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East Hampton firefighters quickly put out a fire that started in a bedroom in a house in the Hansom Hills subdivision on Thursday afternoon.
Pat Mansir, a first term East Hampton Town Trustee, resigned on Monday, expressing growing frustration with what she describes as the panel’s dysfunction.
The State Department of Environmental Conservation has warned against spring and summer pruning of oak trees, which have become infected across the state and Suffolk County with a disease called oak wilt.
New Sag Harbor regulations banning parking on side streets near the village’s two schools may be the village board’s way of encouraging the school district to provide more parking on its own.
The East Hampton Town Trustees scored a victory in State Supreme Court this month when a judge denied a request for summary judgment by an East Hampton Village resident who constructed a 166-foot-long rock revetment on the ocean beach in front of her house after her property was damaged during Hurricanes Irene in 2011 and Sandy the following year.

East Hampton Town could have an answer in June as to whether the legality of three laws designed to cut down on aircraft noise over the community by restricting hours and access to the airport will be assessed by the highest court in the land.
Forty-five professional women will serve as mentors Saturday for approximately 100 middle school girls enrolled in I-Tri, an East Hampton program that promotes leadership and life skills through encouragement and athletics.
Rick Whalen, a longtime leader of the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society’s regular hikes, will lead the Janice Whalen Memorial Hike on Saturday at 10 a.m.
A weekend with near-80-degree temperatures and it seems like spring prematurely turning into summer. Alewives, or river herring, are running, ospreys are sitting on nests, hardwood trees are budding, and at Oakland Cemetery in Sag Harbor, trailing arbutus are flowering up a storm, according to Jean Held.
It's been more than a decade since Judith Miller’s articles for The New York Times made the case for Saddam Hussein's alleged arsenal of weap­ons of mass destruction in the run-up to the Iraq War. Now, she says the country is in even more peril.
To mark Earth Day on Saturday, people on the South Fork can join in beach, woodland, and roadside cleanups from Southampton to Montauk, or celebrate the earth at an institution that focuses on the area's natural world every day.
The site plan application for a car wash in Wainscott, which has been pulled from the agenda of recent East Hampton Town Planning Board meetings, is back on for Wednesday night.
The East Hampton Town Republican Committee will open its campaign headquarters with a cocktail party on Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.