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  • As the town planning board’s early engagement with just one stakeholder — the Tintle family, owners of a 70.4-acre sand and gravel pit in Wainscott through Wainscott Commercial Center L.L.C. — already suggests, it’s going to be a long and laborious process before Wainscott or any of the hamlets is dramatically reconfigured from end to end.
  • The Bridgehampton School District closed bidding on its school renovation and expansion project on Tuesday with no unwelcome surprises. It was the third round of bidding after the first two rounds, in summer, came back 25 percent higher than expected and the district went back to voters for an additional $4.74 million in September.
  • Bidding on the Bridgehampton School District’s $29.4-million renovation and expansion project closes Tuesday at 11 a.m., and the school board intends to begin reviewing the bids immediately, hoping to be able to award a contract before the end of the month.
  • "Most of us think of human trafficking as something that’s happening across foreign borders. But it’s happening right here, right under our noses — sex trafficking, labor trafficking," said Paula Bess Smith, a Shinnecock activist helped organize a seminar on the problem last week.
  • Kilkare, the iconic 1879 house dramatically moored atop a 3.42-acre swath of bluff and dunes on the Georgica oceanfront in Wainscott has hit the market again with a different real estate agent and a notably amended listing.
  • The seed of the idea for the Shed — a new, shared workspace run by women, for women, which launches Tuesday in Sag Harbor — began serendipitously.
  • Bridgehampton School District residents approved an additional $4.74 million in funding last Thursday for the district’s renovation and expansion project, bumping the total funding for the project to $29.4 million and avoiding a new round of delays that could have pushed completion of the project well past the current July 2020 target date.
  • The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has ruled that the Sand Land industrial mine in Noyac must stop its controversial mining operations and confine itself solely to remediation work on the 50-acre site, potentially ending a two-decades-long fight between the mine’s owner and local citizens, elected officials, and environmental groups who have contended the mine was polluting the region’s aquifer and should be shut down.
  • Springs school officials met with two members of the East Hampton Town Board last week and agreed to the town’s request for more detailed information about the additional $235,000 the district is seeking to help it upgrade to a nitrogen-reducing wastewater treatment system.
  • An East Hampton attorney who pleaded guilty in April to stealing more than $750,000 from a co-worker and two clients of Bainton Lynch, a now defunct East Hampton law firm of which he was a partner, was sentenced on Tuesday to the eight charges he was facing, including grand larceny and identity theft.