his wife, Kristen, will hold a reception for Mr. Zeldin at their house, known as Sandcastle, on Halsey Lane in Bridgehampton on Sept. 20. A V.I.P. photo session will take place from 5 to 5:30 p.m., followed by the reception until 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $500, with the V.I.P. session costing $1,000 per person.
Richard G. Hendrickson of Bridgehampton, a long-time United States Cooperative volunteer weather observer, celebrated his 102nd birthday on Tuesday.
His granddaughter Sara Henrickson said he spent most of his day receiving birthday wishes by phone and visits from friends and family, and the Bridgehampton National Bank in Bridgehampton even threw him a small party complete with balloons, flowers, cupcakes, and a fruit tray.
The holiday weekend in the Hamptons brought with it dangerous surf conditions, officials have warned.
Crowded waters and populated beaches are expected due to a fair-weather forecast this weekend. "The increased boat traffic along with the unsettled sea conditions left in the wake of Hurricane Cristobal mean that boat operators need to be especially vigilant," the Coast Guard said in a statement. The Coast Guard warned of "increased wave height and unpredictable currents near shore."