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An event called Hearts Out for Haiti on Saturday at 668 the Gig Shack in Montauk will raise money to buy water filters and solar chargers and for direct relief efforts in that country.
The Ross School’s lower school campus on Butter Lane in Bridgehampton is home not only to students, but also to birds, butterflies, frogs, and other animals that have found favorable habitats there.
The Bridgehampton School has removed a drinking fountain in the boys locker room and replaced faucets in four science laboratory sinks after water tests over the summer came back with lead content results higher than state-allowed limits, according to a report released last week.
Police and fire officials are on the scene of a head-on collision involving a propane truck near the Montauk transfer station. At least two people were seriously injured.
After a 911 call in which a neighbor complained that a deer was being kept in a backyard as a pet, the owner of the house was charged with illegally adding four bedrooms, including two in the basement, and with several other code violations.
A decline in revenue from parking despite high attendance at Main Beach and Two Mile Hollow this summer was reported at an East Hampton Village Board work session last Thursday, drawing suggestions about the causes and how to counteract them.
The East Hampton Town Board is considering plans to shift the review of artists’ studios to the town planning board and to make several changes to the zoning code in connection with what happens when a property with an artist’s studio is sold.
Sag Harbor Village officials have been mulling how to regulate signs that are posted at the entrance to Long Wharf, with some calling for a ban on signs there altogether.
With the Nov. 8 election looming, Concerned Citizens of Montauk will host its 46th annual meet the candidates forum on Sunday at 1 p.m. in the Montauk School gymnasium. Peter Lowenstein of the group’s board will moderate the forum, which is free and open to the public.
The water fountain in the Amagansett School’s gymnasium tested above New York State’s action level for lead last month, as did the faucets of six sinks, according to a letter from the district addressed to parents, guardians, community members, and staff.
Hunters for Deer, a not-for-­pro­fit based in East Quogue that arranges ­for insured and proficiency-tested bowhunters to hunt deer on private ­property, challenged a Sag Harbor Village law that prohibits hunting within the ­village limits after a member of the group was caught bowhunting in the woods behind houses near Oakland Cemetery.
The residents of the Northwest Woods Main Street requested that the name be changed for obvious reasons, such as police, ambulance, and fire department services, but also because visitors and deliveries are inconvenienced by accidentally going to Main Street in East Hampton Village.
A politically damaging 2005 recording of Donald Trump, the Republican candidate for president, released after the poll was conducted could affect turnout in New York’s First Congressional District.