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  • A beautiful waterfront house on a bluff in Springs may be an unlikely place for a museum, but suspend your disbelief. This is no archive of ancient artifacts nor a paean to priceless paintings. No, this is the Museum of Low Taste, or MOLT, a good-humored and astonishingly expansive assemblage of midcentury kitsch — ceramic figurines, lazy susans, and commemorative items, among other things — a proud and highly concentrated collection that numbers in the thousands.
  • A three-hour joint hearing, held at LTV Studios in Wainscott to accommodate the expected crowd, seemed to leave the five members of the town board and nine trustees drained, as did the cheers and occasional jeers from the audience.
  • Beginning this summer, existing water mains will be extended, along with service lines to connect them to residential and commercial properties, and existing private wells will be disconnected from internal plumbing systems.
  • A ruler with authoritarian tendencies. Inside, endless palace intrigue as warring factions vie for influence. Outside, bullying of allies and threatening of adversaries. A tight-lipped investigator seemingly closing in and soon, perhaps, to compel a climactic showdown.
  • While Robert Hilburn clearly sees almost all of Paul Simon’s oeuvre as works of staggering genius, it’s true his impact on popular and world music has been profound.
  • Councilman David Lys, who was appointed to the town board in January, on Sunday announced his intention to stand for election in November on the Democratic ticket, acknowledging that he could face a primary fight.
  • The East Hampton Town Board has voted to authorize a state of emergency for Wainscott in order to direct money to residents whose wells were found to be contaminated by toxic perfluorinated chemicals, or PFCs.
  • The Concerned Citizens of Montauk announced a partnership with Christopher Gobler of Stony Brook University on Monday to monitor harmful algal blooms.
  • A proposal for a tennis court on West End Road in East Hampton Village — and the inevitable noise that would emanate from it — has rankled the would-be developer of an adjacent parcel on Georgica Cove.
  • The East Hampton Town Board and the town trustees will hold a joint hearing on the proposed South Fork Wind Farm tonight at 6:30 at LTV Studios in Wainscott.

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