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East Hampton Star Reporter Wins Top Honors

Christopher Gangemi, a reporter who joined the staff of The East Hampton Star in December 2021 as a newcomer to journalism, won the New York Press Association’s Rookie of the Year award at its Better Newspaper convention last weekend. The Star was also recognized for its news and feature writing and for its East magazine.

Apr 5, 2023
On the Wing: The Cardinal Rules

Cardinals, among our earliest singer each spring, are so familiar you might forget to appreciate them, but a century ago they were rare in New York.

Mar 30, 2023
Gun Club Alleges Third-Party Influence in Effort to Shut Its Range

The Maidstone Gun Club, which has been closed since early December by a New York State Supreme Court order as an investigation takes place into errant bullets allegedly reaching nearby houses, has countered a lawsuit seeking its permanent closure with several claims of its own.

Mar 30, 2023
Bad Luck Leads to a Good Deed

When a water line break in East Hampton Village flooded several businesses a month ago, Gubbins Running Ahead, a sporting goods shop on Park Place, lost all of its inventory, including 7,000 pairs of athletic footwear. Last week, Geary Gubbins, who has run the sporting goods shop since 2013, parlayed his business’s misfortune into an act of generosity for a local nonprofit.

Mar 30, 2023
Good News for Commuters

The Long Island Rail Road has added more trains to its South Fork Commuter Connection on Fridays, increasing service and, let’s hope, removing more cars from the clogged Montauk Highway. The new Friday trains will operate year round.

Mar 30, 2023
High-End Home Sales Stagnating

In East Hampton Town’s villages and hamlets, yes, sales are down, but it’s because the inventory of available properties is at a historic low, brokers here are saying. "Our prices have not dropped off a cliff — we just don’t have any houses to sell.”

Mar 30, 2023
Lifeguard Certification Now at Village Beaches

For the first time ever, East Hampton Village will offer a lifeguard certification at its own beaches, the village’s head lifeguard, Drew Smith, announced earlier this month.

Mar 30, 2023
Dalene Aims to ‘Decarbonize the World’

An East Hampton builder has published a book that advocates for the adoption of a mechanism that he says will harness the free market to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, empowering consumers to choose climate-friendly products in the process.

Mar 30, 2023
A Champion of ‘Rational Restraint’

Jaine Mehring of Amagansett’s Beach Hampton neighborhood is on a quest to focus attention on the wave of development and redevelopment that is transforming neighborhoods and is characterized by building to the maximum allowable size and lot coverage.

Mar 30, 2023
The Way It Was for March 30, 2023

When Perry Duryea spoke up for making Peconic County a reality, and more from The Star of yesteryear.

Mar 30, 2023
Item of the Week: The Garden Club’s First Flower Show

To celebrate the start of spring, this photo depicts the Garden Club of East Hampton’s first flower show in 1916 at the home of May Groot Manson on Main Street in the village.

Mar 30, 2023
Item of the Week: The John Howard Payne Party, 1935

Ruth Sterling Benjamin (1882-1957), far right in this photo from The Star’s archive, with five local girls at Home, Sweet Home for a John Howard Payne birthday celebration.

Mar 23, 2023