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  • Fred Doss of Bridgehampton has been associated with buildOn, a nonprofit group that teams students in the United States with global school construction projects, since 2001.
  • A new pond and pump house proposed at the Maidstone Club, plus a new irrigation system, have some wondering about impacts on Hook Pond.
  • Richard Burns smiled broadly, accepting a standing ovation from the East Hampton School Board and the audience in the high school auditorium on Tuesday night as the board announced that his position as interim superintendent would now become permanent.
  •     The school board elections this year, as seats in local districts become available, are not expected to be the game of musical chairs that they have been in years past. Several board seats will be uncontested, including one on the East Hampton Board of Education, where Laura Anker Grossman, a 20 year board veteran, is stepping down.

  •    I’ve always been fascinated with all things medieval so I’m just as surprised as anyone that I had never even heard of a Renaissance fair until I was at least 35 and never attended one until I was past 40. Growing up in New York City exposed me to all kinds of people from all walks of life, but I don’t remember a lot of them walking around in armor or wimples. But maybe I just wasn’t very observant.

  •     According to local real estate agents, and a handful of disappointed customers who waited too long, the 2012 summer rental season is the busiest in a while, and those who tarry will be renting elsewhere — not on the South Fork.

  • Decisions were emotionally charged for both the board and the community.
  • Parking, the concerns of the East Hampton Town and Village Disabilities Advisory Board, and the health of the groundwater were all discussed at the East Hampton Village Board work session.
  • Vacant stores will be required to put a display in the window if a new law in East Hampton Village is passed.
  •     “This was just woods,” Maureen Murphy, the executive director of the East Hampton Housing Authority, said. She was referring to the Accabonac Apartments, a 50-unit project that opened in 1999, a year after Ms. Murphy joined the agency. Now, Ms. Murphy is retiring from the post. “It’s enough,” she said. “It’s time.”

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