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The Way It Was for June 1, 2023

The year 1973 saw the rise of women in East Hampton Town politics, while 1998 saw the rise of the Rennert property in the Sagaponack dunes.

Jun 1, 2023
In Sag Harbor, Thoughts on How to Remember

“This is not an easy holiday. It’s not an easy thing to lose someone in service for our country,” said Jimbo Theinert, the guest speaker on Memorial Day in Sag Harbor, and brother of First Lt. Joseph J. Theinert of Shelter Island, who was killed by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan on June 4, 2010.

Jun 1, 2023
L.G.B.T.Q.+ Pride on Display Once Again

Building on the resounding success of last year's inaugural event, Hamptons Pride is once again hosting a parade through East Hampton Village and a big after-party in Herrick Park on Saturday to celebrate L.G.B.T.Q.+ individuals and allies at the start of Pride Month.

Jun 1, 2023
Item of the Week: The Jewish Center’s William Tarr Huppah

Wedding traditions are as numerous and varied as the couples marrying, and one for many Jewish couples is the huppah, a canopy meant to represent the home soon to be shared by the couple. At the Jewish Center of the Hamptons, the huppah is not merely a temporary structure for weddings, but rather a permanent outdoor art installation.

Jun 1, 2023
Sabotage on the Trails

The Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt, the Southampton Town Trustees, and the Nature Conservancy have installed 13 split-rail fences at sensitive junctures along the greenbelt to discourage mountain bikers, e-bikers, dirt bikers, and A.T.V. riders. But they get ripped out.

Jun 1, 2023
Memorial Day in Pictures

Memorial Day observances in East Hampton and Sag Harbor Villages on Monday were both solumn and celebratory, as people lined the streets in both villages to salute veterans and remember the fallen. 

May 29, 2023
Abigail Balnis Weds Gabriel DeWalk

Abigail Balnis and Gabriel DeWalk were married on April 29 at the Randall House in Greer, S.C. The groom’s uncle Jonathan Powell officiated.

May 25, 2023
Montauk's Westlake Marina Is Sold

Montauk’s Westlake Marina, a family-owned and operated business for nearly 60 years, has been sold to Hildreth Real Estate Advisors, which according to the Traded NY platform paid $14 million. In Amagansett, Hildreth Real Estate Advisors previously acquired the 136 Main Street and contiguous 11 Indian Wells Highway parcels in Amagansett’s commercial district.

May 25, 2023
On the Wing: In One Big Day, 90 Species and a Life Bird

On a “Big Day,” birding is just about numbers. It is spent, dawn to dusk, in search of birds; the goal to see as many different species as possible. May 13 was Global Big Day. The goal is always to find 100 species: We’ve never gotten there.

May 25, 2023
The Way It Was for May 25, 2023

“Cordial greetings” from The Star of yesteryear.

May 25, 2023
Walking Through East Hampton’s History

The East Hampton Historical Society and the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society have planned 20 collaborative events, starting next week and running through September, to highlight the area's history, with destinations including the Brooks-Park property in Springs, the Leisurama houses in Montauk, and the D’Amico Studio and Archives at Lazy Point.

May 25, 2023
On Building Compassionate Leaders

Tapping into meditation techniques and other practices, the Center for Compassionate Leadership, founded by Laura Berland and Evan Harrel of Montauk, trains change-makers in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. People in the workplace, Mr. Harrel said, “want clarity, equity, purpose, and direction, and they want to be treated with respect, listened to, and treated as a fellow human being. All of those are elements of a compassionate leader.

May 25, 2023