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  •    “Tashi delek.”
       The words, mumbled while fishing for coins in my pocket, surprise me, though it was I that had uttered them.
        New London, Thanksgiving Day, 11:30 a.m. I’ve allowed so much time to drive to Orient Point that I catch an earlier ferry and arrive an hour sooner than anticipated. I’m famished and everything is closed. Finally, not far from the Amtrak station, a small grocery, open.

  •     Thanksgiving weekend brought a crush of visitors to Amagansett, and the shops and restaurants of Main Street enjoyed brisk business. Among them was Ganeaux, which opened at 167 Main Street on Nov. 24.
        Christine Ganeaux, formerly a co-owner of Rube, across the street in Amagansett Square, hand-picked all of the merchandise in her new shop, which features an eclectic assortment of clothing, jewelry, accessories, books, scented candles, and more.

  •     Christopher Thomas Stamp, who discovered and co-managed the Who for 10 years, founded the independent Track Records label, and called East Hampton home for 23 years, died on Saturday at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. He was 70 and had cancer for the past year.

  •    How do you get to Nashville’s famous Music Row? Practice, practice, practice.                 
       But if you really want to succeed in the country music capital of the world, pick up a copy of “Making the Scene: Nashville,” a new book that details — as its subtitle states — how to live, network, and succeed in Music City.

  • “Walking Sideways”
    Judith S. Weis
    Cornell University Press, $29.95

  • For some affluent Chinese, owning property in the Hamptons makes sense, South Fork brokers said, calling the U.S. market more "safe and secure."
  • Several residents and their representatives spoke both for and against East Hampton Village’s plan to designate two dozen houses and a windmill as timber-frame landmarks at a village board meeting on Friday.
  •     The East Hampton Village Board will attempt to stop John and Suzanne Cartier from building a second house on their property at 105 Main Street, even though the zoning board of appeals determined earlier this month that their plans conform to zoning requirements.
        The village board voted on Friday to hire the law firm Lamb and Barnosky to commence legal actions to “preclude the proposed disturbance of the premises,” which is covered by a scenic easement granted to the village in 1975.

  •     Nineteen days after Hurricane Sandy, Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr., at the conclusion of Friday’s village board meeting, estimated the village’s costs as a result of the hurricane at $400,000, citing damage to public property, debris removal, tree work, and emergency measures. Plans were being made to repair damage at Main Beach and Georgica Beach, he said.

  •    Like a whirlwind tour across the globe, a walk through Mady Schuman’s spacious house, tucked away in the woods of Amagansett, offers a glimpse of the common threads that run through disparate artistic objects.

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