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  • Emergency workers responded to a possible drowning on Green Hollow Road in East Hampton on the morning of the Fourth of July.
  • Nearly 600 listings but few Montauk vacancies
  • The Springs Fire Department quickly extinguished a fire that was believed to have started on the exterior of a house in Springs on Tuesday evening, but the house was badly damaged, according to Chief Ben Miller.

    A neighbor reported flames at 52 Cedar Drive, between Locust and Dogwood Drives, at 5:46 p.m., according to the chief. The fire, which he said started to the left of the front door, had already traveled up the side of the house and into the eaves, burning through the attic.

    No one was home at the time.

  • Firefighters from six departments braved hot, humid weather last Thursday to battle a fire at 285 Hayground Road in Water Mill, north of Montauk Highway. The fire was caused by “a major electrical event,” John Rankin, a Southampton Town fire marshal, said this week. It started in the attic and badly damaged the older part of the house, leaving it temporarily uninhabitable. “The fire departments did an excellent job keeping the fire from spreading,” he said. 

  • A fire that may have started on the outside of a house traveled into the attic before firefighters arrived on Tuesday evening.
  • Flames were "blowing through the roof" of a house on Hayground Road in Water Mill when firefighters arrived Thursday afternoon.
  • The East End Ambulance Coalition is proposing an East End Responder Program that would be spread over all six districts as a single territory.
  • East Hampton Town and Village stand to save a combined $600,000 if an initial cost savings analysis about consolidating 911 dispatching services rings true.

    That is why the municipalities are hoping to receive a $25,000 matching grant from the Local Government Efficiency program to help fund a more in-depth study, which will consider operational and cost impacts. The study is expected to cost between $50,000 and $90,000.

  • In a four-way race for two seats on the Sag Harbor Village Board, Robby Stein and Sandra Schroeder were victorious in Tuesday’s election, which saw a high turnout of 515 voters.

    Mr. Stein, the only incumbent running this time around, was the top vote getter, with 308 votes, including 30 absentee ballots. Kevin Duchemin, who had served one term, did not run for re-election.

  • An S.U.V. rolled over on the Napeague stretch of Montauk Highway, west of the Lobster Roll restaurant, on June 11, injuring the driver. The single-car accident happened at about 1:05 p.m.

    The 20-year-old driver, Andy J. Amando, who said he had been wearing a seatbelt, was already out of his 2002 Mitsubishi when police arrived. He was conscious, but bleeding severely from his head, according to an East Hampton Town police accident report. 

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  • Another demonstration to protest a proposed Bridgehampton CVS pharmacy at the intersection of Main Street and the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike will be held at that corner on Saturday at 10 a.m.

  • A march will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. to protest plans for a CVS pharmacy on a busy corner in downtown Bridgehampton.

    Carey Millard, a former co-chair of the Bridgehampton Citizens Advisory Committee, organized the demonstration to show "how very unhappy we are," she said of the proposal, which calls for a two-story CVS at the foot of Main Street, totaling about 9,000 square feet of retail space, plus a 4,400-square-foot basement for storage.

  • A rotted utility pole cracked and fell across Montauk Highway in East Hampton, near Town Hall, on Monday evening.

    The pole brought down wires across the highway, closing both lanes to traffic. East Hampton Town police were rerouting traffic down Amy's Lane and Cross Highway.

    There was no accident involved in the incident. No injuries were reported.

    PSEG Long Island was responding to replace the pole, but it was not clear how long the road would remain closed.

  • Cinco de Mayo, which commemorates the Mexican army's victory during the Franco-Mexican War way back in 1867, is not such a big deal in Mexico, but here in the United States, we like to do it up big. While the fifth of May falls on a Monday this year, there are plenty of South Fork restaurants celebrating with margaritas and Mexican-inspired eats.

    In Montauk, the Hideaway is celebrating Cinco de Mayo, starting at 5 p.m. They said they will party until about 9 or 10 p.m.

  • On Saturday evening, alumni of the Pianofest music program will gather at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in East Hampton for a free concert in memory of the late Rev. James B. Jeffrey.

    "Most of the musicians have in some way, shape or form been touched by Jim," St. Luke's current rector, the Rev. Denis C. Brunelle said.

  • A roadway construction project from Southampton Village to East Hampton has already hit some roadblocks, just one week into the project.

    Crews began grinding up Montauk Highway, starting at the Country Road 39 intersection in Southampton and working their way east, on March 31. A stretch of asphalt was taken up, but little else appears to have been done along the 8.2-mile stretch that is scheduled for work.

  •      There is still time to sign up for workshops at the East End Mental Health Awareness Day on Saturday.

         The free conference, open to anyone who might need help with mental health or who knows someone who does, will be held at Southampton High School on Narrow Lane from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  •      A rally protesting PSEG Long Island's installation of new, taller utility poles and higher-voltage electrical transmission lines along a six-mile route from East Hampton Village to Amagansett will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Hook Mill in East Hampton. 
         Save East Hampton, a group heading up the opposition to the poles, rescheduled the rally from March 30 because of poor weather. The gathering, which the group is calling an informational festival, will include music and refreshments.

  •     A fund-raiser for Robbie Badkin, a well-known Lazy Point resident and Montauk welder, will be held Sunday at Inlet Seafood restaurant in Montauk.