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The off-season may be quiet, but East Hampton Town officials, well aware that sun-seekers will return with the climbing roses as usual next summer and businesses will be back in full swing to serve them, are putting new teeth in existing laws to better control potential chaos, particularly in Montauk.
The fire that ripped through a section of Sag Harbor’s Main Street on Friday morning — the worst on the South Fork in 22 years — destroyed two buildings, including the Sag Harbor Cinema, badly damaged others, devastated businesses, and displaced two people from second-story apartments.
"It's really about bringing the community together and looking toward the new year with hope," said Lisa Field, who helped organize a gathering set for Tuesday.
East Hampton Village Police Chief Gerard Larsen is taking a private security position, he said on Wednesday.
Despite reports that cigarettes were blame for the fire on Friday that destroyed several Main Street buildings in Sag Harbor, including the lobby of the Sag Harbor Cinema, fire investigators have yet to pinpoint a cause.
An online fund-raising campaign has been organized for Michael Lynch, who was saved from his burning building Friday morning.
The Montauk School's High Notes, an extracurricular choir group, came in second place in Cablevision’s News 12 Long Island Sounds of the Season singing competition last week, in which groups from across Long Island competed for votes on their online videos.
The building that housed Compass real estate, which was destroyed by the fire that ripped through five Main Street buildings in Sag Harbor on Friday, was demolished.
Donations are being made to help a man who lost his home in the fire and to rebuild Main Street in Sag Harbor.
Long-running negotiations between East Hampton Town and the Bistrian family over the town's possible purchase and preservation of a large tract of farmland in Amagansett have reached yet another impasse.
Despite a devastating fire in five buildings on Main Street in Sag Harbor that closed many of the businesses there on Friday, Main Street was back open on Saturday morning for shoppers and diners.
East Hampton Town is discussing using the community preservation fund to further protect farmland by purchasing “enhanced development rights” on land that has already been preserved for farming.
With a “yes” vote on the Bridgehampton School District’s $24.7 million bond proposition on Tuesday, its 86-year-old school building is set for major expansion and renovation over the next few years, which school officials say will give students in kindergarten through 12th grade what they need in today’s world.