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  • In Jeff Mayer’s version of “Field of Dreams” it wasn’t “if you build it, they will come,” but rather they came and so he built it — the “it” in this case being a BMX pump track at the Hayground School in Bridgehampton.
  • The East Hampton Village branch of People's United Bank, which had been slated to close in September, will remain open, the bank announced this week.
  • The patriarch of a farming family that runs one of the largest remaining agricultural operations on the South Fork, Cliff Foster was also an advocate for farming and farm interests on Long Island for decades.
  • Helen S. Rattray, the publisher of The East Hampton Star and its former editor, was inducted Wednesday evening into the Long Island Journalism Hall of Fame along with Jimmy Breslin of the New York Daily News.
  • Tick Hall, Dick Cavett’s house in the historical Montauk Association, went on the market last week for the first time ever, for a cool $62 million.
  • Those watching East Hampton's Memorial Day parade on Monday donned raingear and stood under umbrellas as veterans, scouts, firefighters, and public officials marched down Main Street before gathering on the memorial green at Hook Mill to pay tribute to fallen soldiers.
  • In a dining room full of East Hampton employers, about six raised their hands when asked at an East Hampton Business Alliance breakfast last Thursday if they use the H-2B visa program to bring in seasonal foreign workers.
  • A little dog who captured the hearts of the South Fork when he went missing from East Hampton 15 months ago, has been found alive and well at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter, his owner said.
  • Jill Malusky has spent her career digging into the past, but at her office at the Osborn-Jackson House on March 24 the new executive director of the East Hampton Historical Society was very much looking to the future.
  • After saying two years ago that he had abandoned plans for a new swimming pool in the dunes at his oceanfront property on Drew Lane, David Zaslav was back before the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals on Friday proposing a major overhaul of his existing pool that looked to some board members almost like an entirely new pool.

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