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East Hampton Town Takes on Late-Night Up-Lights

After receiving numerous complaints about “nuisance lighting” last year, Kevin Cooper, who heads the town’s Public Safety and Code Enforcement Department, sat down with the town attorney in January to brainstorm about changes to the code that would limit the wattage and hours of up-lighting.

Right now, residents may up-light a tree with the equivalent of a 75-watt bulb (1,000 lumens), and those lights must be extinguished by midnight. Under a proposed amendment, the bulb would be reduced to 40 watts (600 lumens) and would have to be turned off by 11 p.m. 

Jun 13, 2024

In State Budget, a Win for OLA

Organizacion Latino-Americana of Eastern Long Island has "secured a place in the New York State budget," with the State Legislature allocating a total of $100,000 to support its Youth Connect program, which addresses mental health among teens.

Jun 13, 2024

Government

Suffolk County announced Friday that it is planning to reconstruct part of County Road 79, better known as the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, on an approximately 1.5-mile stretch from Scuttlehole Road north to Brick Kiln Road.

Jun 13, 2024

Four experienced candidates are running for two places on the Sag Harbor Village Board, and the winners will be selected by voters on Tuesday. 

Jun 13, 2024

There’s no contest for mayor or trustee in East Hampton Village, but voters can weigh in nevertheless when polls open on Tuesday at the Emergency Services Building on Cedar Street from noon to 9 p.m. 

Jun 13, 2024

Paid parking will begin in some locations in Montauk starting on Saturday; perhaps most notably at the Kirk Park Beach lot, where an attendant took payment in years past. After Friday, June 21, cash will no longer be accepted there. In addition, 19 spots on the east side of South Edison Street, and 20 more on the north and south sides of South Elmwood Avenue, between South Edison and South Essex Streets, will require payment.

Jun 13, 2024

Arts

Meet Montauk's New Tattoo Artist

East Hampton native Chris Clemence had a successful music career before leaving the road to become a tattoo artist and opening his studio in Montauk.

Jun 12, 2024

Over 100 pieces of Italian furniture by Paola Lenti will provide visitors to LongHouse Reserve with “respite from the summer sun.”

Jun 12, 2024

Juneteenth Jubilee party for Eastville Community Historical Society will feature a gospel performance and D.J. sets.

Jun 12, 2024

Three Roger Corman films at the Sag Harbor Cinema show the range of his singular career.

Jun 12, 2024

Villages

Montauk Beaver Meets Its End on Highway

A beaver that likely arrived at Hither Hills State Park in the ocean surf last April and then built a lodge in a secluded part of Fresh Pond in Hither Woods was found dead on the side of Montauk Highway Tuesday morning. 

Jun 13, 2024

A Surprise Guest at ACAC Meeting

The Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee had a surprise guest Monday night, Natalie Mongan, a junior at East Hampton High School. Ms. Mongan presented her own independent research, done through an A.P. research seminar, showing the level of erosion at Atlantic Avenue Beach that can not only affect shoreline defense, but shift the coastline itself.

Jun 13, 2024

Item of the Week: Remembering Dorothy Horton, 1899-1917

This tintype photo from the Fowler family photographs shows young Dorothy Horton seated in front of what is likely the Fowler House in East Hampton.

Jun 13, 2024

Food

East End Eats: Pizza Options for Every Taste

A team of Star staffers sampled a variety of New York-style slices from four local pizzerias and found plenty of winners.

Jun 12, 2024

News for Foodies 06.13.24

Artists’ Table brunch at Watermill Center, benefit for Project EATS at LongHouse, wine class at Park Place, new Amagansett eatery.

Jun 12, 2024

News for Foodies 06.06.24

New openings in Montauk, a rosé tasting at Domaine Franey, a brunch pop-up in Bridgehampton, and a food program at the Parrish.

Jun 5, 2024