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Amagansett Parses Senior Center Plan

The Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee, which in recent months has been debating the pros and cons of the proposed new East Hampton Town Senior Citizens Center, did so again this week, with many thorny questions still on the minds of members.

Apr 11, 2024

Revetment Application Is Making Waves

A rocky revetment, rocky relationships, and even conspiracy theories were on display at the East Hampton Zoning Board of Appeals meeting on April 2, during a public hearing involving a proposed 108-foot-long, 10-foot-high revetment at the end of Bay View Avenue on Napeague. The structure, meant to deflect waves, was instead creating them.

Apr 11, 2024


In his bid for the Democratic nomination for New York’s First Congressional District, John Avlon of Sag Harbor this week picked up the endorsement of the New York State Democratic Committee chairman, Jay Jacobs, and of all five members of the East Hampton Town Board.

Apr 11, 2024

When the Springs General Store eventually reopens — and it won’t be this summer — it will still serve egg sandwiches and coffee starting at 7 a.m., but it won’t be selling alcohol for on-site consumption, as originally planned.

Apr 11, 2024

Recognizing that there is a need for more senior citizen housing in East Hampton Town, Eric Schantz, the town’s director of housing and community development, recommended this week that the board craft legislation to allow increased density for senior housing complexes, suggesting 12 housing units per acre for senior housing versus the eight that is now allowed.

Apr 11, 2024

“Our goal is to not allow what happened previously, and to keep it on the up and up,” said Tara Burke of Lighthouse Land Planning, speaking for Rhett Beckmann, the owner of the Beckmann Commercial building at 94 South Euclid Avenue in Montauk.

Apr 11, 2024


Quincy Egginton: ‘Giving In to the Art’

A watercolorist and printmaker, Quincy Egginton uses art to capture the local environment and natural subjects such as vegetables, flowers, and seashells, often painting en plein air.

Apr 10, 2024

For his “Tropical Space Castaways” exhibition at the Parrish, Simon Vega creates sculptures and installations using mundane and found materials to express sophisticated ideas about space travel, the Cold War, history, and Central American politics.

Apr 10, 2024

The Docs Equinox festival will feature four documentaries focused on sustainable soils, farms, and food, plus an environmental information hub and, on a lighter note, food and wine receptions.

Apr 10, 2024

The Ha Ha Hamptons Comedy Tour will bring four standup comedians, host Paul Anthony, and an undisclosed “special guest” to Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.

Apr 10, 2024


Item of the Week: Perle Fine Stretches a Canvas

In the photo seen here from The Star’s archive, Perle Fine prepares a painting for a show at the Upstairs Gallery on Newtown Lane in the 1970s.

Apr 11, 2024

The East End, Shaken and Stirred

About the earthquake centered in New Jersey and felt here on Friday: “In actuality this is, on a relative basis, a big deal, but yet 4.8 is not big by global standards,” William Holt, a professor of geophysics at Stony Brook University, said that day, a few hours after the shaking stopped. “We’ve had smaller ones, three or four over the last 30 years, in the Long Island area.”

Apr 11, 2024

Eclipse Fever Gripped the South Fork, Too

During the solar eclipse on Monday, when approximately 89 percent of the sun was blocked out by the moon here, it was both a communal and a solitary experience for those taking it in at a watch party at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton. The field behind the museum was dotted with 100-plus voyeurs, in small groupings on lawn chairs and blankets, staring with solar-safe spectacles, taking in every second of the hot action.

Apr 11, 2024

Long Island Books


Getting the Most Out of Your Tomato Plants

Here's a guide to growing and enjoying your best tomato-flavored life, thanks to Matthew Quick, the farm manager for the nonprofit Share the Harvest Farm, and Marilee Foster, who typically grows 100 varieties each year on her Sagaponack farm.

Apr 12, 2024

News for Foodies 4.11.24

A distillery tasting in Sagg, new cider from Wolffer, wine classes at Park Place, Passover specials, a new menu from the Cookery, and more.

Apr 10, 2024

Quail Hill Announces Summer C.S.A.

Summer shares are now available from Quail Hill Farm, one of the country's original community-supported agriculture farms. Family shares, for households of two or more people, and single-person shares as well, run from early June through Halloween, with picking two days a week, including unlimited flowers.

Apr 3, 2024