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  •     The 13 Sea Spray Cottages at Main Beach will remain in the hands of their current tenants for the 2013 season, rather than having their leases auctioned as they were in 2010.

  •     Nonresident parking permits for East Hampton Village beaches are selling briskly.
        As of noon yesterday, some 600 permits had been sold since they were made available last Friday, said Sue Dayton, principal clerk at Village Hall. A total of 3,000 will be available, she said.

  •     A relative newcomer to the hamlet was crowned at the fourth annual Mr. Amagansett pageant, held on Saturday night at Stephen Talkhouse.
        Matt Schmitt, competing under the name Matt from the Meeting House, dashed out from that restaurant’s kitchen, just across Main Street, and onto the Talkhouse stage at the last minute to best the competition as $5,000 was raised for the Donald T. Sharkey Memorial Community Fund.

  •     The life of Gregg Rickards, a musically gifted graduate of East Hampton High School who died last August at age 23, was celebrated at a fund-raiser held on Friday night at the high school.

  •    “I went down to Alphabet City a few weekends ago, saw a guy walking with a guitar, felt like this was a bygone era.”
        That may sound like the opening lines of a song — and maybe it is — but in this context, Jamie Grubb, a Springs native, was musing about the state of rock ’n’ roll music, circa 2013.
        “There are no new, 25-year-old, not-so-much-money musicians moving to the East Village. It’s too expensive,” he said.

  •     A contractor hoping to convert the second floor of his commercial building on Lumber Lane into two apartments for his sons, returned to the East Hampton Village Zoning Board on Friday with something to celebrate.

  •    “Boy, this is really a great city. I don’t care what anybody says, it’s really a knockout, you know?”
        These words, along with the soaring melodies of “Rhapsody in Blue,” followed me as the Jitney rolled toward Manhattan. Pick up shoes left for repair three weeks earlier, collect rent from the tenant of my Brooklyn apartment, see a few friends — that was the plan. That, and a brief escape from the solitude of January in Amagansett.

  •    When the Sunday afternoon jam proved impractical to continue in the confines of Crossroads Music, in Amagansett Square, it quickly found a warm welcome a half-mile to the east, at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church.

  • Affordable housing in East Hampton Village got a small but important boost on Friday.
  •     Implementing a new math curriculum will be a complex and labor-intensive but necessary process, Eleanor Tritt, the superintendent of the Amagansett School, told the school board at its meeting on Tuesday.

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