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  • Last Thursday, Sgt. Paul Fabiano walked out of Sag Harbor Village police headquarters for the final time to a small procession including a bagpiper, fellow officers, and community members.
  • Having seen an onslaught of development and redevelopment in recent months, the Sag Harbor Village Board passed a moratorium at its meeting Tuesday night temporarily halting construction on single-family house lots and wetlands permits for 180 days while existing laws are re-examined. The moratorium, which had been introduced last month, applies only to applications submitted after Aug. 1, and does not affect commercial properties.

  • Firefighters worked for over three hours battling a Bridgehampton house fire believed to have erupted after a lightning strike during a storm in the early morning hours on Sunday.
  • Sitting in front of four screens with highly specialized applications like customized GPS mapping and tracking systems, Scott Elley ended his 33-year career by signing off over the townwide paging system during a regularly scheduled radio test on Friday. Watch as he signs off for the last time.
  • The body of Carl Darenberg was found in Montauk Harbor Monday morning not far from the Montauk Marine Basin, which has been in his family for nearly 60 years.
  • Detectives are investigating after a body was found floating in Montauk waters on Monday morning.
  • Chris Scott, a 27-year-old whose family has a house in Springs, was flown on Tuesday to an Atlanta hospital specializing in spinal cord injuries, nearly a month after a skydiving accident in Calverton left him a quadriplegic.
  • An Amagansett man found a paper lantern last weekend sitting atop a bed of dry pine needles in his driveway and called The Star to wonder about the dangers of fire. The popular lanterns wafting through the night sky may be attractive, but they can indeed be dangerous, according to East Hampton Town’s chief fire marshal, David Browne — all the more so with the recent dry weather.

  • Walter Galcik Sr., a World War II veteran who was the caretaker of Shadmoor State Park as part of his work for the Town of East Hampton, died at home in Ditch Plain, Montauk, last Thursday.
  • Labor Day weekend brings not only the end of the summer rental season but also the Shinnecock Indian Nation’s annual powwow, which will take place on the reservation from Friday through Monday.

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