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Suffolk Police Caution Drivers About Music Festival Traffic

With the Palm Tree Music Festival set to rock the Shinnecock Indian Nation territory on Saturday, the Suffolk County Police Department released a statement on Friday strongly urging drivers to avoid Montauk Highway and County Road 39 in the vicinity of Shinnecock and the Stony Brook Southampton college campus while the festival is taking place.

Jun 21, 2024
Item of the Week: Searching the Susan Jane, 1989

This photo from The Star’s archive shows Fire Department Chief John Faulhaber leaping from the Susan Jane after searching it for two teenagers.

Jun 20, 2024
Georgica Pond Group Taps Assemblyman Thiele as Next Director

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. announced in February that he would not be seeking re-election in November after nearly 30 years in state government. For those wondering what his next act would be, the suspense is over: Mr. Thiele has been named executive director of the Friends of the Georgica Pond Foundation.

Jun 20, 2024
Flamingo Endures on Georgica Pond

As of Tuesday afternoon, the American flamingo that first appeared at Georgica Pond on May 31 continued to draw bird lovers to East Hampton. In just the last week, over 100 birders trekked down the beach to view the bird and submit lists to eBird.

Jun 20, 2024
Juneteenth: ‘This Is American History’

Following the establishment of Juneteenth as a federal holiday in 2021, commemorating the final enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation, education efforts have grown throughout the community. “At the end of the day, this is something that should be taught because this is American history,” said Georgette Grier-Key, executive director of the Eastville Community Historical Society in Sag Harbor.

Jun 20, 2024
The Way It Was for June 20, 2024

Death on bicycle, death by telephone pole, death by drowning: Star dispatches from the past take a dark turn this week.

Jun 20, 2024
Jerry’s Team Is Re-Elected

There were no surprises in the East Hampton Village election on Tuesday. Mayor Jerry Larsen, Chris Minardi, the deputy mayor, and Sandra Melendez, another village trustee, all ran unopposed and were re-elected to four-year terms.

Jun 20, 2024
Item of the Week: Remembering Dorothy Horton, 1899-1917

This tintype photo from the Fowler family photographs shows young Dorothy Horton seated in front of what is likely the Fowler House in East Hampton.

Jun 13, 2024
Montauk Beaver Meets Its End on Highway

A beaver that likely arrived at Hither Hills State Park in the ocean surf last April and then built a lodge in a secluded part of Fresh Pond in Hither Woods was found dead on the side of Montauk Highway Tuesday morning. 

Jun 13, 2024
Way It Was for June 13, 2024

A corpse, well advanced in its decomposition, mysteriously washed up off Gardiner’s Island in 1899. And more ghastly stories ripped from the pages of Ye Olde Star.

Jun 13, 2024
A Surprise Guest at ACAC Meeting

The Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee had a surprise guest Monday night, Natalie Mongan, a junior at East Hampton High School. Ms. Mongan presented her own independent research, done through an A.P. research seminar, showing the level of erosion at Atlantic Avenue Beach that can not only affect shoreline defense, but shift the coastline itself.

Jun 13, 2024
Flamingo Returns to Georgica Pond

The peripatetic American flamingo, first spotted in Georgica Pond in East Hampton on May 31 before leaving the next day, has returned to the pond. In the past 10 days, it is suspected the same bird has visited Cape Cod in Massachusetts and Cedar and Oak Beaches in western Suffolk.

Jun 10, 2024