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  • “Follow your impulses” was the dogma dished by Simon Doonan during a conversation Sunday in one of the many outdoor gathering nooks at his Shelter Island house on Gardiner’s Bay.
  •     Dennis Downes, the attorney representing the restaurant Page at 63 Main, returned to the Sag Harbor Village Planning Board on Tuesday evening with threats and photographs in response to an ongoing discussion of the restaurant’s request to renovate the rear of its property to create a courtyard for takeout food and drink.

        The area is currently used for Dumpsters and a driveway.

  •     Jeffrey M. Smith, a leading consumer advocate for non-genetically engineered foods, will be the keynote speaker at a preventive health and sustainable technology expo this weekend at the Dodds and Eder store at 11 Bridge Street in Sag Harbor.

        General admission tickets, at $25, will include a screening of a documentary, “Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives,” based on Mr. Smith’s best-selling book, on Sunday at 1 p.m. A question-and-answer session will follow.

  • Although it is almost hidden in the woods, a Quonset hut on a quiet Shelter Island road stands out among the houses in the neighborhood.
  • The Sagaponack Village Board approved a single gathering at a residence on Fairfield Pond Lane on Aug. 10. Beri Meric of Ivy Connect, which produces events that are intended for entrepreneurs, artists, and professionals
  •     Weekend access to public bathrooms at the Sag Harbor Municipal Building was on Nada Barry’s mind when she spoke to the Sag Harbor Village Board on July 9, hoping that new board members might listen to her pleas. By Tuesday, a few possible solutions were on the table, according to Kelly Connaughton, president of the village’s Chamber of Commerce.

  •     An informational meeting on the future of police service in Sagaponack and a hearing on limiting yard sales to one per year were scheduled on Monday at a meeting of the village board. The board has been discussing the cost of its contract with the Southampton Town Police Department for some time. “I think it’s time for us to make a decision,” Mayor Donald Louchheim said on Monday.

  •    Freddy Cole, a jazz pianist and vocalist The New York Times called “the most maturely expressive male jazz singer of his generation, if not the best alive,” is coming to perform four dinner shows at the Dory on Shelter Island. Dinner-and-show seatings are available for $75 on Monday and Tuesday at 6 and 8:30 p.m.

  •     The Sag Harbor Community Housing Trust, a sort of think tank set up by Gregory Ferraris shortly after he left his post as the village mayor when plans for the Bulova Watchcase condominium development were still under review, has been reawakened after a five-year slumber and is looking for help, Mr. Ferraris told the village board on Tuesday.

  •     A brief power outage on Tuesday affected Sag Harbor Village’s sewer plant and the Sag Harbor Yacht Club, as reported and discussed at a meeting of the village board that night. A generator kicked on, according to Dee Yardley, the superintendent of public works.

        Mr. Yardley explained that a fuse was tripped in one of the Long Island Power Authority transformers, resulting in only partial power to the plant. The outage was reported at 7 a.m., and power was restored just before 9 a.m.

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