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  • The first of two public hearings on Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman’s proposed $99.4 million budget for 2018 will be held on Tuesday. It reduces taxes for the second straight year even with a 5-percent spending increase.
  • Southampton Town officials are discussing code enforcement operations in the rest of the town after a weeklong code enforcement safety check of residences and hotels in Hampton Bays resulted in 215 code violations.
  • It has been a bad 10 days for dolphins on the South Fork. Two that washed ashore within two days on the ocean beaches in Napeague and Amagansett last week appear to have died after becoming entangled in fishing nets, according to officials.
  • If you have traveled on Montauk Highway, going in and out of Bridgehampton during the last six months, you may have noticed and wondered about white posts standing off to the side of the property just east of the Bridgehampton Inn.
  • A 28-year-old from Nashville, with a history of drunken driving in Tennessee, was only in town over the weekend to attend a wedding with his parents and girlfriend, but now has to return to East Hampton Justice Court to answer felony drunken-driving charges.
  • A Springs man was back in East Hampton Town Justice Court last week, this time charged with violating an order of protection issued earlier this year following an alleged sexual assault.
  • A three-mile portion of Montauk Highway, from Knoll Road in Shinnecock Hills east to Tuckahoe Lane in Southampton, will soon be repaved.
  • Harvey Roth suffered a leg injury, among other things, and was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he is listed in serious condition as of yesterday.
  • With the Hamptons International Film Festival in town this week filling the East Hampton Cinema with a full schedule of screenings in its 25th anniversary year, a rumor began to circulate that the theater would close right after the festival. It was not true.
  • Two lime green all-terrain vehicles were taken from a wooded area on a property on Denise Street in early August.

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