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  • Ilse Gould was awakened at around 4 a.m. last Thursday by a loud bang, and saw lights on the back deck of the house she and her husband, Stephen Gould, own, at 84 Williams Way in Bridgehampton.
  • The Surfrider Foundation, in conjunction with Concerned Citizens of Montauk and the Peconic Baykeeper, has found the quality of the water at South Fork ocean beaches to be just fine.
  • Residents of Flaggy Hole Road in Springs who frequent the Gardiner’s Bay beach at Maidstone Park were surprised on June 25 to see East Hampton Town Parks Department workers installing a fence there, perpendicular to the beach, and complained that not only would the fence stop them from parking at the beach but also destroy their sunset views.
  • Montauk has changed a lot in the last decade, and Tesla, Elon Musk’s top-of-the-line electric car company, has taken notice. The company is hoping to build charging stations at several spots around the hamlet, among them Kirk Park Beach and the town parking lot behind White’s on the Plaza — servicing not only its own vehicles but other electric cars as well.
  • A couple weeks ago, the New York City L.G.B.T. Pride march left Lower Manhattan all but paralyzed. I grew up on Christopher Street, less than a block from the historical Stonewall Inn, and the parade passes in front of my mother’s house every year.
  • Protesters, some 400 strong, marched the length of Sag Harbor on Wednesday to "denounce policies and behaviors that separate, and embrace justice and unity," and "pledge interdependence with each other and all life."
  • The Montauk Playhouse Community Center foundation, which is hoping to renovate the west side of the playhouse, applied on Tuesday to the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals for the variances necessary to begin construction.
  • Until recently, groups of 10 to 25 people were able to visit Plum Island, an uninhabited 840-acre question-mark-shape island in Long Island Sound and a wildlife sanctuary a mile and a half off Orient Point named for its beach plums.
  • The mood at the East Hampton High School class of 2018 commencement ceremony, held under a big white tent on the school grounds off Long Lane on Friday evening, was excited and upbeat, aided by cooler-than-usual temperatures.
  • In its first summer, the Montauk Brewing Company sold about 535 barrels of beer to 17 restaurants, delivering the kegs by bicycle. Six years later, the company, founded by Montauk natives Eric Moss, Joe Sullivan, and Vaughn Cutillo, expects to sell about 40,000 barrels in hundreds of establishments.

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