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It has been a bad 10 days for dolphins on the South Fork. Two that washed ashore within two days on the ocean beaches in Napeague and Amagansett last week appear to have died after becoming entangled in fishing nets, according to officials.
An East Hampton Town Board vote last week to purchase the Wainscott property was a step in the right direction, according to a number of Wainscott residents who spoke in favor of the buy, but it was not the final hurdle in obtaining the 1.1-acre lot.
Every year, it seems, the traffic becomes progressively worse. More and more people come to enjoy the East End and more of us native East Enders breathe a sigh of relief and go about our business when the season comes to a close. We have six months to recover, if we ever do.
Suffolk County Health Department officials testing water from private wells near East Hampton Airport have found levels of chemicals at one residence above the Environmental Protection Agency’s acceptable level for lifetime exposure.
One of the highlights of this year’s Hamptons International Film Festival was a discussion on Sunday evening at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor called “Anatomy of a Scene: Get Out.”
“LBJ,” the Rob Reiner biopic that had its New York premiere at the Hamptons International Film Festival, is particularly meaningful and poignant in the context of the nation’s present political turmoil and spasms of gun violence.
A talk at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center on Sunday will examine the species, which is native to Long Island and is experiencing population declines in many areas.
David A. Weinzweig was arraigned on three felony charges, including possession of the drug with the intent to sell on Friday in Sag Harbor Village Justice Court in front of Justice Lisa R. Rana.
Columbus Day weekend will be a busy one, with the Hamptons International Film Festival, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, running through Monday, not to mention the big Fall Festival in Montauk on Saturday and Sunday, a car show in Amagansett and a road rally in Bridgehampton, and smaller festivals and events across the South Fork.
East Hampton officials, who have so far been stymied in their effort to cut back air traffic into and out of the town airport — and the accompanying noise that causes complaints across the East End — agreed this week to apply to the Federal Aviation Administration for permission to enact new restrictions.
Seventy residents of the South Fork, some of them elected officials and others hoping to be, sailed from Montauk to the Block Island Wind Farm Monday for an up-close look at the nation’s first offshore wind-energy installation.
A bottle was found along a beach in the Normandy region in northwestern France containing a message that had been sent from Montauk in 2008.
The former Child Development Center of the Hamptons in East Hampton could become the newest location for the Gersh Academy, a private special education school for children on the autism spectrum.