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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


James Hamilton: From Film Sets to War Zones

Over the course of more than four decades, the photographer James Hamilton has plied his trade on the streets of New York, at music festivals, on film sets, at celebrity gatherings, even in war zones.

Apr 17, 2024

This year's Pachanga, a benefit for OLA of Eastern Long Island, will feature a dynamic salsa band, a multidisciplinary percussionist, and an actress and singer whose credits include Disney's "Mulan."

Apr 17, 2024

"The Art of Food" at the Parrish Art Museum features more than 100 works by 37 notable modern and contemporary artists linked by their choice of food as a subject.

Apr 17, 2024

Film Noir classics to launch retrospective tribute to Columbia Pictures at the Sag Harbor Cinema.

Apr 17, 2024


Green Giants: Here to Stay?

Long Island’s South Fork, known for beaches, maritime history, and fancy people, is also known for its hedges. Hedge installation and maintenance are big business, and there could be a whole book about hedges, with different varieties popular during different eras. In the last decade, for example, the “green giant,” a now ubiquitous tree, has been placed along property lines throughout the Hamptons. It’s here to stay, and grow, and grow.

Apr 18, 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

Long Island Books


Cakes That Take the Cake

East Hampton's Lizz Cohen of Lizzy's Little Bake Shoppe makes cakes and cupcakes for any occasion that are as wildly creative as they are delicious.

Apr 17, 2024

News for Foodies for 4.18.24

The Clam Bar and Salivar's Clam and Chowder House are open, French bistro coming to East Hampton, Passover menu from the Cookery, old school Italian restaurant headed for Bridgehampton.

Apr 17, 2024

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