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SummerFest Returns to the Southampton Arts Center

For foodies, SummerFest is the one Hamptons event that should not be missed. In addition to serving as the premier fundraiser for the Southampton Arts Center, the event allows some of the East End’s most prominent chefs and restaurants to proudly showcase their latest culinary creations.

Board Hears Debate Over Billy Joel’s House, Postpones Vote

While musician Billy Joel was getting ready to sing at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, several Sag Harbor residents were busy vocalizing staunch opposition to the renovations he has proposed for his house on Bay Street during a meeting of the Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review.

A Call for Pressure to Shut Down Sand Land

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. expressed astonishment on Tuesday that the New York State DEC hasn’t acknowledged a recent county water quality report as damning evidence that the Wainscott Sand and Gravel Corporation sand mine.

Ferraris Steps Down from Sag Harbor Village Planning Board

Gregory Ferraris, a former Sag Harbor Village Mayor and Trustee, stepped down from his post as chairman of the village planning board on Monday.

Sag Harbor Zoning Board Takes Up West Water Street Condos

When Sag Harbor’s Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review last viewed preliminary plans for Jay Bialsky’s redevelopment of 2 West Water Street, its chairman predicted the village’s Zoning Board of Appeals would have a hard time with the project. That’s exactly what began to unfold Tuesday.

Water Authority Breaks Ground on New District in Wainscott

The Suffolk County Water Authority broke ground Monday morning on a new water district in Wainscott — a $24 million project that will bring public water to 520 homes in the hamlet.

Breakfast, Lunch To Be Offered Free of Charge at Bridgehampton School

Starting in September, breakfast and lunch will now be a free-for-all at the Bridgehampton School — literally. Every student, regardless of family income, will now receive free breakfasts and lunches at the school if he or she chooses to, the school district recently announced.

Perils of Opioid Crisis Discussed at Guild Hall

There were some striking takeaways from a fast-paced, sharply-focused discussion of the opioid crisis Monday night at Guild Hall in East Hampton.

Elite Runners Rule the Day and Course Record Falls at Ellen’s Run

Erik Engstrom, a native of East Hampton set a blazing pace in the early going before setting a new course record of 15:39.97 at the 23rd Annual Ellen's Run in Southampton on Saturday.

New Year, Same Script at Artists Writers Softball Game

The 70th annual Artists and Writers Softball Game was held Saturday at Herrick Park in East Hampton, where the writers won for the third consecutive year, this time by a score of 12-8.

Alleged Drug Distribution Ring Busted in Montauk

The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office on Thursday announced the arrest of 16 people and the seizure of about $100,000 in cash plus cocaine, marijuana, opioid pills and drug paraphernalia during a major takedown of an alleged drug distribution ring that was run out of several bars and restaurants in Montauk.

Park Dream Draws Closer Following Ferry Road Demolition

A less-than-beautiful blip on Sag Harbor’s otherwise picturesque waterfront entered a new phase of development Monday as demolition crews took down dilapidated buildings and cleared debris along 1, 3 and 5 Ferry Road at the foot of the bridge to begin making way for the much-anticipated John Steinbeck Waterfront Park.

Sag Pizza Denied Outdoor Seating

On Tuesday evening, members of the village board voted, 3-2, to not grant Sag Pizza owners Michael Cinque and Laurent Tourondel their outdoor dining permit for 10 seats at the pizzeria and restaurant.

Dialing In on Cell Phone Rules for Pierson Middle Schoolers

Calling all middle school families — the Sag Harbor School Board is weighing changes to the Pierson Middle School student cell phone policy.

East Hampton Town Trustees Hear from Public on South Fork Wind Farm

Deepwater Wind has sought easements from trustees to land its power cable off Beach Lane in Wainscott and one from the town board asking to run the cable under town-owned roads to a power substation off Cove Hollow Road in Wainscott.

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Rebooted “725” Exhibit Pays Tribute To Founders, Sag Harbor Artists

An opening reception will run from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, September 21, and the show will conclude on Wednesday, October 31, marking the end of the museum’s 2018 season.

Phoebe and Belle Collection Reflects North Fork Charm and Spirit

Capturing the casual essence of the North Fork’s laidback lifestyle, Kathy Perretta curates a collection of furnishings and home décor in her Cutchogue store, Phoebe and Belle.

A New Bond Street

Bond No. 9’s home base, Bond Street, used to be a quiet, modest NoHo side street. No longer. Suddenly, it’s a hotspot, thronged with see-and-be-seen young celebs and attendant paparazzi. So, New Bond Street — an impudent gourmand scent just for them — followed suit.