Villages

Ocean beaches on the eastern end of Southampton Town were briefly closed Monday afternoon after lifeguards in Sagaponack spotted what appeared to be a shark close to the beach. The decision came after days of apparent shark sightings in East Hampton Village and elsewhere.
Historical houses throughout East Hampton could be designated as landmarks, protecting them from demolition or substantial change, through a program being considered by the East Hampton Town Board that would also give their owners the right to build a second residence on their properties.
In what Frank Newbold, the chairman, said was probably a record, it took the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals just nine minutes to complete its meeting on Friday.
Despite the rain on Saturday, which forced the Rell Sunn Surf Contest in Montauk to be moved to Sunday, the event was a success.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority has completed the first three years of data collection on birds and marine mammals via aerial surveys over a 16,000-square-mile area.
Get ready for some fishy business: The 85th annual Fisherman’s Fair benefiting Ashawagh Hall is coming to Springs on Saturday.
It is not just the ground coffee beans that are in hot water at SagTown Coffee. The business, which reopened nearly two weeks ago following the fire that destroyed the coffee shop in December, has been cited for violating Sag Harbor Village code.
In an effort to detect whether northern long-eared bats, a threatened species, live in East Hampton, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has asked town officials for permission to set up a dozen monitoring stations on vacant town-owned land in Montauk and East Hampton for three nights in upcoming weeks.
The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons will celebrate the 100th anniversary of suffrage in New York State — three years before the ratification of the 19th amendment to the Constitution — next Thursday with the recreation of a rally that took place in East Hampton 104 years ago.
For a change of scenery, you might want to ferry over to Shelter Island on Friday, Aug. 18, for a cocktail party from 6 to 8 p.m. benefiting the restoration of the windmill at Sylvester Manor.
"I just love Bridgehampton." This is a phrase no one who knows Willie Jenkins would be surprised to hear him say.
President Trump was repeatedly scorned by a full house at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Tuesday as the first Hamptons Institute discussion of 2017 focused on climate change and how to combat it.
Boats will no longer be able to obtain fuel on Long Wharf or at any other Sag Harbor Village facility, including its A-Dock, B-Dock, and Marine Park.