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Grants, loans would eliminate homeowners’ up-front costs, county exec says
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has been traveling the county this week promote a proposal to establish a grant and loan program to help homeowners through out the county replace antiquated septic systems with new ones that remove nitrogen, which has been identified as a major cause of surface and groundwater pollution. David E. Rattray

Courtney Sale Ross, right, with Julie Andrews in March of 2016 Morgan McGivern

Judith Pfister is retiring after teaching in the Montauk School for 32 years. Judy D’Mello

Cantor Debra Stein is among the members of East Hampton Clericus distributing buttons bearing the message “Love Thy Neighbor.” Durell Godfrey
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Jill Malusky moved from Kentucky to take over as the executive director of the East Hampton Historical Society. Richard Barons, the current director, will retire later this year. Carissa Katz

The participants in a March 30 forum on environmental sustainability held at Mandala Yoga in Amagansett were, from left, Brendan Davison of Good Water Farms; Scott Bluedorn, an artist and activist; Bob Deluca of the Group for the East End; Scott Chaskey of Quail Hill Farm; Linda James of the East Hampton Town Energy Sustainability Committee, and Bill Chaleff, an architect. Biddle Duke, far right, the founding editor of East magazine, organized the event. Durell Godfrey

At Foster family’s Sagaponack distillery, tastes would be limited to .75 ounce
If the Southampton Town Board approves a tasting room at the Sagaponack Farm Distillery, vodka connoisseurs will have a view into the distillery while getting a taste of the Foster farming family’s latest venture. John Musnicki

Jefferson Davis Eames was led into East Hampton Town Justice Court on Thursday afternoon for his arraignment on a felony charge of grand larceny. T.E. McMorrow

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The Rev. Denis Brunelle spoke forcefully about the dignity and integrity of all people. Durell Godfrey