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East Hampton Town’s Civil Service Employees Association voted down a four-year contract with the town on Aug. 6 in a landslide, 139-to-6, “no thanks” tally, just as town board members were ready to ratify it at a meeting the same day.
Next Thursday is Primary Day, and Independence Party voters here will see a contest for the two town board seats up for re-election in November. Three candidates are vying for the party’s endorsement for the two seats.
It has been some years since Sydney Butchkes’s art was displayed regularly in galleries, but for decades, in the heyday of the Elaine Benson Gallery in Bridgehampton and in Arlene Bujese’s eponymous space here, his work, including paintings, sculpture, prints, and drawings, was often viewed and reviewed.
Bruce Douglas McKeige, whose love of fishing brought him to Montauk in the 1960s and who had owned an eponymous mortgage and securities firm based in Port Washington, died of pulmonary hypertension on Aug. 15 at the Treasure Coast Hospice in Stuart, Fla. He was 85 years old.
Marcelle Martin, a resident of Montauk who had been a French actress and a hostess at a Manhattan restaurant, died at home on Sunday. She was 95 and had Alzheimer’s disease.
The East Hampton Town Ordinance Enforcement Department served the Surf Lodge in Montauk with citations on Aug. 25 for an illegal change of use and a site plan violation, both stemming from the use of the outdoor deck, which has never received site plan approval, as a pop-up yoga studio, according to Betsy Bambrick, the town’s director of code...
Two women who were supposed to be taking care of infants while their parents worked instead were force-feeding, pushing, and slamming the children down onto the floor, according to Southampton Town police.
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Three local men charged in separate incidents with workplace-related crimes were arraigned recently in East Hampton Town Justice Court.