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A Crosswalk at Amber Waves?

A seemingly routine request for a new crosswalk at the Amber Waves market, the hugely popular farm market just west of the Amagansett Firehouse, set off a series of increasingly testy exchanges at the August meeting of the hamlet’s citizens advisory committee.

Aug 17, 2022
Gundersen and Haney Are Wed

Peter Gundersen, a son of Martha and Peter Gundersen of Amagansett, married Samantha Haney, a California native and daughter of Jane and Keith Haney of Gulf Breeze, Fla., on April 16 in Pensacola, Fla. 

Aug 11, 2022
Lifeguards Say Vigilance a Must, Even on Calm Days

Just because there is flat water doesn’t mean lifeguards can relax. It was a green-flag day up at Maidstone Park last Thursday when lifeguards needed to call in a Jet Ski for assistance for a father and son who were swimming in the calm waters but got too close to the jetty on an incoming tide, according to John Ryan Jr., chief of the East Hampton Town’s lifeguards.

Aug 11, 2022
Painting Returns to Long Island

“Trees at Sunset,” a 1931 painting by Renwick Taylor, has returned to Long Island after many years and will be temporarily exhibited at the Amagansett Library. The painting is a decorative landscape created during Taylor’s residence at Laurelton Hall, Louis Comfort Tiffany’s estate near Oyster Bay.

Aug 11, 2022
The Way It Was for August 11, 2022

A complaint over an inundation of bicycles in 1897, a 1922 film shoot that had the dunes of Napeague substitute for a Middle East desert, and more from the old-time pages of The Star.

Aug 11, 2022
Item of the Week: Camping at Montauk, Circa 1905

This engaging, relatable photograph shows a group of young adults posed in front of a tent, presumably camping at Montauk.

Aug 11, 2022
Bacteria Rises at East Creek

A recent water-quality report from Concerned Citizens of Montauk identified dangerously high levels of the enterococcus bacteria at the East Creek area of Lake Montauk — but the cause remains a mystery.

Aug 11, 2022
East Hampton Beaches Closed After Shark Sighting

East Hampton Town closed Amagansett ocean beaches to swimming around 2 p.m. Wednesday after a surfcaster caught a six-foot spinner shark, and East Hampton Village followed suit, closing all five of its beaches to swimming. 

Aug 10, 2022
East Hampton Village's Credit Is Top-Rated

"For the first time ever in the village's history, we've been given an AAA rating by Moody's," said East Hampton Village Mayor Jerry Larsen at Friday's village board meeting. The village's former credit rating was Aa1, the second-highest rating possible.

Aug 4, 2022
The Mission: Save Wainscott's Heritage

A year after a group of preservation-minded citizens successfully endeavored to dismantle and preserve the historic Little House on Wainscott Hollow Road, a new organization, the Wainscott Heritage Project, has emerged with an expansive vision and hopes that it will be able to carve out a historic district in the hamlet similar to those in Springs, Amagansett, and Montauk.

Aug 4, 2022
Toxic Algae Detected in Sagg Pond

Blooms of toxic cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, have been confirmed in Sagg Pond in Sagaponack. 

Aug 4, 2022
The Way It Was for August 4, 2022

Controversial bicycle riding on the Amagansett sidewalks of 1897. A citizens’ revolt over the number of tourists clogging Sag Harbor in 1997. And more ripped from the pages of The Star.

Aug 4, 2022