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  •     Escape to New York opened its weekend-long festival on Friday at the Shinnecock Indian Reservation in Southampton to scant crowds but a game line-up. By Saturday, as word spread that the Music to Know festival scheduled for this weekend in East Hampton had been canceled because of lax ticket sales, the crowds had grown significantly, and, on Sunday, although the final day of music was canceled due to bad weather, the Escape to New York organizers indicated that they would return next year.

  • The East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals heard yet another dock application on July 26 that sparked controversy over environmental issues and precedents.
  • In a studio lined with shelves of old cassettes and modern sound equipment, Gary Sapiane, president and general manager of the Sag Harbor station, is host of the show where locals can sell their wares live on air.
  •     On a short, private lane near the ocean in East Hampton, a two-story house with portholes, long rectangular windows, and glass doors evokes the 1960s. It is Sal and Mary Ranieri’s guest house, and it is filled with the bright colors and artwork of that time.
        Perhaps, as Benjamin Franklin said, guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days, but the adage would not apply here. The linear aspects of the house, along with its geometric planes and arches, help create an open, welcoming space that no guest would want to leave.

  •     For three years, starting in 2006, Mardie Gorman created the poster for the Ladies Village Improvement Society Fair, and this summer her work has been chosen once again.

  • More than 1,000 riders joined the Hamptons leg of the ride, which was dedicated to Lance Cpl. Jordan C. Haerter.
  • Don Cirillo, vice chairman of the town zoning board of appeals, slammed the protocol and integrity of the East Hampton Town Planning Department.
  • The East Hampton Town Planning Board revisited a contentious discussion of a commercial subdivision behind the Round Swamp Farm in East Hampton.
  •     The transition from urban dwelling to small-town living has been anything but easy.

  • In a four-to-one vote last night, the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals quashed the Broadview Property Owners Association’s application to remove and replace a crumbling dock.