Amagansett, NY

Shark attacks lifeguard during training at Smith Point beach

A lifeguard participating in a training exercise at Smith Point beach on Fire Island was bitten by a shark Sunday morning, officials said. Ten-year veteran with the county Zach Gallo was playing the role of a victim in the water around 10:15 a.m. when he was attacked by what he said was a roughly five-foot-long shark, suffering injuries to his chest and hand. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said medics were able to respond quickly because crews were already on-guard, thanks to the training exercise.
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8 People Displaced After Fire at New London Home

Eight people are displaced after a fire at a home in New London on Saturday night. Firefighters were called to Rosemary Street and arrived to find fire coming out of the windows of the home. Fire officials said the fire had extended to the second floor and the attic and...

Southold Social Celebrates July 4th with Special Soft Shell Crab Sandwich

Southold Social, Chef François Payard’s new restaurant, is offering a Soft Shell Crab Burger to celebrate the holiday. Currently in peak season, soft shell crabs are those that have recently shed their shells and were caught before being able to grow one back, making for juicy, tender meat. A whole soft shell crab––caught by Southold fisherman Robert Ewing––is lightly fried and placed atop a bed of lettuce on a brioche bun brushed with butter.
Daily Beast

High Fliers Have Hamptons Residents at War With Each Other

There are two main airports in the wealthy enclave of East Hampton, New York, and now both are mired in turmoil. East Hampton Airport, the larger of the pair, was already slogging through months of litigation over the town’s effort to curb relentless air traffic. Then, late last month, news broke that a mysterious buyer had swooped in to acquire nearby Montauk Airport—also located within East Hampton—sending some residents reeling over the possibility that an unnamed tycoon would get to dictate its rules.

Downtown New London sees post-pandemic surge of new restaurants

New London — Tisha Henry had been cooking at her home for years before she started serving up home-cooked meals to workers in the Bronx. The Louisiana native retained that passion for cooking after her recent move to New London and joined with family earlier this year to open Seafood Delights at 194 Bank St., a mix of soul food and Caribbean fare.

Citarella Owner Joe Gurrera Knows Good Fish

Get our Hamptons Insider newsletters delivered direct to you. We talk to the East End’s king of sourcing, preparing and cooking seafood. If you ask anyone where to get the best fresh fish on the East End, odds are they’ll tell you, when it comes to quality and selection, Citarella is the place to go (and don’t miss their Asian chicken salad, rainbow cookies, frangipane cake and sushi while you’re there). Lifelong Southampton residents can assuredly say grocery shopping markedly improved when the food purveyor opened its doors in Southampton almost a decade ago. But Joe Gurrera’s Hamptons roots run a lot deeper than a decade.

Recipe: Astro’s Pizza Chef PJ Calapa’s Caesar Salad

Get our Hamptons Insider newsletters delivered direct to you. PJ Calapa, a former champion of the Food Network’s Chopped and chef/co-owner of the new Astro’s Pizza in Amagansett, was kind enough to share his popular Caesar salad recipe with us. PJ Calapa’s Caesar Salad a la Astro’s Pizza...

Enjoying the magical gardens of Harkness

Waterford — Kate Lamoureux and her 4-year-old son, Sam, of Salem were walking their 10-week-old Australian shepherd puppy, Pippin, through the gardens Saturday at Harkness Memorial State Park. Kate Lamoureux said she likes to come to the park because it's a nice place to walk and is cooler than...

Food Seen: Doubles Opening, Riverhead Dining & More

Tour Riverhead’s fabulous dining scene, try local happy hour and weekend specials, check out Doubles food shop, make a stop at Top Hops Beer Shop’s tap truck, and more foodie news bites and sips from the East End “Food Seen.”. Situated at the mouth of the Peconic...

A Big-Bass Hunter Shares Striper Fishing Tips

Capt. Hugh Chancey, 45, is the quintessential seaside New Yorker. He’s a fast-talking charter captain full of brash and bravado, quick with hard fishing facts learned from years of on-the-water experience. He’s a no-nonsense kind of balls-to-the-water fisherman who cuts no one slack, tells it like it is with good humor, and puts more big fish in his charter boat in a morning than many anglers see in a whole season fishing on their own. Chancey is a monster striped bass hunter, and he’s made a name for himself putting his charter clients on 50-pounders regularly.