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After years of trying to pretend there was no problem, and letting potential solutions drop, Sag Harbor officials under a new mayor have gotten serious about potential health risks at the only bathing beach within village limits.

Down in Miami a couple of years ago, they banned the use of residential property for commercial purposes. This came as a surprise to a wealthy couple who had rented a house for a 40th-birthday party in February, and then faced the threat of a police blockade.

In all, nearly a mile of East Hampton’s oceanfront shoreline could become off limits to the public if parallel lawsuits brought by a group of property owners prevail. There is a great risk that stretches of beach in Amagansett and on Napeague would be, in effect, privatized after centuries of being open to all who wished to pass. The property...
Let’s see. The ospreys are back on their nests. The alewives are running in droves from North Sea Harbor to Big Fresh Pond in Southampton. Wild cherries are beginning to leaf out. I’ve yet to see the first shad in bloom. Daylily leaves and wild onions are popping up here and there. Spring is grudgingly showing its colors.
The three track teams here, at East Hampton High School and at the Ross School, have been doing creditably despite small numbers, and, in fact, the Ross-Pierson boys team won its first meet in the program’s four-year history by defeating Babylon 101-14 Saturday.
With Casey Waleko, his freshman ace, back on the mound, Lou Reale, who coaches East Hampton High School’s softball team, has reason to think the Bonackers will be competitive this season.
This could be the year for East Hampton’s girls, who have never had a winning season, and who lost only one starter to graduation.
The Ross School boys tennis team kick-started its 2011 campaign this week with several high-powered opponents...

Two recently published poetry books by East Hampton Town residents merit the attention of serious poets and casual readers alike. Naomi Lazard’s “Ordinances,” winner of the 2010 ReBound Prize , and Fran Castan’s “Venice: City That Paints Itself” should find their way into the collection of any poetry lover.

(Part Two) The days were blue green, benign. The next time that Carter and Vicky were alone, they lay draped in towels about the padded seats on the motorboat they’d finally rented.
The South Fork, with its easy access from New York City, its beautiful beaches and historic villages, and its artistic and small-town flavor, has long been known as a haven for the glitterati. A perfect place to make a movie or film a TV show.
A play reading always takes a lot of imagination on the audience’s part. In the Hamptons Independent Theatre Festival reading of “Museum,” however, it was the producers who put their imaginations to work on the staging to make it a unique experience
Who is to say what can transform the ordinary into the extraordinary? Certainly vision helps, and when three visionary entities join forces it is bound to cause a commotion. When the source of the marvel is a common everyday object, it makes for an even greater spectacle.