Businesses want special village zoning district; mayor says it’s a ‘dead issue’
Jenny Baker, the owner of the Maidstone Hotel, told the East Hampton Village Board that her business was struggling and needed zoning permission to add amenities such as a gym and a spa to become more financially viable. Jamie Bufalino
The Maidstone Inn in East Hampton Village during a recent snowfallDurell Godfrey

The former owners of the Service Station restaurant on Montauk Highway tried, but failed, to get approval for outdoor seating there, despite that being a feature of many previous restaurants at the site. David E. Rattray

Hugh King had a laugh with Ken Collum at the East Hampton Historical Society lecture on Friday night at Clinton Academy. Durell Godfrey

The Rev. Donald P. Hammond, interim pastor at the Amagansett Presbyterian Church, was feted after his first service there on Sunday. Durell Godfrey

Stephanie Diamond of Schwab Charitable, a donor-advised fund, speaking, with Andrew Stern of YorkBridge Wealth Partners in Bridgehampton and Loretta Davis, the executive director of the Retreat domestic violence programs, at a business leaders’ conference held at Gurney’s Resort in Montauk on Monday. David E. Rattray

A mass of potholes mars a particularly bad section of Route 114 between Stephen Hand’s Path and Sag Harbor. Officials are urging the State Department of Transportation to resurface the road in the spring. Carissa Katz

Paul Fried voiced his support for lifting the ban on amplified live music by singing for the village board. Jamie Bufalino
East Hampton Village Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. commended Sgt. Kevin Duchemin, second from left, for his years of service to the Village Police Department as Chief Michael Tracey, and the board members Richard Lawler, Barbara Borsack, and Arthur Graham looked on. Jamie Bufalino

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