villages

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.
Starting this week the once elegant John Jermain Library in Sag Harbor will undergo a much-needed face-lift.
Since the news spread that the popular music teacher was retiring after 37 years, Mr. Urban has been getting lots of hugs and gifts.
     A wave of shock rolled through Montauk last weekend as the news spread that David Hartstein, a resident and a chiropractor with offices in East Hampton and Montauk, had died.
The village zoning board of appeals discussed the East Hampton Library’s expansion for the first time since the State Supreme Court overruled the board’s 2010 denial of a special permit.
“It was three plastic bags in tree branches in the water that put me over the edge,” East Hampton Village Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. said at a village board meeting last Thursday, while discussing a possible prohibition on plastic bags in the village.
Montauk’s commercial and recreational boats will be blessed and the community will honor the watermen who passed over the bar during the year on Sunday during the traditional Blessing of the Fleet in Montauk Harbor. It starts at 5 p.m.