Recent Stories: East Hampton

Christopher Walsh
August 20, 2015
The East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals has asked that Mark Schryver reduce his request to exceed the allowable floor area of his house at 35 Sherrill Road by 19 percent.

Mark Schryver, an interior designer whose work has been featured in The New York Times among other publications, has “a keen understanding of space planning,” according to his website, but the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals has nevertheless asked that he reduce his request to exceed the allowable floor area of his house at 35 Sherrill Road by 19 percent.

August 19, 2015

Sheepskin covered five-legged stool. Simply irresistible to the young and young of heart. Other colors available. $325. Click, 60 Newtown Lane, East Hampton.

Photo by Durell Godfrey

Christopher Walsh
August 13, 2015
An olive branch extended by two members of the East Hampton Village Board was met with a combative reply at an East Hampton Town Trustees meeting on Tuesday.

An olive branch extended by two members of the East Hampton Village Board was met with a combative reply at an East Hampton Town Trustees meeting on Tuesday. The issue is 16 garbage cans on the village’s ocean beaches.

Christopher Walsh
August 6, 2015
Meeting on Friday at the close of its fiscal year, the East Hampton Village Board authorized money to improve the quality of two highly visible and important bodies of water, Hook Pond and Town Pond.

Meeting on Friday at the close of its fiscal year, the East Hampton Village Board authorized money to improve the quality of two highly visible and important bodies of water, Hook Pond and Town Pond.

Christopher Walsh
July 30, 2015
While the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals announced favorable determinations on nine applications at its meeting on Friday, it delayed until its next meeting a decision on an application from Michael Ostin.

While the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals announced favorable determinations on nine applications at its meeting on Friday, it delayed until its next meeting a decision on an application from Michael Ostin, who sought to relocate and expand a dilapidated two-bedroom cottage at 115 Montauk Highway, near Cove Hollow Road.

Kelly M. Stefanick
July 23, 2015
On Saturday, the ladies will don their white dresses and sun hats to host the 119th fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., as always on the last Saturday of July.

When the Ladies Village Improvement Society Fair takes over the grounds of the Gardiner Brown House on Main Street, “the buzz is all over town between 10 and 4,” said Vickie Lundin, the fair’s chairwoman. On Saturday, the ladies will don their white dresses and sun hats to host the 119th fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., as always on the last Saturday of July.

Christopher Walsh
July 2, 2015
The shops, circa 1797 and 1850, would be moved back to their original location, on North Main Street in East Hampton Village near the Emergency Services Building.

“The village appreciates the lengths your client is going to, to preserve this historic structure,” said Frank Newbold, chairman of the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals, following a hearing Friday on Barry Rosenstein’s application for variances to replace the historic Dominy clock and woodworking shops on his 16-acre property at 60, 62, and 64 Further Lane with wha

July 1, 2015

Brightly colored baskets, handmade in Rwanda, are folkloric and modern at the same time. $55. Click Gallery, 60 Newtown Lane, East Hampton.

Photo by Durell Godfrey

July 1, 2015

 If you find this at the end of the rainbow, take it home. Hammered copper bowl can be a centerpiece with candles or with flowers in a jar. $95. Mecox, 66 Newtown Lane, East Hampton.

Photo by Durell Godfrey

June 30, 2015

 

Bulgarian pottery with roots in ancient design, these vases will enhance dwellings from Hell’s Kitchen to Montauk. By Donna Hadjipopov, Mary’s Marvelous, 105 Newtown Lane, East Hampton.

Photo by Durell Godfrey
T.E. McMorrow
June 15, 2015
The standoff between the Town of East Hampton and the car-for-hire service Uber moved into the East Hampton Justice Court Monday, with six drivers being arraigned on charges of operating a taxi business without a license.

The standoff between the Town of East Hampton and Uber over the car-for-hire company’s lack of a business license in the town moved into the East Hampton Justice Court on Monday, with six drivers being arraigned on charges of operating a taxi business without a license, a misdemeanor.

Christopher Walsh
May 28, 2015
The water quality of Hook Pond and measures being considered to improve it will be addressed at an open meeting on Saturday at the East Hampton Village Emergency Services Building on Cedar Street.

The water quality of Hook Pond and measures being considered to improve it will be addressed at an open meeting on Saturday at 4 p.m. at the East Hampton Village Emergency Services Building on Cedar Street.

Star Staff
May 21, 2015
Veterans and dignitaries will be on hand for Monday’s Memorial Day observances in East Hampton and Sag Harbor.

Veterans and dignitaries will be on hand for Monday’s Memorial Day observances in East Hampton and Sag Harbor.

Christopher Walsh
May 14, 2015

If a legally pre-existing structure that does not conform to current zoning is moved and expanded, is it still legal? The East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals spent some time on this question Friday despite the fact that the village code says such structures cannot be expanded.

Joanne Pilgrim
May 7, 2015
When Catherine Mottola-King erected a Little Free Library on her front lawn she didn’t expect the overwhelming response she got after announcing it on Facebook.

When Catherine Mottola-King erected a Little Free Library on her front lawn — described on the website of the organization promoting them as a “ ‘take a book, return a book’ neighborhood gathering place” — she didn’t expect the overwhelming response she got after announcing it on Facebook.

Christopher Walsh
April 30, 2015
The applicants sought additions and renovations to their house, as well as the demolition of an existing swimming pool and pool house and construction of a new swimming pool and accessory building to be used as a garage, storage area, and pool house.

With David Zaslav, the president of Discovery Communications, and his wife, Pam, present, the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals continued a hearing on the couple’s application to make several changes to their property at 26 Drew Lane.

Christine Sampson
April 23, 2015
The future of the in-school swimming program at John M. Marshall Elementary School is unclear.

The future of the in-school swimming program at John M. Marshall Elementary School is unclear, with the East Hampton School District attempting to change it and a former teacher and longtime school board member fighting to preserve its spirit.

Carissa Katz
April 23, 2015
After being without a permanent pastor for nearly two years, Calvary Baptist Church in East Hampton officially welcomed its new pastor, the Rev. Walter Silva Thompson Jr., with three days of special events culminating with an installation service on Saturday.

After being without a permanent pastor for nearly two years, Calvary Baptist Church in East Hampton officially welcomed its new pastor, the Rev. Walter Silva Thompson Jr., with three days of special events culminating with an installation service on Saturday.

Mr. Thompson has been acting minister at the church since December.

Christopher Walsh
April 23, 2015

In an effort to improve the water quality of Hook Pond, which the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation has listed as impaired, the Village of East Hampton is planning projects to reduce stormwater runoff and contamination from aging or malfunctioning septic systems.

T.E. McMorrow
April 21, 2015
Before Jason Lee’s attorney called his first witness on Monday, he moved to have the case against his client dismissed, saying that the people had “failed to establish” the crimes they are alleging took place.

Before Jason Lee’s attorney called his first witness on Monday, he moved to have the case against his client dismissed, saying that the people had “failed to establish” the crimes they are alleging took place.

T.E. McMorrow
April 20, 2015
The final witness for the prosecution testified Monday about the timing and content of numerous text messages Jason Lee had sent and received on the morning of the alleged rape in 2013.

On Monday afternoon the prosecution rested its case against Jason Lee. The former Goldman Sachs executive is on trial in Riverside for the alleged rape of an Irish student in East Hampton in 2013.

The final witness for the prosecution testified about the timing and content of numerous text messages Mr. Lee had sent and received on the morning of the alleged rape.

T.E. McMorrow
April 17, 2015
In the seventh day of testimony in the rape trial, the court heard from a sexual-assault nurse who had examined the accuser in the hours after the alleged attack in 2013 and a DNA forensics expert who spoke about stains on the clothing Mr. Lee had been wearing when he was arrested.

In the seventh day of testimony in the rape trial of Jason Lee on Thursday, the court heard from a sexual-assault nurse who had examined his accuser in the hours after the alleged attack in 2013 and from a DNA forensics expert who spoke about stains on the clothing Mr. Lee had been wearing when he was arrested.

Christopher Walsh
April 16, 2015

Armed with evidence of sleeping accommodations in a finished storage space over a garage and pool house on Cove Hollow Road — something prohibited under East Hampton Village Code — the village’s zoning board of appeals appeared ready Friday to deny a request to keep the storage space, which includes a full bathroom.

“They’re not using the upstairs portion for any kind of sleeping or habitable space,” Karen Hoeg, an attorney representing Lawrence and Lisa Cohen, told the board. “The bathroom is used very infrequently.”

T.E. McMorrow
April 15, 2015
In a packed courtroom on Tuesday, the woman, known only as D.D., gave a graphic and tearful description of the alleged attack in the early morning of Aug. 20, 2013, at an East Hampton house Jason Lee was renting for the month.

In a dramatic day of testimony in the rape trial of Jason Lee, accuser and accused faced each other for the first time in almost 20 months, as the trial before acting Supreme Court Justice Barbara Kahn moved into its fourth day.