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On the Trail of East Hampton’s Early War Dead

It was May 1779 off the Connecticut coastline. Edward Conkling, the captain of the privateer sloop Eagle was cruising off Stonington, perhaps looking for another ship to capture to aid the rebel patriots’ war effort, when the Eagle was taken by a Loyalist ship.

May 23, 2019
Most, Not All, School Budgets Are Under the Cap

School budget votes and board elections take place on Tuesday, with races in five of the eight school districts between Bridgehampton and Montauk. Proposed budgets in all but one, Wainscott, come in under the state-mandated tax cap.

May 20, 2019
Four Candidates Seek Three Seats on East Hampton School Board

Two incumbents, J.P. Foster, the board president, and Wendy Geehreng, are both seeking re-election, while Sandra Vorpahl, who previously served six years on the board, and Jeff Erickson, who ran last year, are also looking for a seat.

May 9, 2019
PSEG's Montauk Substation Won't Land on Flamingo Avenue

PSEG Long Island announced on Friday that it will not build a new Montauk substation on Flamingo Avenue or at Eddie Ecker Park, locations that many in the community opposed.

May 3, 2019
Mayor Out of 2020 Race, Cites Accomplishments

East Hampton Village Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr., who has held the office since 1992, announced on Monday that he would not seek re-election in 2020.

May 2, 2019
Larsen Eyes Mayor’s Job

The 2020 campaign for mayor of East Hampton Village got underway surprisingly early last week, when Jerry Larsen, a former village police chief, announced his candidacy more than a year before Election Day.

May 2, 2019
Slowdown Zaps Open Space Fund

The East End real estate market is experiencing the biggest slowdown since the 2008 financial crisis, according to the latest quarterly report from the Douglas Elliman agency.

May 2, 2019
Seek Filter for Algae in Wainscott Pond

A Wainscott resident and candidate for the East Hampton Town Trustees has proposed to that body and to the town board a pilot project intended to mitigate the harmful algal blooms that have beset Wainscott Pond in recent years.

May 2, 2019
Money for Armored Vehicle

The East Hampton Town Board tabled a vote on accepting a donation of more than $300,000 at its April 18 meeting, but the matter has resurfaced on the agenda of its meeting tonight.

May 2, 2019
Zeldin May Be Vulnerable

Just as the Democratic Party’s process to select a candidate to challenge President Trump next year intensifies, with 20 declared candidates so far and the first debate set for next month, Democratic and Republican officials are wasting no time in focusing on New York’s First Congressional District.

May 2, 2019
Offshore Oil Drilling Is on Hold

The Trump administration’s plan to allow oil and gas exploration and extraction off the Atlantic Coast is apparently on indefinite hold.

May 2, 2019
EH Fusion Party Seeks Ballot Line

Undaunted by the failure last month to place several candidates on the Republican Party ballot in the Nov. 5 election, members of the East Hampton Town Republican Committee, the East Hampton Independence Party, and the East Hampton Reform Democrats are moving to formalize the unity ticket they hoped to create by forming the EH Fusion Party.

May 2, 2019