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  •     While public libraries everywhere are adapting more or less effectively to the many challenges posed by the technological revolution, the East Hampton Library — known not so very long ago for its dusty stacks, once-a-year book sales, and “Shhh, quiet, please” admonitions — is fast becoming a pacesetter among its peers. Not only is it keeping up with digital change, it is running a step or two ahead.

  • Here is the charming seaside cottage that everyone dreams of owning — until they live in it for a while, and realize that in addition to those attractive glass doorknobs and great old clawfoot tub it has a single electric outlet in each small bedroom, tiny or nonexistent closets, and low ceilings just right for their great-grandparents’ generation.
  •     Indie, activist, hip, smart, relevant? Then you will want to know that the Feminist Press, a nonprofit literary publishing house that takes pride in being all that and more, is holding its annual Hamptons fund-raiser on Sunday, and that B. Smith’s restaurant on Long Wharf in Sag Harbor is the place for the like-minded to be.

  • The mother of Mr. Wasserstein’s sixth child, Sky Wasserstein, has sued the older children for access to the estate, known as Cranberry Dune
  •    My iPhone 4 fell out of my back pocket and into the toilet.
        Three things raced through my mind when I heard the splash: Get it out! Dry it off! I can’t believe this is happening!
        I grabbed a towel and rubbed, and then I did what you are never, ever supposed to do when your cellphone gets wet: turned it on.
        A flicker of life! The little Apple silhouette — glowing, otherwordly — appeared . . . and vanished.

  • Quietly, with an absence of fanfare or formal announcement, Gurney’s Inn has changed hands.
  •    Karen Kluglein’s pleasant life fell apart in the year 2000, when her husband, a landscape contractor working with big-name East End architects, died suddenly at the age of 44, leaving her with a 4-year-old daughter, a mile-high stack of medical bills, and a career that had started going south just around the time the child was born.

  • Any day now, with the scut work over and a vast pile of 1950s rubble trucked away, they’ll be bringing in a load of steel support beams, and the enormous task of turning the falling-down shell of Thomas Moran’s East Hampton Village house back into the eccentric showplace it used to be will get under way for real.
  •     Good news was the order of the day at the 91st annual meeting of the East Hampton Historical Society, held recently at Clinton Academy.

  • Planners critique Gansett baby-boomer development

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