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Item of the Week: Isaac Plato’s Parsonage Work

This invoice from Isaac Plato (circa 1767-1832) is signed by both Plato and Abraham Parsons, who paid him on behalf of the East Hampton Town Trustees. The invoice is partly for “chestnut rails” for the East Hampton parsonage.

Feb 15, 2024
Potter Project in Question as Sag Harbor Parcels Hit Market

Three of the buildings that comprise Adam Potter's 11 Bridge Street Limited Liability Company in Sag Harbor — 23 Bridge Street, 12 Rose Street, and 8 Rose Street — hit the real estate market this week, raising the question of whether his plan for a large, mixed-use building there is dead.

Feb 9, 2024
15 Acres of Water and Two Critical Pumps

Two large pumps buried near the Beacon restaurant on West Water Street were the unsung heroes after Superstorm Sandy, removing an estimated eight million gallons of saltwater from the parking lots behind Main Street, and even in less extreme situations the pumps play an important role in keeping the area dry.

Feb 8, 2024
The Way It Was for February 8, 2024

When three East Hampton High School juniors rocked the chemistry world. And much more of note from past Stars.

Feb 8, 2024
Real Estate Auction Busts South Fork Record

La Dune, an iconic property in Southampton once listed for $150 million, was sold by Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions last month for $88.48 million in a bid placed over the phone. It was the most expensive property ever sold in a real estate auction on the South Fork.

Feb 8, 2024
Item of the Week: The Man With the Winning Smile

For 50 years, Edward Thomas Banks used a horse-drawn wagon to collect refuse around East Hampton. When he finally gave in and bought a truck, it merited a page-one story in The Star.

Feb 8, 2024
OLA Counsel Honored

Wanda Sanchez Day, the general and senior policy counsel for Organizacion Latino-Americana (OLA) of Eastern Long Island, will be honored at the New York City Bar Association's International Law Conference on the Status of Women on March 8.

Feb 2, 2024
‘Swipe-Right Soulmates’ Are Wed

Adrienne Rose Adorno and John (Jackson) Stoddard Peddy of Mount Kisco, N.Y., were married at the Church of Saint Barnabas in Irvington, N.Y., on Dec. 28.

Feb 1, 2024
Well-Wishes for a Post Office ‘Star’

On Tony Lambert’s last day as a clerk at the Bridgehampton Post Office, where he had worked for the past 22 years, the lobby swelled with gratitude and well-wishes for him, as he had accepted a position at a post office closer to his new home.

Feb 1, 2024
Reading Poems of Palestine on Main Street

The wider world and its sorrows reverberated again in East Hampton Village on Saturday, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, when members of East End for Ceasefire, an activist group calling for an end to the war in Gaza, gave a reading called Poems From Palestine in a cold drizzle on Main Street.

Feb 1, 2024
The Way It Was for February 1, 2024

It was a scrap metal dealer’s bonanza in 1949, when, seven years after it began, the “demilitarization” of the four 16-inch guns at Camp Hero in Montauk wrapped up. And more tidbits from yesteryear.

Feb 1, 2024
Cocoa All Around: It’s HarborFrost Weekend

A culinary stroll, fireworks over the water, ice-carving, fire-dancing, live music, and a whole lotta hot cocoa will heat things up in Sag Harbor Village on Saturday during the chamber of commerce’s annual HarborFrost celebration.

Feb 1, 2024