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Item of the Week: Records of Cattle Earmarks, 1674-1963

This book, from the East Hampton Town Historic Records, recorded each unique livestock earmark in East Hampton and to whom the mark was registered.

Jul 20, 2023
Health Care Help for a School in Haiti

Tripp Tuff, a 25-year-old Bridgehampton resident, has launched himself into a leadership role with Wings Over Haiti, the East End-based charity that has built two schools in Haiti, a country of grinding poverty where humanitarian work is one of the few lifelines for children and their families. A benefit party for Wings Over Haiti will take place on July 29 at the Hayground School in Bridgehampton to help the organization continue its work.

Jul 20, 2023
Flash Floods Swamp Parched South Fork

Abandoned cars, flooded basements, muddy pools, sodden festivals, panicked antiques dealers — those were the scenes on Sunday as the flooding that has overwhelmed parts of New York State’s Hudson Valley, Vermont, and many other parts of the world was visited on a South Fork packed with summer visitors. The East Hampton Town Highway Department estimated that nearly seven inches of rain fell over a sustained period of perhaps unprecedented intensity, while the Suffolk County Water Authority cited a rain gauge in Sag Harbor that put the rain total at 2.67 inches.

Jul 20, 2023
When It Rains, It Pours

A Mercedes, a BMW, a Mitsubishi, and a Toyota all became stranded on Gardiner’s Avenue in Springs on Sunday. Officers responded at about 8:30 p.m. and called in tow trucks when the drivers’ own attempts to contact private towing companies went unanswered. Police reports documented similar stories unfolding across the South Fork as rain and wind pummeled the area.

Jul 20, 2023
Doctors in Extremis: Health Care Industry Experiences Staff Shortages

“Six months into the pandemic, I said that in three years we are going to have a complete dearth of the sort of entry-level people in medicine . . . which is exactly what we’ve seen,” said Dr. N. Patrick Hennessey, a dermatologist who has had to staff his Wainscott practice with employees from his Manhattan office. Health care professionals across the South Fork can relate.

Jul 20, 2023
14 Arrested as Climate-Justice Activists Block Airport Traffic

Fourteen people including Abigail Disney, a great-niece of Walt Disney and an activist who supports raising taxes on the wealthy, were arrested at East Hampton Town Airport on Friday after blocking vehicles from entering or exiting the airport's parking lot for about 90 minutes. One activist described the demonstration as intending to call out "the very grotesque, reckless consumption of the 1 percent" and its impact on climate change.

Jul 15, 2023
Three Mile Harbor Fireworks This Weekend

The Clamshell Foundation's annual Grucci fireworks show will light up the skies over Three Mile Harbor on Saturday night, Sunday if it rains, and the harbor will be closed to shellfishing that day and for four days afterward.

Jul 14, 2023
The Way It Was for July 13, 2023

The day in 1948 when 40 people ignored the voting public and got together to save Mulford Farm. And more from The Star of yore.

Jul 13, 2023
A Jimmy Buffett Premiere on WLNG

Jimmy Buffett took his legendary island-music vibes to Sag Harbor’s WLNG radio station on Sunday, dropping by to premiere a new song, “My Gummy Just Kicked In,” on the local airwaves.

Jul 13, 2023
Item of the Week: Juan Trippe’s Brazilian Award, 1946

This photo from The East Hampton Star’s archive shows Juan Terry Trippe (1899-1981), the founder of Pan Am, receiving an award from the Brazilian government for his contributions to international travel.

Jul 13, 2023
Modern Problems for the Ancient Horseshoe Crab

Harvested for bait and their blood, horseshoe crabs, which have endured on earth for over nearly 500 million years, are in a state of decline in the New York area.

Jul 13, 2023
Beer and Wine at the East Hampton Cinema?

The New York State Liquor Authority has conditionally approved a beer and wine license for the East Hampton Cinema, but neither East Hampton Village nor cinema staff were aware of plans to serve adult beverages there anytime soon.

Jul 13, 2023