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Peter Beard Missing, Search Underway in Montauk

A search was ongoing in Montauk on Wednesday for the artist Peter Beard, who wandered away from his house near Montauk Point on Tuesday night. Mr. Beard is 82 and has dementia, according to police.

Apr 1, 2020
East Hampton Town Police Officer Recovering From Covid-19

An East Hampton Town police officer who was diagnosed with Covid-19 has made a full recovery and is ready to go back to work, The Star learned this week.

Mar 31, 2020
Firefighters Battle Flames, Coronavirus Concerns at East Hampton House Fire

Putting out the flames was not the only concern on firefighters' minds during a house fire on Sunday evening, as it was the first fire since the coronavirus outbreak. 

Mar 30, 2020
Motorcyclist Killed in Water Mill Crash

A New York City man was identified as the operator of a Kawasaki motorcycle that hit a tree in Water Mill on Saturday afternoon.

Mar 28, 2020
First Responders Consider Safety

As COVID-19 continues to spread, first responders on the South Fork are continuing to work, albeit while taking extra precautions. 

Mar 26, 2020
Rudolph Rando, 92     

Rudolph Rando of Montauk, who was known as Rudy, died of sepsis on Sunday at San Simeon by the Sound in Greenport.

Mar 25, 2020
Felony Charged in Theft

A landscaper who in late January dug up hundreds of eastern white pine tree saplings from two Northwest Woods properties, one of the lots owned by the Peconic Land Trust, was directed to do so, according to East Hampton Town police, by an East Hampton homeowner, who now faces four felony charges.     

Mar 25, 2020
Alleged Drunken Driver Tried to Leave the Scene

In Noyac, a drunken driver struck multiple vehicles on a property on Highview Drive on March 18 and then tried to leave the scene, Southampton Town police said. 

Mar 25, 2020
Michael Lohan Arrested For Being With Wife, Despite Order

Michael Lohan, the father of the actress Lindsay Lohan, was arrested on March 16 in connection with a Feb. 22 incident at the Amagansett I.G.A.

Mar 25, 2020
On the Police Logs 03.26.20

A woman stole a box of gloves from the East Hampton Urgent Care Center on March 15, according to a nurse who works there.

Mar 25, 2020
Not Guilty! Former East Hampton CVS Manager Is Cleared on All Counts

Patchita Tennant stood silent until the foreman of the jury finished reading the verdict: not guilty on attempted murder and first-degree assault charges in the shooting of her longtime boyfriend, Andrew Mitchell. 

Mar 19, 2020
He Said, She Said: Who Will the Jury Believe?

Patchita Tennant broke down in tears on the witness stand Wednesday morning as she recounted the months leading up to the night when she shot and seriously injured her longtime boyfriend.  

Mar 19, 2020