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Dirt Pile Is Road Block at Sag Harbor Gas Ball Lot

The much-fought-over former gas ball lot at 5 Bridge Street in Sag Harbor may not be much to look at, but it contains 93 parking spaces valuable both to the village and to Adam Potter, a developer who outbid the village to win the lease on the lot from National Grid earlier this year. 

Nov 30, 2023
A Holiday Extravaganza in East Hampton Village

A spicy-sweet gingerbread theme has emerged around East Hampton Village, with candy-decked houses and icing “snow” bringing to life sugarplum scenes for raffle and for charity in the lead-up to the Santa parade. The Jolly Old Elf will arrive by helicopter, plus there's a market on the Village Hall lawn, skating at the Huntting Inn, and a big-name guest at a tree lighting that evening.

Nov 30, 2023
Item of the Week: Cooking L.V.I.S. Holiday Favorites

For anyone looking for a recipe for an upcoming get-together or meal, the 75-year-old “East Hampton Ladies’ Village Improvement Society Cook Book” is filled with inspiring traditional favorites.   

Nov 30, 2023
The Way It Was for November 30, 2023

The day in 1948 when the Bonacker captain Dead-Eye Dick Flach opened up on the basketball court for 20 points in the first half alone, blowing out Hampton Bays. And more from East Hampton’s colorful past.

Nov 30, 2023
Landscape Designer Takes Stand for Sustainability

Margie Ruddick of the landscape planning and designing firm that bears her name has drawn the proverbial line in the sand, choosing to stop taking on projects that involve new construction, except for well-scaled additions. 

Nov 23, 2023
Item of the Week: A Wintertime East Hampton Childhood

Abigail Halsey (1878-1946) begins this 44-page book by describing the setting, the Mulford Farmhouse, and the teller of the snowbound tales, Abigail’s 89-year-old friend, Mary Esther Mulford Miller (1849-1938).

Nov 22, 2023
National Climate Assessment: Reality Is Not Pretty

Change is hard but essential if East Hampton Town and the wider world are going to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change, officials of the Nature Conservancy said this week in the wake of the United States government’s Fifth National Climate Assessment, issued last week.

Nov 22, 2023
Georgica Residents Want Traffic Reprieve

East Hampton Village's La Forest Lane is busy in the summer with vehicles headed toward Georgica Beach; it connects Georgica Road, to its north, with Apaquogue Road, to its south. Some of its residents showed up at a meeting on Friday to push the village board to designate the road “one way only” to reduce traffic.

Nov 22, 2023
The Way It Was for November 23, 2023

In 1923, from the White House lawn, President Harding introduced a “modern adaptation” of John Howard Payne’s “Home, Sweet Home” home on the 100th anniversary of the song. Then at the Own Your Home Exposition in New York, a full-size duplicate was built for Americans to check out various products of the trades. And more from yesteryear.

Nov 22, 2023
East Hampton Village: No Plan to Sell Garage to L.V.I.S.

East Hampton Village is getting an appraisal for the strip of village-owned land that runs along the south side of Herrick Park. Michael Bebon, a village resident whose house is accessed via an easement along that driveway, wondered during a public-comment period Friday why the board would spend money to appraise the strip unless they were considering selling it to the L.V.I.S.

Nov 22, 2023
The Way It Was for November 16, 2023

It happened here, readers.

Nov 16, 2023
Never Get Rid of the Boar’s Head

“After 35 years here and 15 months off, it feels like where I belong,” said Dave Winthrop, who is back at Brent's General Store in Amagansett and ready to “make people feel like they’re coming to the old Brent’s.”

Nov 16, 2023