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The Way It Was for September 22, 2022

One hundred years ago, Thomas Moran, eminent painter, prepared to leave East Hampton. Seventy-five years ago, deep-sea fishing enthusiasts hailed the Shinnecock Inlet, “that priceless gift of the hurricane of 1938 to Long Island.” And more.

Sep 22, 2022
Special Players Take the Stage

The outdoor stage at the Southampton Arts Center will be the setting for the first interactive public festival, the Create Fair, hosted by the the East End Special Players’ Explorers Program, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Theatrical performances are only part of the fun lined up for Saturday’s family-friendly event. There will also be a photography project, drumming, painting, food, mural drawing, and more — all based on skills and activities that the Explorers have been, well, exploring.

Sep 22, 2022
Sex Therapist’s Take: ‘We Deserve Pleasure’

“Pleasure is our birthright. And it’s great to experience who you are as a person and as a sexual being without being shamed,” said Dr. Lee Phillips, a psychotherapist, sex therapist, and substance abuse counselor with practices in New York City and Virginia, and now Water Mill.

Sep 22, 2022
Amagansett Neighbors Bemoan ‘Bespoke’ Homes

A development on Handy Lane that has riled neighbors is a familiar story in East Hampton Town and across the South Fork: along with teardowns and rebuilds, spec houses that, with seemingly few exceptions, take allowable lot coverage and floor area to their absolute limit.

Sep 22, 2022
Lee and Schade Wed at Old Whalers

Emily Lagler Schade of East Hampton and McNally Severn Lee of Manhattan were married on Sept. 10 at the Old Whalers Church in Sag Harbor.

Sep 22, 2022
Gun Club Bullets Gone Astray

Two residents of Merchants Path in Wainscott told the East Hampton Town Board on Tuesday about multiple instances in which their houses were hit by bullets, for which they blamed the Maidstone Gun Club, about one mile away.

Sep 22, 2022
On the Wing: Tiny Swallows and Big Gulps

A large group of tree swallows is called a gulp, which proves ornithologists are not without humor. Before the leaves change, gulps of swallows crowd our beaches. At Mecox Inlet, Sagaponack Pond, and the dunes that circle Napeague Harbor, hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of tree swallows collect.

Sep 22, 2022
Dangerous Surf Expected

According to, Friday East End beaches will begin to see the impacts from Hurricane Fiona, which is forecast to be just past Bermuda later this evening. A long period south-southeast swell, with wave heights peaking at nine feet, should keep swimmers on shore.

Sep 22, 2022
Item of the Week: An Account of the Amistad Captives

From the library’s Old Whalers Collection comes the story of the Amistad, a ship seized off Montauk carrying enslaved people who revolted against their captors, ultimately regaining their freedom.

Sep 22, 2022
Restoring the Old Hog Creek Cemetery

Under a hot mid-September sun, the Burying Ground Preservation Group, a nonprofit organization formed in 2018, was at work last Thursday at the Hog Creek Cemetery, a small parcel on Hog Creek Road in Springs where members of the Parsons family are buried.

Sep 22, 2022
Raising Oysters, Inspiring Stewards

Working toward the goals of cleaner waters and stable shorelines, the South Fork Sea Farmers engaged students from the Springs School and East Hampton High School to help construct a new oyster reef in Accabonac Harbor this week.

Sep 22, 2022
The Way It Was for September 15, 2022

Take a trip into The Star’s storied past, won’t you?

Sep 15, 2022