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  • The Sag Harbor Community Housing Trust is making plans for a project that will provide what officials say is desperately needed work force housing the Sag Harbor School District.
  • Bridgehampton’s Main Street was the site last Thursday of an impassioned protest that drew some 40 people who are hoping to keep a CVS pharmacy and convenience store from going up at the intersection of Main Street and the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike. Calling themselves Save Bridgehampton Main Street, the group expressed contempt in no uncertain terms for the planned two-story building, which is to have 9,000 square feet of retail space and a 4,400-square-foot basement.

  • Jerome Walker Jr. was born at home three months premature. His parents believe that if an ambulance volunteer had not arrived when he did, their only son would never have survived, growing into a healthy, college-bound young man.
  • Frederick Friedfeld, 87, who founded ClearVision Optical of Hauppauge in 1949, died at his son's East Hampton house on the Fourth of July.
  • Coast Guard Station Montauk rescued a 39-foot boat with two people aboard when they ran into trouble in building seas at the end of its voyage from Bermuda to Connecticut on the Fourth of July.
  • Emergency workers responded to a possible drowning on Green Hollow Road in East Hampton on the morning of the Fourth of July.
  • Nearly 600 listings but few Montauk vacancies
  • The Springs Fire Department quickly extinguished a fire that was believed to have started on the exterior of a house in Springs on Tuesday evening, but the house was badly damaged, according to Chief Ben Miller.

    A neighbor reported flames at 52 Cedar Drive, between Locust and Dogwood Drives, at 5:46 p.m., according to the chief. The fire, which he said started to the left of the front door, had already traveled up the side of the house and into the eaves, burning through the attic.

    No one was home at the time.

  • Firefighters from six departments braved hot, humid weather last Thursday to battle a fire at 285 Hayground Road in Water Mill, north of Montauk Highway. The fire was caused by “a major electrical event,” John Rankin, a Southampton Town fire marshal, said this week. It started in the attic and badly damaged the older part of the house, leaving it temporarily uninhabitable. “The fire departments did an excellent job keeping the fire from spreading,” he said. 

  • A fire that may have started on the outside of a house traveled into the attic before firefighters arrived on Tuesday evening.

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  • November has been declared Automated External Defibrillator Awareness Month in the Town of East Hampton.

    As part of a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of A.E.D.s, which are used in cases of cardiac arrest, the East Hampton Healthcare Foundation has plans to spread the word about where the devices are located. Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell issued a proclamation during a town board work session on Tuesday.

  • Ghouls and goblins have plenty of places to go this month. With All Hallows’ Eve falling on a Friday this year, there are two entire weekends chock full of frightful gatherings and trick-or-treating.

    Oct. 24

    Groundworks Landscaping @ Hrens in East Hampton is ground zero for Halloween, featuring the Trail of Terror, an outdoor haunted attraction. Take a spooky walk through the two-acre property on Oct. 24, 25, 30, and 31 from 7 to 10 p.m. It’s not recommended for children under 12, however. Tickets cost $10 per person.

  • The Amagansett Fire Department held its annual inspection dinner earlier this month at Devon Yacht Club in Amagansett to recognize outstanding and longtime members. 

    Three members were honored for having a combined 150 years of service between them. Carmine DiSunno, Joe Hren Jr., and David DiSunno each have 50 years in the fire department. 

    Amagansett Fire Chief Dwayne Denton and Judy Bennett, who each have served the department for 25 years, were also given an award. 

  • Thanks to the rain on Saturday, the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons moved its annual dog walk to Sunday, but that didn't make it any less successful. 

    ARF Hamptons raised more than $60,000 at the 21st annual Stroll to the Sea dog walk, according to Jamie Berger, the group's director of marketing and communications. "It was one of our best," she said, adding that they are still tallying the number of entries in the two-mile walk from Mulford Farm on James Lane in East Hampton Village to Main Beach and back.

  • Due to the rain in the forecast for Saturday, the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons postponed its Stroll to the Sea dog walk.

    The 21st annual canine affair will start from Mulford Farm on James Lane in East Hampton Village on Sunday at 9 a.m. There is an 80-percent chance of rain on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. No rain is forecast for Sunday.

  • A local woman received a proclamation from the New York State Assembly during an East Hampton Town Board meeting last week, honoring her for saving a woman who was drowning in Napeague Bay last year.

  • Columbus Day weekend will be a jam-packed three days on the South Fork. The Hamptons International Film Festival will bring a slew of activities, mainly to East Hampton and Sag Harbor, but there's plenty else to do if you don't feel liking taking in a flick.

  • October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and across the South Fork there are events planned to bring attention to and raise money for breast cancer charities. Here are some events or fund-raising initiatives we found. Know of more? Leave a comment below.

  • The 2015 budget for the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor was passed overwhelmingly on Monday.

    In a 198-to-32 vote, residents of the Sag Harbor School District said yes to the approximately $2.4 million budget, which includes a 5.8-percent increase from the current budget, or a $128,723 increase over all. Taxpayers can expect about a $12 rise in their tax bills.

  • Two years after putting its mobile adoption van on the road, the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons is celebrating 1,000 pet adoptions from the van.

    While ARF conducted adoptions at the new Petco store in Bridgehampton on Saturday, Molly, a 4-year-old Scottie recently rescued from a Missouri puppy mill, was lucky number 1,000 to get a home thanks to the mobile van. Christine and Alfonso Paradinas, who live in New York City and East Hampton, are Molly's new owners.