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On the Wing: Like Reeds in the Breeze

Odds are, you’re not going to see an American bittern, despite its large size. Frankly, the American bittern doesn’t want to be seen; it chose invisibility as its superpower. Still, this is the best time of year to try; make the experience at least as much about the journey as the destination.

Feb 29, 2024
Item of the Week: Katherine Appleton’s Sunset Garden

For members of the Garden Club of East Hampton, spring is crunch time, and so it was for Katherine Jordan Appleton (1879-1949) of the Nid de Papillon estate.

Feb 29, 2024
Time Ran Out for Two of East Hampton's Old Elms

Last week, two large American elm trees, estimated to be between 80 and 100 years old, were cut down at the intersection of Main Street and Newtown Lane: one in front of Louis Vuitton, and the other in front of J. Crew. Neither had Dutch elm disease, according to Olivia Brooks, the chairwoman of the 25-person Ladies Village Improvement Society tree committee since 2008, but both had simply reached the end of their long lives.

Feb 29, 2024
New Lyme Test Could Be a ‘Game-Changer’

With over 400 blood samples collected from Lyme-infected East Enders since 2014, Dr. George Dempsey of East Hampton Family Medicine is the largest contributor to the Bay Area Lyme Foundation Lyme Disease Biobank, and his samples have led to a collaboration to improve the test that can detect Lyme disease. The new test could catch it sooner and also alert doctors to the end of an infection.

Feb 29, 2024
The Way It Was for February 29, 2024

A hundred years ago, a rumrunning raid was successfully executed at Fort Pond Bay, where dozens of bootleggers were caught moving cases of booze by the score. And other trips deep into the past.

Feb 29, 2024
Item of the Week: Mary Mabry Walker and the Hoppings

Of those standing outside the Hopping family home in Wainscott in this photograph taken sometime after 1880, Mary Jane Mabry Walker (circa 1865-1942), far left, was recently identified by her family.

Feb 22, 2024
Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Names New Chief Administrator

Emily Mastaler, coming from her previous role of president and chief executive officer of River Hospital in Alexandria Bay upstate, has "extensive healthcare knowledge, clinical expertise, and ability," the hospital said in an announcement on Wednesday.

Feb 22, 2024
Suffolk County to Set Ambulance Boundaries for East Hampton

The feud between former volunteers and East Hampton Village was reignited Friday at a hearing held by Suffolk County to determine if the new municipal ambulance department can continue to provide emergency medical services to town residents who live in Northwest Woods and other areas beyond village boundaries.

Feb 22, 2024
East Hampton Village Board Turns Its Thoughts to the Spring

Basketball courts, the farmers market, the May Day 5K, and the Hamptons Whodunit festival were topics of interest at Friday's meeting of the East Hampton Village Board.

Feb 22, 2024
The Way It Was for Feb. 22, 2024

The old Promised Land Fish Factory smell test, and much more down The Star’s Memory Lane.

Feb 22, 2024
Hamptons Community Outreach Announces New Job Training Program

Julio Florencio Teo Gómez was an inspiration to many people around him, his friends said, despite the tough circumstances he faced. To honor his memory, Hamptons Community Outreach announced on Feb. 10 that it is establishing a job-training program for people in circumstances like those Mr. Teo Gómez faced.

Feb 22, 2024
New Manager Takes Stock at Food Pantry

Noah Gualtieri may be new to the job of operations manager at the East Hampton Food Pantry, but he is hardly new to the work of the pantry.

Feb 22, 2024