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Dolphin Dies on Beach in East Hampton

A live Risso's dolphin washed up on Georgica Beach on Sunday morning but died on the shore shortly after it was discovered, the East Hampton Village Police Department said in a report released Monday.

Mar 12, 2024
Brauer Sails Into the Record Books

Cole Brauer, the 29-year-old East Hampton native who has been sailing solo around the world since Oct. 29, arrived at the Global Solo Challenge race’s finish line in A Coruña, Spain, early Thursday morning, as her 40-foot boat, First Light, “would have wanted it,” becoming the first American woman to sail solo nonstop around the world’s three great capes, and the 18th woman to do it overall. 

Mar 8, 2024
The Way It Was for March 7, 2024

The day 75 years ago when 15 tons of potatoes spilled across an East Hampton street, and more surprises from the area’s deep past.

Mar 7, 2024
Community, and Billy Joel, Rally Around Kayla

Kayla Kearney, a 20-year-old college student from Springs, is making “baby steps” toward recovery every day at Weill-Cornell Hospital in Manhattan after undergoing several complicated medical procedures for treatment of a rare type of brain tumor.

Mar 7, 2024
Macklowe House for Sale: ‘Buyer Beware’

The developer Harry Macklowe listed his Georgica Pond house last week for $38 million. Despite the legal costs Mr. Macklowe has accrued since 2019, when East Hampton Village first hit him with a stop-work order citing illegal clearing and improvements, he stands to make a tidy profit if he gets close to that number, having bought the property in 2017 for $10.35 million.

Mar 7, 2024
Item of the Week: The Marascas at the Barber Shop

According to Marasca family lore, the barber shop pictured here was a direct result of the actor John Drew encouraging his barber, Paul Marasca, to leave New York City for East Hampton.

Mar 7, 2024
New Lyme Test Could Be a ‘Game-Changer’

With over 400 blood samples collected from Lyme-infected East Enders since 2014, Dr. George Dempsey of East Hampton Family Medicine is the largest contributor to the Bay Area Lyme Foundation Lyme Disease Biobank, and his samples have helped improve the test that can detect it. The new test could catch it even sooner.

Feb 29, 2024
The Way It Was for February 29, 2024

A hundred years ago, a rumrunning raid was successfully executed at Fort Pond Bay, where dozens of bootleggers were caught moving cases of booze by the score. And other trips deep into the past.

Feb 29, 2024
On the Wing: Like Reeds in the Breeze

Odds are, you’re not going to see an American bittern, despite its large size. Frankly, the American bittern doesn’t want to be seen; it chose invisibility as its superpower. Still, this is the best time of year to try; make the experience at least as much about the journey as the destination.

Feb 29, 2024
Item of the Week: Katherine Appleton’s Sunset Garden

For members of the Garden Club of East Hampton, spring is crunch time, and so it was for Katherine Jordan Appleton (1879-1949) of the Nid de Papillon estate.

Feb 29, 2024
Time Ran Out for Two of East Hampton’s Old Elms

Last week, two large American elm trees, estimated to be between 80 and 100 years old, were cut down at the intersection of Main Street and Newtown Lane: one in front of Louis Vuitton, and the other in front of J. Crew. Neither had Dutch elm disease, according to Olivia Brooks, the chairwoman of the 25-person Ladies Village Improvement Society tree committee since 2008, but both had simply reached the end of their long lives.

Feb 29, 2024
The Way It Was for Feb. 22, 2024

The old Promised Land Fish Factory smell test, and much more down The Star’s Memory Lane.

Feb 22, 2024