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  • Nova’s Ark Project wants you.
       The late Nova Mihai Popa — sculptor, painter, thinker — created an open-air museum on Millstone Road in Bridgehampton, and “he badly wanted the community to enjoy the beauty of the art in this glorious setting,” said Tundra Wolf, the project’s executive director, who, with her partner Luna Shanaman, is picking up where Nova left off.

  • The East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals voted on Friday to require a full environmental study of the Maidstone Club’s proposed irrigation system overhaul, prompting a heated debate.
  •     In the First Congressional District rematch, Representive Tim Bishop has 52 percent of the likely vote, a 13-point edge over Randy Altschuler, his Republican opponent, according to a Siena Research Institute press release issued last Thursday.
        In 2010, Mr. Bishop won by a margin of 593 votes, and the Siena poll taken three weeks before that year’s election had Mr. Bishop with a double-digit lead over Mr. Altschuler.

  •     “We arrived in the dead of night,” said Yuri Ando, pastor of the East Hampton Methodist Church, speaking of an Aug. 25 church mission to the Catskill Mountain town of Prattsville. “The motel owner gave us a special rate after I told him why we were there, which made it $10 a night for each of us.”
        Ms. Ando was accompanied by three church members, Kiana Magat, Beaubelle Bugante, and Patricia Bugante, their trip made possible by church collections and donations. They left after the Aug. 25 services in East Hampton.

  •     The economic meltdown may be behind us, but schools, states, and local governments are still paying for it. In an Aug. 31 announcement, Thomas P. DiNapoli, the New York State Comptroller, said retirement contribution rates for state and local civil service employees, as well as police and firefighters, will rise in the 2014-15 fiscal year.

  •    A black guy walks in to a high-end hair salon in the Hamptons. . . .
        That’s as far as I’ve gotten in my attempt to formulate a joke about my experience. But maybe it’s funny enough as it is.

  • Altschuler, Bishop each claim lead, data to prove it
  • “There’s always a certain level of danger in an aircraft, or a car, or walking down the street,” said the pilot, who prefers to “hand-fly” his plane rather than cruise on auto-pilot.
  • In your face, Huffington Post and CNBC, and all the other naysayers who reported last week that the rich aren’t as philanthropic as regular Joes. Turns out, East Hampton residents who earn more money also give a greater percentage to charitable causes.
  • Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. was in town on Friday to address supporters at an East End for Obama fund-raiser, held at the Ocean Avenue, Bridgehampton house of Matthew Mallow and Ellen Chesler.