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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.
East Hampton Town today appealed a federal court injunction that barred the implementation of a law adopted in April that would have restricted the noisiest aircraft to one trip per week at East Hampton Airport.
Stop & Shop will be taking over the Waldbaum's stores in East Hampton and Southampton Villages as part of a $146 million deal.
Hundreds turned out to support the Wounded Warrior Project, including Jimmy Buffett, who performed during a Nancy Atlas concert on Saturday night.
Three dead deer, apparently a doe and two fawns, were found in a cluster in an open field on the corner of Wainscott's Main Street and Town Line Road.
Responding to concerns about burning embers left under the sand and the debris left behind after nighttime beach fires, the town board has proposed a new requirement that all beach fires be built in metal containers.
After reports of overcrowding and other problems at Harbor Raw Bar and Lounge near the Montauk Docks, East Hampton Town got a judge on Wednesday to agree to put the clamps on the party.