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All Eyes on Town's Zoning Code Overhaul

In a little over a year, East Hampton Town's Zoning Code Amendment Working Group has walked a tightrope between business interests, builders, real estate people, and others who fear over-restrictive zoning, and those who want the code strengthened to preserve what they say is a town that is quickly losing, or has already lost, its character. In the process of deciding what to change, compromise has begun to emerge.

Jul 18, 2024

Can Employer-Owned Housing Solve the Affordability Crunch?

A new zoning concept introduced at Tuesday's East Hampton Town Board work session would allow local businesses to house their workers in a multiunit development, with the employers owning the units and renting them to the employees.

Jul 18, 2024


John Avlon and Representative Nick LaLota, who are opponents in New York's First Congressional District race, called for unity and de-escalation of political hostilities in the wake of the attempted assassination of former President Donald J. Trump.

Jul 18, 2024

In a press release Wednesday, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the beginning of construction on the Sunrise Wind project, the largest offshore wind project in New York State, to be located 30 miles east of Montauk.

Jul 18, 2024

Sartiano's, the ultra-upscale Italian restaurant owned by Scott Sartiano, owner of the private membership club Zero Bond in New York, is now taking reservations at the Hedges Inn for its new 80-seat summer pop-up. East Hampton Village officials are keeping a watchful eye on it, even appealing to the State Liquor Authority to question the establishment's liquor license.

Jul 17, 2024

Former President Donald J. Trump was shot at a rally in Butler, Pa., early Saturday evening. Shortly after the shooting, Representative Nick LaLota, a Republican who in January endorsed President Trump, and his opponent in the First Congressional District race, John Avlon, a Democrat, released statements.

Jul 14, 2024


Taylor Barton Is Having a Moment

Taylor Barton is on a roll, having released both a novel and a five-song album of music in June.

Jul 18, 2024

New show at Montauk Historical Society highlights affordable Leisurama houses that sprouted in Montauk in the '60s.

Jul 18, 2024

A new exhibition at the Leiber Collection features sculpture by Bill King and paintings from Connie Fox's 'Sammy's Beach' series.

Jul 18, 2024

Memorial read-in for Audrey Flack, documentary on an art pioneer, group shows at Fireplace and Depot, and Pop at the White Room.

Jul 18, 2024


East Hampton Mobile Home Park Residents Left in the Dark

Residents of the East Hampton Village Manufactured Home Community on Oakview Highway say they are frustrated at the frequency and duration of recurring power outages over the last several years, and are taking action to encourage the community's management company to finally solve the problems.

Jul 18, 2024

Saving Lives Is All in a Day’s Work

How do village lifeguards do mornings? With gusto. “We’re the first line between the E.M.S. and the Police Department. We have to be versed in everything,” said Drew Smith, chief of the East Hampton Village guards, who gave The Star a glimpse into their daily operations.

Jul 18, 2024

East Hampton Fire Department Marks 125th Year

“Shall we have a hook and ladder co.?” asked “A Native” in an 1886 East Hampton Star letter to the editor. “Your village has never suffered seriously from the ravages of the fire-fiend,” the letter warned. A year later, William S. Everett built East Hampton’s first hook and ladder truck, launching the journey of the East Hampton Fire Department, which celebrates its 125th anniversary this year.

Jul 18, 2024


Cluckman's Brings Chicken and Smash Burgers to Sag Harbor

Cluckman's brings affordable dining to Sag Harbor, and Navy Beach launches Taco Tuesdays.

Jul 18, 2024

Kith Sweet Treats at Carissa’s

Carissa's Bakery is teaming up with the fashion brand Kith to offer cereal-infused Kith's Treats ice cream at the bakery's Newtown Lane location.

Jul 11, 2024

News for Foodies 07.11.24

Two new restaurants in Montauk, a taco and tequila eatery in Southampton, and live music at Springs Tavern.

Jul 11, 2024