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Item of the Week: The East Hampton War Memorial

The East Hampton War Memorial seen here, installed for Veterans Day in 1924 adjoining the North End Cemetery, is traditionally decorated as part of the village’s Memorial Day observances.

May 25, 2023
She’s a Woman of Distinction

Jacqui Leader, who has spent 30 years as the creative director of the East End Special Players, was honored by State Senator Anthony Palumbo in Albany last week as his district’s Woman of Distinction.

May 25, 2023
Springs General Store: Not This Summer

The new owners of the Springs General Store had hoped to be open in time for this summer, but “I realized this was a much bigger project than I originally thought,” one said this week. Now they are targeting a June 2024 reopening.

May 25, 2023
To Benefit the Birds and the Bugs

ChangeHampton, a group of East Hampton Town residents concerned about climate change, biodiversity loss, and the sharp decline in insect and bird species, launched its 1000 Healthy Yards campaign on Saturday, aimed at stopping the use of pesticides and fertilizers and creating landscapes beneficial to pollinators and other native species.

May 18, 2023
The Way It Was for May 18, 2023

It’s a truncated week in “The Way It Was,” but still, some things never change: mysterious movie production here, the scourge of Lyme disease, and the Montauk Lighthouse needing work.

May 18, 2023
For New St. Luke’s Minister, ‘Church’ Is a Verb

“I truly love moving to a new place, discovering the history, people, what makes them special. I’m excited to do that here,” the Rev. Ben Shambaugh said from his office at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. After a six-month search, he was selected to replace the interim rector, Joseph L. Cundiff IV, who had served since the departure of the Very Rev. Denis C. Brunelle.

May 18, 2023
Item of the Week: Inside the Gardiner’s Island Lighthouse

This cross-section elevation drawing from 1856 shows the lighthouse that illuminated Gardiner’s Island. It stood just over two stories tall on a sandy beach of little Gardiner’s Point Island from December of 1854 until early 1894.

May 18, 2023
Wind Farm Road Work Is Done

Onshore cable installation for South Fork Wind has been completed, the developer announced this week, and the affected roadways have been restored. The offshore wind farm’s turbines are to be installed during the summer.

May 18, 2023
Torahs’ Return Begins Next Chapter for Temple Adas Israel

With a major renovation now substantially complete, Temple Adas Israel's rabbi and members joyfully returned holy books and artifacts to the synagogue in a Torah procession on Friday. “This being our first Shabbat in the new building, we felt we needed to do something to celebrate,” said Rabbi Dan Geffen.

May 11, 2023
The Way It Was for May 11, 2023

One hundred years ago, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the village’s most famous “lowly thatched cottage” — John Howard Payne’s Home, Sweet Home.

May 11, 2023
Item of the Week: Indigenous Plants of the Nature Trail

This student-made guide to the native plants of the East Hampton Nature Trail from 1976 feels particularly relevant this spring.

May 11, 2023
Item of the Week: The Names John Lyon Gardiner Drops

John Lyon Gardiner (1770-1816), the seventh proprietor of Gardiner’s Island, wrote to his brother in Queens on this day 233 years ago with updates on people here and complaints about the mail.

May 4, 2023