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  • East Hampton Town and Village stand to save a combined $600,000 if an initial cost savings analysis about consolidating 911 dispatching services rings true.

    That is why the municipalities are hoping to receive a $25,000 matching grant from the Local Government Efficiency program to help fund a more in-depth study, which will consider operational and cost impacts. The study is expected to cost between $50,000 and $90,000.

  • In a four-way race for two seats on the Sag Harbor Village Board, Robby Stein and Sandra Schroeder were victorious in Tuesday’s election, which saw a high turnout of 515 voters.

    Mr. Stein, the only incumbent running this time around, was the top vote getter, with 308 votes, including 30 absentee ballots. Kevin Duchemin, who had served one term, did not run for re-election.

  • An S.U.V. rolled over on the Napeague stretch of Montauk Highway, west of the Lobster Roll restaurant, on June 11, injuring the driver. The single-car accident happened at about 1:05 p.m.

    The 20-year-old driver, Andy J. Amando, who said he had been wearing a seatbelt, was already out of his 2002 Mitsubishi when police arrived. He was conscious, but bleeding severely from his head, according to an East Hampton Town police accident report. 

  • The Town of Southampton has earned the highest rating possible from Standard & Poor's Rating Services, it announced on Tuesday.
  • In a four-way race for two seats, Robby Stein and Sandra Schroeder were victorious during Tuesday’s election.
  • The owner of a house where an 11-year-old boy drowned earlier this month will have to appear in court over building code violations town officials found after the boy's death.
  • Two incumbents, an activist, and former clerk running for two seats on board
  • Sagaponack Village is considering revising its code as it relates to construction after some residents asked village leaders to put a stop to work on weekends and holidays.

    An informational meeting will be held to hear residents’ opinions on the subject on Saturday at Sagaponack Village Hall at 9 a.m.

  • A sport utility vehicle rolled over on the Napeague stretch, west of the Lobster Roll, in Amagansett on Wednesday afternoon, leaving the driver with a reported head injury.
  • East Hampton Town officials found several building code violations around the pool of a Route 114 house where a boy drowned on Sunday.

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  • 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.

  • 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.