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  • A pickup truck hit a railing on Sagg Bridge in Sagaponack on July 2, demolishing a small section of the structure.
  • A recent study of the impact of sea level rise on coastal communities in the continental United States predicted that, by the year 2045, billions of dollars of East End real estate will be at risk of severe flooding.
  • Rose Brown and Arthur Graham, who received the most votes in the June 19 election for two seats on the East Hampton Village Board, were sworn in at the board’s organizational meeting on Tuesday. Ms. Brown is a newcomer to the position, while Mr. Graham was re-elected after serving the final year of the late Elbert Edwards’s term.
  • Mecox Bay Dairy's home delivery service; Harbor Bistro's live music Sundays, and Mercado's new look and name
  • Residents of the Montauk Shores condominium complex were unnerved earlier this month to receive a letter from the United States Army Corps of Engineers informing them that “available information indicates military munitions may be present on or near your property.”
  • After losing his first bid, by just five votes, for a seat on the Sag Harbor Village Board in 2017, Thomas Gardella, the former chief of the village’s Fire Department, had a much happier election night on June 19 when he captured one of two seats on the board in an uncontested election.
  • Two years ago, when the old Federal-Italianate residence at 6 Union Street in Sag Harbor finally escaped the years-long grip of bank foreclosures and landed in the hands of real estate developers, it was in a state of near collapse. Its windows were boarded, the front porch was in danger of caving in, and there was a hole in the roof of an addition at the back. The building, which is thought to date to the 1760s, has long been called the Morpurgo house, named for Annselm and Helga Morpurgo, the sisters who had lived in it, fought over it, and let it disintegrate over decades.
  • The North Sea Tavern is offering a special of five oysters plus a choice of draft beer, wine, or champagne for $10 every Thursday from noon to 11 p.m. Daniel Isengart, a private chef and a cabaret performer, will talk about his new book, “The Art of Gay Cooking,” at BookHampton in East Hampton tomorrow at 5 p.m. Laura Donnelly, The Star’s food columnist, will moderate the discussion.
  • “That poor house, why doesn’t somebody buy it and fix it up?” That’s what Jennifer Georges kept thinking as she passed a small, two-story structure on Newtown Lane in East Hampton Village during the waning days of 2014. The only single-family house in the commercial corridor, it had been on the real estate market for years and was deteriorating.
  • As East Hampton Village prepares to return the historic Dominy clock and woodworking shops to their original location on North Main Street, donations of 18th and 19th-century artifacts, including a 1787 business ledger, were presented to the East Hampton Village Board on Friday.

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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.