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Maidstone Gun Club Temporarily Shuttered

At the 12-second mark of a short YouTube video taken from backyard surveillance footage at a Merchants Path house in August, the sharp crack of a rifle shot rings out. As workers duck for cover, a bullet strikes the house. The clip is one piece of evidence included in a lawsuit filed on Nov. 29 by seven homeowners who live near the Maidstone Gun Club, which as of Friday has been temporarily shuttered by order of a State Supreme Court judge while an investigation takes place.

Dec 8, 2022

One Day for Locals to Get East Hampton Village Beach Passes at Lower Price

The East Hampton Village Board will raise the price of nonresident beach parking permits from $500 to $750 next year. But if you're here in the winter, mark your calendars: There will be a one-day, in-person sale at the old price for town residents.

Dec 5, 2022

Police & Courts

A group of young women, possibly juveniles, stole eight bottles of Fireball Whiskey, worth $36.72, from the Gulf gas station on Hampton Street in Sag Harbor Saturday night.

Dec 1, 2022

A 14-year-old girl suffered a laceration to her head on Friday when she was hit by a three-foot section of hollow metal tubing thrown by a juvenile from the top of the radar tower at Camp Hero in Montauk.

Dec 1, 2022

A New York State judge has dismissed a lawsuit against NYCO Chemists III, which does business in East Hampton as White’s Apothecary, in which the pharmacy had been accused of overfilling prescriptions for opioid painkillers.

Dec 1, 2022


The National Business Aviation Association, one of several entities to have filed a lawsuit to prevent East Hampton Town from privatizing its airport and enacting new restrictions on aircraft operations, has withdrawn its lawsuit. 

Dec 1, 2022

In an attempt to get a handle on the impacts of the region's outsize deer population, East Hampton Town established a new fenced-in deer “exclosure” in mid-October in Northwest Woods. The idea of it is pretty simple: Deer are restricted from feasting inside the fence, so that the plant life inside “can be compared to vegetation outside of it to determine the impact deer 'browse' is having.”

Dec 1, 2022

The renovation of the bathrooms at Herrick Park has begun, and at the other side of the park, when "The Platinum Bull" moves on after the holidays, Guild Hall will help choose future works for a pilot Art in the Park series.

Dec 1, 2022

East Hampton Village has big plans for the holiday season, including a tree-lighting at the Hook Mill sponsored by Prada and Santa arriving by helicopter in Herrick Park, but those tiny trees that went up last week? Not planned.

Nov 25, 2022


Item of the Week: The Montauk Light, 1900 to 1903

Recently scanned from a glass-plate negative in The East Hampton Star’s photo archive, this highly detailed image of the Montauk Point Lighthouse was probably taken near today’s upper parking lot.

Dec 8, 2022

Adult Education to Return in East Hampton?

It has been quite a few years since East Hampton had a robust lineup of adult programs, such as bookkeeping and computer classes, defensive driving, a notary-certification course, and even a class on building one’s own fishing rod. Now, the East Hampton School Board has given the district superintendent the green light to explore bringing back adult education programs — with one caveat.

Dec 7, 2022

Eight Tons of Aid to Ukraine So Far

A year ago, Natalie Massa couldn't have guessed that she'd be the chairwoman of a nonprofit organization,, donating money to orphanages in Kyiv. But the world changed when Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022, and for many who grew up there, and whose families remain, watching events unfold without helping was impossible.

Dec 1, 2022

Long Island Books


Willoughby: A Gallery of Her Own

Pamela Willoughby's soon-to-open Southold art gallery is the latest stage in her career as a restaurant chef turned freelance art curator.

Dec 8, 2022

A hand surgeon, a maker's market featuring a unique doll house and other artisanal goods, and a couple of guitar legends will be coming to The Church in Sag Harbor.

Dec 8, 2022

Dreamlike pastels and watercolors are paired with decorative objects and jewelry in an enchanting exhibition at the Drawing Room.

Dec 8, 2022

Bay Street Theater will host the 2022-23 season of The Met: Live in HD," starting with the world premiere of "The Hours."

Dec 8, 2022


News for Foodies 12.08.22

Tutto Caffe opens in East Hampton, 1770 House and Highway restaurant offer take home holiday feasts, spirited gift suggestions from Park Place Wines and Wolffer Estate Vineyard, peppermint ice cream and a holiday menu from Loaves and Fishes, new IPA from Springs Brewery

Dec 8, 2022

Seasons by the Sea: A Food Lover's Holiday List

Food gifts for the holidays are always welcomed. Most of us have a houseful of family, friends dropping by, parties to attend. What to serve? What to ship to those farther away?

Dec 5, 2022

Recipe: Dohanos Family Gingerbread

The recipe here is for a sturdy, spicy, and very crisp cookie. It holds up well, and will not get soggy or stale. Follow the directions as written, practice your rolling, and make sure you have a good, airtight container. Don’t skip the dot of blue coloring in the glaze, and if you want to hang them, make the hole in the dough with a toothpick before baking. This cookie recipe can also be used to make gingerbread houses.

Nov 30, 2022