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Real Estate Auction Busts South Fork Record

La Dune, an iconic property in Southampton once listed for $150 million, was sold by Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions last month for $88.48 million in a bid placed over the phone. It was the most expensive property ever sold in a real estate auction on the South Fork.

Feb 8, 2024
Item of the Week: The Man With the Winning Smile

For 50 years, Edward Thomas Banks used a horse-drawn wagon to collect refuse around East Hampton. When he finally gave in and bought a truck, it merited a page-one story in The Star.

Feb 8, 2024
OLA Counsel Honored

Wanda Sanchez Day, the general and senior policy counsel for Organizacion Latino-Americana (OLA) of Eastern Long Island, will be honored at the New York City Bar Association's International Law Conference on the Status of Women on March 8.

Feb 2, 2024
‘Swipe-Right Soulmates’ Are Wed

Adrienne Rose Adorno and John (Jackson) Stoddard Peddy of Mount Kisco, N.Y., were married at the Church of Saint Barnabas in Irvington, N.Y., on Dec. 28.

Feb 1, 2024
Well-Wishes for a Post Office ‘Star’

On Tony Lambert’s last day as a clerk at the Bridgehampton Post Office, where he had worked for the past 22 years, the lobby swelled with gratitude and well-wishes for him, as he had accepted a position at a post office closer to his new home.

Feb 1, 2024
Reading Poems of Palestine on Main Street

The wider world and its sorrows reverberated again in East Hampton Village on Saturday, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, when members of East End for Ceasefire, an activist group calling for an end to the war in Gaza, gave a reading called Poems From Palestine in a cold drizzle on Main Street.

Feb 1, 2024
The Way It Was for February 1, 2024

It was a scrap metal dealer’s bonanza in 1949, when, seven years after it began, the “demilitarization” of the four 16-inch guns at Camp Hero in Montauk wrapped up. And more tidbits from yesteryear.

Feb 1, 2024
Cocoa All Around: It’s HarborFrost Weekend

A culinary stroll, fireworks over the water, ice-carving, fire-dancing, live music, and a whole lotta hot cocoa will heat things up in Sag Harbor Village on Saturday during the chamber of commerce’s annual HarborFrost celebration.

Feb 1, 2024
East Hampton Chamber Director Resigns

Mary Waserstein, named executive director of the Greater East Hampton Chamber of Commerce just this past fall, has resigned, saying that she hasn't been paid since starting with the group and has been unable to reach a consensus about compensation with its board of directors.

Feb 1, 2024
A Win for Greenbelt Activists

In a significant win for the Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt, PSEG Long Island has opted to forgo its original plan to install an underground cable through the greenbelt, and is exploring an alternative  route that would redirect the cable under roadways to the north, including the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike.

Feb 1, 2024
Item of the Week: Jupiter Hammon’s 1782 ‘Winter Piece’

This essay by Jupiter Hammon, an enslaved person and the first published African-American poet in North America, focuses on laborers as the recipients of salvation.

Feb 1, 2024
The Way It Was for Jan. 25, 2024

It was a big deal 25 years ago when Caldor, the discount retailer with a 66,000-square-foot store in Bridgehampton, went bankrupt. And more rich tales of the South Fork’s past.

Jan 25, 2024