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The Way It Was for October 21

125 Years Ago1896

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.

Oct 21, 2021
Frustration at Delayed Springs Library Renovations

A long-awaited project to renovate and repair the dilapidated Parsons-Anderson House, home of the Springs Library, has begun.

Again.

Maybe.

More than two years after Drew Bennett, a town engineer, submitted a recommendation for repairs, nothing has been done, the library’s trustees wrote on Oct. 9 to Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc and the East Hampton Town Board, implor-ing the town to take immediate action. “How much longer can this drag out?” they asked. “A few more heavy rains or snow load melt could cause a flood or ceiling collapse.”

Oct 21, 2021
Hayes Park Dedication Sunday

East Hampton Town will honor the late Lt. Lee A. Hayes, a member of the 477th Bombardment Group of the Tuskegee Airmen, on Sunday when the Amagansett Youth Park is formally renamed for him.

A new sign for the Lt. Lee A. Hayes Youth Park will be unveiled at noon at the park, at the corner of Town Lane and Abraham’s Path. Members of Mr. Hayes’s extended family are expected to attend the unveiling. The public has been invited as well.

Oct 21, 2021
Sag Waterfront Plan Redone

Sag Harbor Village Mayor James Larocca put his stamp on the effort to develop a new zoning code for the village’s waterfront properties with a proposal that would expand the area covered by the code, create building regulations that preserve the village’s unique character, and require those seeking to build structures larger than 3,500 square feet to receive permission from the village board.

Oct 21, 2021
Item of the Week: Ruth Moran Reads Shakespeare

A photo from the East Hampton Library’s Long Island Collection shows a group of people dressed in theatrical costumes outside the Moran family’s home and studio in East Hampton circa 1889.

Oct 21, 2021
The Way It Was for October 14

125 Years Ago1896
From The East Hampton Star, October 16

It may not be generally known that an effort is being made to establish a public circulating library in this village. Several ladies among our summer residents have talked over the matter with some of the members of the Village Improvement society, and have also contributed books, which Mrs. John D. Hedges has kindly consented to care for and circulate during the winter.

Oct 14, 2021
High-Pressure Sales Tactics Draw Scrutiny

An 87-year-old Springs woman said employees at the Le Caprice cosmetics store in East Hampton used high-pressure sales tactics to convince her to spend more than $14,000 on unwanted products.

Oct 14, 2021
Housing Questions Answered in Amagansett

Katy Casey of the East Hampton Housing Authority won acclaim for her clear overview of affordable and work-force housing. The 37-unit Gansett Meadow was the focus.

Oct 14, 2021
Cheers Greet Springs Brewery Plan

The owners of a new locally made beer business are seeking to convert a longtime auto repair shop in Springs into a brewery and taproom with outdoor seating.

Oct 14, 2021
On Call: Meet Them Where They Are

In my medical career there are few things that I am as grateful for as the fact that I spent several years teaching college writing and literature before going to medical school.

Oct 14, 2021
The Montauks at Guild Hall, 1991

In honor of Indigenous Peoples' Day this week, the East Hampton Library is showcasing a photo from an exhibit titled “The Montauks: Native Americans of Eastern Long Island.”

Oct 14, 2021
Montauk Parishioners Rally Around Their Priests

Hundreds of parishioners gathered at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church on Monday to call on Bishop John O. Barres of the Diocese of Rockville Centre to reverse the decision to end "residence and faculties" for the Rev. Edward Beck, which in turn has led to the departure of the Rev. Bob Joerger.

Oct 14, 2021