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Item of the Week: The John Howard Payne Party, 1935

Ruth Sterling Benjamin (1882-1957), far right in this photo from The Star’s archive, with five local girls at Home, Sweet Home for a John Howard Payne birthday celebration.

Mar 23, 2023
Sag Harbor Ponders New Rental Law

A fire last summer in a Noyac rental house, in which two young women died, has led nearby Sag Harbor Village to re-evaluate its own rental laws. “I think this awful tragedy has awakened a lot of people to these rental activities, that go unaddressed and unregulated,” Sag Harbor Mayor James Larocca said when discussing a proposed law that would establish a rental registry.

Mar 23, 2023
The Way It Was for March 23, 2023

The day in 1973 when the giant hanger at the New York Ocean Science Laboratory, a Montauk landmark since it was built during World War II, burned to the ground, and more from the pages of The Star.

Mar 23, 2023
Holding Pattern for Wind Farm Power Cable

With a looming northeaster that brought abundant wind and rain this week, the sea-to-shore interconnection of the South Fork Wind farm’s onshore transmission cable with the submarine export cable that will link the wind farm with the electric grid would have to wait.

Mar 16, 2023
The Way It Was for March 16, 2023

Take a trip into the past, Star-style.

Mar 16, 2023
Item of the Week: From the Miller-Edwards Wedding

This ribboned wedding invitation from the Springs Historical Society collection heralded the marriage of Hiram Miller and Emma Edwards in Springs in 1887.

Mar 16, 2023
Hospital's Chief Administrative Officer Stepping Down

Robert Chaloner, who was instrumental in establishing Stony Brook Medicine as a trusted partner and provider of high-quality health care on the East End following the Stony Brook and Southampton merger in 2017, has announced he is stepping down as chief administrative officer.

Mar 15, 2023
The Way It Was for March 9, 2023

In 1898, three boats gave chase to what was thought to be the largest whale ever seen along the coast. And more from the history-rich pages of The Star.

Mar 9, 2023
On the Wing: The ‘Hallelujah’ Bird

I’m not sure if Leonard Cohen was into birds, but if he was, he might have appreciated the mess that is the European starling.

Mar 9, 2023
Item of the Week: Martha Strong’s Tucson Trip

Martha Howard Prentice Strong (1851-1949), a founding member of the Garden Club of East Hampton, made this scrapbook documenting her trip to Arizona from 1936 to 1937.

Mar 9, 2023
Trade Job Fair on Wednesday in Bridgehampton

“Our dream is for people to really move up that economic ladder and be able to provide for their families. In Suffolk County, it takes a lot to meet those standards,” said Lukas Weinstein, a social worker who serves on the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center’s community advisory board and helps in the Teach Me How to Fish program. Through that program, a job fair in the construction trades is planned for Wednesday night.

Mar 9, 2023
East Hampton Businesses Hit Hard by Freak Flood

“We pretty much lost everything,” said Geary Gubbins, whose sporting goods shop, Gubbins, was one of several East Hampton Village businesses that experienced major losses this week when their basements were flooded on Sunday. "The water was up to the ceiling."

Mar 2, 2023