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  • A plume of smoke from a fully-involved house fire in Water Mill could be seen as far away as Montauk, while firefighters from four departments battled the blaze.
  • A child was flown to Stony Brook University Hospital after being hit by a car while bicycling on Thursday afternoon.
  • Richard Hand, a 52-year-old Sag Harbor resident, had been hitting 3-pointers all morning and was at the end of the fourth game, going in for a rebound under the basket, when he suddenly collapsed.
  • A 39-year-old Brooklyn man lost his life on Sunday at Napeague Harbor in Amagansett, where he had gone to kite surf. His death was the first of two on the water that day. That evening, James A. Weber, an East Hampton man who was to have celebrated his 45th birthday yesterday, died after collapsing in shallow water on the west side of the Three Mile Harbor inlet near Sammy’s Beach in East Hampton.

  • A paid paramedic working for the Amagansett Fire Department has been recognized for the care he gave a heart attack patient earlier this month.
  • Family members found a 39-year-old man's body after he failed to return from a kiteboarding outing on Sunday.
  • Daniel Hartnett, a member of the Sag Harbor School Board, announced his resignation Monday night, leaving a vacancy on the board at the start of the 2014-15 school year.

    Mr. Hartnett said by phone Tuesday that the board was not surprised, as he had told them he was selling his house in Bay Point. With the housing inventory as low as it is in the school district during the summer rental season, he had to sign a lease in Springs, he said.

  • A Montauk man was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital on Friday after being hit by a car while riding  in the hamlet.

    East Hampton Town police are still investigating the accident, which occurred on Flamingo Avenue just south of Falcon Place at 4:04 a.m. The driver, Raymond Eng, 80, of Briarwood, Queens, was headed north on Flamingo Avenue in a 1995 Volvo when he struck Raymond W. Bimson, 32.

  • Raymond W. Bimson, 32, was riding his bicycle on Flamingo Avenue when he was hit by a Volvo on Friday just after 4 a.m.
  • Two people were arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens on Thursday night on charges in connection with making terrorist threats against the Jewish Center of the Hamptons over the past several months, East Hampton Village police said Friday.

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  • A summer highlight for bargain shoppers, the Shoe-Inn designer shoe sale kicks off (pun intended) on Tuesday at the American Legion Hall in Amagansett. 

    The 18th annual sale will run daily from Tuesday, Aug. 12, through Sunday, Aug. 24, from 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. The sale features women's shoes from $15 to $149, slashed from original retail prices as high as $450. According to an ad in The Star, 1,000 new pairs hit the shelves each day of the sale. 

  • Among the correspondence in The Star's letters to the editor this week is a message from a man in Ohio who hopes to make an annual visit to East Hampton later this month particularly special for his ailing wife, and he is hoping for suggestions from those who know the area best.

    Jim Gibson wrote that their next visit may be their last chance to travel here. His wife, Debbie, suffers from scleroderma and is facing complications.

  • Bill and Hillary Clinton are set to arrive Wednesday for what's becoming their annual summer holiday in the Hamptons, but their address this year may surprise you.

    The political power couple are renting north of the highway in Amagansett this time around, according to a Huffington Post blog post from Blake Fleetwood, who has a house nearby.

  • 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.