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  • Two Montauk homeowners have been charged with violations of the East Hampton Town Code related to tenant turnover in the houses they rent, which officials acknowledge is a growing problem throughout the town.
  • An 8-year-old boy was bitten by a dog at Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett on Sunday, the dog’s owner then fled, with the animal in tow.
  • On the South Fork, where construction is booming, there were several accidents at building sites over the past week.

    Five men were injured, four of them airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, in three separate incidents.

  • Leaders of the Amagansett Fire Department have to find a new place for the Suffolk County police helicopter to land in emergencies when patients need to be airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital.

    The medevac has been landing in a field behind the firehouse, between Main Street and the Long Island Rail Road tracks, but the chief said he was recently informed that pilots had raised concerns about the safety of the landing zone.

  • A handful of voters turned out for a special Bridgehampton Fire District referendum Tuesday night, approving the district’s plan to renovate the interior of the firehouse on School Street.

    In a 23-to-3 vote, a resolution to approve a 15-year bond at a maximum of $750,000 to renovate the kitchen and offices, add women’s bathrooms, renovate the recreation area in the basement, and make other repairs was passed.

  • A Toyota S.U.V. left on the tracks in Hither Woods was destroyed when it was hit by an eastbound train with nine people aboard.
  • Two construction workers fell 15 feet from a roof in East Hampton Village on Friday morning when the scaffolding shifted, police said, but their injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.
  • Two people reportedly fell three stories into a basement when scaffolding collapsed at a construction site in Montauk on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Many may not take me for the type of gal who enjoys camping. After all, I was raised in Manhattan. Growing up, the closest I ever got to camping was visiting my cousins at Hither Hills during their extended stays there, but I always left long before dusk. Fast forward all these years later and I look forward to going to sleep under the stars, sitting by a campfire, and, yes, even as a decade-long vegetarian, waking up to the smell of bacon cooking at the neighboring campsite.

  • A fire had already ripped through a house on Seven Ponds Road when firefighters were called Tuesday evening.

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  • Members with the Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps were given certificates at a meeting of the Suffolk Regional E.M.S. Council in Yaphank on Sept. 9.

  • 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.