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The Fourth of July Blues

It’s been an unusual season for the normally reliable bluefish this year. Catches were scarce in many locales the past two months, and the fish showed up only a week or so ago in Noyac Bay. Usually they could be found as early as the first week of May in this area.

Jul 1, 2019
L.I.R.R.'s Trestle Work Soon to Be Full Steam Ahead

The low trestles crossing North Main Street and Accabonac Road in East Hampton Village, infamous for being struck by trucks, will be raised from 11 to 14 feet when new bridges are installed this fall, the Long Island Rail Road said.

Jun 27, 2019
PSEG Abandons Hither Woods Site

East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc announced on Tuesday that PSEG Long Island will abandon a proposed site in Montauk's Hither Woods and build a new electrical substation on a Long Island Power Authority-owned parcel on Shore Road, near the site of the present facility.

Jun 27, 2019
Melendez Is Running With Larsen in 2020

Jerry Larsen, a former East Hampton Village police chief who is running for village mayor in 2020, on Sunday introduced his running mate, Sandra Melendez, an attorney who is seeking to be the first Latina to serve on the village board.

Jun 27, 2019
Landscapers Blast Leaf Blower Proposal

Residents and business owners weigh­ed in Friday on a proposed East Hampton Village law that would prohibit professional landscapers from using gas-powered leaf blowers from June 1 to Labor Day. The proposed ban includes a provision allowing their use for cleanup after a major storm, or when responding to an emergency.

Jun 27, 2019
New Sag Harbor Mayor to Open It Up

Kathleen Mulcahy, who will be sworn in as the new mayor of Sag Harbor Village on Monday, discussed plans for her first months in office, including increasing public participation in government, establishing a new environmental committee, and finding the money to create a village administrator position.

Ms. Mulcahy pulled off a major upset in the June 18 election when she defeated Sandra Schroeder, the two-term incumbent, with 489 votes to Ms. Schroeder’s 197.

Jun 27, 2019
Spinning Records Into Street Art

Wonder no more about the mysterious painted records popping up in public spaces and on utility poles from Southampton to Montauk.

It’s the work of Brandon Hernandez, who goes by the moniker Think, and whose street art began as an obsession with sound.

The East Hampton artist studied audio production at a Board of Cooperative Educational Services program, graduating from high school in 2016. Mr. Hernandez recalled one particular class in which his teacher first played digitally recorded music for the students, then switched to music on vinyl.

Jun 20, 2019
To Rein in Crowds, Montauk's Surf Lodge Goes Reservation Only

Almost three years after promising East Hampton Town officials they would tackle overcrowding, excessive noise, and environmental concerns at the Surf Lodge in Montauk, the owners have launched a full-scale effort to address the problems. 

Jun 20, 2019
Being Gay in Trump Time

A Thursday night salon series at the Jewish Center of the Hamptons will kick off next week with a discussion between Michael Musto and Rabbi Lyle Rothman.

Jun 20, 2019
The Bathing Beach, East Hampton

East Hampton’s beaches and bucolic atmosphere have drawn many visitors since before the 1870s, but a typical day at the beach has changed a lot in the last 150 years.

Jun 20, 2019
Challenger Unseats Sag Harbor Mayor

Kathleen Mulcahy, a challenger mounting her first bid for Sag Harbor mayor, pulled off a major upset Tuesday, unseating the two-term incumbent, Sandra Schroeder, with 489 votes to Ms. Schroeder's 197.

Jun 19, 2019
Good Help Is Even Harder to Find

It’s a worker’s market these days on the South Fork, where many business owners say the problem they’re having attracting and retaining employees has reached a critical mass.

Jun 13, 2019