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Violation of Trust on Amagansett Land

After “one of the most egregious violations of a conservation easement in the trust’s 36-year history,” the Peconic Land Trust won a temporary restraining order last Thursday to stop tree cutting on nearly six acres of reserved land.

Aug 15, 2019
A Summer of Peace, Love, and Change

East Hampton straddled two worlds in the summer of 1969. In one of them there was Vietnam, the moonwalk, Woodstock, the Manson murders, Stonewall, the civil rights movement, and war protesters. In the other world, a small beachfront town was still small enough that almost everyone knew everyone else, for nine months of the year anyway.

Aug 15, 2019
Amazon Helps Library Monetize Wealth of Donated Books

To many residents, the East Hampton Library means a maze of books and helpful librarians tucked into gorgeous architecture, with $1 coffee to boot. Behind the stacks, a little secret helps make it all possible: Amazon.

Aug 15, 2019
Teens Mobilize to ‘Save the Planet’

Generational solidarity is essential to addressing the climate emergency civilization faces, according to the teenage and adult panelists at the first Hamptons Institute panel discussion of 2019, “The Youth Climate Movement Could Save the Planet,” on Aug. 5 at Guild Hall in East Hampton.

Aug 15, 2019
A 1920 Honeymoon Scrapbook

How exactly did one take a selfie without a mirror before the advent of the smartphone?

Aug 15, 2019
Timeline for Steinbeck Park

Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman urged Sag Harbor Village Mayor Kathleen Mulcahy last Thursday to draw up a budget and timeline quickly for the development of the village’s proposed John Steinbeck Waterfront Park.

Aug 15, 2019
Man-Made Pond May Still Be a Wetland

Seeking to fill a 6,420-square-foot pond that lies 70 feet from a section of Georgica Pond, the owner of 26 La Forest Lane asked the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals on Friday for a freshwater wetlands permit.

Aug 15, 2019
Summer Fair Hits East Hampton’s Herrick Park

The East Hampton Chamber of Commerce will hold its first summer street fair in East Hampton Village’s Herrick Park on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Aug 15, 2019
Clam Contest Date Is Set

Fresh from their appearance at the Fisherman’s Fair on Saturday on the grounds of Ashawagh Hall in Springs, the East Hampton Town Trustees have set Oct. 13 as the date of their annual Largest Clam Contest.

Aug 15, 2019
A Rainy Tuesday at Main Beach, East Hampton

After a long stretch of clear days, Tuesday's forecast was for rain and thunder, and the sky delivered. This did not keep a few people from heading to Main Beach, giving the mostly bored staff and lifeguards a little something to do.

Aug 14, 2019