Villages

Is the South Fork a pristine paradise lost? Opinions varied among panelists who gathered at Mandala Yoga Center for Healing Arts in Amagansett last Thursday, but all agreed that individual and collective action is essential to protect and preserve the natural environment.
The public could soon be invited to the Foster family’s new vodka distillery to sample and buy vodka, as the Sagaponack Farm Distillery’s application for a tasting room is poised for approval by the Southampton Town Planning Board.
Neighbors on Newlight Lane and West Pond Drive in Bridgehampton are bucking an attempt by the owners of a private horse farm to use part of an agricultural reserve for summer stabling.
Jameson Ellis crafted his first multi-tool belt buckle 10 years ago after realizing that despite owning an array of Swiss Army knives and Leatherman multi-tools, he never seemed to have what he most needed.
After saying two years ago that he had abandoned plans for a new swimming pool in the dunes at his oceanfront property on Drew Lane, David Zaslav was back before the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals on Friday proposing a major overhaul of his existing pool that looked to some board members almost like an entirely new pool.
When Eddie Ecker Jr. leads the Montauk Friends of Erin St. Patrick's Day parade on Sunday it will be the first time a husband and wife and their offspring will have been out front.
One of the 20 floats in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade was presented by Montauk’s St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church.
Whether in Montauk, where I grew up, or in New York City, where I was born and lived for 20-plus years, St. Patrick’s Day never conjured Ireland for me, or much of anything about it.
Nancy Rowan, the owner of the Golden Eagle, and a longtime associate and new business partner, Michael Weisman, are preparing to bring back the art classes, and more, in a spot on North Main Street that they will call Studio 144.
A festival and street fair proposed for May 20 on Newtown Lane by the executive director of the East Hampton Chamber of Commerce became official on Friday when the East Hampton Village Board voted to approve a special live entertainment permit.

The aquatic area at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter closed on Sunday for repairs and is expected to reopen on May 13. The RECenter will remain open for use of the other areas of the building.
The East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals, meeting on Friday, was adamantly against allowing an outdoor patio at the Service Station restaurant to continue to be used for dining, as it has been for many years.
Organizacion Latino-Americana of Eastern Long Island has hired its first development and outreach associate. Itzel Nava, who grew up primarily in Southampton, is a recent graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in advertising and marketing comunications.