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Star Staff
January 25, 2018
Hugh King and Ken Cullum will deliver a lecture titled “Dr. David Edwards and Dr. Doris Zenger: Healing a Village” tomorrow evening at Clinton Academy in East Hampton, beginning at 7.

Hugh King and Ken Cullum will deliver a lecture titled “Dr. David Edwards and Dr. Doris Zenger: Healing a Village” tomorrow evening at Clinton Academy in East Hampton, beginning at 7.

“Dr. Dave,” as he is still called in memory by some in East Hampton, “hung his shingle on what was known then as the Purple House, a small building between The Star and the East Hampton Library,” in 1900, according to a 1999 article in The Star.

Christopher Walsh
January 25, 2018
With one dissenting vote, David Lys, a five-year member of the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals, president of the Amagansett Life-Saving and Coast Guard Station society, and a founder of Citizens for Access Rights, was appointed to the town board at its meeting last Thursday. He fills the open seat vacated after Peter Van Scoyoc was elected supervisor in November and sworn in on Jan. 2.

With one dissenting vote, David Lys, a five-year member of the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals, president of the Amagansett Life-Saving and Coast Guard Station society, and a founder of Citizens for Access Rights, was appointed to the town board at its meeting last Thursday. He fills the open seat vacated after Peter Van Scoyoc was elected supervisor in November and sworn in on Jan. 2.

Mr. Lys and his wife, Rachel, who live in Springs, own East Hampton Physical Therapy and Weekend Warriors Tours and Outfitters. He graduated from East Hampton High School in 1994 and from Penn State University in 2000 with a degree in kinesiology.

The board seat Mr. Lys occupies will be contested in a special election in November. The winner will serve until the end of 2019.

January 19, 2018

If you have ever thought about making a television show, now is your chance to get started. LTV, the public-access studio on Industrial Road in Wainscott, will hold a producer’s orientation workshop on Saturday morning from 10 to noon.

Star Staff
January 18, 2018
Star gazing in Bridgehampton and a walk on a new trail in Amagansett are on the schedule.

New Promised Land Trail
The East Hampton Trails Preservation Society will host a Promised Land Trail hike on Saturday at 10 a.m. The group will amble through a truly unique, almost lunar, landscape of pitch pines amid sand dunes along the newly refurbished trail in Napeague State Park. Hikers will discover how the area supposedly got its name (the jury is still out on that one, in the opinion of The Star) and learn about its historical importance as the piney ambience is absorbed on the two-mile excursion.

Hikers have been asked to meet at the intersection of Cranberry Hole Road and Napeague Meadow Road. Eva Moore can be contacted in advance at 631-238-5134, or on the morning of the hike at 631-681-4774, for additional information.

Carissa Katz
January 18, 2018
A year after the Women’s March on Washington and hundreds of similar events across the country and around the world, people will again gather en masse this weekend to support women’s rights, protest President Trump’s agenda, and urge greater political participation by those frustrated by it.

A year after the Women’s March on Washington and hundreds of similar events across the country and around the world, people will again gather en masse this weekend to support women’s rights, protest President Trump’s agenda, and urge greater political participation by those frustrated by it. 

The largest marches are expected to take place on Saturday in New York City and Washington, D.C., and on Sunday in Las Vegas. Those wishing to join a march while staying closer to home can take part in a Women’s March in Sag Harbor on Saturday at 11 a.m.

Star Staff
January 3, 2018
As of 6 p.m. on Wednesday, a number of schools and government agencies had announced they planned to be closed on Thursday, due to an anticipated winter storm.

The following schools and government agencies have announced they planned to remain closed on Thursday, due to an anticipated winter storm:

Amagansett School
Bridgehampton School
East Hampton Public Schools
East Hampton Town Hall
East Hampton Village Hall
East Hampton Y.M.C.A. RECenter
Montauk School
Southampton Town Hall
Springs School
Shelter Island School

The Hampton Jitney suspended eastbound and westbound trips for Thursday morning and afternoon and said that it might announce more cancellations.

Trains on the Long Island Rail Road were expected to remain on a normal weekday schedule.

Star Staff
December 31, 2017
Benefit ocean dips will be held on New Year's Day in East Hampton and Wainscott, but one held annually at Gurney's Resort in Montauk has been canceled because of an arctic cold blast hitting the region.

Simply dipping your toes into the frigid Atlantic Ocean will count this year, according to the organizers of the East Hampton Main Beach Polar Bear Plunge. One to be held at Gurney's in Montauk was canceled due to the intense cold that gripped the region.

The East Hampton charity event is held each Jan. 1, but with air temperature forecast for below 20 degrees and wind chills making it feel as low as 10 below zero, the event will not be for the thin-skinned.

Star Staff
December 15, 2017
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather watch for eastern Long Island for snow, wind, and icy conditions through Saturday morning..

Snow that began falling lightly in East Hampton at about 3 p.m. on Friday became heavier by sunset.

The National Weather Service in Upton said that as much as four inches of snow could fall overnight, with isolated snow showers continuing on Saturday morning.

West wind with gusts to 20 miles per hour after midnight will make it feel as low as 15 degrees. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather watch for eastern Long Island for snow, wind, and icy conditions.

Sunday's forecast is for partly sunny skies with a high of 37.
 

Star Staff
December 8, 2017
On Saturday in East Hampton, $16.99 gets you admission and a copy.

Many know that the host of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" is a talented musician in addition to being an actor and comedian, but it may come as a surprise to some that he is also a children's book author.

On Saturday, Mr. Fallon, who has a place in Sagaponack, will be at BookHampton in East Hampton with his latest, "Everything Is Mama," a book to which many parents of mommy-obsessed youngsters can easily relate. A father of two young daughters, he is also the author of the hopeful "Your Baby's First Word Will Be Dada." Mr. Fallon will read from the new book and sign copies of both at 12:30 p.m. Tickets cost $16.99 and include admission and a copy of the book.

David E. Rattray
December 8, 2017
A winter storm warning is in effect for Suffolk County from 4 a.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday, as well as for portions of southeast Connecticut.

The first snowflakes of the season will bring more than just a dusting to the East End of Long Island.

A winter storm warning is in effect for Suffolk County from 4 a.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday, as well as for portions of southeast Connecticut.

Snow is expected to begin early Saturday in East Hampton, according to the National Weather Service, before changing to snow and sleet during the daylight hours. Rain, snow, and sleet are expected to continue all day on Saturday, becoming all snow after 9 p.m.

Total accumulation is predicted to be between 4 and 7 inches.

The snow will stop Sunday morning by about 9, the weather service said.

A chance of snow returns on Tuesday evening.
 

December 7, 2017

Daytime drivers approaching the Shinnecock Canal in Hampton Bays may experience delays beginning Thursday and continuing for about a week.

The New York State Department of Transportation advised drivers to expect lane closures for resurfacing between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The work zone will extend about 1,000 feet in both directions from the Shinnecock Canal bridge. During the project, the old pavement will be removed and a new two-inch-thick layer of new blacktop laid down.

Traffic updates from the Department of Transportation are available online at www.511NY.org .


 

November 30, 2017
Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Buell Lane will host free medical screenings at an East Hampton Healthcare Foundation fair on Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Buell Lane will host free medical screenings at an East Hampton Healthcare Foundation fair tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cholesterol and blood pressure exams will be available on a walk-in basis. Appointments for free colorectal, mammogram, and Pap tests can be made during the event as well. Hudson River Healthcare, the East Hampton Town Human Services Department, the Y.M.C.A., and the Retreat will be on hand to offer information about their services, and there will be help for those with Medicare.

Applications and information will also be available for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and those attending will also have the opportunity to speak with a nutrition educator. 

November 30, 2017

Santa will roll up Main Street and Newtown Lane on Saturday in the annual Chamber of Commerce parade. Community groups, schools, scout troops, fire departments, and local businesses will take part with floats and marching units. The start time is 10 a.m. from approximately the Presbyterian Church, then to the traffic light at Newtown Lane, and on toward Herrick Park.

Santa shoots down the chimney for photos at Rowdy Hall at about 11 a.m.

Christopher Walsh
November 30, 2017
Ryan Wallace, a Ph.D. student at Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, will give a talk on harmful algal blooms and how they affect human health at a meeting at Town Hall on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon

Ryan Wallace, a Ph.D. student in Christopher Gobler’s water quality lab at Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, will give a talk on harmful algal blooms and how they affect human health at a meeting of the Peconic Estuary Program’s citizens advisory committee on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. The meeting will be held at East Hampton Town Hall on Pantigo Road. 

The Peconic Estuary Program’s citizens advisory committee promotes public awareness of the estuary while advising the program about the goals and concerns of the citizens of the East End. 

Christine Sampson
October 13, 2016
Hamptons International Film Festival jurors reported a universal theme on Monday as they presented the awards for the best documentaries, narrative features, and short films: Already tough decisions were made tougher by the thought-provoking diversity of the films.

Hamptons International Film Festival jurors reported a universal theme on Monday as they presented the awards for the best documentaries, narrative features, and short films: Already tough decisions were made tougher by the thought-provoking diversity of the films.

May 25, 2016
About 10 years ago, Sheila convinced Lou to take her on a sentimental journey to Prague and Budapest, a trip he never would have taken without her.

About 10 years ago, Sheila convinced Lou to take her on a sentimental journey to Prague and Budapest, a trip he never would have taken without her.

Thomas Bohlert
May 10, 2016
“Some hymns have meant so much to me and to so many singers over the centuries that I hesitate to write mere words about them,” Bill Henderson says in “Simple Gifts: Great Hymns: One Man’s Search for Grace.”

“Simple Gifts, Great Hymns: One Man’s Search for Grace”
Bill Henderson
Free Press, $22

 

Bill Henderson explores the meaning of hymns in a new book

Taylor K. Vecsey
April 4, 2016
Four days after a 100-year-old woman was shot dead while she sat in a recliner in her daughter’s house on North Haven, no arrests have been made. While the Suffolk County Homicide Squad has ruled out suicide, Jessie Burke’s death on Sunday could possibly be the small, quiet village’s first murder.

No arrests in Jessie Burke’s murder Sunday

Jack Graves
March 3, 2016
Kathryn Hess, the latest of Lou Reale’s protégées to play college softball, was named as the Atlantic 10 Conference’s player of the week for having hit .429 with three home runs, five runs batted in, and four runs scored at a recent nonconference tournament in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Kathryn Hess, the latest of Lou Reale’s protégées to play college softball, was named as the Atlantic 10 Conference’s player of the week for having hit .429 with three home runs, five runs batted in, and four runs scored at a recent nonconference tournament in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Jack Graves
December 3, 2015
Tom Cohill, who’s now coaching the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter’s youth swim team, the Hurricanes, full time, having shed his former aquatics director responsibilities, said during a conversation the other day that about 30 of the 95 competitors are 12-and-up, “the largest group of senior swimmers that I’ve ever had.”

Tom Cohill, who’s now coaching the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter’s youth swim team, the Hurricanes, full time, having shed his former aquatics director responsibilities, said during a conversation the other day that about 30 of the 95 competitors are 12-and-up, “the largest group of senior swimmers that I’ve ever had.”

Larry Penny
August 17, 2015

The oyster may be the most celebrated bivalve globally, but the clam comes in a close second. "Quiet as a clam," "don't clam up," "clams" (as in, "that'll cost you 10 clams"), "happy as a clam" are just a few of the idioms in American parlance built around this marvelous organism.

David E. Rattray
August 8, 2015
East Hampton's annual Calvary Baptist Church's benefit barbecue will be held on the shade-dappled back lawn on Sunday between 2 and 6 p.m.

One our our hands-down favorite events of the summer will take place tomorrow, and it is the kind of food fanatic treat we wait for all year. The Calvary Baptist Church on Spinner Lane in East Hampton (right at the intersection at Springs-Fireplace Road) opens the gates to its benefit barbecue at 2 p.m. 

Star Staff
August 6, 2015
The East End Foundation has amped up its fund-raising efforts with a Rell Sunn benefit art auction in collaboration with its annual Rell Sunn surf contest, which takes place on Saturday at the eastern Ditch Plain beach.

The East End Foundation has amped up its fund-raising efforts with a Rell Sunn benefit art auction in collaboration with its annual Rell Sunn surf contest, which takes place on Saturday at the eastern Ditch Plain beach. The art was installed in the Atlantic Terrace Art Gallery in Montauk on Monday by Bart Schwarz, who is curating the event. The show will be up and bids can be made until Aug.

August 5, 2015

Elizabeth A. Bambrick
Director of Ordinance Enforcement
August 5, 2015
Town Investigation Uncovers Overcrowded, Unsafe House; Owners Charged