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The death on June 17 of a Montauk man who had become infected with the hantavirus has shaken the man’s next-door neighbor, who narrowly escaped death two years ago from a similarly virulent respiratory infection.
Legislation was passed by the New York State Legislature last week placing a 2-percent cap on real property tax increases or limiting them to the rate of inflation, whichever is smaller. Intended to relieve taxpayers’ burdens.
A fire Tuesday night at a Further Lane, Amagansett, house owned by the art dealer Larry Gagosian left a kitchen, media room, and upstairs bedroom badly damaged.
A Sagaponack farm owned by the Schwenk family was the scene of a fire Sunday afternoon.
Traffic was brought to a standstill Friday afternoon on Montauk Highway on Napeague after a garbage truck suffered a mechanical problem and flipped onto its side.
Starting this week the once elegant John Jermain Library in Sag Harbor will undergo a much-needed face-lift.
If elected, Zach Cohen, who is running on the Democratic ticket for East Hampton Town supervisor, would add a comptroller and administrative officer to town government.
Sharks and pirates usually conjure up images of the open seas — unless you’re in the Hamptons real estate business.
Since the news spread that the popular music teacher was retiring after 37 years, Mr. Urban has been getting lots of hugs and gifts.