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Item of the Week: A Stick Style Gem, Rendered

This drawing is for the Frederic Gallatin House, designed in 1877 and constructed by 1878. It was considered one of the grandest "Stick Style" houses in East Hampton.

Aug 4, 2022
It's True, Montauk's Liars' Has a New Owner

Sam Gershowitz, an UpIsland recycling magnate who owns the Star Island Yacht Club in Montauk, is the new owner of Liars' Saloon and the Offshore Sports Marina on West Lake Drive in Montauk.

Aug 4, 2022
All in a Summer Day's Work for Lifeguards

Dramatic rescues may grab the most attention, but lifeguards in East Hampton Town and Village save more swimmers each week than the average beachgoer might realize.

Aug 4, 2022
Hello Oma Owner Back From Ukraine and Ready to Reopen

Kristofer Kalas, the owner of Hello Oma, a farm stand and coffee shop on Race Lane in East Hampton, was wearing board shorts and walking barefoot across the street last week, with a sleeve of ice over one shoulder. It's hard to imagine a greater contrast from where he was just a month ago, in a war zone in Ukraine.

Aug 4, 2022
All Eyes on Sag Harbor Development Proposal

Affordable housing is a problem not just here, but nationwide, so it makes sense, especially given its size, that a 79-unit complex with housing above and retail space below proposed for downtown Sag Harbor is generating spirited conversation and debate. Some see it as welcome housing, others say its more of a "shopping mall with an affordable housing component."

Aug 4, 2022
East End in 'Stage 1 Water Emergency'

The Suffolk County Water Authority declared a Stage 1 water emergency on Tuesday and is asking its customers across the East End to stop irrigation between midnight and 7 a.m., limit their shower times, and "refrain from all nonessential water usage." 

Aug 2, 2022
Item of the Week: A 1948 Map of Old East Hampton

Warren Whipple (1910-2003), a renowned cartoonist and former art teacher here, created this map for the 1948 East Hampton tercentenary celebrations.

Jul 28, 2022
East End Pediatrics Marks a Milestone

Following her residency, Dr. Gail Schonfeld was hired to work on the East End because there was no pediatric practice in the community. Then: “The community grew, so the practice grew itself," she said. That was 40 years ago, and East End Pediatrics is still going strong.

Jul 28, 2022
‘MTK’ Sign Gets a New Look

The five-foot-tall MTK letters on the front lawn of the Montauk Chamber of Commerce have been a popular selfie spot for visitors since being installed a couple of years ago. Now, they're getting a new look at the hands of the artists Kylie Ogburn.

Jul 28, 2022
What to Know About the Monkeypox Virus

As of Tuesday afternoon, Suffolk County had documented 16 cases of monkeypox in total, the second-highest case count in the state outside of New York City. Across the United States there have been just shy of 3,500 cases, including about 1,000 in New York, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Dr. Gregson Pigott, Suffolk County’s health commissioner, said that even though Suffolk’s case count is relatively low, those numbers are expected to increase and the department is watching them with concern.

Jul 28, 2022
The Way It Was for July 28, 2022

From the pages of The Star, it’s the sweet smell of industrial germicide at the Beale home at Apaquogue Road and complaints over a Steven Spielberg film shoot on Napeague.

Jul 28, 2022
The Day Baymen Defied the Law

Thirty years later, Patty Eames says it was “a day that’s right here at the front of my brain.” She was one of many locals and luminaries who were arrested at Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett on July 28, 1992, during a storied protest that found the East Hampton Baymen’s Association in open defiance of a 1990 state ban on haulseining for striped bass off the ocean beaches.

Jul 28, 2022