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  • 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.

  • 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.

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