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After a four-year renovation, John Jermain reopens in its Main Street home.
Summer is the season. For what, you may ask, and the answer varies widely in East Hampton Town, depending on if you are a vacationer here, a second-home owner, or a year-round resident.
Fourteen years ago on Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett, a near-crisis unfolded when a lifeguard training on a Jet Ski lost control and hit a toddler playing at the water’s edge. Now a teenager, the victim has become a rescuer himself, working as a lifeguard at the very same beach.
Three East Hampton Town employees worked together Tuesday morning to free a dog trapped in a locked, overheated car.
With the Nov. 8 election three months away and the major parties’ candidates for president looming over national debate, the fight to represent New York’s First Congressional District in the House of Representatives has been low key since Anna Throne-Holst defeated Dave Calone in a tight Democratic primary.
The booths are set up and preparations are being finalized for the Ladies Village Improvement Society Fair, which opens at 10 a.m. on Saturday with attractions for children and adults alike.
A scientific analysis of East Hampton Town’s coastal geology is under way and an exploration of what to do in the face of climate change and sea level rise will be launched soon with the help of more than $400,000 in state grants.
A hearing will be held by the East Hampton Town Board next Thursday night on a proposed amendment to the community preservation fund that would both extend the 2-percent real estate transfer tax, which raises money for the fund, by 20 years through 2050 and authorize the use of up to 20 percent of the proceeds for projects to improve water quality.
Monday night’s rain, though much less than an inch, was just enough to keep the broad-leaved trees from beginning to turn pale green.