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Gardens in Full Flower

The Mimi Meehan Native Plant Garden behind Clinton Academy on Main Street is in full flower. It is a project of the Garden Club of East Hampton and may be visited during daylight hours. Visitors should be careful to close the gate behind them so that deer do not get into the garden.

Another site kept up by the club, at Home Sweet Home, holds an 18th-century collection of plants used for medicinal, culinary, and dyeing purposes. The roster of garden club gardens is much broader and can be seen at

Jun 11, 2021
Sag Harbor Institutions Host Talks on Racism

First up, Don Lemon, the CNN anchor, and Georgette Grier-Key, the executive director of the Eastville Community Historical Society, will discuss Mr. Lemon's new book, "This Is the Fire: What I Say to My Friends About Racism."

Jun 9, 2021
LTV's 'East End Underground' Earns National Award

The Alliance for Community Media Foundation on Monday awarded LTV a 2021 Hometown Media Award in honor of all the station does for community media, community radio, and local cable programs on its government and education public access channels.

Jun 8, 2021
South Fork Islanders Boys Lacrosse in Tuesday Playoff

The South Fork Islanders boys lacrosse team, featuring a half-dozen East Hamptoners, has received the 10th seed among Division 1's top 11 teams, and is to play at seventh-seeded Connetquot on Tuesday, June 8, at 3 p.m.

Jun 7, 2021
Congratulate Your Graduate With a Special Message in The Star

Graduation season is upon us, which means not only lots of pomp and circumstance but also a chance to formally congratulate high school seniors on their accomplishments in a special issue of The Star on June 17.

Jun 7, 2021
Outdoor Fun for This Weekend and Next

For those with an appreciation of nature or a thirst for paddling, hiking, or biking, there are lots of upcoming activities that promise to be interesting.

Saturday is National Trails Day, and the Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt invite hiking enthusiasts to a 3.5-mile hike and lunch from 10 a.m. to noon. Participants should take their own food and meet at the Friends' nature center at 1061 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike. Dai Dayton will lead the hike, and can be contacted for questions at 631-745-0689.

Jun 4, 2021
Films Made on Smartphones

LTV has announced a new annual program to celebrate young people's creative and capable use of smartphones. From now through Nov. 1, for its "Fone Film Festival," LTV will accept submissions of short movies created via smartphone by those 18 years or younger.

In December, a film festival marathon on LTV's channel 20 will feature the films, which will continue to be broadcast throughout 2022.

Jun 3, 2021
East Hampton Town Primary Debate Is Thursday Night

Democratic Party debates for East Hampton Town supervisor and town board happen Thursday night at 7, broadcast live on LTV's Channel 20, on its YouTube channel, and at

Jun 2, 2021
A Heart Project for Edie Windsor

In memory of Edie Windsor, the well-known advocate for same-sex marriage who died in 2017 at the age of 88, Southampton Town has launched the Edith Windsor Heart Project to build a heart-shaped pavilion at Town Hall to be used for performing civil marriage ceremonies. The heart will consist of 220 smaller, interlocking hearts, which will be engraved with personalized messages from supporters of the project.

Jun 1, 2021
Vaccinated Kids Can Win a Free Ride to College

Kids ages 12 to 17 who opt to get fully vaccinated for Covid-19 will be entered into a random drawing to win a full college scholarship, including room and board costs, to a SUNY or CUNY institution, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced.

May 31, 2021
New Harmful Algae Blooms Found in Wainscott Pond, Lake Agawam

Blooms of cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, have been detected in Wainscott Pond and in Lake Agawam in Southampton, according to analysis by Stony Brook University. Suffolk County health officials have asked residents not to use, swim, or wade in the water bodies and to keep children and pets away from the area.

May 28, 2021
An Employee Shuttle in Downtown East Hampton

Starting on Friday, East Hampton Village will provide a free morning and afternoon shuttle between the longterm and Reutershan parking lots for those who work in the commercial district. The shuttle, which will operate daily, will take a direct route through Herrick Park.

The village has hired Circuit, the company that also provides free transportation to the beach, to provide the service between 8 and 10 a.m. and between 5 and 6:30 p.m.

May 27, 2021