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  • The tangled issues of a public restroom, the scarcity of parking, a hamlet study, a proposed rental registry, and the creation of a transportation hub occupied the Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee at its meeting on Monday.

  • As his teacher had before him, the late saxophonist Hal McKusick, who lived in Sag Harbor, wanted to inspire students to pursue their dream and be passionate about what they believe in. “That takes mentors,” he told The Star in 1998. “And that’s what I’d like to do with my students.”
  • A dense bloom of cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, has developed in Georgica Pond for the second consecutive year, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is warning about the dangers of exposure.
  • Two Hedges Lane residents fight square-footage limits that the village board adopted in June.
  • Meeting on Friday at the close of its fiscal year, the East Hampton Village Board authorized money to improve the quality of two highly visible and important bodies of water, Hook Pond and Town Pond.
  • The Springs Fisherman’s Fair, a tradition that traces its origins back over eight decades, happens on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds of Ashawagh Hall.
  • Less than a month after two dogs that swam in Fort Pond in Montauk experienced gastrointestinal illness, the State Department of Environmental Conservation reported a persistent bloom of cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, in the pond and cautioned against swimming or wading in it. Pets and children should also be kept away from the water, according to the D.E.C.

  • Five years after her arrival on the South Fork, the Rev. Dr. Katrina Foster, pastor of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Amagansett and Incarnation Lutheran Church in Bridgehampton, has heeded a call to take on a new charge.

  • Few people know that I moonlight as a longshoreman, occasionally helping to unload lobster boats in Montauk, or, in the early morning, packing shipments of same, thousands of them boxed, iced, and trucked to restaurants and markets near and far.
  • It has been many years since John Lennon and Yoko Ono spent a low-key summer on the South Fork, but on Saturday and for the next two months, several iconic images of the famous couple will grace East Hampton.

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