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  • The Writers Speak series of readings returns to the Stony Brook Southampton campus Wednesday with Vijay Seshadri, who won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in poetry for his collection “3 Sections.” Mr. Seshadri’s poems have appeared in The Paris Review, Poetry magazine, and The New Yorker, as well as in four editions of The Best American Poetry anthology. He teaches creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College.

  • A house on Sagg Main Street went up in flames Monday morning.
  • A tractor trailer carrying sand flipped over onto its side on Brick Kiln Road in Bridgehampton Friday morning. The driver was airlifted to Stony Brook.
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  • Harborfest 2014, Sag Harbor’s annual celebration of its maritime history, will launch tomorrow at 5 p.m. with “A Whale of a Party” at the Whaling and Historical Museum and continue throughout the weekend with a jam-packed calendar of events for people of all ages.

    New this year is the Beach Blast concert. Previously held on Shelter Island, the show, which will feature live performances by Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks, the Hoodoo Loungers, Hopefully Forgiven, and others, will start rocking Havens Beach on Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

  • The East Hampton Library will present its 2015 tentative budget at a hearing tomorrow at 3 p.m. in the Baldwin Family Lecture Room. Registered voters in the East Hampton, Wainscott, and Springs School Districts can cast their ballots on the spending plan on Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • The East Hampton Library will present its 2015 tentative budget at a hearing tomorrow at 3 p.m. in the Baldwin Family Lecture Room. Registered voters in the East Hampton, Wainscott, and Springs School Districts can cast their ballots on the spending plan on Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • The East Hampton Town Recreation Department is offering a number of sports clinics and programs for kids beginning Monday, when a flag football clinic for 6 to 12-year-olds runs from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Sportime Arena on Abraham’s Path in Amagansett. Also at Sportime, inline skating for kids 6 to 9 happens on Tuesdays from 5 to 6 p.m., and for kids 6 to 12 there’s floor hockey from 4 to 5 p.m. that day and roller hockey from 6 to 7 p.m.

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  • A former employee of the Sag Harbor 7-Eleven was arrested Friday afternoon and charged with stealing $1,085 from the store’s cash register. The theft occurred on Aug. 10 and was followed by a month-long investigation.

    Sag Harbor police said Bernard T. Cooks of Bridgehampton, 33, had been captured on video taking bills from the register, stuffing them into a plastic bag, and tossing the bag into the garbage. He is said to have done this twice. He later went to the garbage and removed the money, according to police.

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