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  •     Southampton Town Councilwoman Bridget Fleming defeated Jennifer Maertz by a wide margin in a Democratic primary on Thursday to determine who will represent the party in a bid to unseat Republican State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle in the Nov. 6 general election.

  •     The Sag Harbor Village Planning Board may hand down a decision involving Harbor Heights, the Hampton road service station that wants to add a convenience store, on Tuesday at its 5:30 meeting, after evaluating the project through State Environmental Quality Review Act guidelines. The board may be ready to declare a negative SEQRA evaluation, having in hand a new traffic study and modified lighting and landscaping plans.

  •    Many of my 1,214 Facebook friends have told me that they wish their lives were like mine, and I agree, I wish my life was like mine, too — as it appears on Facebook. Days are filled with beach walks, boating, and hula hoops, and nights with sunsets and live music.
        A recent event has led to the opposite effect, however, and now I wonder, “Should I stay or should I go?”

  •    Michelle Del Giorno is a world champion in karate, hooked since her first tournament at the age of 16, but she said on Monday that despite what some may think, self-defense is not all about kicking, punching, blocking, and throwing. At her dojo in Sag Harbor, Epic Martial Arts East, the curriculum teaches kindness, respect, tolerance, focus, discipline, confidence, and self-control.

  •    The Sag Harbor American Music Festival is now officially an annual event, after the resounding success of the inaugural event last year. Live music will again fill the streets, restaurants, galleries, shops, and historic spots throughout the village beginning on Friday, Sept. 28, and continuing with free shows the next day. The number and variety of musicians and venues have taken a huge jump, with more than 20 musical acts scheduled to perform outside, all with contingency plans should rain overcome shine.

  • Southampton Town Councilwoman Bridget Fleming defeated Jennifer Maertz by a wide margin in a Democratic primary on Thursday to determine who will represent the party in a bid to unseat State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle in November.
  • Chosen in an election in July, Lance Cpl. Roger King is the youngest to have served as the post’s commander.
  • An ambitious project to protect a six-mile stretch of Atlantic shoreline within the Bridgehampton and Sagaponack Erosion Control Districts would be paid for almost entirely by residents of the two special taxing districts.
  • Late blight strikes again, leaving fruit to die on vine
  •     Saturday morning is when most of the action will begin on Long Wharf for Sag Harbor’s annual HarborFest weekend, and a lot of it will involve food.
        The Sag Harbor Farmers Market will relocate there at 9 a.m., joined by local artisans and craft vendors, and food vendors, including local restaurants and wineries, will offer their treats on Saturday and Sunday. Main Street shops will get in on the action with sidewalk sales throughout the weekend.

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