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In Amagansett, Questions About Senior Center Persist

It became increasingly apparent, during Monday night’s monthly meeting of the Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee, that discussion of East Hampton Town’s proposed new senior center may remain on center stage for a long time to come.

May 16, 2024

About That Eroding Bluff

An eroding bluff doesn’t respect zoning distinctions. That was the message delivered to the East Hampton Town Board on Tuesday by Alice Cooley, a lawyer representing property owners on Soundview Drive in Montauk. Her clients, Sarah and Maurice Iudicone, are forbidden under zoning rules from building any sort of hardened coastal structure, such as a stone revetment or bulkhead, to protect their property.

May 16, 2024

Government

ChangeHampton, an environmental organization, makes use of the concept of pollination both literally and figuratively. After planting a pollinator garden at the East Hampton Town Hall campus two years ago, it is now hoping to augment those plantings with an adjacent 6,500-square-foot grassland meadow.

May 16, 2024

A former public bathing beach at the end of South Lake Drive in Montauk that has been closed for nearly 20 years was the one subject the East Hampton Town Board mulled on Tuesday when it held its first work session in the hamlet since before the pandemic. The board heard about two projects that could help to get the beach open again for bathing.

May 16, 2024

The Huntting Inn, appearing before the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals on Friday, announced no substantial changes to its application regarding a pool and hot tub, and for neighbors, that is a problem. Those two items are and have long been their main point of contention.

May 16, 2024

The church bells in the village will be ringing more often than usual this weekend as the Presbyterian Church and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church welcome visitors on Saturday and Sunday as part of the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s 2024 Sacred Sites open house weekend.

May 15, 2024

Arts

Summerdocs Aim High

HamptonsFilm's Summerdocs series will present films about a couple of Russian daredevils, a political crisis, and the life and legacy of Christopher Reeve.

May 21, 2024

After a career in magazine publishing, Susan Kaufman has captured New York City and the Hamptons in two books of eye-catching color photographs.

May 15, 2024

Programs devoted to Somali piracy, songwriting, and the intersection of art and social justice will make for a busy weekend at The Church in Sag Harbor.

May 15, 2024

Bay Street Theater's 2024 New Works Festival showcases works in development and cutting-edge theater with four staged readings.

May 15, 2024

Villages

East Hampton’s Mulford Farm in ‘Digital Tapestry’

Hugh King, the East Hampton Town historian, is more at ease sharing interesting tidbits from, say, the 1829 town trustees minutes than he is with augmented reality or the notion of a digital avatar. But despite himself, he came face to face with both earlier this week at the Mulford Farm, where the East Hampton Historical Society is putting his likeness to work to tell the story of the role the farm’s owner, Col. David Mulford, played in the leadup to the 1776 Battle of Long Island, and of his fate during the region’s subsequent occupation by the British.

May 16, 2024

Hampton Library Eyes Major Upgrade

The Hampton Library in Bridgehampton, last expanded 15 years ago, is kicking off a $1.5 million capital campaign this weekend with the aim of refurbishing the children’s room, expanding the young-adult room, doubling the size of its literacy space, and undertaking a range of technology enhancements and building improvements to meet the needs of a growing population of patrons.

May 16, 2024

Item of the Week: The Gardiner Manor by Alfred Waud, 1875

Alfred R. Waud sketched this depiction of the Gardiner’s Island manor house while on assignment for Harper’s Weekly.

May 16, 2024

Food

News for Foodies 05.16.24

Three waterfront restaurants reopen, Canvas & Cuisine at the Parrish, Dopo Buttero shifts to French-Asian cuisine, new spirit-based seltzers.

May 15, 2024

Working: Laura Lopez of Carissa’s

Laura Lopez is a key member of the kitchen staff at Carissa's Bakery in East Hampton, making soups, dips, and sometimes acting as head chef.

May 8, 2024

News for Foodies 05.09.24

Homemade baby food from Loaves and Fishes, tequila and mezcal tasting workshop, East End farm markets reopen, Mother's Day options, and more restaurants reopen.

May 8, 2024