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Gerald and Sara Murphy, left and right, were joined by Cole Porter and his wife, Linda Lee Thomas Porter, center, in Venice.
Firefighters sprayed water from a specialized truck onto the grassy area where a fire broke out at the north end of the East Hampton Airport on Sunday afternoon. Michael Heller photos

Jim Brundige, seen here in 2012, will return to the position of airport manager on Nov. 1. Morgan McGivern

Sunday’s candidate forum was a real slugfest
Representative Lee Zeldin and Anna Throne-Holst, his challenger. Morgan McGivern

$10 mil for happiest motel in Montauk
The Oceanside Resort, a 30-room motel at the west end of Montauk’s downtown, has changed hands. Jon Krasner bought it for $10 million from Ken Walles in a deal that closed Monday. T.E. McMorrow

While opponents fume, district promises to minimize impact on neighbors
Christine Sampson
The above rendering was presented on Tuesday at an East Hampton School Board meeting as one of the preferred bus depot options being explored by the school district. Mike Guido

Satellite would replace Little League fields
The best spot for a Southampton Hospital emergency room satellite is the site of the Pantigo Place, East Hampton, Little League fields, hospital officials believe, but town officials are also still considering a Wainscott site. ­Morgan McGivern

Officials of the Maidstone Club told the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals that a wood bridge across Hook Pond was essential to the safety of golfers, pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists on Dunemere Lane. Christopher Walsh