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School Confronts Racist Statements on Social Media

Social media posts by East Hampton High School students and others containing racist content and offensive language are under investigation by school officials.

Jun 5, 2020
Dead Whale Recovered at Amagansett Beach

A dead humpback whale washed ashore at Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett on Sunday morning. It had no signs of external injuries.

May 31, 2020
Small Plane Overshoots East Hampton Runway

A small plane overshot the end of a runway at East Hampton Airport on Saturday afternoon, knocking down a section of fence and crossing a road. There were no reports of injuries.

Apr 25, 2020
Private Golf Clubs Get the Green Light

Private golf clubs, while still deemed nonessential, have been allowed to reopen to their members, the governor said, with restrictions.

Apr 20, 2020
Ruth Appelhof, Former Guild Hall Director, Dead of Cancer

Ruth Appelhof, the director at Guild Hall from 1999 to 2016 and an art history scholar, died on Thursday at home in Springs after living two years with leukemia.

Apr 3, 2020
Town Buys 2.5-Acre Parcel for Housing

Neighbors questioned a proposal to buy a 2.5-acre parcel outside Sag Harbor on which to build housing, but following that public hearing last Thursday the East Hampton Town Board unanimously approved the $890,000 purchase.

Sep 26, 2019
Preservation Fund Revenues Down Again

For the first eight months of 2019, revenues for the Peconic Bay Region Community Preservation Fund are down by nearly 21 percent from the same period last year.

Sep 26, 2019
South Forkers Join Youth Climate Strike

As if to underscore the validity of her words, Greta Thunberg twice interrupted her remarks to call for heat-related medical attention for one of the youthful mass gathered under the late-summer sun in Manhattan's Battery Park on Friday afternoon, the 16-year-old climate activist's appearance the culmination of the Youth Climate Strike that drew tens of thousands of students, some of them from East Hampton. 

Sep 23, 2019
Cell Tower Proposed for Springs Chapel

A proposal from AT&T to build a freestanding 50-foot-high structure at St. Peter’s Chapel on Old Stone Highway in Springs, to house cellphone antennas and associated equipment, was discussed at a meeting of the East Hampton Town Planning Board.

Aug 1, 2019
Family Hopes for Justice in Kirk Park Murder

"There is nothing we can do now but hope we get justice," Rolando Garces, a brother of the victim, said after Joseph A. Grippo's indictment on second-degree murder charges was unsealed Friday morning.

Jun 28, 2019
Press News Group, Sag Harbor Express Announce Merger

Gavin Menu and Kathryn Menu of The Express will share publishing duties at the merged entity, with the Press's publisher, Joseph Louchheim, giving up his position after a transition period. The merger will consist primarily of pooling editorial resources rather than dissolving into one paper, they said.

Jun 24, 2019
Second State Audit Critical of Wainscott School

For the second time this year, the New York State comptroller's office has come down hard on the Wainscott Common School District in an audit that school officials questioned as flawed.

Jun 14, 2019