Inspired by hugs and kisses and love and valentines and weddings, The Star’s hunter-gatherer, Durell Godfrey, went shopping.
KISS Wow! A book devoted to famous and infamous lips. Great graphics and enticing subject. To quote the movie “Bull Durham,” “Oh my.” $30. BookHampton, 41 Main Street, East Hampton, and 16 Hampton Road, Southampton.
LOVEBIRD Vintage-looking dove of love on a classic base. The weathervane silhouette would look great on a mantel. How about a pair? A wedding, anniversary, or just-because-you-are-you present. Handcrafted wood and metal. $123. Country Lane, 85 Main Street, Sag Harbor.
HOME Where the heart is. This handmade heart box is a jewel. Fill it with pearls, fill it with diamonds, fill it with red hots or ribbons. A special container for someone special. $195. Golden Eagle, 79 Newtown Lane, East Hampton.
FUN Feeling witty, oh so witty? A perfect wedding, shower, or housewarming gift. Wooden sign is hand-painted and ready to be hung over the marriage bed or front door. $48. Gone Local Hamptons Goods and Gallery, 62 Newtown Lane, East Hampton.
SUBTLETY Patience, a light touch, and a sense of play would help lovers learn lessons from this amazing little toy. Looks easy but takes hand-eye coordination. $10. Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill.
CHECKING IN Universal black and white checks are compatible with country cottage or city loft. Give this to someone you love or give it to yourself. The bowl is ceramic and hand-painted. Will hold lady apples or chocolate kisses. MacKenzie Childs, of course. $160. London Jewelers, 2 Main Street, East Hampton, and 47 Main Street, Southampton.
CHARMER Make your beloved happy or the happy couple even happier. Heart-shaped vase is big enough for several blossoms. For Valentine’s Day, take it to the florist so you get the bouquet just right. $42.99. White’s, 95 the Plaza, Montauk.
An engineer’s report has been ordered for the old Morpurgo house at 6 Union Street in Sag Harbor, which the village building inspector found to be a health and safety hazard. The report could lead to the village undertaking repairs if the owner does not address problems there.
The owner of this Indian Wells Highway property stands to make a large profit if the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals allows it to be divided into two parcels.
The owner of a long, narrow parcel of land on Indian Wells Highway in Amagansett (oulined in blue) has asked the town for permission to divide it into two lots to facilitate a planned real estate deal.The East Hampton Star
The Fighting Chance team of social workers and clinical advisers includes, from left, Joyce Racanelli, Wendy Hornik, Margaret Bromberg, William DiScipio, Karrie Robinson, and Nancy Greenberg.
Montauk's privately owned airstrip could see an increase in helicopter flights if strict new rules are put into effect at East Hampton Airport.
Smoke, seen from Montauk Highway in Water Mill, billowed from the property on Old Country Road after an explosion.Yupay Vong
Shots were fired in the Hillside Drive West area of Sag Harbor Village on Tuesday night during an armed robbery.