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Despite the unwillingness of the owners to sell the properties on Ferry Road, Sag Harbor Village officials are moving forward with plans for a waterfront park they want to see next to the bridge to North Haven.
The stakes in the long-running duel between the Town of East Hampton and the owners of Cyril’s Fish House on Napeague were raised considerably this week when Justice Steven Tekulsky scheduled May 3 as the day to begin jury selection in a criminal trial of the ownership group
With a proposed work force housing development at 531 Montauk Highway in Amagansett raising questions about an influx of school-aged children and an increased tax burden, the Amagansett School Board will host an information session in the school gymnasium on March 19.
Some 20 teachers who have been working without a contract since July 1 sent the Montauk School Board a strong signal on Tuesday when they arrived at a board meeting wearing black T-shirts with “Montauk Teachers Association” emblazoned on them in white letters.
The Council of Administrators and Supervisors named Adam Fine, the principal of East Hampton High School, Long Island's Administrator of the Year.
A two-hour community budget forum on Wednesday night proved not enough time to discuss the Bridgehampton School's proposed 2016-17 school budget, so at the end of the evening, Lois Favre, the district superintendent, announced a second forum, set for next week.
Maureen and Dave Rutkowski are once again taking the reins at John’s Drive-In in Montauk. Mr. Rutkowski opened the popular ice cream and hamburger joint in 1985 and operated it with the help of his family up until 17 years ago, when he sold it to Tom Pontecorvo, a longtime employee.
On Saturday morning when Friday’s snow had just begun to melt, I went on Eileen Schwinn’s annual Morton Wildlife Refuge bird walk under the auspices of the East End Audubon Society.
Ruth Appelhof was surprised with her own Guild Hall Lifetime Achievement Award on Tuesday night at the Rainbow Room in New York City.

An accident occurred at the intersection of Halsey Lane, just east of Citarella, just before 4:30 p.m.
Carolyn Brody purchased BookHampton, and Charline Spektor will hand over the keys this week.
An attorney representing one current and one former Springs School employee in lawsuits against the school district has been charged with grand larceny after Nassau County police say he misused $198,000 in settlement monies that had been awarded to clients.
Marine biologists are still trying to determine what caused a harp seal found beached in Montauk to die, though they are cautioning against the public touching stranded seals, which is what happened to this particular one on Saturday.