Four Candidates Seek Three Seats on East Hampton School Board

Two incumbents, J.P. Foster, the board president, and Wendy Geehreng, are both seeking re-election, while Sandra Vorpahl, who previously served six years on the board, and Jeff Erickson, who ran last year, are also looking for a seat.

Affordable Housing Stimulus

In an effort to provide more affordable housing for year-round residents, the East Hampton Town Board on Tuesday introduced a proposal to change minimum lot area requirements for detached affordable accessory structures.

The Hampton Theatre Company will open a production of Noel Coward's 1930 comedy, "Private Lives," written in three days while he convalesced from influenza during his travels abroad.

May 16, 2019

The recent weavings of Candace Hill Montgomery will launch this year's Parrish Art Museum Road Show at the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum on Friday.

May 16, 2019

The Drawing Room Gallery is celebrating its new Main Street second floor gallery with a show of three photographers.

May 16, 2019

An Embarrassment of Riches

With the arrival of the month of May, for anglers of either the salt or freshwater ilk, it can be difficult to decide what to fish for on any particular day.

A research project to test an alternative bait in Long Island bays could result in almost 100,000 fewer horseshoe crabs harvested, which would significantly bolster the breeding population, the East Hampton Town Trustees were told on Monday.

May 16, 2019

Nancy Goroff, a professor and chairwoman of Stony Brook University’s chemistry department, told The Star this week that she will soon decide whether to seek the party’s nomination.

May 9, 2019

A debate over the East Hampton Library’s annual Authors Night fund-raiser highlighted a schism on the East Hampton Town Board last Thursday, with one member siding with Amagansett residents who oppose holding the two-day event in their hamlet.

Apr 25, 8:00 am

The 1770 barn, which the historical society acquired some years ago, has been named for both the Hedges family, who built it, and E. J. Edwards, the East Hampton man who preserved it in the first half of the 20th century.

Apr 25, 8:00 am
By taking advantage of two programs, a county grant and a town rebate, Tim Sheehan and Kate Rossi-Snook were able to install a new nitrogen-reducing septic system at their Shelter Island property. Now they are among the county residents finding out that the grant counts toward their taxable income.

Surprise Tax Due After Septic Grants

Homeowners in a Suffolk County grant program to defray the installation costs of nitrogen-reducing septic systems got an unwelcome surprise in recent weeks — 1099 forms to report it as income.

Mar 14, 8:00 am

East Hampton Village Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr., who has held the office since 1992, announced on Monday that he would not seek re-election in 2020.

May 2, 2019

A Wainscott resident and candidate for the East Hampton Town Trustees has proposed to that body and to the town board a pilot project intended to mitigate the harmful algal blooms that have beset Wainscott Pond in recent years.

Ah, memories. Growing up out here as a kid, one of my favorite fish to catch was winter flounder. Not only were they plentiful in the spring but there was a fall run of the flatfish that was just as good.

Seek Filter for Algae in Wainscott Pond

A Wainscott resident and candidate for the East Hampton Town Trustees has proposed to that body and to the town board a pilot project intended to mitigate the harmful algal blooms that have beset Wainscott Pond in recent years.

May 2, 2019
Leaf blowers

Village Eyes Summer Ban on Leaf Blowers

East Hampton Village is considering laws that would vastly restrict the use of gas-powered leaf blowers and other landscaping equipment in the summer months and require landscapers to obtain licenses.

Mar 21, 2019
Scott A. McKallip
Arson Arrest in December Fire at East Hampton Indoor Tennis
Apr 27, 2019

On Saturday East Hampton Town police charged Scott A. McKallip with third-degree arson. The 56-year-old East Hampton Village man had violated an order of protection brought against him by the owners of the tennis club within hours of the fire.

Trustees Change Needed
Apr 25, 2019

In the absence of a meaningful top-of-the-ticket campaign for East Hampton Town Board this year, the time is right for voters to focus their attention on how the town trustees are chosen.

The Mast-Head: Wither the Eelgrass
Apr 25, 2019

There’s no eelgrass to speak of anymore. Baymen and researchers have been saying this for some time, but it is nonetheless strange to think about.