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  • An East Hampton School Board work session on Tuesday evening focused on goals and objectives for the coming year
  •     Plum TV, which is based in Miami but operates a station in the Hamptons along with seven other high-end markets in the United States, began what Robbie Vorhaus, a spokesman for the company and a Sag Harbor resident, called a “massive restructuring” last week, letting go 50 of its 85 employees across the country with almost no notice.
        “There were major layoffs in order to preserve the brand,” said Mr. Vorhaus.

  • A storm of outrage caused by the Long Island Power Authority’s struggle to get power restored.
  • At Tuesday night’s East Hampton School Board meeting an existential question sparked a lively and sometimes prickly debate.
  •     Mariah Bruehl, the owner of Playful Learning behind Main Street in Sag Harbor, was at odds with herself a few years ago. She had two young daughters and was also the associate director of the Ross Lower School, and felt that something had to give.
        “I stopped working,” she said. “I loved my job, so the transition was tougher than I thought.” She stayed at home to raise her daughters, Marilyn and Ella, who are 18 months apart and are currently 8 and 6, respectively.

  • Potentially one of the busiest summer weekends was boarded up and shut down by the winds and flooding Irene brought.
  •     “Miss Electricity,” a play by Kathryn Walat, will have its last two performances tomorrow and Sunday at the Mulford Barn on James Lane in East Hampton. The second production this year by the Mulford Repertory Theater company, “Miss Electricity” is a comedy for younger audiences.

  •     James Conklin’s business card for Home Sweet Home Solutions advertises “over 44 years of solving other people’s problems.” But the Conklins had a problem of their own on Sunday morning, when a large tree in front of their house on Dayton Lane in East Hampton Village came crashing down.
        “I was upstairs, and I heard this really loud boom,” said Sandra Conklin. “Little pieces of stuff started falling on the floor — bits of Sheetrock and roof.”

  •     While cities and states across the country are struggling financially or on the verge of default, East Hampton Village — through careful budgeting and a few unexpected windfalls — ended up with around $700,000 more than expected when the fiscal books closed at the end of July.

  • It was only last Thursday that Barbara Strong Borsack, deputy mayor of East Hampton Village and a recent addition to Southampton Hospital’s board of directors, set her eagle eye on me as I sat waiting to scribble my notes just prior to the East Hampton Village Board meeting.
        I noticed, as a few people came into the room, that Ms. Borsack was handing out pretty blue T-shirts. I wanted one, and let my wishes be known.

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