Recent Stories: East Hampton

Christine Sampson
November 10, 2016
The East Hampton Library is a little more than a week away from unveiling the latest, and last, piece of the overhaul it began in June 2012.

The East Hampton Library is a little more than a week away from unveiling the latest, and last, piece of the overhaul it began in June 2012: a new young adult room in the basement of the building that will be dedicated to serving teenagers who have few places to go for relaxation, recreation, and independent and group studying.

Christopher Walsh
November 10, 2016
Philip O’Connell, the chairman of the East Hampton Village Planning Board, was welcomed as a member of the village board at a work session last Thursday, replacing Elbert Edwards, a longtime board member who died last month.

Philip O’Connell, the chairman of the East Hampton Village Planning Board, was welcomed as a member of the village board at a work session last Thursday, replacing Elbert Edwards, a longtime board member who died last month. 

Christopher Walsh
November 3, 2016
The East Hampton Presbyterian Church welcomed the Rev. Scot McCachren as its 21st pastor in a service of ordination and installation on Sunday.

The East Hampton Presbyterian Church welcomed the Rev. Scot McCachren as its 21st pastor in a service of ordination and installation on Sunday. 

Christopher Walsh
November 3, 2016
Representatives of the Maidstone Club continued to press the contention that constructing a wooden bridge spanning a narrow section of Hook Pond north of Dunemere Lane is essential to public safety when the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals met on Friday.

Representatives of the Maidstone Club continued to press the contention that constructing a wooden bridge spanning a narrow section of Hook Pond north of Dunemere Lane is essential to public safety when the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals met on Friday. 

Christopher Walsh
October 27, 2016
Historic structures were afforded greater protection when the East Hampton Village Board adopted a code amendment on Friday, and two long-serving members of the community were honored.

Historic structures were afforded greater protection when the East Hampton Village Board adopted a code amendment on Friday, and two long-serving members of the community were honored. 

Christopher Walsh
October 20, 2016
The East Hampton Food Pantry is moving to the Hampton Country Day Camp at 191 Buckskill Road in East Hampton.

The people who run the East Hampton Food Pantry, who were notified earlier this year that the pantry would have to vacate its headquarters at the Windmill Village housing complex on Accabonac Road in East Hampton, have announced a move to the Hampton Country Day Camp at 191 Buckskill Road, also in East Hampton.

Christopher Walsh
October 20, 2016
A 352-foot-long bridge that would be 140 feet north of the existing Dunemere Lane bridge across Hook Pond, and more or less parallel to it, drew sharp questions about preservation of the vista and the pond’s water quality when the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals considered an application from the Maidstone Club on Friday.

A 352-foot-long bridge that would be 140 feet north of the existing Dunemere Lane bridge across Hook Pond, and more or less parallel to it, drew sharp questions about preservation of the vista and the pond’s water quality when the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals considered an application from the Maidstone Club on Friday.

Star Staff
October 6, 2016
A free workshop on sustainable practices for house and garden will be held on Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Nature Conservancy on Route 114 in East Hampton.

A free workshop on sustainable practices for house and garden will be held on Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Nature Conservancy on Route 114 in East Hampton. The Perfect Earth Project has organized a program that will include a chance for individual conversations about one’s own landscape needs with leading designers and plant specialists.

Christopher Walsh
September 29, 2016
East Hampton Village’s zoning board of appeals is likely to grant a freshwater wetlands permit to the East Hampton Town Trustees allowing the trustees to use village-owned property at the end of Cove Hollow Road for access, staging, and dewatering the spoil from a proposed dredging of the Georgica Cove portion of Georgica Pond.

East Hampton Village’s zoning board of appeals is likely to grant a freshwater wetlands permit to the East Hampton Town Trustees allowing the trustees to use village-owned property at the end of Cove Hollow Road for access, staging, and dewatering the spoil from a proposed dredging of the Georgica Cove portion of Georgica Pond, following a brief hearing on Friday.

Christopher Walsh
September 29, 2016
The proposed renovation of a historic timber-frame house opposite Town Pond drew mostly praise from members of the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals on Friday.

The proposed renovation of a historic timber-frame house opposite Town Pond drew mostly praise from members of the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals on Friday. 

Star Staff
September 22, 2016
The East Hampton Library’s 2017 budget, a $2.46 million spending plan that includes a 6.9-percent year-over-year spending increase, passed Saturday with a final tally of 93 to 16.

The East Hampton Library’s 2017 budget, a $2.46 million spending plan that includes a 6.9-percent year-over-year spending increase, passed Saturday with a final tally of 93 to 16.

Christopher Walsh
September 15, 2016
The amendments, adopted over fierce opposition, set formulas for allowable floor area and lot coverage on residential parcels larger than one acre, basically reducing the maximum allowable.

A lawsuit challenging amendments to the East Hampton Village Zoning Code adopted in June of 2015 was dismissed on Sept. 2 by Acting State Supreme Court Justice Joseph Farneti, who called the amendments legal, constitutional, and valid.

Christopher Walsh
September 15, 2016
The East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals appears likely to grant a variance allowing the owner of adjacent properties to construct a tennis court, retaining wall, and steps on a parcel that does not have a principal building, which the village code requires.

The East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals appears likely to grant a variance allowing the owner of adjacent properties to construct a tennis court, retaining wall, and steps on a parcel that does not have a principal building, which the village code requires.

September 9, 2016
Sunday marks the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and the crash of United Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pa.

Sunday marks the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and the crash of United Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pa. Services on Sunday will remember the 2,977 killed that day.

Christopher Walsh
August 25, 2016
A rundown of East Hampton Village’s insurance policies, which are due to be renewed, and the impact of cellphone use while driving on insurance rates were topics at a meeting of the East Hampton Village Board on Friday.

A rundown of East Hampton Village’s insurance policies, which are due to be renewed, and the impact of cellphone use while driving on insurance rates were topics at a meeting of the East Hampton Village Board on Friday.

Christopher Walsh
August 18, 2016
Two neighbors’ long dispute over a tennis court in East Hampton Village, a quarrel that occupied the zoning board of appeals at many meetings over two years, has been scheduled for yet another hearing because the property of one of the combatants has been sold.

Two neighbors’ long dispute over a tennis court in East Hampton Village, a quarrel that occupied the zoning board of appeals at many meetings over two years, has been scheduled for yet another hearing because the property of one of the combatants has been sold.

Christopher Walsh
August 4, 2016
Building permits are now valid for one year, and can be extended by one year.

The East Hampton Village Board closed its fiscal year on Friday with an amendment to the village code regarding building permits and the appointment of an ordinance officer. Building permits are now valid for one year, and can be extended by one year. The amendment allows them to be extended for up to three additional one-year periods.

Christine Sampson
August 4, 2016
It’s not quite on the scale of San Diego Comic Con or New York Comic Con, which have evolved into massive, days-long events that feature celebrity guests and draw fans in droves, but lovers of comic books and graphic novels on the South Fork finally have a “con” to call their own.

It’s not quite on the scale of San Diego Comic Con or New York Comic Con, which have evolved into massive, days-long events that feature celebrity guests and draw fans in droves, but lovers of comic books and graphic novels on the South Fork finally have a “con” to call their own.

Star Staff
July 28, 2016
The booths are set up and preparations are being finalized for the Ladies Village Improvement Society Fair, which opens at 10 a.m. on Saturday with attractions for children and adults alike.

The booths are set up and preparations are being finalized for the Ladies Village Improvement Society Fair, which opens at 10 a.m. on Saturday with attractions for children and adults alike. The fair will be on the lawn of the Gardiner Brown House at 95 Main Street with some of its activities for children set up in Herrick Park next door.

Christopher Walsh
July 28, 2016
Hearings that had gone on for months and even years were finally closed when the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals met on Friday, though not before the board heard a lot of scorn and a smidgen of praise from one applicant.

Hearings that had gone on for months and even years were finally closed when the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals met on Friday, though not before the board heard a lot of scorn and a smidgen of praise from one applicant.

Joanne Pilgrim
June 30, 2016
Food Pantry Farm on Long Lane in East Hampton launched its Working Families community-supported agriculture program this week.

Food Pantry Farm on Long Lane in East Hampton launched its Working Families community-supported agriculture program this week.

Under the pilot program, 25 local families and individuals got the opportunity to join a C.S.A. program — through which members receive a weekly share of things grown at a farm — at an affordable rate.

Christopher Walsh
June 30, 2016
An underground propane tank and a series of variance requests for an oceanfront lot on Further Lane owned by Michael Fisch, the founder and chief executive of American Securities, kept the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals busy on Friday.

An underground propane tank and a series of variance requests for an oceanfront lot on Further Lane owned by Michael Fisch, the founder and chief executive of American Securities, kept the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals busy on Friday.

Christopher Walsh
June 23, 2016

Running unopposed, Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. was re-elected to a four-year term in East Hampton Village’s election on Tuesday. Deputy Mayor Barbara Borsack and Richard Lawler of the village board were also re-elected without opposition.

Christopher Walsh
June 23, 2016

East Hampton Village Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. issued pointed comments on the easy availability of assault rifles at the village board’s meeting on Friday, following a moment of silence held in memory of the 49 people killed in the June 12 mass shooting in Orlando, Fla.