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The Way It Was for December 15, 2022

From an 1897 issue of The Star: “Who says this is a slow town?”

Dec 15, 2022
Help Is Needed After a Horrific Accident

The parents of Carrie Sullivan embarked on a journey a year ago that no parent should ever have to endure. On Nov. 6, 2021, their 29-year-old daughter, a graduate of East Hampton High School, was in a horrific car accident in Brooklyn that left her paralyzed, and left the family needing help as she begins rehabilitation.

Dec 15, 2022
Steinbeck House Close, but Not There Yet

“It’s time to finish this up,” Susan Mead, co-president of the Sag Harbor Partnership, said about raising money for a potential writers retreat at the John Steinbeck property on Bluff Point Lane in Sag Harbor Village. Efforts to preserve the house have been underway since February 2021, when the 1.8-acre parcel hit the market for the first time in six decades.

Dec 15, 2022
Item of the Week: Hanukkah Party, December 1979

This photo, taken by Cal Norris on Dec. 16, 1979, shows Rabbi Albert Silverman with a group of children at a Hanukkah party at the Jewish Center of the Hamptons.

Dec 15, 2022
Married at the Maidstone Club

Elizabeth Rome Mallory and Christopher Robert Stonerook of Brooklyn were married at the Maidstone Club in East Hampton on Nov. 5.

Dec 15, 2022
Antisemitism: The East End Is Not Immune

Antisemitism has been amplified lately by celebrities who use social media to perpetuate hateful speech, and hate crimes against Jews are again on the rise. On the South Fork, antisemitism is being met head-on with action by religious leaders and lay people alike.

Dec 15, 2022
Nod for Van Scoy Cemetery

Among 11 other properties scattered across New York, Gov. Kathy Hochul nominated the Van Scoy Burying Ground in Northwest Woods for both the State and National Registers of Historic Places on Monday.

Dec 15, 2022
‘Cheers’ for the Happy Couple

Elizabeth Heppenheimer and Colin Worby of Medford, Mass., were married on Nov. 5 at Hampshire House in Boston, the bar that inspired the “Cheers” TV series. Justice Roseanne Pope officiated.

Dec 15, 2022
Same-Sex Unions Now Protected Across the Land

The South Fork’s L.G.B.T.Q.+ community is celebrating President Biden’s signing on Tuesday of the Respect for Marriage Act, a new, bipartisan law that protects the marriages of same-sex couples across the country.

Dec 15, 2022
Dead Whale in Amagansett Had No Signs of Trauma

A dead humpback whale, originally spotted off Southampton Village beaches on Dec. 3, finally washed up near Indian Wells beach in Amagansett last Tuesday. The 31-foot female did not appear to have been the victim of a vessel strike or entanglement.

Dec 12, 2022
Item of the Week: The Montauk Light, 1900 to 1903

Recently scanned from a glass-plate negative in The East Hampton Star’s photo archive, this highly detailed image of the Montauk Point Lighthouse was probably taken near today’s upper parking lot.

Dec 8, 2022
World Cup Fever in Every Nook

Soccer: the beautiful game. In the last two weeks, the World Cup settled over the East End like a butter pat on an English muffin, filling every nook and cranny. Stressed-out referees, solely responsible for maintaining order amid complete emotion and chaos, tatted-up players (not Morocco!), and grass (yes, grass, not turf!) have become a fixture on screens from Southampton to Montauk.

Dec 8, 2022