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Vinnie Grimes Is Montauk's Fishing Legend of the Year

Mr. Grimes will be honored Sunday evening as the Fishing Legend of the Year at the 19th annual Montauk Mercury Grand Slam fishing tournament in recognition of his many decades of involvement and volunteerism in the community.

Jul 11, 2019
Okay Easement for Lighthouse Revetment Project

The East Hampton Town Board voted on July 2 to give the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Army Corps of Engineers a temporary access easement near the Montauk Lighthouse so that an extensive reconstruction of the roughly 1,000-foot-long rock revetment that wraps around the Point can proceed. 

Jul 11, 2019
Springs Library Has a New Lease on Life

Ethel Henn, the treasurer of the Springs Historical Society, was at her desk in the Springs Library last week, opening the mail and chatting with a visitor, when she suddenly gasped and exclaimed in delight. From an envelope postmarked Henderson, Nev., she had just withdrawn a check for $200, with “For the Springs Library” on the memo line.

Jul 11, 2019
Antonella Bertello: A Business Mind and a Will to Help

The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation will honor Ms. Bertello, the owner of the Baker House 1650, at its Hamptons Happening fund-raiser Saturday night in Bridgehampton.

Jul 11, 2019
In Amagansett, Pushback on Offshore Wind Farm

Monday night’s meeting of the Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee was almost entirely taken up by PowerPoint presentations on Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind’s proposed South Fork wind farm. 

Jul 11, 2019
House Demolished to Make Way for Scenic Vista

The structures at 81 Ocean Avenue in East Hampton Village, a one-acre parcel bordering Hook Pond and the Main Beach parking lot, are being demolished this week before East Hampton Town buys the property for $4.8 million.

Jul 11, 2019
Mayor Announces December Resignation, Formally This Time

Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. formally announced his resignation as East Hampton Village Mayor at the village board’s organizational meeting on July 3. His resignation will take effect on Dec. 31, more than six months before his term is to expire.

Jul 11, 2019
Tire Chalking Is Legal, at Least Here

Chalking tires to know when a vehicle has overstayed its allotted time in a parking spot is a legal and ongoing method of local law enforcement, East Hampton Village Chief of Police Michael Tracey said last Thursday. 

Confusion about whether municipalities can lawfully mark tires has been widespread since April, when a federal appeals court ruled that Alison Taylor of Saginaw, Mich., who had received 15 parking tickets there after having had her tires chalked‚ could sue the city for violating her Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable searches. 

Jul 11, 2019
A Song Upon Long Island’s Distress

Item of the Week From the East Hampton Library Long Island Collection

Jul 11, 2019
East Hampton Village Mayor to Resign

East Hampton Village Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr., who has held the office since 1992, said last week that he would resign as of Dec. 31, more than six months before his term is up. He planned to make an official announcement at the village board’s organizational meeting on Wednesday.

“This decision comes after much soul-searching and contemplation,” Mayor Rickenbach said. “It has been a humbling experience to serve as a public official to a wonderful, caring, and sophisticated constituency.”

Jul 3, 2019