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  •    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?

  •     The prospect of a change in the town code that would allow veterinary clinics to locate in central business districts gave the Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee some jitters on Monday night.

  • Part of a story about the Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee’s Nov. 14 meeting was inadvertently omitted from last week’s Star.
  • The town-owned parking lot behind Amagansett Main Street has 157 spaces, but shopowners have long said more are needed.
  • Half an hour before the polls closed, finding a seat at Indian Wells Tavern in Amagansett, where Republicans gathered Tuesday night to watch the election results, was already a chancy proposition.
  •     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.
  • The Amagansett Fire District will acquire a two-acre parcel at 415 Main Street, next door to the firehouse, following a public referendum on Tuesday night.
  • Ted Dragon, who was born Edward Dragon Young but dropped his last name as a young man, died at home on in East Hampton on Sunday. He had been the longtime companion of the artist Alfonso Ossorio.
  • 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.
  • Forty five or so people gathered at the firehouse Tuesday night to hear about the proposed $2.8 million acquisition of the long-vacant Pacific East restaurant.