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'We Plan to Continue,' Canio's Booksellers Say

It may be losing its iconic Main Street storefront in September, but until then Canio's Books is open for business. There is a new groundswell of support for the shop, including a GoFundMe campaign launched on May 19 and dedicated to helping the business thrive in whatever location it ends up in next.

May 29, 2024
Remembering the Fallen, in New Ways and Old

As East Hamptoners gathered under gray skies to honor and celebrate Memorial Day, people were reminded to take time to recognize the meaning of the holiday.

May 29, 2024
Item of the Week: Remembering Theodore Gould

Dressed in his Army uniform, Theodore Patrick Gould (1830-1862) posed for this photograph early in the Civil War. The photograph was taken at H. Terry’s Sag Harbor studio, between the war’s outbreak in April 1861 and Theodore’s death on Oct. 21, 1862.

May 23, 2024
Gaza War Draws Rival Protesters

Competing protests over the Israel-Hamas war on Sunday afternoon on Long Wharf in Sag Harbor were peaceful, if loud, when East End for Ceasefire encountered Long Island MAGA Patriots and the Setauket Patriots.

May 23, 2024
East Hampton Library Finds ‘Mi hija’ Poet

Last month a poem was discovered inside a children’s book in the East Hampton Library titled “Para mi hija Samantha.” With no other information to go on besides the name of the mother-daughter duo, Carmen and Samantha, the library turned to social media to get the word out and find them. On Sunday that search came to an end.

May 23, 2024
Students ‘Carry the Load’ for the Fallen

The local chapter of Whiskey Bravo, a nationwide youth organization that raises awareness of the kinds of support needed by veterans and active military personnel, took on the somber task this year of placing flags at the gravesites of East Hampton soldiers, and also walked a symbolic lap around the field at the American Legion to show their support.

May 23, 2024
The Way It Was for May 23, 2024

In the May 26, 1949, Star, it was recorded that rain and wind did some tree damage here, and broke off two arms of the Old Hook Mill. And much more.

May 23, 2024
Scammer Targets Bridgehampton Congregation

Last week parishioners of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork in Bridgehampton received text messages from an imposter claiming to be their pastor, the Rev. Kimberly Quinn Johnson. “They take advantage of people’s wanting to help and trust that we’ve built up,” she said.

May 23, 2024
Powerful Storm Claims Yet Another Historic Elm

The mighty storm that blew through East Hampton Thursday morning felled a large limb from a historic elm tree — one of a dwindling number of such trees that help give East Hampton Village its character.

May 23, 2024
All Aboard the Pride Train

Thanks to the efforts of Hamptons Pride volunteers and elected officials here, those attending the third annual Pride Parade in East Hampton on June 1 will have another way to travel here for the noontime step-off: the Long Island Rail Road has added a special train to East Hampton that day.

May 21, 2024
East Hampton’s Mulford Farm in ‘Digital Tapestry’

Hugh King, the East Hampton Town historian, is more at ease sharing interesting tidbits from, say, the 1829 town trustees minutes than he is with augmented reality or the notion of a digital avatar. But despite himself, he came face to face with both earlier this week at the Mulford Farm, where the East Hampton Historical Society is putting his likeness to work to tell the story of the role the farm’s owner, Col. David Mulford, played in the leadup to the 1776 Battle of Long Island, and of his fate during the region’s subsequent occupation by the British.

May 16, 2024
Item of the Week: The Gardiner Manor by Alfred Waud, 1875

Alfred R. Waud sketched this depiction of the Gardiner’s Island manor house while on assignment for Harper’s Weekly.

May 16, 2024