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Beloved Bartender to Lead Montauk St. Patrick's Parade

Steve (Puck) Dolan retired from the Montauket in December after 38 years, but Montauk isn’t done with him just yet: He will serve as grand marshal of the 62nd Montauk Friends of Erin St. Patrick’s Day parade, which will liven up the hamlet with belated Irish cheer on Sunday starting at noon. 

Mar 21, 2024
The Way It Was for March 21, 2024

A barber moves his shop downtown over a century ago and finds much success. And other notes to charm and delight from the venerable Star.

Mar 21, 2024
Steinbeck Park’s New Tenant Has a History

The mystery over a painted bronze statue of John Steinbeck and his dog Charley, which suddenly appeared in Sag Harbor’s Steinbeck Park this week, has been solved. 

Mar 21, 2024
Cole Brauer Has Made Her Mark

After successfully completing her 27,759-mile solo nonstop sail around the world last Thursday as part of the Global Solo Challenge, Cole Brauer received myriad thank-yous from near and far for having not only inspired a generation of young women (and at the beginning of International Women’s Month, no less) who might not otherwise have taken up a historically male-dominated sport, but also for having inspired everyone — young and old, male and female. 

Mar 14, 2024
The Way It Was for March 14, 2024

Another missive from the Prohibition-era rum wars, and more drama ripped from the pages of the venerable Star.

Mar 14, 2024
A Call for Pop-Up Mom-and-Pops

The Anchor Society of East Hampton, a nonprofit community group working to revitalize the village business district and return a warmer sense of community to Main Street and Newtown Lane, has issued a call for applications to its Winter Shops program, which will place pop-up shops in otherwise empty storefronts during the off-season.

Mar 14, 2024
PSEG Upgrades in Montauk

PSEG Long Island crews have been in Montauk since mid-February working on “circuit reliability upgrades” that are aimed at reducing outages during severe weather.

Mar 14, 2024
Item of the Week: Moving Max Ernst’s Bed

After Jimmy Ernst died, a huge bed / piece of art from his father, the surrealist Max Ernst, had to be moved from Jimmy’s Lee Avenue house. It wasn’t easy.

Mar 14, 2024
Sag Village Reaches Sublease Deal for Gas Ball Lot

Sag Harbor Village has agreed to sublease the so-called "gas ball lot" from the developer Adam Potter, who controls 5 Bridge Street Limited Liability Company, which was awarded the lease by National Grid at the end of last year.

Mar 13, 2024
Dolphin Dies on Beach in East Hampton

A live Risso's dolphin washed up on Georgica Beach on Sunday morning but died on the shore shortly after it was discovered, the East Hampton Village Police Department said in a report released Monday.

Mar 12, 2024
Brauer Sails Into the Record Books

Cole Brauer, the 29-year-old East Hampton native who has been sailing solo around the world since Oct. 29, arrived at the Global Solo Challenge race’s finish line in A Coruña, Spain, early Thursday morning, as her 40-foot boat, First Light, “would have wanted it,” becoming the first American woman to sail solo nonstop around the world’s three great capes, and the 18th woman to do it overall. 

Mar 8, 2024
The Way It Was for March 7, 2024

The day 75 years ago when 15 tons of potatoes spilled across an East Hampton street, and more surprises from the area’s deep past.

Mar 7, 2024