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  •     The directors of the Montauk Playhouse Community Center Foundation announced this week that they have decided to change Phase 2 of the plan and separate the aquatic center from the rest of the project, which will eventually include a performing arts center.
        “The Playhouse has been revised and rebooted to turn the dream of a year-round indoor pool for the whole community into a reality,” a release said.

  • Pointing to Navy Beach, Solé East, and Ruschmeyer’s as popular nightspots, residents have been meeting with East Hampton Town Police to discuss a strategy.
  • A three-day August music and fashion festival at Solé East in Montauk has not received approval from the Town of East Hampton and one of the hotel's partners has distanced himself from the plan.
  • An annual party billed as Shark Attack Sounds drew between 2,000 and 3,000 people, depending on who is doing the estimating, to Rick’s Crabby Cowboy Cafe
  •    East End Concierge is a new business in Montauk that wants to help people enjoy their visits out east without having to tend to the little annoyances in life. The concierge service was started by Mary Jo Walker, who has lived in the hamlet for 18 years and knows where you can get just about anything.

  •     Another crop of new businesses has opened in Montauk.
        Last Thursday, amid much fanfare, the Montauk Beach House, formerly known as the Ronjo, opened with a cocktail party around the expansive pool area. Local residents, shop owners, and the East Hampton Town supervisor and police chief were among the guests and were treated to champagne and other libations.

  •    While everyone in America is celebrating the Fourth of July on Wednesday, I will take a moment to celebrate my dog, Brodie, an incredible golden doodle who looks like a platinum blond, purebred golden retriever. Sounds silly, I know, but read on nonetheless and you too might celebrate him. He is my hero.

  •    Former East Hampton Town Councilwoman Julia Prince is now in the restaurant business, and running a restaurant is a breeze compared to helping run East Hampton Town, she said.
        “In comparison to the workload on the town board, this is nothing. That job prepared me for anything. You still have problems but they’re manageable,” she said on Monday, sitting in a booth at La Bodega in Montauk while eating a plate of scrambled eggs and toast.

  •     He was definitely in Montauk and definitely visited the Montauk Lighthouse, where he signed a logbook, and may have even had an office at Third House, but Theodore Roosevelt never slept at Third House, said Dick White, a member of the Montauk Historical Society’s board of directors. He did, however, sleep in a house on Ditch Plain road, and his men, the Rough Riders, camped nearby, Mr. White said.

  • A storm of e-mails followed news of a new sign, specifically in response to the plan to include on it the names of the East Hampton Town supervisor and town board members.