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  •        East End Cares, which was formed on the heels of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, and Gurney’s Inn in Montauk are joining forces to host a fund-raiser on Friday, Dec. 13, to benefit victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which caused massive destruction in the Philippines last month.

           The event, East End Cares for Leyte, will run from 7 to 11 p.m. and feature music by local bands, Filipino-inspired hors d’oeuvres prepared by local chefs, wines donated by Osprey Dominion, and raffles. Tickets are $25.

  • Valon Shoshi is used to helping get seriously injured people to the hospital. On Nov. 27, he had to make sure he got there safely himself after being shot
  • Five years ago East Hampton Town was barreling toward financial disaster. Against that backdrop, a small group began holding informal meetings with the goal of improving the way the town was run
  •       Voters in the Sag Harbor School District on Nov. 13 approved two bonds, totaling $9 million, for renovations to Pierson High School, its athletic fields, and the Sag Harbor Elementary School.

           A $7.4 million bond earmarked for renovating the Pierson auditorium, adding music instruction rooms, refurbishing shop and technology classrooms, and adding storage space to the elementary school gymnasium passed easily by a margin of 740 votes to 369.

  • With the holidays fast approaching, the food pantries that serve East Hampton Town residents see the number of people they serve increase and their need for money to help keep their shelves stocked increase as well.

    Those who would like to donate to a local pantry can send checks, money orders, or gift cards from local grocery stores to the following addresses:

    East Hampton and Amagansett
    East Hampton Food Pantry
    219-50 Accabonac Road
    East Hampton 11937

  • As the pleasant days of early September give way to the biting winds of November, the East Hampton Food Pantry at Whalebone Village sees a spike in the number of people filing through its doors to wait in line for a few bags of groceries to help them get through the week.
  • East Hampton Town Councilwoman Theresa Quigley and Margaret Turner expressed outrage at a work session of the town board Tuesday morning over being kept in the dark by Councilwoman Sylvia Overby
  •        The East Hampton Aviation Association, the group that has vociferously defended East Hampton Airport against what it says are unreasonable efforts to limit its use and even shut it down, last week asked the East Hampton Town Board to delay a hearing on the airport capital plan until after the administration of Supervisor-elect Larry Cantwell settles in.

  •        Residents of East Hampton Village and the portion of Sag Harbor in East Hampton Town have apparently been getting off easy when it comes to paying their share of the costs for the Montauk Playhouse and other town projects that were financed by bonds in 2005, 2006, and 2008.

  • Contractors and homeowners who for years have avoided paying dump fees by leaving building debris and household castoffs in the woods along Town Line Road and Merchant’s Path, north of Montauk Highway in Wainscott, might want to think again: Someone may be watching.

    The East Hampton Town Board on Tuesday agreed to let Highway Superintendent Stephen Lynch purchase low-cost video cameras that they hope will catch illicit dumpers in the act.

    “There’s some feeling that this is a dumping area,” said Councilwoman Theresa Quigley.