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  •    An interesting offshoot of the well-established craft-beer movement is growing at Rowdy Hall.
       Theo Foscolo, a manager of the East Hampton restaurant, made a batch of root beer for Rowdy Hall’s annual beer dinner in March. The reaction was positive, and Miss Lady Small Batch Root Beer was born.

  •     The Peconic Baykeeper organization has asked the New York Department of Environmental Conservation to reduce nitrogenous water pollution through more stringent septic discharge standards and has threatened a federal lawsuit if it does not respond.

  •     An open house at 53 Toilsome Lane last month allowed the community an intimate look at the work of Yankee Barn Homes, a New Hampshire designer of traditional barn houses, farmhouses, carriage houses, and cottages.

  •     The Amagansett School Board discussed a number of positive developments at its meeting on Tuesday.

  •     When the Amagansett Fire Department held its annual Inspection dinner at the Devon Yacht Club on Friday, the department paid tribute to Joe LaCarrubba, the longest-serving member in its history, for his remarkable 60 years of service. Mr. LaCarrubba is the department’s first 60-year member.

  •    Stevie Nicks charmed a capacity audience at the Bay Street Theatre on Sunday, where she discussed “In Your Dreams — Stevie Nicks,” documenting the making of her 2011 album. The film premiered at the Sag Harbor Cinema following the talk as part of the Hamptons International Film Festival.

  • A simple act of kindness sparked a lifelong obsession.
  •     After two years of negotiations, the Springs School Board called a special meeting on Monday night to announce a settlement with the Springs Teachers Association on a new contract.
        Last Thursday the teachers, who had been working without a contract since 2010, okayed changes made to the previous five-year agreement. The board unanimously accepted the new contract, which will expire in 2015.

  •    In his 70th year, the remarkably youthful John Hammond opened the second annual Sag Harbor American Music Festival with a memorable set that spanned a wide breadth of the blues. There could hardly be a more suitable choice than Mr. Hammond, a former East Hampton resident who is also marking his 50th year as a professional musician.

  • Signs limiting or excluding certain vehicles, and strict enforcement of traffic regulations, are imperative to reducing congestion on residential roadways.