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  •    On Saturday, under sunny skies and in the warmest weather the South Fork has known in months, crowds descended on two-plus acres of beautifully landscaped grounds to experience a new beginning amid the rebirth of spring.
        With a move to the former Jos. A. Hren Nurseries at 530 Montauk Highway, Groundworks Landscaping Inc., founded in 2002 by Linda Silich, Kim Hren, and Andy Silich, has consolidated its business onto one site.

  •    The familiar sights and sounds of children and families talking and laughing as they munch on pizza and sip soda returned to Fierro’s Pizza last Thursday. Al Fierro, a co-founder of the pizzeria, which opened at 104 Park Place in East Hampton in 1983, was back behind the counter, along with Stephen Hickey, his new business partner. A portrait of Mr. Fierro’s father, Albert Fierro Jr., looked down from a wall by the counter and a Yankees preseason game played out on the television overhead. All was right in this little slice of the universe.

  • <P>The objective is a one-stop organization about and for the environment providing access to information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, serving as a hub of knowledge for businesses, individuals, and local government.
  • <P>An effort to resolve building permit issues and bring aspects of the Chabad House on Woods Lane into compliance with village code, brought representatives of the orthodox synagogue, and some unhappy neighbors, to the zoning board of appeals.
  •    The weather may not be an indication, but the calendar doesn’t lie. Summer is coming, and a hot summer rental market foreshadows the hotter days ahead.

  •    After a career that took him to such far-off places as Japan, Singapore, and the Dominican Republic, Allen Merrill, who lives in East Hampton, is now letting the world come to him. Word has gotten out about the Guitar Studio of East Hampton, which Mr. Merrill launched in January, and a diverse group of South Fork residents is coming to inquire and take advantage of the new facility.

  • <P>Frank Trentacoste, who was an equities strategist and director at Macro Risk Advisors and worked before that at two New York hedge funds, has established Bhumi Farm, an organic vegetable farm, on land he leased from the Peconic Land Trust.
  •     At an otherwise uneventful meeting of the East Hampton Village Board, a public hearing date on a proposed amendment to a local law concerning dogs on village beaches was set for April 19 at 11 a.m. at the Emergency Services Building.
        With Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr., Larry Cantwell, the village administrator, and Richard Lawler, a trustee, all absent, Barbara Borsack, a trustee and the deputy mayor, presided.

  • A potential solution to overcrowding and unchecked alcohol consumption at Indian Wells Beach may be implemented ahead of the summer season.
  • Village and town residents voiced a willingness to make concessions but implored the board to stop short of prohibition.

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