Author Information

Articles by this author:

  •    The 1770 House in East Hampton has a new chef. Michael Rozzi, an East End native who was a chef for 13 years at the former Della Femina restaurant in East Hampton, took his new post on Monday. He has also cooked at Le Chef and the Inn at Quogue. At Della Femina, Mr. Rozzi was sous chef to Kevin Penner, now the executive chef at 1770 House. He replaces Matt Birnstill, who left to pursue other cooking endeavors. Mr. Rozzi’s culinary focus is the use of local ingredients.

    Cafe Max on Break

  •    The next Artists and Writers Night at Almond restaurant in Bridgehampton will be on Wednesday. Kathryn Levy, a poet who lives in Sag Harbor and New York City, will host the evening and lead a discussion, the theme of which will be Frank O’Hara’s “Lunch Poems” and Larre’s, a French bistro where O’Hara and other writers and poets gathered.

  • Engineers suggest a look at private septic systems, as well as town plant
  • A petition calling for East Hampton Town to prohibit waterfowl hunting on Montauk’s Fort Pond prompted a discussion at a board work session on Dec. 18
  •    The New Year’s Eve options include, of course, a festive dinner out at any number of local restaurants. Here is the lowdown on what is being offered at some of them.

  • The town’s local waterfront revitalization plan, crafted over a number of years and approved by New York State, and other sections of the town code, as well as trustee regulations, govern what may or may not be done on shorelines.
  •     The terms of a negotiated agreement between East Hampton Town and Linda Norris, who had been suspended in October from her post as the adult day care supervisor for the Human Services Department, were detailed this week. In addition to being kept on in a different town department, as announced last week, Ms. Norris will be required to attend sensitivity training at her own expense, and has been put on notice that she would be fired if any further issues arise.

  •    The future of East Hampton Town’s individual hamlets can best be addressed by the residents appointed to the citizens advisory committees for the each of them, Councilwoman Theresa Quigley suggested at a board meeting on Tuesday.

  •    An East Hampton Town employee who was suspended from her job for 30 days without pay after her supervisor, Diane Patrizio, the head of the Human Services Department, brought disciplinary charges of misconduct and incompetence against her, will be transferred to another town department, at a slight pay decrease.

Blogs by this author:

  • A group called Montauk Locals is urging concerned residents to gather at the Montauk Firehouse at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday to greet the East Hampton Town Board, which will be having a 10 a.m. meeting there.
  • The East Hampton Town Board voted unanimously on Tuesday night to enact an overnight curfew at East Hampton Airport, from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., and to extend that curfew from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m. for planes that fall into a "noisy aircraft" category.
  • An electric-vehicle charging station, newly installed at East Hampton Town Hall, will be unveiled at 9 a.m. Friday at an event sponsored by the town board and the Natural Resources Department. The public has been invited.

    The station is in front of the police annex at the town hall campus on Pantigo Road. It use will be demonstrated, using electric vehicles provided by Buzz Chew Chevrolet and Tesla Motors, whose representatives will be on hand to answer technical questions.

  • East Hampton Town will provide trash bags and gloves to volunteers pitching in on Saturday for the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup Day.

    Individuals and groups have been invited to collect trash on any beach. Participants will be asked to fill out an Ocean Conservancy data collection form, which the town will provide, to record the type of debris found. The information will be used by the organization to identify debris “hotspots” and issues, raise awareness, and help communities adopt policies that will contribute to cleaner oceans.

  •      A dynamic trio of East End songstresses, Nancy Atlas, Caroline Doctorow, and Inda Eaton, rocked a sold-out Bay Street Theatre on Saturday night for "Way Out East," the East Coast precursor to an upcoming mini-tour out west.

  •    A fishing fly is a kind of mystical thing, Eric Steel said. "It's one bit of fantasy, and bits and pieces and a hook, all tied together."