Keeping Account - 06.02.11

Cursive East End
    Cursive, which has two stores in New York City, has launched an outpost at Amagansett Square.
    The shop, co-owned by Michael Schultz, Douglas Duncan, and a long-haired dachshund named Noodle, sells fine papers, jewelry, and “curiosities.”
    According to its Web site, Cursive opened originally “in the hopes of bringing some wonder and excitement to the mostly sedate world of fine paper.”
    The Amagansett shop will be open every day.

Free Ride to the Beach
    Hamptons Free Ride, an electric shuttle service to Main Beach and back to several pit stops in East Hampton Village, including the long-term parking lots, is up and running as of last weekend.
    The brainchild of two East Hampton High School grads — James Mirras and Alex Esposito — the eco-friendly vehicle costs nothing for riders and was planned as a way to help ease parking problems villagewide. The shuttle relies on advertising from sponsors to cover its costs.
    Routes in Amagansett and Montauk are planned, as well.
    The East Hampton route and schedule can be found online at hamptonsfreeride.com. To find out more about routes and schedules, visit the Web site at hamptonsfreeride.com.