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E.H.H.S. Class of '61 Memorializes Its Lost

The 60th reunion of the East Hampton High School class of 1961 will take place via Zoom this year on June 25, but along with the festivities will come a solemn reminder of loved ones lost along the way.

The class of 1961 is donating a memorial tree to be planted at what is now the East Hampton Middle School, but which was simply "school" to these graduates, as it housed kindergarten through 12th grade before the high school opened in 1970.

Jun 3, 2021
Ice Cream Surprise in East Hampton Village: No Scoop du Jour

With the recent departure of Scoop du Jour, the East Hampton Village commercial district may be facing a summer without an ice cream shop for the first time in 26 years, and residents of all ages are dripping with dread.

Jun 3, 2021
Dedicating the Springs Veterans Monument

This image shows Lawrence Smith and Leander Arnold constructing the base of the veterans monument next to Ashawagh Hall in Springs. The monument was officially dedicated on Memorial Day weekend in May 1989.   

May 27, 2021
Boost for Trauma Care on East End

The American College of Surgeons certified that Stony Brook Southampton has the right equipment, resuscitative capabilities, blood bank protocols, and surgeons and emergency physicians who are trained in advanced life support and who commit to responding to severe cases within 30 minutes of a patient's arrival.

May 27, 2021
Amagansett's Liberty Pole Refreshed Just in Time for Memorial Day

This week, with Memorial Day fast upon us, what was known by 1950 as the "Liberty Pole" in honor of those who served in World War II is getting a cleaning and a fresh coat of white paint, courtesy of the Amagansett Village Improvement Society. The steeplejack doing the work, David Midgette of Medford, was planning to ascend the 120-foot pole in a crane on Tuesday, barring strong winds.

May 27, 2021
Hampton Chutney Co. Squeezed Out of Square

Facing a steep rent increase, the Hampton Chutney Co. eatery will soon be leaving the Amagansett Square space it has occupied for more than 20 years, Isabel MacGurn, an owner, said on Monday.

May 27, 2021
On Call: Trust Is Paramount

If, like most Americans, you have been waiting with bated breath for signs that the Covid-19 pandemic is winding down and that a return to normalcy has finally arrived, then you probably heaved a great sigh of relief at some point over the past two weeks as the Centers for Disease Control announced that vaccinated individuals could dispense with wearing masks in most settings. On May 19, New York followed suit and adopted the same guidelines, except where certain municipalities, businesses, schools, and settings such as hospitals or doctors' offices still require them.

May 26, 2021
East Hampton, Sag Harbor Memorial Day Parades Return

Following a solemn year in which all official parades were canceled locally, there will be parades in both East Hampton and Sag Harbor Villages on Monday. 

May 26, 2021
Whatever Happened to Elizabeth?

This is an original copy of a letter Robert Townsend, a Manhattan and Oyster Bay merchant, and his brother, Solomon Townsend, sent to two Charleston, S.C., merchants regarding an antislavery matter in 1787. 

May 20, 2021
A Third Candidate For Sag Harbor Trustee

Bayard Fenwick, a real estate agent with Saunders and Associates and an assistant captain in the Sag Harbor Fire Department, is vying for one of the two trustee seats up for a vote in Sag Harbor Village's June 15 election.

May 20, 2021
How Will We Remember It When It's Over?

Missing movie theaters, getting used to masks, a six-foot sixth sense, the words "these uncertain times" -- what sounds like the most basic Covid starter pack to us now will one day sound outrageous to others, a storytelling opportunity that the East Hampton Library tapped with its initiative the Pandemic Project. 

May 20, 2021
Mazel Tov! Sag Harbor's Temple Adas Israel to Expand

A resounding "Mazel tov!" rang out at Temple Adas Israel on Sunday morning as members of the synagogue -- the oldest one on Long Island -- gathered to break ground on a $7 million renovation and expansion project, including the building of the Ronald and Jo Carole Lauder Center for Jewish Education.

May 20, 2021