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  •     An idea to turn a 40-acre field off Old Stone Highway into parking for 100 cars met with concern at Monday night’s Springs School Board meeting.
        Michael Hartner, the district’s superintendent, referred a “very amicable” meeting he had with East Hampton Town Supervisor Bill Wilkinson, Police Chief Eddie Ecker, and Scott Lynch, the town superintendent of highways.

  •     Everyone talks about the weather, but no one does anything about it. Mark Twain’s famous quote could have applied to the first budget workshop session for the East Hampton Union Free School District. Although district residents, parents, staff, and faculty have had plenty to say in the past, the East Hampton School Board began slogging through the proposed 2012-13 budget line by line on Tuesday night to a cold and empty boardroom.

  • It’s customary on Valentine’s Day for a husband to give his heart to his wife, but a kidney?
  • There have been rumblings that the Ross School, known for its innovative academic model, may be fraying at the edges.
  • At Friday’s East Hampton Village Board work session,the mayor and board members put their heads together to try and come up with a definitive new law for signs in the village.
  • It may be almost impossible today for someone under 40 to believe that birth control was not legal in the United States until 1960.
  •    Necessity is the mother of invention, and sometimes the mothers are the inventors. That’s what happened with the new Whoopsiee — a half-hat, half-helmet of soft, reversible fabric engineered for adventurous toddlers by two South Fork moms.

  •     Suffolk Bancorp, a one-bank holding company that operates Suffolk County National Bank, has released results for its recent fourth quarter, with comparisons to the fourth quarter of 2010.
        Key points include a decrease in earnings per share of 62.5 percent, to 12 cents, from the comparable period, and net income at $1,156,000, down 62.3 percent from $3,069,000 during the same period in the previous year.
        The net loss per share for the full year was down 101.2 percent, from the net income of $6,256,000 in 2010.

  •    It’s fairly common knowledge by now that, as the band Queen sings, “fat-bottomed girls, they make the rockin’ world go ’round,” but can the same be said for confectionery?
        According to Donna McCue, whose East Hampton business, Fat Ass Fudge, has been on a steady spread for the past four years, the answer is yes.

  • A first look at the East Hampton School District’s proposed budget for 2012-13 on Tuesday evening brought Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2-percent tax levy cap up close and personal — to the tune of a possible $2.85 million gap.

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