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The Way It Was for November 24, 2022

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125 Years Ago                1897

From The East Hampton Star, November 26

The Star calendar for 1898 is in the works and will be sent out to subscribers of The Star in a few weeks. This year’s calendar promises to be more attractive than any we have yet published. Every person who is a subscriber to The Star, or becomes such before Jan. 1st, will receive one of the calendars. Better subscribe now, before you forget it.

Some boys were up to mischief on Saturday night last. Sunday morning C. Schenck’s gate was swinging from the top of the flagpole on the school grounds.

There was a heavy fall of snow before daylight on Tuesday morning, and when East Hampton got out of doors it found between three and four inches of beautiful snow on the ground. Trees and shrubbery, the latter still in leaf, were laden down with the moist snow and presented a scene well calculated to make glad the heart of the camera fiend. Tuesday night the weather waxed cold and a few early risers on Wednesday morning declared they found the mercury 14 degrees above zero.


100 Years Ago                1922

From The East Hampton Star, November 24

The first parent-teachers’ meeting of this year will be held Tuesday afternoon, November 28. At this time there will be special entertainment in the form of an operetta given by children from the first grades. This operetta will be given in Edwards theatre at 3:45 o’clock. All parents and those interested in our school system are cordially invited to attend. There will be a nominal admission charge to cover the cost of the performance.

At Tuesday night’s meeting of the Village Board at Clerk E.T. Dayton’s office a communication from the local War Memorial committee was read requesting permission to improve the land recently purchased from Jeremiah M. Dominy at a cost of $9,750.

On motion, the request was granted the committee, the improvement, however, to be subject to the approval of the village board and the rights of the tenants of the property.

Official statistics recently published state that in New York City the total number of deaths for the year 1921 caused by drinking was 141, compared with 690 for 1916. In the seven years of license 1910 to 1916 inclusive, 4,437 deaths resulted from alcoholism, wood alcohol and alcohol poisoning, averaging 634 per year. In 1920 and 1921 there were 268 deaths, or an average of 134, making a decrease of 500 per annum.


75 Years Ago                1947

From The East Hampton Star, November 27

The Friends of Maidstone Committee are sending as many parcels as possible containing Christmas dinners to the people in Maidstone, England whose names are on their list. They have recently received the names of the staff of the Charles Museum Library after which the East Hampton Library was modeled. The Friends of Maidstone would like to be able to send Christmas dinners to each of these Library Assistants.

Anyone desirous of sending a Christmas dinner may send a check made out to “Friends of Maidstone” for $10.00 addressed to Mrs. Roger Lewis, East Hampton, L.I.

On Monday, November 17th over fifty Red Cross officials and workers, representing practically every Branch and Auxiliary from Montauk to Mastic, met at the Southampton Red Cross Headquarters and organized for the important task of disaster relief. Southampton has been happily free from major catastrophe since the hurricane of several years ago but should we suffer one, the Hampton Chapter, it is evident, will be found prepared.

The union service of Thanksgiving at St. Luke’s Church, to be conducted by the Reverend Samuel Davis, will include Beethoven’s “The Heavens Are Declaring” sung by the united choirs of St. Luke and the Methodist Church with Robert Sproule at the organ. The litany will be an arrangement of “The Canticle to the Sun” by St. Francis of Assisi.

The sermon, “Thanksgiving — Then and Now,” by the Reverend Nat R. Griswold, will relate some details of the first Thanksgiving to present aspects of this national holiday.


50 Years Ago                1972

From The East Hampton Star, November 23

Very little happened at the East Hampton Town Board’s unusually short meeting on Friday morning, except that the Hasco Holding Corporation was granted a permit to dredge in Lake Montauk, at the west side of Star Island, where it plans to build a 63-boat marina. The Board had considered the Corporation’s application for this permit at a public hearing on Feb. 26, 1971, and had withheld action until a year and nine months later.

A nationally known environmental lawyer, David Sive of Winer, Neuburger and Sive, has been retained as counsel for the recently organized Group for America’s South Fork. Announcement of Mr. Sive’s association with the Group was made last week with the mailing of its first newsletter.

Mr. Sive has worked on many litigations in protection of the environment, including the “Scenic Hudson” case against Consolidated Edison, the Hilton Head Island case, and the Amchitka, Alaska, case against the Atomic Energy Commission.

A new Planning Board was created, local law governing police and fire alarm systems was adopted, and the need for additional parking and mercury vapor street lighting was discussed at the meeting of the East Hampton Village Board last Friday night.

It was necessary for the Village Fathers to create a new Planning Board because State law no longer allowed Trustees to serve also as Planning Board members. Consequently, Trustees Charles J. Osborne and George B. Hand were removed from the Planning Board Friday night. Another former Planning Board member, Evan Frankel, was not reappointed.


25 Years Ago                1997

From The East Hampton Star, November 27

The final figures for the Nov. 4 election in East Hampton Town, released last week by the County Board of Elections, give credence to the bewilderment that prevailed in Democratic and Republican headquarters on election night.

Both Democrats and Republicans watched the returns confoundedly as election districts they usually count on for support did not come through while others that traditionally go for the opposition went their way.

East Hampton baymen, fresh from yet another disappointment in their crusade to resurrect striped bass haul-seining, are accusing state officials of saying one thing in private and the opposite once the cameras begin rolling.

Accompanied by their high-profile spokesman, Billy Joel, baymen met privately in Quogue last week with state officials to discuss the current haul-seine policy, and apparently thought they had made some progress.

However, at a press conference that followed the meeting, State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner John Cahill said his agency would probably not change its policy.

The A&P Corporation may be down, but it’s not out in its fight to build a large new supermarket on the former Stern’s department store site in East Hampton.

The supermarket conglomerate submitted a new set of plans on Nov. 14, The Star has learned, calling for a roughly 24,000-square-foot building that it contends meets zoning regulations, despite the town’s new superstore law.

Town officials disagree.


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