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The East Hampton Star
153 Main St, East Hampton, NY 11937
As the longest-running newspaper in East Hampton, The East Hampton Star has been the paper of recordMore since 1885. Privately owned, it has been run by the Rattray family since 1935, when Jeannette and Arnold Rattray bought it, and has been published from the same building on Main Strett, next to the East Hampton Library, since 1940. The Star, a weekly boardsheet, and has four sections: news, business, arts and sports. It covers Montauk to Water Mill, including East Hampton, Sag Harbor and North Haven Villages. The Star is sold for $1 at groceries and delis throughout the South Fork, on Shelter Island and in a few locations in Manhattan.
East Hampton Library
159 Main St, East Hampton, NY 11937
The East Hampton Library has served the community for over 110 years. As the needs of the community grew, it evolvedMore with the times, making way for a modern research library, an extensive collection of DVDs, and study nooks amongst oak bookcases. The building, which became its home in 1912, has been added onto seven times and another expansion is planned and pending village approval. The Long Island Collection holds many rare documents and artifacts, including a piece of cloth that Captain Kidd gave to Mrs. Gardiner during his trip to Gardiner's Island in 1699, an Indian bible dating to 1685, and the Thomas Moran Biographical Art Collection. With a wide array of programs, the library attracts high school students studying for exams and authors working on their novels.