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  • East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell's office announced Monday that upcoming meetings would focus on specific issues facing the town to allow for more time to answer questions from the public.

  • Speaker of the House John Boehner will visit the South Fork next week to help raise money for Lee Zeldin, a fellow Republican and two-term state senator from Shirley who is running against Representative Tim Bishop. 

    Joe Farrell, a prominent builder, and his wife, Kristen, will hold a reception for Mr. Zeldin at their house, known as Sandcastle, on Halsey Lane in Bridgehampton on Sept. 20. A V.I.P. photo session will take place from 5 to 5:30 p.m., followed by the reception until 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $500, with the V.I.P. session costing $1,000 per person. 

  • Emergency workers in East Hampton will observe Sept. 11 with a memorial on the Hook Mill green on Thursday. The community is invited to attend the service, which starts at 6 p.m. 

  • Richard G. Hendrickson of Bridgehampton, a long-time United States Cooperative volunteer weather observer, celebrated his 102nd birthday on Tuesday.

    His granddaughter Sara Henrickson said he spent most of his day receiving birthday wishes by phone and visits from friends and family, and the Bridgehampton National Bank in Bridgehampton even threw him a small party complete with balloons, flowers, cupcakes, and a fruit tray.

  • The holiday weekend in the Hamptons brought with it dangerous surf conditions, officials have warned.

    Crowded waters and populated beaches are expected due to a fair-weather forecast this weekend. "The increased boat traffic along with the unsettled sea conditions left in the wake of Hurricane Cristobal mean that boat operators need to be especially vigilant," the Coast Guard said in a statement. The Coast Guard warned of "increased wave height and unpredictable currents near shore."

  • Former President Bill Clinton became the first-ever United States president to visit the Montauk Downs Golf Course in the course's 87-year history when he played a round on Wednesday.

    Mr. Clinton, who celebrated his 68th birthday the day before, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are renting a house in Amagansett for August. They have spent the past several summers on the South Fork. 

  • A 135-foot yacht adrift in Gardiner’s Bay called for help Wednesday afternoon as it was taking on water in the engine room.

    The Coast Guard issued an urgent marine information broadcast after the captain of the motor yacht Blind Date called in the report at 12:13 p.m., according to Chief Warrant Officer Russ Tippets, a public information officer for New York and Long Island. Eight people were on board the vessel.

  • 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.