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  • On Friday, just two weeks and a day before her son’s wedding reception at the Hedges Inn in East Hampton, Joanne Lester O’Brien learned that East Hampton Village had denied a permit for the March 31 event.
  • A proposal to increase the permit fee for scaffolding and other sidewalk encumbrances and instituting a new fee for Dumpsters, construction vehicles, and other obstructions has triggered an outcry from business owners.
  • For those looking forward to having a summer filled with fresh produce from an East End farm, now is the time to sign up for a community-supported agriculture program, or C.S.A.
  • Specials for the holidays; a sauerkraut workshop; Leslie O' Brock at Golden Eagle
  • March Madness specials at Townline BBQ; St. Paddy's Day deals; Sammy's Restaurant reopens, and more
  • Grey Gardens is in a state of upheaval. The house’s front porch has been removed, the chimneys have been taken down, and the entire structure is set to be lifted off its foundation to allow for the existing crawl space to be transformed into a full basement.
  • Can East Hampton Village enact its proposed law regulating large events without ruining the plans of couples who already have booked venues for weddings? That question was the focus of the village board’s work session last Thursday, while it also discussed a village-wide ban on Styrofoam and a proposal to install a device on the roof of the pavilion at Main Beach designed to free frequencies for use by the Navy.
  • Steven Ringel, the executive director of the East Hampton Chamber of Commerce, laid out plans for the village’s second annual spring street fair before the village board’s work session last Thursday.
  • Darlene Charneco at Golden Eagle and Nick & Toni's; Taylor Berry at Almond; Rosé tasting at The Baker House 1650; Moveable Feast Benefit
  • Improving the safety of pedestrians on Bridgehampton’s Main Street, an ongoing concern, is closer to reality this spring, according to Southampton Town’s director of public transportation and traffic safety.

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  • After spending decades looking after the beautification of East Hampton Village at large, the Ladies Village Improvement Society focused on a project even closer to home this winter, refurbishing its headquarters and thrift shops at 95 Main Street.
  • The South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton is heading out into the wild to do some species spotting. Tomorrow night at 7, Joe Giunta, a birding instructor for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, will lead participants on an owl prowl. The evening starts off indoors with a slide show and an audio presentation of various owl calls and then ventures into the woods as Mr. Giunta attempts to call the nocturnal birds into viewing range. The museum says odds are good for spotting an eastern screech owl and possibly a great horned owl. Binoculars have been recommended.