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The Way It Was for November 11

Wed, 11/10/2021 - 16:21

125 Years Ago1896

From The East Hampton Star, November 13



A candy drummer, who furnishes most of the confectionary sold in bulk in East Hampton, says the people of this place eat about seventy-five dollars worth of candy every month.

It is safe to say that nine out of every ten men in East Hampton own guns, and it requires but the slightest provocation to bring them out and start the roar of musketry. Hostile foreign persons should make a note of this.

It pays to advertise your wants in The Star. During the past week two lost articles — a pocket book and a watch and chain — have been returned to their owners through Star advertisements. A written notice pinned up at the post office is cheaper, but —.


100 Years Ago1921

From The East Hampton Star, November 11

A meeting of the War Memorial Committee was held in the office of E.T. Dayton on Tuesday afternoon to consider an old proposition which Mrs. L.E. Woodhouse has revived in connection with the proposed War Memorial, that of reclaiming the triangular piece of land at the north end of Main street, between the roads to Amagansett and Three Mile Harbor, developing the land into a beautiful bit of park, restoring the old windmill and establishing on the site a special war memorial; the whole park, with mill and memorial proper, being maintained as a general memorial of the past and present.

It is all over now but the shouting, as the saying goes, only in some instances the shouting is not as loud as it was two years ago at this time. At that time the Republicans swept the town by a big majority, but the split in the ranks, as an outcome of the convention, worked havoc in their ticket. By working hard they elected nearly a straight ticket, the Democrats electing town clerk, one justice of the peace and one overseer of poor. The vote was very close for many of the offices.

Miss Marion Schwab, children's librarian of the Brooklyn public library, will speak on children's reading in the library next Tuesday afternoon, at 4 o'clock. Tea will be served after the talk. All parents, teachers, and other adults interested are invited to enjoy this feature of Children's Book Week. Before the hour for the talk there will be time to inspect the exhibit of children's books which will be displayed during the whole week.



75 Years Ago1946

From The East Hampton Star, November 14


Since he was a small boy "Kenny" Chaulk had always wanted to visit China and other countries of the Orient, but he returned home this week a Staff Sgt. in the Army, after more than a year in Korea, and he is perfectly satisfied with his own country, after what he saw and experienced in Korea. Sgt. Chaulk is a former member of The Star staff and attended East Hampton High School.

John Farrar, 46, Portuguese subject and handyman of Old Town Lane, East Hampton, entered a plea of not guilty before Federal Judge Abruzzi in Brooklyn last Thursday to an indictment charging him with the illegal possession of marijuana under the Federal narcotics law. His bail of $1,000 was continued and the case was set down for trial on Dec. 2nd.


Farrar, who has retained Attorney Elias H. Avram of Riverhead as counsel, contends in a statement he made to the authorities that he did not know the weed-like plants which grew so prolifically around his place were marijuana, nor that the dried and cured leaves are used in making the forbidden "reefers," marijuana cigarettes.

On Thursday evening, Nov. 7th, at 7 p.m., Wamponamon Lodge, No. 437, F. & A. M., of Sag Harbor, celebrated their Two Thousandth Communication with entertainment, dinner and a guest speaker at its meeting, held in the Presbyterian Church.

The Ladies of the Westminster Guild of the Presbyterian Church served a roast sirloin dinner to two hundred and five Masons.


50 Years Ago1971

From The East Hampton Star, November 11

At a brief meeting Friday, the East Hampton Town Board took a step toward acquiring an 11-acre tract in Montauk with 1,460 feet on the ocean for park, beach and recreation purposes. The Board's resolution, subject to a permissive referendum, authorized Supervisor Eugene E. Lester Jr. to enter into a contract with the tract's owner, conditioned on obtaining at least $270,000 in Federal and State aid. The asking price is $360,000.

The East Hampton Town Trustees welcomed a new member to their Board at their November meeting in Town Hall Tuesday night. James McCourt of East Hampton was elected Nov. 2 to the Board of Trustees and will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of the chairman, Charles R. Mansir, effective Jan. 1.

Gary McFarland, 38, of Ayrshire Place, Springs, was buried Sunday afternoon in Green River Cemetery. Mr. McFarland was a noted composer, and the brief service here followed services in New York and a musical tribute at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church.

Mr. McFarland suffered a heart attack in New York on Election Day, several hours after completing the recording of an album of music from the Broadway show "To Live Another Summer

— To Pass Another Winter," and died in St. Vincent's Hospital. He was the author of the musical score for the film "Who Killed Mary What's 'Er Name?," which opened in East Hampton Wednesday.



25 Years Ago1996

From The East Hampton Star, November 14

The trees are gone, but the lawsuit will continue.


On Friday morning, after months of hearings, Martha Stewart received permission from the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals to remove or prune 14 shrubs and trees installed on a disputed property line by her Georgica Close neighbor, Harry Macklowe, and to dismantle associated wiring and lighting.


Fifteen minutes after the board passed the resolution, despite a last-minute restraining order, some of the trees were no more.

The South Fork Natural History Society has set its sights on establishing a museum at Montauk Point State Park. A 3,000 to 6,000-square-foot building is envisioned, with a small IMAX-type theater and nature exhibits, including a butterfly garden, and perhaps a room where the blind could study natural scents.


The seven-year-old society has wanted to develop a natural history museum for some time. It had explored the potential of Montauk County Park and the Morton National Wildlife Refuge in Noyac, but agreements couldn't be reached.

The United States Army Corps of Engineers is reconsidering a 1962 plan that called for the construction of 50 stone jetties or groins, and massive sand replenishing along Long Island's ocean shore from Montauk Point to Fire Island.

The project also calls for the construction of "interior drainage structures" at Mecox, Sagaponack, and Georgica Ponds.

Officials of the Army Corps met last week in Ronkonkoma for what was reported to be a "scoping" session to discuss the plan, which undoubtedly would cost hundreds of millions of dollars, with other government officials and representatives of academic institutions. There was no public notification of the session.

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