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Want New Poles, Not Just New Bulbs

East Hampton Town is closing in on a statewide project, funded in large part by the New York Power Authority, to replace the bulbs in more than 700 streetlights from Wainscott to Montauk, with pedestrian safety cited as the guiding principle. Amagansett some have questions about the plan, with one member of the hamlet's citizens advisory committee saying that new poles are needed, too.

Sep 14, 2022
Item of the Week: Meet Ettie Hedges Pennypacker

In this undated photograph, Ettie Hedges Pennypacker (1879-1970) stands in a farmyard in a long pale dress. The dress is anachronistic, a simple Empire style popular into the 1820s but out of fashion during her lifetime. Perhaps she is in costume for a party, such as the ones she attended at Home, Sweet Home or the state historians conference.

Sep 8, 2022
A Gift for the Givers: Free Yoga Classes

Jolie Parcher, the owner of the Mandala Yoga Center for Healing Arts, believes that those in the business of giving, such as first responders, nonprofit workers, and caregivers of the elderly and sick, are depleting themselves, a concern that led to a partnership with the Clamshell Foundation of East Hampton to offer free yoga classes for local E.M.S. personnel, domestic violence survivors, those suffering from Parkinson’s disease, senior citizens, and even the weary farmers.

Sep 8, 2022
Treasure Hunters of the Metal Underground

“It’s like giant scratch-off. You don’t know what’s underground until you dig the hole,” Keith Douglas, a history-obsessed Bridgehamptoner, said of metal detecting. Detectorists explore old cart paths, long-gone colonial home sites, farm fields, and even some parkland digging up small relics that help tell the history of the East End.

Sep 8, 2022
The Way It Was for September 8, 2022

East Hampton had “the biggest Labor Day in its history” in 1922, visitor-wise. Fifty years later, the departure of the Miller clan was chronicled. All in The Star of yore.

Sep 8, 2022
A Wind Farm Info Session

With a new phase of construction for the South Fork Wind farm to begin early next month, its developers will issue updates during a virtual open house on Monday at 6 p.m.

Sep 8, 2022
'Next-Level Magic' for Doula-Equestrian

Last Thursday was a thrilling day for Laura Hayward of Sagaponack, a hypo-birthing doula and practitioner of reiki. She helped deliver a baby, then she competed in the Hampton Classic for the first time. Here's how it all went down.

Sep 8, 2022
A Marriage Celebration in Canada

Samantha Whitmore and James Leakos celebrated their marriage on Aug. 13 at the Chateau Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada. The bride is the daughter of Alice and Wayne Whitmore of Amagansett. Mr. Leakos is the son of Mark Leakos of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and the late Wanda Leakos.

Sep 8, 2022
Updated Covid-19 Boosters Advised

The updated Covid-19 booster shots — which protect against both the original strain of the virus and the now-dominant Omicron subvariants — are already becoming available at pharmacies, physicians’ offices, and other sites.

Sep 8, 2022
Water Was ‘Safe Space’ After 9/11

The destruction of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, was deeply felt in Montauk for many months after the attacks, as people sought to get away from the smoldering hellscape of Lower Manhattan and find some comfort and solace at sea.

Sep 8, 2022
The Way It Was for September 1, 2022

Forget the gold rush, in 1897 an East Hamptoner went north with hens to make money selling eggs in the Yukon. Fifty years later, T.W.A.’s Juan Trippe dressed up as Carmen Miranda at a Maidstone Club costume ball. And much more.

Sep 1, 2022
Swimming at Windmill Beach? Not After Rain

On Aug. 22, Surfrider’s Blue Water Task Force tested the water off Windmill Beach in Sag Harbor and recorded its highest level of enterococcus, a “fecal indicator,” in a year. It was 150 times the number used by the Suffolk Health Department to close a beach, but the beach remained open, with no signs alerting parents or casual tourists that the water should be avoided.

Sep 1, 2022