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Fire Departments from East Hampton, Sag Harbor, and Bridgehampton were among the dozen called to assist Southampton firefighters in battling a massive fire on Wyandanch Lane Saturday afternoon.
David King, the Springs fire chief, keeps a tight watch on the department’s Facebook page, especially after an unexpected post implied poor conduct.
Word has been received that the so-called 2-percent cap on how much the town may increase property taxes will be less than 1 percent next year unless a majority of the town board votes to pierce it.
Chinese lanterns add yet another item to the list of destructive merriment caused by weekend partiers in the easternmost hamlet.
To experience summer on the South Fork is to witness the flaunting of materialism and, sometimes, unfathomable wealth. But if the efforts of Dan Lauter and Donna Soszynski-Lauter are successful, residents and visitors may one day experience treasures of an entirely different sort.
Though the tenant is still unknown, owners of the property received approval to build a new 9,982-square-foot, one-story retail building.
On Saturday, the ladies will don their white dresses and sun hats to host the 119th fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., as always on the last Saturday of July.
High mercury levels in East Coast marshes could wipe out some bird species, according to researchers.

Deborah Ann Light, a philanthropist, founding member of the Peconic Land Trust, and a pioneering Wiccan priestess, died on Tuesday in Gainesville, Fla., after a long illness. She was 80.