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  •     It’s a pretty good week for Cameron Yusko. Not only has the East Hampton High School senior been chosen as News 12 Long Island’s scholar athlete of the week (to be shown after 5 p.m. on Tuesday), but also, just prior to this week’s school break, he was named valedictorian of the class of 2012.

        “I’m feeling great,” he said. “It’s a great honor. I’ve been working pretty hard to be valedictorian for a long time, and it’s nice when hard work pays off.”

  •    It’s impossible for me to think about the Academy Awards without remembering the night that I was lucky enough to attend.
        1976. That year was full of celebration for our country’s founding, fireworks, and tall ships, but no fete was more exciting to me than accompanying my father to the 48th annual Academy Awards to see my gramps, Mervyn LeRoy, receive the Irving Thalberg Memorial Award.

  •    The space at 199 Pantigo Road, previously occupied by Pumpernickel’s Deli, has an eye-catching sign in front of it now, heralding the opening of Fish 27, a new seafood store with a familiar face or two.
        The shop is a mom-and-pop venture. Actually, it’s pop-and-son, owned by Jay Gold, a former Clio-winning commercial editor and director, and his son, Derek Miller, who has been in the seafood business on the East End for 15 years.

  • The most surprising thing about Saturday morning’s Springs School community forum was the attendance.
  •     A request by the Three P. Corporation to add approximately 400 square feet to a 1,400-square-foot contemporary saltbox located on a .1 acre on Collins Avenue was denied by the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals on Friday.
        “It’s just too big,” said John L. McGuirk III, who sits on the board.

  •     “The first thing to make clear is that White’s is going nowhere,” said Hal Zwick, the Devlin McNiff Halstead Properties broker who recently listed the building at 81 Main Street, home to White’s Pharmacy since 1873, for $7.75 million. “The business is going very strong,” Mr. Zwick said.

  •     An idea to turn a 40-acre field off Old Stone Highway into parking for 100 cars met with concern at Monday night’s Springs School Board meeting.
        Michael Hartner, the district’s superintendent, referred a “very amicable” meeting he had with East Hampton Town Supervisor Bill Wilkinson, Police Chief Eddie Ecker, and Scott Lynch, the town superintendent of highways.

  •     Everyone talks about the weather, but no one does anything about it. Mark Twain’s famous quote could have applied to the first budget workshop session for the East Hampton Union Free School District. Although district residents, parents, staff, and faculty have had plenty to say in the past, the East Hampton School Board began slogging through the proposed 2012-13 budget line by line on Tuesday night to a cold and empty boardroom.

  • It’s customary on Valentine’s Day for a husband to give his heart to his wife, but a kidney?
  • There have been rumblings that the Ross School, known for its innovative academic model, may be fraying at the edges.

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