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Readying for ‘Doom and Gloom’

Shortly after Superstorm Sandy in 2012, Bruce Bates, then and still the emergency preparedness coordinator for the Town of East Hampton, told The Star that “getting assets and resources out here is difficult, at best. It seems that when supplies are heading east, they seldom get past Yaphank or Riverhead.” What, then, to expect of the East End’s ability to deal with a long-term emergency?

Feb 22, 2024

East Hampton Village Board Turns Its Thoughts to the Spring

Basketball courts, the farmers market, the May Day 5K, and the Hamptons Whodunit festival were topics of interest at Friday's meeting of the East Hampton Village Board.

Feb 22, 2024

Government

On the heels of Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr.’s announcement that he will not seek re-election, Southampton Town Councilman Tommy John Schiavoni threw his hat into the ring on Monday with an announcement of his candidacy for District 1, represented by Mr. Thiele since 2014.

Feb 22, 2024

There was no big announcement, or surprise, only a letter to residents of East Hampton Village, circulated by Mayor Jerry Larsen along with an absentee ballot application, indicating he will be on the ballot for the June 18 village election. Deputy Mayor Christopher Minardi and Sandra Melendez, a trustee, will also run for re-election.

Feb 21, 2024

The privately owned Montauk Airport could see a nearly 100-percent increase in summertime flight operations if air traffic were restricted at East Hampton Town Airport, the town board was told last Thursday during a presentation of a draft generic environmental impact statement.

Feb 22, 2024

East Hampton Town’s portion of the federal Army Corps of Engineers’ Fire Island to Montauk Point beach nourishment project, which calls for the placement of 450,000 cubic yards of sand on downtown Montauk’s ocean beach, is nearing 70-percent completion this week.

Feb 22, 2024

Arts

Photos From a Vanished World

“The Finest Kind” at Clinton Academy features photographs by Doug Kuntz and others, who captured the vanishing way of life of the South Fork’s baymen for the project that became “Men’s Lives.”

Feb 28, 2024

Billy Joel’s “Turn the Lights Back On,” his first new song in 17 years, has drawn raves from a cross-section of South Fork listeners, among them WLIW-FM’s Brian Cosgrove, Cliff Young, a music journalist, and Mark Schiavoni, a guitarist for the Montauk Project.

Feb 28, 2024

Love and passion return to Springs, birthday cakes for Romany Kramoris, plein-air painters in Bridgehampton, an exhibition tour at Southampton Arts Center, Linda Stein is solo in Manhattan, and American artists in Paris at N.Y.U.’s Grey Art Museum.

Feb 28, 2024

The Moondogs cover the Beatles in Sag, a dance party at LTV, pop and funk at the Talkhouse, jazz at the temple, a disco dance party, a Rush tribute, Taylor Dayne in Riverhead, and more.

Feb 28, 2024

Villages

New Manager Takes Stock at Food Pantry

Noah Gualtieri may be new to the job of operations manager at the East Hampton Food Pantry, but he is hardly new to the work of the pantry.

Feb 22, 2024

East Hampton Village Board Turns Its Thoughts to the Spring

Basketball courts, the farmers market, the May Day 5K, and the Hamptons Whodunit festival were topics of interest at Friday's meeting of the East Hampton Village Board.

Feb 22, 2024

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Names New Chief Administrator

Emily Mastaler, coming from her previous role of president and chief executive officer of River Hospital in Alexandria Bay upstate, has "extensive healthcare knowledge, clinical expertise, and ability," the hospital said in an announcement on Wednesday.

Feb 22, 2024

Food

Tea on Tuesdays With FoodLab

The Tea Talk Tuesday series has culinary and agricultural experts, products from local food producers, and chats over cups of tea.

Feb 28, 2024

News for Foodies 02.29.24

Loaves and Fishes has chicken pot pie, learning about Spanish wines and others, things are brewing in Springs, a talk on East End wine, and more.

Feb 28, 2024

For the Margarita’s Special Day

Jarhn Blutstein of East End Mixology creates high-end cocktails, and the recipe for her pineapple ginger margarita is here just in time for National Margarita Day.

Feb 21, 2024