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  • The South Fork is no stranger to world-class musicians and recording artists, be they summer visitors, second-home owners, or year-round residents. One in the latter category may not be a household name, but Zach Zunis will be watching the 59th annual Grammy Awards ceremony on Sunday with particular interest.
  • The Wamponamon Masonic Lodge No. 437, which was established in Sag Harbor in 1858, has been off limits to nonmembers for as long as anyone can remember, save for a single open house last June when the public was invited to see the painted Masonic symbols and celestial imagery on the inner sanctum’s walls and the domed ceiling by John Capello, an artist and member of the Masonic Brotherhood.
  • Representative Lee Zeldin defended the executive order barring entry by citizens of the seven countries, but at the same time said he would ensure that any misapplication of the order would be corrected.
  • Phragmites, an invasive plant that thrives at the edges of ponds and streams, was the focus of the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals meeting on Friday.
  • Feb. 1 is always a busy day at East Hampton Village Hall, and yesterday was no exception: The first day of February is the day that nonresident permits to park at the village’s ocean beaches go on sale.
  • The 2016 pilot program in which individuals and families participated in a community oyster garden in Three Mile Harbor should be expanded to Hog Creek, the director of East Hampton Town’s shellfish hatchery told the town trustees on Monday.
  • Several baymen insisted before the East Hampton Town Trustees on Monday, often loudly, that Accabonac Harbor must be dredged, and quickly, to allow them to maintain their livelihood.
  • President Donald Trump’s pledge to deport undocumented immigrants and deny federal funding to so-called sanctuary cities has unnerved many South Fork residents.
  • The Maidstone Club has withdrawn an application to the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals for permits and variances to construct a 352-foot-long concrete bridge spanning a small section of Hook Pond north of Dunemere Lane.
  • The East Hampton Village Board reduced the speed limit from 25 to 20 miles per hour on several streets and adopted a few uncontroversial laws at its first regular meeting of 2017 on Friday.

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