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Shinnecocks to Build Casino on Their Land

Plans will be announced on Wednesday for a new casino on an 800-acre area of Shinnecock Indian Nation land, a spokesman for the nation confirmed Tuesday.

Feb 16, 2021
Some Brighter News on the Covid Front

Bars, restaurants, and other businesses licensed by the New York State Liquor Authority can now remain open until 11 p.m., giving them an extra hour to do business. More New Yorkers with certain conditions now qualify to get the vaccine, and East Hampton Town vaccinated 300 people at its own distribution site on Saturday.

Feb 15, 2021
John Howard Payne’s Letters

John Howard Payne (1791-1852) of “Home, Sweet Home” fame wrote letters from Washington, D.C., to Joann Miller (1816-1852) of East Hampton, and one, from 1834, is shown here.

Feb 13, 2021
On Call: What's the Vaccine Like?

Having read and written about the vaccines and their safety, efficacy, and side-effects profile, I knew that more significant side effects were possible when I went back to the hospital four weeks later for my second dose. And they definitely happened. 

Feb 11, 2021
Recognition for Plain Sight Project

The Village Preservation Society of East Hampton has awarded a $1,500 grant to the Plain Sight Project, a collaboration between The East Hampton Star and the East Hampton Library that is in its fourth year researching the history of slavery here.

Feb 11, 2021
Amagansett Home Delivery Survey Coming in Mail

Residents of Amagansett, one of the only communities on the South Fork without residential mail delivery, may soon see notices in their post office boxes asking whether they would prefer to get mail at home or are happy with the status quo.

Feb 11, 2021
Vaccine Road Trips by Land and by Sea

Connecticut? Fuhgeddaboutit. Frustrated by an inability to get a Covid-19 vaccination close to home, South Fork residents have been traveling by road and sea to try their luck elsewhere, with some having far more success than others.

Feb 10, 2021
Spy Ring, East Hampton Library Get Fox Nation Close-Up

For the next season of his show "What Made America Great," which began airing this week on the Fox Nation streaming service, Brian Kilmeade was tasked with finding a local story with national appeal. Covid-19 made traveling tough, so it had to be close to home in New York for Mr. Kilmeade, one of the anchors of Fox and Friends.

Feb 10, 2021
Dog Rescued From Ice at East Hampton's Hook Pond

The East Hampton Fire Department put recent ice rescue training into action on Monday when a dog fell through the ice at Hook Pond.

Feb 8, 2021
Real Estate Records Shattered in 2020's Final Quarter

East End real estate sales hit historic highs in the final months of 2020 according to fourth quarter reports from several agencies. Across the region, from Montauk to Westhampton, a "massive increase" in home buying resulted in more than $1.6 billion in sales during the quarter, an "unprecedented" 124-percent increase over the same period in 2019, according to one real estate agency.

Feb 5, 2021
OLA Adds Two Trilingual Crisis Counselor Teams

Organizacion Latino-Americana of Eastern Long Island has been chosen as the New York State Project HOPE provider for the East End and now has two crisis counselor teams able to offer assistance in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Feb 5, 2021
Changes at Springs 'Dog' Park? Howl No!

When chairwoman of the Springs Citizens Advisory Committee asked on the "Springs Dog Park" Facebook page last month whether changes were necessary at the park — not officially a dog park according to its East Hampton Town land management plan — the reply was a loud chorus of 'nos" from dog owners. 

Feb 5, 2021