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Hero Beach says snacks for guests a necessity
The owners of the new Hero Beach Club motel in Montauk recently added daybeds and other features to an outdoor lounge on the property. A new town law will make it impossible for guests to order food and drinks. Jackie Pape

Brokers talk prices, tastes, rental landscape
This is not a good time to sell your house, a panel of top Hamptons real estate brokers agreed last week. From left, Jim Oxnam, the moderator, John Gicking, Diane Saatchi, and Peter Turino. Irene Silverman




An agreement signed by the town and the owners of the Surf Lodge stipulates that live music there is to be restricted to five days a week and that no outdoor music is to be permitted after 8 p.m. T.E. McMorrow

Valon Shoshi, 31, was led into East Hampton Town Justice Court last week to face two felony charges, including sexual abuse. T.E. McMorrow


My time on the water will significantly increase in about two weeks, as I will formally retire from my job of the past 30 or so years
The crew of the Gotta’ Go posed with their 453-pound mako, the winning fish in the Star Island Yacht Club’s shark tournament last weekend. Star Island Yacht Club
Chad Smith, right, the drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, caught this 41-pound striped bass on Monday morning on the Breakaway out of Montauk. The boat's first mate, Eddie Harrison, is on the left. Capt. Richard Etzel

These widespread primitive organisms are more properly called cyanobacteria
The blue-green organisms that cause the slicks on the local coastal ponds like Lake Agawam, Mill Pond, and Georgica Pond, to name a few of the worst blighted, are among the oldest organisms known to man.