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Item of the Week: The Maidstone Club’s Costume Bash

For anyone trying to put together a last-minute Halloween costume, the Maidstone Club’s 75th anniversary costume party in 1966, featuring 1890s attire, offers some procrastination-friendly inspiration.

Oct 27, 2022
Napeague Behemoth Takes the Largest Clam Crown

The East Hampton Town Trustees' 32nd annual Largest Clam Contest officially ended on Friday, almost two weeks after the event that drew hundreds to the Lamb Building in Amagansett. At their meeting on Monday, the trustees announced both a new venue and a date for next year's contest. 

Oct 26, 2022
Bridgehampton Carving Contest Postponed to Oct. 25

While it’s definitely fun for the little ones, the Bridgehampton Lions Club’s annual Carving Contest is really a family affair, because jack-o’-lanterns as good as these shouldn’t be just for kids.

Oct 21, 2022
Guild Hall’s Spook-Fest Is Field’s Farewell

A nightmare on Sherrill Road: Billy Field, one of the most creative, enthusiastic, scarily talented Halloween decorators, will not be decking out his East Hampton home this Oct. 31 — or ever after. He's selling and moving to North Carolina, but will act as Demon of Décor for Guild Hall's Community Social and Spooky Silent Dance Party on Saturday at LTV studios in Wainscott

Oct 20, 2022
Largest Clam Contest, Take Two

The search for the largest clam in Three Mile Harbor, Hog Creek, and Accabonac Harbor has resumed after heavy rains kept those water bodies closed in advance of the East Hampton Trustees Largest Clam Contest on Oct. 9. Weigh-ins for mammoth specimens from those spots happens Friday at the trustee offices in Amagansett.

Oct 20, 2022
The Way It Was for October 20, 2022

The day in 1922 when Alfred E. Smith came in for some praise, a 1972 effort to organize South Fork farm workers, and more ripped from the pages of The Star.

Oct 20, 2022
Item of the Week: Goody Garlick: The Play

“Witchcraft in East Hampton: A Short Play” by Virginia H. Page (1926-2021), a page of which is seen here, focuses on East Hampton’s 1657 witchcraft trial, known as the Goody Garlick trial.

Oct 20, 2022
On the Wing: The Fish Crows Are Watching

First light in Sag Harbor during autumn and the place belongs to the fish crows. They show up all at once, 100 landing in the big tree at M&T bank. As the day brightens, they spread out across the village into smaller groups. For a bird whose diet ranges from piping plover eggs to candy bars, Sag Harbor is a perfect foraging ground.

Oct 13, 2022
The Way It Was for October 13, 2022

The day the East Hampton Town Board held “an unmomentous meeting,” and much more from The Star of yore.

Oct 13, 2022
A Cliffhanger at the Clam Contest

While there were winners at the East Hampton Town Trustees’ 32nd annual Largest Clam Contest — for clam chowder and for the largest clams harvested from Lake Montauk and Napeague Harbor — the day also ended with a cliffhanger because three of the five water bodies from which clams could be harvested were closed to shellfishing after heavy rains.

Oct 13, 2022
Item of the Week: Green River Cemetery Booklet

This 1998 write-up is from a 2008 booklet from the Springs Historical Society Collection that details the history of many notable residents of Green River Cemetery in Springs.

Oct 13, 2022
L.G.B.T.Q.+ Health Care Survey Shows Big Need

“Probably the most alarming . . . finding was the severity of the mental health needs and experiences of depression, anxiety, and suicide attempts among the L.G.B.T.Q.+ population,” Jennifer Mesiano Higham of Stony Brook University Hospital said of the results of a Stony Brook Medicine survey on the health care experiences and challenges of the L.G.B.T.Q.+ population on Long Island.

Oct 13, 2022