October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and across the South Fork there are events planned to bring attention to and raise money for breast cancer charities. Here are some events or fund-raising initiatives we found. Know of more? Leave a comment below.
The 2015 budget for the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor was passed overwhelmingly on Monday.
In a 198-to-32 vote, residents of the Sag Harbor School District said yes to the approximately $2.4 million budget, which includes a 5.8-percent increase from the current budget, or a $128,723 increase over all. Taxpayers can expect about a $12 rise in their tax bills.
Two years after putting its mobile adoption van on the road, the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons is celebrating 1,000 pet adoptions from the van.
While ARF conducted adoptions at the new Petco store in Bridgehampton on Saturday, Molly, a 4-year-old Scottie recently rescued from a Missouri puppy mill, was lucky number 1,000 to get a home thanks to the mobile van. Christine and Alfonso Paradinas, who live in New York City and East Hampton, are Molly's new owners.
Before the winter arrives, the New York State Department of Transportation plans to repave a 3.5-mile section of Route 27 in East Hampton and Amagansett, part of a larger $13.8 million project to redo the highway between Montauk and East Hampton. However, state officials are looking for approval from business owners to do work during the day.
East Hampton Library's 2015 operating budget easily passed muster with voters — those who showed up on Saturday.
By a vote of 124 to 25, next year's spending plan of just over $2.2 million was approved by an 83-percent margin. The budget contains an $85,500 increase in expenses from 2014. Voters from the East Hampton, Springs, and Wainscott School Districts were eligible to cast ballots.