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  • Few people know that I moonlight as a longshoreman, occasionally helping to unload lobster boats in Montauk, or, in the early morning, packing shipments of same, thousands of them boxed, iced, and trucked to restaurants and markets near and far.
  • It has been many years since John Lennon and Yoko Ono spent a low-key summer on the South Fork, but on Saturday and for the next two months, several iconic images of the famous couple will grace East Hampton.
  • The Allman Brothers Band may be finished (or maybe not), but Butch Trucks, a founding member and one of its two percussionists, is rocking on. Now at his house in France, Mr. Trucks will arrive in the United States next Thursday and head directly to Amagansett and the Stephen Talkhouse.
  • Village representatives defend their work to maintain state of the beaches.
  • While the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals announced favorable determinations on nine applications at its meeting on Friday, it delayed until its next meeting a decision on an application from Michael Ostin.
  • Visitors to the Amagansett Presbyterian Church’s 102nd summer fair on Saturday may be surprised at the progress made in the rebuilding of the church’s Scoville Hall, which was destroyed by fire in 2011.
  • “All is well here in New York City,” Garland Jeffreys reported by telephone on a recent morning. Mr. Jeffreys, a Brooklyn native who could fairly be called the quintessential New York City musician — more so perhaps than even Lou Reed or the Ramones — was busy working up songs for a new release, the next in what has become one of the most prolific periods of a nearly five-decade career.
  • Vicki Littman, the proprietor of the Vicki’s Veggies farm stand in Amagansett, will launch this year’s “apple” fund-raiser to benefit the East Hampton Food Pantry on Saturday.
  • To experience summer on the South Fork is to witness the flaunting of materialism and, sometimes, unfathomable wealth. But if the efforts of Dan Lauter and Donna Soszynski-Lauter are successful, residents and visitors may one day experience treasures of an entirely different sort.
  • Though the tenant is still unknown, owners of the property received approval to build a new 9,982-square-foot, one-story retail building.

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