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Springs

Beginnings: The first crude houses in Springs - a gem of woods, sparkling water and verdant salt meadows around Accabonac Harbor - are believed to have been built in 1649, a year after the founding of the Town of East Hampton. Tradition has it that the first families were workers from nearby Gardiners Island and squatters from New England who found the soil terrible for farming but the fishing profitable.
Beginnings: The first crude houses in Springs - a gem of woods, sparkling water and verdant salt meadows around Accabonac Harbor - are believed to have been built in 1649, a year after the founding of the Town of East Hampton. Tradition has it that the first families were workers from nearby Gardiners Island and squatters from New England who found the soil terrible for farming but the fishing profitable. « Show less

Top Springs Articles

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  • Palm Springs revival has deals for a song (or close to it)

    Palm Springs revival has deals for a song (or close to it)
    The Rat Pack lives again — or at least Palm Springs, once the party pad of Sinatra and the boys, does. The Coachella Valley city, which had devolved into a down-at-the-heels caricature of a Hollywood playground, has reinvented itself: Its retro-...
  • PASSINGS

    Baird Bryant He worked on edgy films Baird Bryant, 80, a documentary filmmaker and cinematographer who made his name on edgy films such as "Easy Rider" and the Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter," died Thursday from complications after surgery at Hemet...
  • Paul Burke dies at 83; actor starred in gritty TV show 'Naked City'

    Paul Burke dies at 83; actor starred in gritty TV show 'Naked City'
    Paul Burke, who received two Emmy nominations in the early 1960s for his role as Det. Adam Flint in the acclaimed dramatic TV police series "Naked City" and later starred as a World War II Army Air Forces colonel in the action-adventure series "Twelve O'...
  • PASSINGS: Al Ross, Albert Rodda, John G. McCoy

    Al Ross Founder of diner chain Al Ross, 93, who founded Doggie Diner, a San Francisco Bay Area diner chain as famous for its giant fiberglass dachshund heads as for its food, died Wednesday at a care facility in Palm Springs, the San Francisco Chronicle...
  • A plot both wide and thick

    A plot both wide and thick
    ASTRIDE his horse, Benjamin Coates could gaze across 21,400 acres and see the sweep of his power reflected in nature. A riot of mesas and meadows laced with gurgling streams. Miles of chaparral and clusters of stately oaks. A mountain that Native...
  • Tour Frank Sinatras Palm Springs spots

    Frank Sinatra may have sung odes to New York, but the crooner called the Palm Springs area home for much of his life. Now fans can visit or drive by the places the Chairman of the Board dined, lived in and hung out. Sites include the Twin Palms Estate...
  • Dine upscale for less during L.A.'s Restaurant Week

    Dine upscale for less during L.A.'s Restaurant Week
    The holidays are gone and so are your excuses to stuff your face, right? Not quite. January and February typically mark the start of a promotional event -- and a dietitian's nightmare -- known as Restaurant Week, during which participating eateries...