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Raising Rip Current Awareness to Save Lives

East End Ocean Rescue, which focuses on warning the public of the dangers of rip currents, recently donated 1,000 rip current cards, along with a warning sign, to the Ocean Vista resort on Napeague, which is near a stretch of beach where a Brooklyn man drowned earlier this summer.

Sep 24, 2020
Rachel Blatt and Jordan Werbe Fuentes Wed at Courthouse

Rachel Blatt and Jordan Werbe Fuentes were married at East Hampton Town Justice Court on Friday. Justice Steven Tekulsky officiated.

Sep 25, 2020
Single-Handed Sailor Drops Anchor in Montauk

Dustin Reynolds has traversed much of the world alone in his 1983 Bristol 35.5c sailboat and arrived in Montauk for the first time on Friday. To say he has made the journey single-handedly is at once literal and figurative. Mr. Reynolds lost his left arm and his left foot in a 2008 motorcycle accident, caused by a drunken driver, that nearly claimed his life.

Sep 24, 2020
In Pandemic, They Made Home the Antidote

Anita Boyer and Joe Pallister had June marked on their calendar for nearly a year. Both of them mused on an intimate wedding at what they considered the most idyllic venue: Disney World.

"I am so obsessed with Disney," Ms. Boyer, a dance and acting coach, and co-founder of Our Fabulous Variety Show, said in a phone interview. "Both of my grandparents worked there. I grew up visiting all the time. I have Disney in my blood."

Sep 24, 2020
New Village Board Gets Down to Business

Following the Sept. 15 elections for mayor and two seats on the East Hampton Village Board, Mayor Jerry Larsen and his NewTown Party running mates Chris Minardi and Sandra Melendez, the newly-elected trustees, were sworn in at the village board meeting on Friday.

Sep 24, 2020
Borsack Looks at Life After East Hampton Village Hall

After having wrapped up 20 years of service on the East Hampton Village Board, and following an unsuccessful run for mayor in last week's election, Barbara Borsack, who was the first woman to be elected to the board, said she is now deciding how best to apportion a sudden surplus of free time.

Sep 24, 2020
Yom Kippur Services on the South Fork

The Jewish Center of the Hamptons in East Hampton and Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor will live-stream Yom Kippur services on Sunday evening and Monday, the Conservative Synagogue of the Hamptons, based in Bridgehampton, will hold its services via Zoom, services at Chabad of the Hamptons in East Hampton will be held outdoors in a spacious tent, and Chabad of North Haven will hold its services outside and in.

Sep 24, 2020
The Clam Show Must Go On

In another year, the lawn of the Lamb Building in Amagansett would have been filled with East Hampton Town residents enjoying free clams on the half shell and clam chowder on Sunday, courtesy of the town trustees. But though the 30th Largest Clam Contest could not happen in its typical form this year, the trustees found a creative solution for the annual celebration of the town's maritime heritage and informal seminar on that body's role in town government.

Sep 24, 2020
East Hampton's New Mayor Hits the Ground Running

In his first week in office, Jerry Larsen, who ran on a platform to bring change to the village and won in a landslide in the Sept. 15 election, discussed his new proposals for parking, the renovation of Herrick Park, sidewalk repair, police reform, and more.

Sep 24, 2020
East Enders Remember Justice Ginsburg

East Enders gathered this weekend to remember and celebrate Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the trailblazing United States Supreme Court Justice and feminist icon, who died on Friday of metastatic pancreatic cancer at the age of 87.

Sep 21, 2020
C.C.O.M. Tests Show Algal Blooms Waning, Bacteria Levels Low

A recent round of water quality testing in Montauk shows that harmful algal blooms in Fort Pond and Big Reed Pond are dissipating while many other water bodies in Montauk, East Hampton, Springs, and Amagansett have low bacteria counts.

Sep 18, 2020
Virtual Clam Contest Sunday

The East Hampton Town Trustees will hold their 30th annual Largest Clam Contest on Sunday, a scaled-back, virtual event in light of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Sep 17, 2020