02/06/15 2:00pm
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A helicopter at East Hampton Airport. (Credit: Kyril Bromley/The East Hampton Press, file)

A helicopter at East Hampton Airport. (Credit: Kyril Bromley/The East Hampton Press, file)

Battle lines have been drawn by the Town of East Hampton in the war over excessive helicopter noise plaguing East End residents, especially those on the North Fork, Shelter Island and around the airport.

The board has crafted a local law to take control of the town’s airport and put significant restrictions on aircraft traffic.

The draft law, still subject to a public hearing and a vote, was announced at an East Hampton Town Board work session Wednesday and would:

• ban all helicopters on weekends during the summer season; (more…)

02/03/15 7:51pm


Six months after she was arrested along with her ex-husband for allegedly emailing terroristic threats against a Jewish house of worship in the Hamptons, a Riverhead woman now stands accused of attempting to steal more than $1 million in assets from the estate of a Westhampton Beach man who died last May.


01/06/15 8:05am
01/06/2015 8:05 AM
A helicopter at East Hampton Airport last year. (Credit: Kyril Bromley/The East Hampton Press)

A helicopter at East Hampton Airport last year. (Credit: Kyril Bromley/The East Hampton Press)

The East Hampton Town Board did nothing, and action was taken.

What seems like a contradiction actually means that East Hampton has regained control of its airport and can finally address the issue of helicopters buzzing East End communities.

This power was gained by not applying for grants from the Federal Aviation Administration in the new year. (more…)

10/26/13 9:01am
10/26/2013 9:01 AM

A 45-year-old East Hampton man was arrested for DWI and other charges in Riverside early Saturday after police spotted his car speeding along Flanders Road, Southampton Town police said.

Cops stopped Edwardo Morgado-Rodriguez just after 1 a.m. and found him to be intoxicated, officials said.

He was arrested and also charged with speeding, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and other traffic violations.


01/03/13 8:29pm
01/03/2013 8:29 PM

ROBERT O’ROURK PHOTO | Kevin Turano, going up for a close-range shot, knocked down a pair of 3-point field goals in the final 61 seconds for Shoreham-Wading River.


Kevin Turano saved his best for last on Thursday.

The senior guard sank a pair of 3-point shots in the final 61 seconds to boost Shoreham-Wading River to a 56-55 Suffolk County League VI boys basketball win over visiting East Hampton.

The Wildcats (6-4, 2-2) squandered a 12-point advantage at the start of the fourth quarter as junior guard Dan McKee hit a trey to give the Bonackers (7-2, 2-1) their only lead of the game at 52-49 with 1:18.

But Turano (14 points) hit a 3-pointer of his own to deadlock the game at 52-52 with 1:01 remaining. After sophomore forward Jonah Caldwell rebounded a missed East Hampton shot, Turano canned another trey to lift Shoreham-Wading River into the lead at 55-52 with 32.1 seconds left.

Senior guard Tim Rotanz sank the front end of a one-and-one with 9.1 seconds remaining — his only point of the game — to give the hosts some breathing room before East Hampton guard Thomas King (14 points) fired in a long 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Shoreham-Wading River sophomore forward Daniel Hughes scored a season-high 19 points and added a game-high 11 rebounds. Sophomore forward Brandon Neff collected 14 points on the strength of four 3-pointers for the Bonackers and junior forward Thomas Nelson added 10.

The Wildcats will next play at Miller Place on Tuesday.