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  • You really have to see the Taj Mahal in person to appreciate it. I don’t know if that’s a cliché — it probably is, but then, I’m not much of a world traveler. Still, a few years back I did catch a morning train from Jaipur to visit Shah Jahan’s “ultimate monument to love,” the mausoleum and funerary garden honoring his late wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

  • “They’re enjoying their vacation time, or the solitude of sitting in a quaint area of our village. It looks good for the village itself.”
  •     The Amagansett Fire Department’s annual Classic Car Show will have a special purpose this year. Proceeds from the event, which happens on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., will benefit a July 12 parade that will mark the department’s 100th anniversary. The rain date is Sunday.

  •     Through 40 years and 50 countries, John Broderick has built a hugely successful career as one of the music industry’s essential behind-the-scenes figures. As a lighting and production designer who has worked with some of music’s biggest touring acts, Mr. Broderick, who lives in Amagansett, is responsible for visual elements that dramatically enhance the concert experience and interpret the performer’s art.

  •     Tucked away in East Hampton’s Georgica Estates condominium community, a light, bright, and airy house is aglow with the vivid colors of a formidable collection of midcentury American ceramics.

        For Max Pine and Lois Mander, who bought their house in 2003, the joy is in the objects themselves rather than their historic or monetary value. The colorful vases, bowls, dinnerware, and sconces lovingly arranged throughout the house are, in fact, not especially valuable and many of the pieces have no identification.

  • Amagansett may finally get the public restrooms some residents have sought for more than a decade.

    At a meeting of the hamlet’s citizens advisory committee on Monday, East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell, the town board’s liaison to the committee, showed a blueprint of the parking lot on the north side of Main Street, and suggested a restroom location near the lot’s center adjacent to a vegetated island as opposed to in the southwest corner, as had originally been proposed.

  • The East Hampton Town Trustees are holding firm in their opposition to the town board’s proposed ban on the consumption of alcoholic beverages within 2,500 feet in either direction from the road ends at Indian Wells and Atlantic Avenue Beaches, Amagansett.

  • As a Rhode Island company navigates multiple regulatory agencies in order to construct the first offshore wind farms in the United States in the ocean east of Montauk, commercial fishermen are raising concerns about how such projects will impact their livelihood.

  • The proposed 2014-15 Amagansett School budget, $10.47 million, represents a spending increase of 2.5 percent over last year, Eleanor Tritt, the district superintendent, told the school board at a budget hearing Tuesday night. The tax levy will increase by 1 percent, slightly under the state-imposed cap. A vote on the budget will be held at the school on Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m.

  • As expected, the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals voted on Friday to grant variances and a special permit for AT&T to install 12 antennas on a 44-foot-tall oil storage tank at the P.C. Schenck and Sons facility on Newtown Lane. The hearing had stretched over several months during which neighbors had voiced concern about noise and potential health impacts of radio frequency emissions. 

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