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  • Steven Ringel assumed the role of executive director of the East Hampton Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 1, succeeding Marina Van.
  • Five years after it was destroyed by fire, Scoville Hall, the parish house of the Amagansett Presbyterian Church, will reopen on Dec. 3, when it hosts a holiday fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • The South Fork’s entertainment options have increased with the launch of a series of live music events at the Leo, the nightclub on Three Mile Harbor Road in East Hampton.
  • Members of the East Hampton Village Police Department, emergency medical technicians, and an employee of the Maidstone Club were recognized by the village board on Friday for their role in saving a life.
  • “I leave with only positive thoughts,” former Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst said on Friday, three days after her campaign to unseat Representative Lee Zeldin in New York’s First Congressional District ended with a loss.
  • A State Supreme Court Justice has ruled that the 4,000-foot-long strip of sand popularly known as Truck Beach does not belong to a group of nearby homeowners, nor does a nearby 1,500-foot stretch in front of the White Sands Resort Hotel.
  • Early predictions have proven accurate. “Pretty bleak,” was the assessment yesterday from Barley Dunne, director of the town’s shellfish hatchery in Montauk.
  • At their meeting on Monday, the East Hampton Town Trustees basked in the Nov. 4 State Supreme Court decision dismissing private property owners’ claims to sections of the beach at Napeague, but they quickly turned their attention to the use of a mosquito larvicide called methoprene on the lands and waterways under their jurisdiction.
  • Bob Dylan, always enigmatic, kept the world guessing for 17 days after he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
  • Residents and visitors to the South Fork may know that both John Lennon and Paul McCartney have spent time here, the latter an annual visitor to his house in Amagansett. Another member of the Beatles’ orbit, Peter Brown, who worked for their manager, the late Brian Epstein, has long summered in East Hampton.

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