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Mother Begs Police to Shoot Her after She Had Killed Her 2-Year-Old Twins

A 24-year-old mother who investigators say had killed her two toddlers earlier in the day begged East Hampton Town Police officers to shoot her as they approached her car in Montauk last Thursday afternoon, June 27.

Rabbi Dan Geffen Celebrates 5 Years at Temple Adas Israel

“Being a rabbi is imprinted in his DNA,” said his wife, LuAnne “Lu” Geffen, who is also a Jewish educator and serves as the director of community engagement at Temple Adas Israel. “It’s been so a part of his milieu his entire life.”

Dusky Finally Sees Passage of Bill to Unseal Birth Records of Adoptees

“There is a woman in my hometown who was a birth mother and gave up her baby in 1966,” Mr. Thiele said of Ms. Dusky. “She’s been an advocate for this bill for decades,” he said, adding that the new bill gives people the right to access their health information, circumstances of their birth, and genetics. “It’s never too late to do the right thing,” he said.

Thiele Bill to Allow Towns to Impose Tax for Affordable Housing Awaits Cuomo’s Signature

Both houses of the New York State legislature have passed bills pushed by Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. of Sag Harbor with the help of Senator Kenneth P. LaValle of Port Jefferson to allow the five East End towns to establish community housing funds to support affordable housing. The bill has yet to be signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

‘Montauk’ Marks Nicola Harrison’s Authorial Debut

Montauk, Long Island, 1938. For three months, this humble fishing village will serve as the playground for New York’s wealthy elite — and Beatrice Bordeaux...

Pianofest: Up Close and Personal at Summer Concerts

Not many have access to the old manse in East Hampton, its 11 grand pianos, and the new group of international students who have...

Harbor Review Board Sees Two Plans for Solar Panels on Residential Roofs

Two plans to put solar panels on the roofs of Sag Harbor houses, one on Howard Street and the other on Columbia Street, were either approved or seemed headed for approval by the Historic Preservation & Architectural Review Board when it met on Thursday, June 13.
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Local Races on Ballot in Primary Election on Tuesday, June 25

Registered Democrats and Independence Party members will go to the polls on Tuesday, July 25 for primary elections to choose nominees for six town offices — four in Southampton Town and two in East Hampton — that will be at stake in the general election in November.

Gillibrand Backs Nomination of SANS Community to National Register

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has urged the National Park Service to place the SANS neighborhoods of Sag Harbor on the National Register of Historic Places as rare post-World War II African-American beach communities.

Permit Issued, TRO Denied, but Sand Land Still Enjoined from Expanding

A state supreme court judge in Albany last week declined to issue a temporary restraining order barring the implementation of new permit authorized by the state Department of Environmental Conservation on June 5, allowing the Sand Land mine in Noyac to expand into a three-acre area called the “stump dump” and dig 40 feet deeper than the limit set by its last permit.

Hurricane Gets Credit for Surprising Accumulation of Sand on Nearby Ocean Beaches

Against all expectations, the amount of sand six-mile stretch of ocean beach between Town Line Road and Flying Point Road has continued to increase over the years since a $26-million beach nourishment project was undertaken in 2013.

Mulcahy, Corish and Plumb Win Big in Sag Harbor Village Election

Challenger Kathleen Mulcahy, a real estate agent and former corporate executive who raised two children in Sag Harbor, crushed two-term Mayor Sandra Schroeder in her bid for reelection on Tuesday, outpolling the former village clerk with 71 percent of the mayoral vote.

Mulcahy Elected Mayor of Sag Harbor Village

Long time Sag Harbor resident Kathleen Mulcahy, a former marketing executive and current real estate agent, was elected Mayor of Sag Harbor Village Tuesday,...

Seascape in Sagaponack

All it takes is one look at 139 Seascape Lane to realize Bates Masi + Architects has done it again.

Town Set to Correct Funding Error for Harbor Water Quality Project

The Southampton Town Board seemed ready on Tuesday to correct a $22,000 funding error made late last year when it awarded the Village of Sag Harbor $264,000 in Community Preservation Funds for a water quality improvement project proposed by the village’s Harbor Committee and Board of Trustees.

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Philanthropists and Artists Create Grant For Struggling Performers, Artists and Art Educators

With professionals in all sorts of arts fields currently suffering from lack of work on the East End, Andrea Grover and other members of the Hamptons Arts Network decided to create a grant program for struggling artists. Then artists Eric Fischl and Clifford Ross jumped into the effort and ran with it.

Welcome to the Green Room: Director Marcia Milgrom Dodge Looks Back at her Bay...

There’s nothing like forced downtime to inspire a busy person to focus on organizational tasks, and in recent months, director Marcia Milgrom Dodge has been spending her days at home, rifling through old boxes in the small Manhattan apartment she shares with her husband, Anthony Dodge. And in those boxes, Dodge has discovered forgotten gold — buried treasure in the form of scripts, photographs, playbills and opening night congratulatory messages from the plays Dodge directed and choreographed for Bay Street Theater between 1999 and 2013.

Shelter Island Artist and Ferry Captain is Charting the Course for her Future

Carefully sketching in her studio space, 28-year-old Jodi Bentivegna let her long brown hair fall to the side as she nudged her glasses to look up and greet Southampton Arts Center (SAC) patrons. This was way back on February 9, and the young artist was excited to debut her work at one of the largest art museum’s on the East End.