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Accolades for Stony Brook Southampton Hospital

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital has earned national recognition for overall patient safety and L.G.B.T.Q.+ health care equity, the hospital recently announced.

May 9, 2024
The Way It Was for May 9, 2024

An ode to May on Long Island from 1899, among other charms (and outrages) from Ye Olde Star.

May 9, 2024
An East Hampton Mother's Day Mystery

On April 22, an East Hampton Library patron discovered a poem, neatly handwritten in Spanish and tucked into the pages of a children’s picture book, and took it over to the children’s librarians. The poem piqued their attention. Who is this mysterious mother-daughter duo, known only by their first names, Carmen and Samantha?

May 9, 2024
Item of the Week: The Gears of the Gardiner Mill

This photo, taken in 1999 during a tour of the 1804 Gardiner Mill off James Lane, shows the smock-style windmill’s inner gears.

May 2, 2024
8,000-Pound 'Underweight' Minke Whale Washes Ashore Dead

A female minke whale measuring 26 feet long and weighing nearly 8,000 pounds washed up dead on a Bridgehampton beach on Wednesday. "It had a thin blubber layer; we would consider it underweight. It was severely decomposed," said Rob DiGiovanni, chief scientist for the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society.

May 2, 2024
The Way It Was for May 2, 2024

Way back in 1899, The Star had the good sense to call out the folly of changing old Long Island place names, singling out the late, lamented Good Ground, now pedestrian Hampton Bays.

May 2, 2024
On the Wing: Dawn Chorus in Spring

The dawn chorus of birdsong is different depending on your habitat, your location, and the time of year. Songbird migration will peak by mid-May. As songbirds migrate overhead during the night, they blanket the sleeping country with sound, calling to each other to keep their flocks together and tight. When they land, they sing us awake.

May 2, 2024
A Renewed Focus on Fresh Fish

Dock to Dish, a restaurant-supported fishery cooperative founded in Montauk in 2012, has new owners and a renewed focus on getting fresh-from-the-boat seafood directly into the kitchens of restaurants across the East End and the New York area. And the fact that most of the owners are also fishermen doesn’t hurt.

May 2, 2024
Burgers and a Shakeup in East Hampton

While not all the spaces in Jay Eastman’s newly renovated Park Place building have been leased, two anchors are in place: Amber Waves will move across the brick alleyway known as Eastman Way to occupy 64 Park Place, and a new burger and shake restaurant, Smokey Buns, will be next door at 68 Park Place.

May 2, 2024
The Star’s Team Wins Kudos

Durell Godfrey, a photographer whose images have been a visual chronicle of life in East Hampton since her work was first published in The East Hampton Star more than 20 years ago, won third place in the Photographer of the Year category in the New York Press Association’s 2023 Better Newspaper Contest.

May 1, 2024
Ruta 27 Students Show How Far They've Traveled

With a buzz of pride and anticipation in the air, and surrounded by friends, loved ones, and even former fellow students, 120 adults who spent the last eight months learning to speak and write English with Ruta 27 — Programa de Inglés showcased their newly honed skills at the East Hampton Library last week.

Apr 25, 2024
Item of the Week: The Honorable Howell and Halsey, 1774-1816

“Be it remembered” opens each case recorded in this book, which was kept by two Suffolk County justices of the peace, both Bridgehamptoners, over the course of 42 years, from 1774 through 1816.

Apr 25, 2024