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Item of the Week: The Montauk Light, 1900 to 1903

Recently scanned from a glass-plate negative in The East Hampton Star’s photo archive, this highly detailed image of the Montauk Point Lighthouse was probably taken near today’s upper parking lot.

Dec 8, 2022
World Cup Fever in Every Nook

Soccer: the beautiful game. In the last two weeks, the World Cup settled over the East End like a butter pat on an English muffin, filling every nook and cranny. Stressed-out referees, solely responsible for maintaining order amid complete emotion and chaos, tatted-up players (not Morocco!), and grass (yes, grass, not turf!) have become a fixture on screens from Southampton to Montauk.

Dec 8, 2022
The Way It Was for December 8, 2022

Happenstances comical and contentious, ripped from the pages of Ye Olde Star.

Dec 8, 2022
Adult Education to Return in East Hampton?

It has been quite a few years since East Hampton had a robust lineup of adult programs, such as bookkeeping and computer classes, defensive driving, a notary-certification course, and even a class on building one’s own fishing rod. Now, the East Hampton School Board has given the district superintendent the green light to explore bringing back adult education programs — with one caveat.

Dec 7, 2022
ARF Completes Another Successful Puppy Rescue

Volunteer pilots, including East Hampton’s own Dr. George Dempsey, recently came to the rescue of nine puppies and their mother who had been found as strays in a rural town in New Mexico — leading to the puppies’ successful adoption by families here in the weeks since their arrival.

Dec 7, 2022
Orsted Chief Offers Wind Farm Update on a Blustery Beach

Is that Poseidon’s triton reaching from the littoral shallows, or are you just trying to build a 132-megawatt wind farm? Troy Patton, chief operating officer of Orsted Offshore North America, which is building the South Fork Wind farm, was on the scene last week to give an update on the project.

Dec 7, 2022
This ‘Nutcracker’ Is Even More of a Family Show

The Hampton Ballet Theatre School has put on a performance of the classic holiday ballet “The Nutcracker” nearly every year since 2009 — the one exception a byproduct of Covid in 2020 — but this year’s production is the first time in school history that the annual production will feature a pair of real-life siblings in the roles of Clara and her brother Fritz.

Dec 1, 2022
Item of the Week: Christopher Cuffee at Rest

In this photo, Christopher Cuffee (1862-1939), a tribal council member of the Eastville Montauks, takes a break under his delivery wagon’s canopy on a summer day.

Dec 1, 2022
On the Wing: We Should Call It the Zebra Bird

You don’t need to go deep into the woods to find a red-bellied woodpecker, but if you're looking for a distinctive red belly, you won't find it. Instead, its head is red, which explains why people often misidentify it as the red-headed woodpecker, which hardly shows up on Long Island.

Dec 1, 2022
The Way It Was for December 1, 2022

From a 1922 plea to stop dumping in the woods to a hunting-hiking tension back in 1972, read all about it.

Dec 1, 2022
Eight Tons of Aid to Ukraine So Far

A year ago, Natalie Massa couldn't have guessed that she'd be the chairwoman of a nonprofit organization, iloveukraine.org, donating money to orphanages in Kyiv. But the world changed when Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022, and for many who grew up there, and whose families remain, watching events unfold without helping was impossible.

Dec 1, 2022
East Hampton Village's Castoff Trees Donated to Kiwanis

“There is Christmas spirit,” said Rick White, president of the East Hampton Kiwanis Club, after he received 40 trees deemed too small by East Hampton Village to offer as part of the club's Christmas tree sale, which helps fund scholarships for local high school seniors, a holiday toy drive, and a donation to Katy’s Courage, among other causes.

Dec 1, 2022