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  • The utility poles have been treated with pentachlorophenol, a wood preservative that is restricted to use in utility poles and railroad ties in the United States.
  • Three years after it was destroyed by fire, demolition of the remains of Scoville Hall, owned by the Amagansett Presbyterian Church, has begun.
  • Forty-six years to the day after the Beatles released the eponymous album that is commonly known as “The White Album,” a most interesting and perhaps unusual homage to that sprawling, 30-track work of genius followed it into the world and the collective consciousness. Last Saturday, another rock ’n’ roll quartet, this one known as the Mercyfunks, released “Don’t Pet the White Dog,” a sort of New Wave version of “The White Album.”


    For those of a certain age — perhaps 12 and up — Christmas may be more about nostalgia than the anticipation of tearing colorful wrappings off what Santa delivered amidst a long winter’s nap. Homesick, wistful, reflective, melancholy —  emotions like these are common at this time of year in those who are no longer children.

  • Deepwater One, a proposed offshore wind farm to be located on 256 square miles of federal waters approximately 30 miles east of Montauk, would result in some 300 direct jobs on Long Island throughout its multiyear construction process, according to its developer’s chief executive.
  • The East Hampton Town Trustees continued a discussion last week about the relocation of an erosion-threatened house on trustee-owned property at Lazy Point in Amagansett, agreeing in principle to support its relocation but insisting on a further exploration of alternative sites.

  • David Zaslav, the president of Discovery Communications, and his wife, Pam, who purchased an oceanfront residence on Drew Lane, East Hampton, from the restaurateur and advertising executive Jerry Della Femina in 2012, have applied for a coastal erosion permit and variances to allow additions and renovations to the existing house.

  • An open meeting about proposed affordable housing developments in the Wainscott School District is scheduled for tomorrow at 9 a.m. at the St. Michael’s senior citizens housing complex on Montauk Highway in Amagansett.

  • The weekend had been beautiful, Saturday morning typically lazy. Slow to arise, the leisurely making of fresh juice before stepping into the light and crisp November air and into the village, where steaming coffee would be poured at Mary’s and carried to the Square, where a park bench and laughter and fond reminiscence awaited.

    Everything was different on Sunday — or it wasn’t, until it was. Suspicion, accusation and recrimination, the dull ache in the gut as another glass of wine was drained.

  • Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. of East Hampton Village is on an indefinite leave of absence for medical reasons. The mayor announced his leave, effective yesterday, at the conclusion of the village board’s work session last Thursday. He is to undergo knee-replacement surgery.

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