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  • After a winter hiatus, a $13.8 million project to repave and repair 15 miles of Montauk Highway between East Hampton and Montauk is under way again.

    The New York State Department of Transportation’s project, stretching between Buell Lane in East Hampton and South Etna Avenue in Montauk, started up again this week. In the fall, state contractors had repaved some of the worst sections between East Hampton and Amagansett, with the exception of both downtown areas. They are now working west to east on the remaining sections ane expect the project to be complete by May.

  • Montaukers will soon have a new doctor to call their own. Southampton Hospital has announced that Michael Genereux, a doctor of osteopathy, will work out of the Meeting House Lane Medical Practice’s offices on Montauk Main Street this summer, filling the vacancy left by the departure of Dr. Anthony Knott late last year.

  • The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has denied an application from Sand Land Corporation to expand operations at a mine south of the Bridge Golf Club.
  • Prolonged frigid temperatures left baymen out in the cold this winter. Frozen bays meant fewer bay scallops were harvested, and the State Department of Environmental Conservation will let them try to recoup their losses with an extra month of harvesting.
  • Before Officer Roland Walker hung up his Stetson yesterday after 31 years on the job, his colleagues looked back at his long career in patrol, describing him as a good cop who was unflappable and possessed the skill to diffuse difficult situations with his calming voice and compassion.
  • The former East Deck Motel at Ditch Plain in Montauk is back on the market for $25 million, after plans to build a private beach club on the five-acre property there were met with widespread protest.
  • Bridgehampton High's Killer Bees won their ninth New York State Class D championship in Glen Falls Saturday.
  • East Hampton Town Lt. Christopher M. Hatch may be getting ready to retire, but he’s still plenty busy over the next few weeks as he makes the final preparations for the annual Montauk Friends of Erin St. Patrick’s Day parade.
  • During the snowstorm last Thursday morning, a Chevrolet Avalanche pickup truck slid on the ice and into an oncoming Chevrolet Equinox.
  • The Sag Harbor Village Board voted on Tuesday evening to extend a temporary moratorium on reviews of wetland variances as it prepares for a hearing on April 14 to consider revisions to its wetlands permit regulations.

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