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  •     If there’s a little more traffic near the train station in East Hampton these days, it may be because Peter Ambrose, late of the Seafood Shop in Wainscott and the owner of Peter Ambrose Events catering, has hung out his shingle on Race Lane. Hampton Seafood, with Mr. Ambrose’s catering offices next door, has opened in the spot formerly occupied by Claws on Wheels.

  • It was announced at Tuesday night’s East Hampton School Board meeting that the district and the East Hampton Teachers Association have reached an agreement, and both sides seemed happy with the results.
  •     Christin Aucapina of the Ross School is one of 1,000 talented students from across the country who have received good-through-graduation full scholarships to use at any college or university of their choice, courtesy of Bill and Melinda Gates’s Gates Millennium Scholars Program.
        Almost 24,000 applications were received by the program this year, and Christin, who had gone through a rigorous application process last year and was already accepted to Brown University, had all but forgotten about it.

  •     Following a reported case of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, at the East Hampton Middle School and another at the Springs School, the East Hampton High School administration yesterday sent out an e-mail to warn parents and administrators that a case has now been detected at the high school.
        The district is in contact with the Suffolk County Health Department, according to the e-mail from Adam Fine, the school principal, who referred all questions to the high school nurse, Lorraine Talmage.

  •     A Two Mile Hollow rebuild on a beachfront property was on the docket again, with revised plans, at Friday’s East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals meeting.
        Beautiful Joy L.L.C., which owns the property next to, and a little behind, the asphalt-covered village beach parking lot, had revised previous requests and moved the project back from the contour line of the dune ecosystem.

  •     It’s the tuition increase to the East Hampton schools of over $266,600 that is largely responsible for the Amagansett School District having to pierce the 2-percent cap on tax levy increases by over $323,000, Eleanor Tritt, the school’s superintendent, explained last Thursday.
        “Everyone’s really been working together to hold the line as much as we can,” she said. “If it wasn’t for the increase in tuitioned students, we’d be under the cap.”

  •     First quarter reports issued from two local real estate companies — Town and Country and Brown Harris Stevens — show an increase in sales for the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period last year, contradicting a report from Suffolk Research Services that showed a flat market or a marked decline.

  •     Stanley and Susan Reifer's Chinese garden, hidden in the woods north of Bridgehampton, is something to behold. With a traditional moon gate, stone bridges, inlaid paths, waterfalls, and ponds with the requisite koi along with weeping cherry trees and oriental plants, the landscape takes those lucky enough to visit to another realm.

  • n order to stay under the state-mandated 2 percent property tax levy cap, $791,969 worth of cuts were made to existing programs
  •     Two illuminated crosswalks to assist nighttime pedestrians and drivers will be installed on Main Street in East Hampton Village over the next few weeks. The installation, approved by the East Hampton Village Board in February, began on Monday, six months after a pedestrian was hit and injured in a village crosswalk at dusk.

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