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  •    “You relax, we do the work,” is the motto of Happy Feet, a new reflexology and facial spa in Sag Harbor. On Division Street, just steps from one of the village’s busiest intersections, it is easy to miss the small storefront, but harder to miss the promises of Happy Feet’s advertisements, at least for the foot-weary.

  • Four candidates make a bid for village mayor
  •    A new chef group at Ruschmeyer’s in Montauk is gearing up for a two-year collaboration with a goal of using as much as possible “from right here in our backyard,” said Matt Kliegman, part of the team from the Smile in Manhattan that King and Grove Hotels has hired to operate the restaurant along with the executive chef, Brian Loiacono.

  • The most prevalent tick this year so far has been the lone star type, which can bring on an allergy to red meat.
  •     Fifteen two-person teams made up of members of all branches of the military, veterans, and first responders will carry a United States flag 136 miles in about 26 hours from the Montauk Lighthouse to Ground Zero in Manhattan on Saturday to remind all in their path of the reason for the Memorial Day holiday.
        “As the parent of a fallen marine, every day is Memorial Day,” said Christian Haerter of Sag Harbor, whose son, Lance Cpl. Jordan Haerter, was killed in Iraq in 2008 at the age of 19.

  •    A nonstop 4:07 p.m. Friday Cannonball train from Manhattan’s Penn Station to the South Fork will begin tomorrow. The train, making a 76-mile trip, is scheduled to arrive in Westhampton Beach at 5:41 p.m., followed by stops in Southampton at 6:03, Bridgehampton at 6:13, East Hampton at 6:25, and Montauk at 6:48. The service will continue through Labor Day weekend.

  • Cops turn out in force Tuesday to decry a layoff of one of their own
  •    “It feels like years since it’s been here,” sang George Harrison in the Beatles’ soul-soothing song “Here Comes the Sun.” Yes, “It’s been a long, cold, lonely winter” but “smiles [are] returning to the faces.” The 60-degree weather and returning greenery and blossoms are visible in every direction I turn, and I caught myself smiling ear to ear when my iPhone camera turned its lens on me instead of the cherry blossom tree I was aiming to capture during a recent walk.

  •    An estimated 10,000 people came to the Montauk Music Festival last year to enjoy free, live, original music, a combined effort by organizers and businesses that they said resulted in a win-win-win situation for music lovers, musicians, restaurants, bars, and motels.
        From tonight through Sunday, twice the amount of businesses will welcome 100 musical acts for 250 performances with the only paid event being the $35 opening night party tonight at Gurney’s Inn, which includes passed hors d’oeuvres and a three-hour open bar.

  • Although recycling has been reported as declining on Long Island in recent years, officials in East Hampton, Southampton, and Shelter Island report their towns are doing a good job. Just what happens to the garbage collected by commercial carters is, however, less understood.

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