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A Manhattan man was saved from drowning off Montauk Point Sunday afternoon by the captain and mate of a Montauk fishing boat, the Breakaway.
The East Hampton Town Board unanimously approved the extension of the town’s community preservation fund program by 20 years, through 2050, and authorized the use of up to 20 percent of the fund on water quality improvement projects.
Two school bus companies, which lost potential business when the Wainscott and Sag Harbor School Districts signed a transportation agreement in April, have brought suit against the districts.
Frustrated by continued noise from helicopters and planes using East Hampton Airport, several people are calling for the airport to be closed, saying the approximately 600-acre, town-owned site could be put to better community use.
Officers called out to address complaints about pedestrian safety on Bridgehampton's Main Street busted a man heading to Montauk with 300 vials of liquid concentrated cannabis and 150 pre-made individually packaged marijuana-laced edible goods.
To an outsider, what looked like a pile of trash filling the commons room at the Springs School on Monday was, on closer inspection, a collection of materials intended to be taken apart and reassembled to create new contraptions by the kids at Camp Invention.
Two people were airlifted after accidents over the weekend.
For the first time since Lee White resigned from the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals, leaving the panel with four rather than five members, an application had to be denied because a member recused himself and the remaining three members could not agree.
Elation brought on by last week’s surprising near-disappearance of the cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, bloom that appeared in Georgica Pond in East Hampton in June was dashed by a dramatic resurgence of the toxic algal bloom on Monday and Tuesday, which in turn was quickly followed by an order-of-magnitude decline.
Amagansett farmland north of the hamlet’s Main Street appears to be on the drawing board for development. Discussions of its purchase and preservation by East Hampton Town, using the community preservation fund, have apparently come to naught.
Typically, there are three or four arraignments in East Hampton Town Justice Court on Sunday mornings and frequently there are no lawyers present.
More than 60 Sag Harbor parents turned out on Monday night for a school board meeting that gave many a forum to show their support for the Sag Harbor School District’s superintendent, Katy Graves, whose employment contract has been the subject of recent community discussion.
Saturday is the day for the Springs Fisherman’s Fair, which will offer lots of its traditional pleasures but include some new ones, and will take place during the afternoon and early evening hours, for a change, this year.