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The Way It Was for October 21

Thu, 10/21/2021 - 10:22

125 Years Ago 1896

From The East Hampton Star, October 23


Mr. C.R. Smith, the former station agent, has decided not to leave East Hampton, and has taken a position at the station again. He now has charge of the telegraph and freight business, and Mr. Topping presides over the ticket office and express business. Mr. Maloney has been transferred to West Hampton.

S.E. Hamilton, an artist of Galveston, Texas, and Mr. Clarence Gihon, of New York city, are guests at J.S. Corwin's house. Both gentlemen have been extensive travelers, and they say they have never visited a place that gave them such complete satisfaction as does East Hampton.

Exceptional opportunity is offered by the Long Island railroad to those wishing to go to New York, to-day, to see the American Institute fair at Madison Square Garden. The round trip fare from East Hampton for two days is only $2.85, and tickets are good for return tomorrow.



100 Years Ago 1921

From The East Hampton Star, October 21


Tomorrow is the last day for registration and unless you have already registered go to your polling place and see for yourself that your name is on the registry. Do not leave it for someone else to look after or you may get left on election day when you want to vote. Unless you are registered you cannot vote. If you have moved from one district to another you will have to register. The hours are from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

This week rapid strides have been taken in the construction of the concrete road along Main street. Since our last issue the west wing of the road on Main street has been completed. The triangular piece of road at the flag pole is completed and the cement mixer is working back on the east wing. The road is being graded a long distance ahead of the mixer, which will now make rapid progress laying this ten foot wing.

When the qualified voters assemble at Odd Fellows' hall tomorrow afternoon they will be handed a ballot on which is printed the entire proposition of authorizing the building of a twenty foot concrete road from Woods lane to the bathing beach and on the Three Mile Harbor road to its intersection with Cedar street, as has been advertised in the Star the past three weeks. At the right of the proposition are two squares but we only call attention to the one marked yes. To vote for this proposition make a cross in the square to the right of the word yes. The polls open at 2 p.m. and close at 6 p.m.



75 Years Ago 1946

From The East Hampton Star, October 24


Hallowe'en Warning

Notice is hereby given to the Public that we expect to have a large Police Force and a number of Plain Clothes Men on duty on Hallowe'en.

Anyone caught on Hallowe'en breaking fences, fence gates, windows or in any way destroying or molesting other people's property will be held responsible the same as at any other time.

Parents will be held responsible for damage done by minors and must pay for the repair of damage done by their children.

Hallowe'en gives you no more right to destroy property than any other night.

Judson L. Bannister, Mayor

The customary political rally given by the North End Republican Club will take place Wednesday night, October 30, at the Neighborhood House, when prominent county Republicans will be here for the biggest rally of the campaign.

There will be some fine speakers on the political situation, among them S. Wentworth Horton, of Southold town, who is a candidate for State Senate, Lindsay Henry, who is on the Republican slate for the office of district attorney, and Milton Burns, county treasurer, who is candidate for reelection.

 Three flourishing local businesses have changed hands recently. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bohler, who bought the East Hampton Bakery about two years ago, have sold the business -- not the building -- to Mr. and Mrs. Max Lutzenburger of Astoria, N.Y. and their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hoelderle. Mr. and Mrs. Lutzenburger and Mr. and Mrs. Hoelderle have moved here and live in one of the apartments above the bakery. Mr. and Mrs. Bohler occupy the other.



50 Years Ago 1971

From The East Hampton Star, October 21


Montauk Fish Notes

Montauk's fishing community put up with another very windy Sunday, although good fishing continues whenever the boats go out. There seemed to be plenty of blues everywhere, and the fall run of stripers has begun. Inshore waters are bringing big catches of blackfish, porgies, and sea bass, and the cod are also reported plentiful.

The lounge aboard the 168-foot Russian trawler Blesk, which returned to Woods Hole, Mass., last Thursday night after a three-week cruise from that port to Cape May for an international groundfish survey, contained an Emerson tv set, a photograph of Lenin, and a bronze bust of the late American president John F. Kennedy.

Dr. Herbert M. Austin, a 28-year-old oceanographer on the staff of the New York Ocean Science Laboratory at Montauk, who along with three other American and four Russian scientists took part in what has become a yearly research trip under the auspices of the International Commission for the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries, did not think the bust had been placed there for the occasion.

A tentative 1972 East Hampton Town budget, described as "austere" by supervisor Eugene E. Lester Jr., was proposed at the Town Board meeting last Friday. The tentative, or preliminary, $2,237,625.81 budget, on which a hearing will be held Oct. 29 at 10 a.m., is projected to increase the tax rate of Town residents outside Incorporated Villages by only two per cent, from $3.77 per $100 assessed value to $3.85 per $100.



25 Years Ago 1996

From The East Hampton Star, October 24


To drum up support for the environmental bond referendums on the November ballot, the Coalition of Neighborhoods for the Preservation of Sag Harbor has organized a rally Sunday at the Bay Street Theatre. "Rally '96 for Tomorrow's Environment" will start at 2 p.m. with a full program of speakers and other highlights.

Developers planning to convert the former Bulova Watch Case Factory in Sag Harbor to luxury apartments can move ahead with their plans, a state official said last week.

Plans to convert the factory have been in limbo while the State Department of Environmental Conservation studied environmental contamination at the site. George Heitzman, a D.E.C. official and the project manager of his agency's remediation efforts there, said at a sparsely attended public hearing last Thursday that the contaminants have been contained within the groundwater beneath the Washington Street building.

A pair of laws that would regulate gatherings, large and small, were sharply criticized Friday in hearings before the East Hampton Town Board.

Local craftsmen said one of them, which would set standards for charity events, was out of step with their businesses. Parents charged the other, the loitering law, was out of step with their teenagers.

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