A Long Island attorney is suing Southampton village officials, claiming that 'McMansion' homes are being built on land not scaled for homes so big. (Photo: CBS 2)

EXCLUSIVE: Hamptons Resident On 1-Woman Crusade Against ‘McMansions’

They are the homes that dreams are made of – 12-foot ceilings, eight bedrooms. Mega mansions are popping up all over the Hamptons. But one resident said “not in my backyard,” so she’s taking her fight to federal court.


A summer sunset in Water Mill, N.Y. (file / credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for EFG)

Beach Barriers In Hamptons Pit Summer People Against Regular Residents

Some of the summer people are building barriers to protect their homes from future storms, but they are forcing the water to eat away at public peaches.


A summer sunset in Water Mill, N.Y. (file / credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for EFG)

Hamptons Small Businesses Prepare For Summer, Hope For Good Weather

It’s a very busy time for business owners in the Hamptons, as they prepare for what is for many their only season – the summer season.


Dr. Mehmet Oz (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

New Jersey Man Sues Dr. Oz Over Insomnia Treatment

A New Jersey man claims an insomnia cure promoted on “The Dr. Oz Show” left third-degree burns on his feet.


A car damaged by superstorm Sandy (credit: Jackson Yordon via Facebook)

Southampton Goes To Court Over Sandy-Damaged Cars

Environmentalists say they threaten the water supply and residents are deeply concerned, as the cars could catch fire or leak chemicals.


Alligator found in Southampton (credit: Suffolk SPCA)

Report: Another Alligator Found On Long Island

Yet another alligator has been found on Long Island, this time in the window well of a home in the Hamptons.


Allison Cowles and Arthur Sulzberger Sr. (Photo by Bowers/Getty Images)

Former New York Times Publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Dead At 86

The newspaper reported that his family said Sulzberger died Saturday at his home in Southampton, N.Y., after battling a long illness. He had retired in 1992 after three decades at the paper’s helm, and was succeeded by his son, Arthur Jr.


Robert Liguori (credit: New York State Sex Offender Registry)

L.I. Sex Offender Accused Of Placing Hidden Camera In Dressing Room At Fashion Show

The 51-year-old placed a hidden video camera inside the dressing room and recorded four women disrobing, police said.


Keeling Pilaro (credit: CBS 2)

L.I. Boy Begins Season On All-Girls Field Hockey Team

Earlier this year, Keeling Pilaro had been denied permission to compete on an all-girls varsity team on the basis that he was too skilled to play against girls.


Sir Mark Lyall Grant, British Ambassador to the United Nations, with the Secretariat in the background at One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza on the East Side - Sep 12, 2012 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

On Foreign Soil: British U.N. Ambassador Talks NYC’s ‘Vibrancy’ And More

He’s been posted to Pretoria, Islamabad, and Paris. But now, Sir Mark Lyall Grant is an Englishman in New York.


Jason Kidd outside the courthouse in Southampton - Sep 12, 2012 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Jason Kidd Appears In Long Island Courtroom On DWI Charge

A former star on one area NBA team, now a new player on the other, was in a Long Island courtroom Wednesday morning.


Ollie James Booker (credit: Southampton Police Dept.)

Southampton Police: Man Arrested After Trying To Steal Chips And Beer

If you want chips and beer, you’re going to have to pay for them. Otherwise, prepare to be arrested.


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BBQers Rescued By Coast Guard After Getting Stuck On L.I. Sandbar

Having a barbecue on a sandbar off Shinnecock Inlet on Long Island didn’t appear to be dangerous, that is until the tide came in.


FILE -- A jet skier (credit: ClipArt)

Search To Resume For Missing Jet Skier On L.I.

Southampton police said the 29-year-old man and a woman he was with fell into Mecox Bay when their jet ski overturned around 7 p.m. Sunday.


Jason Kidd (credit: Southampton Town Police Department)

Lawyer: Knicks’ Jason Kidd Pleads Not Guilty To DWI In Hamptons

Jason Kidd mentoring Jeremy Lin was a nice story last week. Then Kidd was arrested on a drunken-driving charge, and Lin’s departure from New York for a “ridiculous contract” in Houston became more realistic.