As the clock neared 8 p.m. and Rona Klopman’s call for a leash law met with polite silence, it looked as if Monday’s meeting of the Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee would be ending an hour earlier than usual.
Proceedings that night had been brisk. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited, the May minutes were approved, and John Ryan, chief of the town lifeguards, gave an informative rundown on water safety and the new numbered-beach system, all within 15 minutes.
The other day Apple iTunes, after years of meekly opening when clicked upon, inexplicably balked, demanding that I put in my password and username before it would let me give it 99 cents to hear Petula Clark singing “Downtown.”
Aaargh. Am I the only fool alive who can hardly ever come up with the right combination of those two maddening computer evils?
Four days before voters in the Amagansett Fire District approved the $2.8 million purchase of a two-acre parcel next door to the firehouse, the site of the former Pacific East restaurant, some residents learned that it had been sold by court order in May for $500,000.
Pacific East, the dilapidated restaurant property that the Amagansett Fire District commissioners hope will win the public's approval to buy for $2.8 million, changed hands at auction in May for $500,000.