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Steven Gaines, a Republican running for East Hampton Town Board, was among the candidates who attended a Group For Good Government’s gathering in East Hampton on Sunday afternoon. Morgan McGivern

Construction sparks suspected in Gagosian fire
A fire that was initially blamed on construction-related activity at Larry Gagosian’s Further Lane, Amagansett, house Tuesday evening, caused extensive interior damage from water and smoke. A recent aerial view showed the art dealer’s sprawling compound. Hampton Pix Photos

A hazardous materials team from Southampton's fire department was dispatched as a precautionary measure

A garbage truck flipped and crashed on the Napeague stretch of Montauk Highway Friday afternoon. David E. Rattray

Highway superintendent is under fire again

Sag Harbor’s John Jermain Memorial Library is closed. It will reopen in two years with a new wing that will effectively double its size. The original building, as shown in this 1910 photo, will be restored.

Competitors accuse Saunders of ‘cybersquatting’

Candidates push to make financial management a nonpartisan endeavor
Candidates for East Hampton Town Board
At a recent fund-raiser, Sylvia Overby and Peter Van Scoyoc, candidates for East Hampton Town Board, joined a fellow Democrat, Zachary Cohen, right, who is running for supervisor.

Teaching students how to play musical instruments was much harder than teaching them to carry a tune, Ralph Urban said. Janis Hewitt

David Hartstein was cleaning basement before illness
Friends and former patients left flowers outside David Hartstein’s office after news broke that the East Hampton chiropractor, inset, had died suddenly, we know now, of hantavirus. Jane Bimson