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.
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East Hampton Town and Village stand to save a combined $600,000 if an initial cost savings analysis about consolidating 911 dispatching services rings true.
That is why the municipalities are hoping to receive a $25,000 matching grant from the Local Government Efficiency program to help fund a more in-depth study, which will consider operational and cost impacts. The study is expected to cost between $50,000 and $90,000.
In a four-way race for two seats on the Sag Harbor Village Board, Robby Stein and Sandra Schroeder were victorious in Tuesday’s election, which saw a high turnout of 515 voters.
Mr. Stein, the only incumbent running this time around, was the top vote getter, with 308 votes, including 30 absentee ballots. Kevin Duchemin, who had served one term, did not run for re-election.
An S.U.V. rolled over on the Napeague stretch of Montauk Highway, west of the Lobster Roll restaurant, on June 11, injuring the driver. The single-car accident happened at about 1:05 p.m.
The 20-year-old driver, Andy J. Amando, who said he had been wearing a seatbelt, was already out of his 2002 Mitsubishi when police arrived. He was conscious, but bleeding severely from his head, according to an East Hampton Town police accident report.
Sagaponack Village is considering revising its code as it relates to construction after some residents asked village leaders to put a stop to work on weekends and holidays.
An informational meeting will be held to hear residents’ opinions on the subject on Saturday at Sagaponack Village Hall at 9 a.m.
November has been declared Automated External Defibrillator Awareness Month in the Town of East Hampton.
As part of a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of A.E.D.s, which are used in cases of cardiac arrest, the East Hampton Healthcare Foundation has plans to spread the word about where the devices are located. Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell issued a proclamation during a town board work session on Tuesday.
Ghouls and goblins have plenty of places to go this month. With All Hallows’ Eve falling on a Friday this year, there are two entire weekends chock full of frightful gatherings and trick-or-treating.
Groundworks Landscaping @ Hrens in East Hampton is ground zero for Halloween, featuring the Trail of Terror, an outdoor haunted attraction. Take a spooky walk through the two-acre property on Oct. 24, 25, 30, and 31 from 7 to 10 p.m. It’s not recommended for children under 12, however. Tickets cost $10 per person.
The Amagansett Fire Department held its annual inspection dinner earlier this month at Devon Yacht Club in Amagansett to recognize outstanding and longtime members.
Three members were honored for having a combined 150 years of service between them. Carmine DiSunno, Joe Hren Jr., and David DiSunno each have 50 years in the fire department.
Amagansett Fire Chief Dwayne Denton and Judy Bennett, who each have served the department for 25 years, were also given an award.
Thanks to the rain on Saturday, the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons moved its annual dog walk to Sunday, but that didn't make it any less successful.
ARF Hamptons raised more than $60,000 at the 21st annual Stroll to the Sea dog walk, according to Jamie Berger, the group's director of marketing and communications. "It was one of our best," she said, adding that they are still tallying the number of entries in the two-mile walk from Mulford Farm on James Lane in East Hampton Village to Main Beach and back.
Due to the rain in the forecast for Saturday, the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons postponed its Stroll to the Sea dog walk.
The 21st annual canine affair will start from Mulford Farm on James Lane in East Hampton Village on Sunday at 9 a.m. There is an 80-percent chance of rain on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. No rain is forecast for Sunday.