Villages

With so much going on around us on the East End every summer, some might forget to look up. But to the founders of the Montauk Observatory, the heavens, and our unobstructed view of stars, planets, and the Milky Way are worthy of attention — and a decade of effort.
A contest is on to see who can guess the weight of Rudy the rooster, a Jersey Black Giant who is large even for the breed. Rudy lives at Rita’s Stables on West Lake Drive in Montauk.
“Every now and again we have a special day where a village employee is going to be recognized. That’s going to happen today,” Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. said at a brief East Hampton Village Board meeting on Friday.
Should your travels take you south of Montauk Highway, you no longer have to worry about detouring around the Sagg Bridge.
The East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals considered an application on Friday for minimal variances from the owners of a house that, Frank Newbold, the Z.B.A. chairman, said, “is considered by many people a very important architectural icon in architecture books, built in 1969 by Richard Meier.”
A 60-foot-tall flagpole in front of the redesigned Harbor Heights gas station in Sag Harbor Village has to come down, the village zoning board of appeals ruled on Tuesday night.
For the first time in memory, East Hampton Village’s Newtown Lane will be shut for a street fair featuring live music, community organizations, crafts booths, and a children’s play zone
The trustees of the Amagansett Life-Saving and Coast Guard Station Society have invited the community to the grand opening and “commissioning” of the historical 1902 structure on Atlantic Avenue, on Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m.
Mayor Sandra Schroeder is unopposed in seeking re-election, but there are three candidates for the two open seats on the board.
Momentum is building in raising money for the purchase of the Sag Harbor Cinema property. Big names such as Billy Joel, who owns a house just a few blocks away, Martin Scorsese, an occasional visitor to the area, and Harvey Weinstein, who owns a house in East Hampton, have recently joined the campaign.
Mother’s Day is Sunday, a celebration that began 40 years ago as a heralding of love and duty that has become a multibillion-dollar business. According to the National Retail Federation, Mother’s Day gift sales this year will reach an estimated $23.6 billion.
As the Suffolk County Department of Health’s division of vector control began annual aerial application of methoprene, a mosquito larvicide, over salt marshes on the South Fork last week, a pilot program that would ban spraying over a study site next year began to take shape.
With the new fiscal year beginning on Aug. 1, the East Hampton Village Board presented a tentative 2017-18 budget at its work session last Thursday.