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  • A 90-day moratorium on installing deer fences was adopted by the Sagaponack Village Board following a public hearing on Monday. The moratorium will allow the board “breathing space to update our current code,” according to Mayor Donald Louchheim.
  • Restaurants shuffle in Montauk in the spring; Oktoberfest at Rowdy Hall; casting call for “Master Chef,” and more
  • The East Hampton Village Board grappled with drafting laws that would require septic system upgrades and restrict the use of gas-powered leaf blowers at a work session last Thursday.
  • A preliminary plan to turn East Hampton Village property on Methodist Lane into a bioswale, a drainage system designed to reduce pollution from surface runoff water, was presented to the village board last Thursday. The board also discussed a separate project to rid Town Pond of accumulated sediment.
  • A proposed Sagaponack Village law that would impose a 90-day moratorium on the installation of deer fencing will be the subject of a public hearing on Monday at 3 p.m. at Village Hall.
  • Brunch at Nick and Toni’s; Almond's farm-to-table meal at the Watermill Center; Bye Bay Burger, and more.
  • Three East Hampton Village assistant beach managers resigned in protest last Thursday, saying the board had recommended new uniforms for female lifeguards against their advice and that they were being “made the scapegoats” for the decision.
  • It was a booming summer for East Hampton Village retail stores. According to shopkeepers and gallery owners, sales were strong even as soaring temperatures beckoned people to the beach.
  • Bell and Anchor in Noyac will offer a $1 oyster special on Sundays until closing. Fresno in East Hampton will have the same deal on Monday nights.
  • Three of East Hampton Village's assistant beach managers resigned their posts on Thursday, the same day that a report detailing female lifeguards' allegations of sexual harassment became public.

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  • It has taken more than 10 months, but Sag Harbor has a pizza parlor again. Sag Pizza opened in the Main Street space formerly occupied by the village's beloved Conca D'Oro earlier today.
  • 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.