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  • The new owner of the former Oceanside Motel in Montauk, now called Hero Beach Club, has sued East Hampton Town over its adoption last month of a law that prohibits resorts from having takeout food shops.
  • East Hampton’s new port security vessel, a 42-foot boat that will be stationed in Montauk to fight fires and assist the Coast Guard with its duties under the Department of Homeland Security, will be christened in a ceremony on Wednesday.
  • East Hampton officials are set to enact a law and establish a rebate program designed to get septic systems that contribute to water pollution out of the ground and replace them with newer ones that reduce emissions of nitrogen.
  • Breakfast is the thing at Sugar, a new eatery in Montauk, which has design-your-own bowls of cereal and fresh-made donuts daily, as well as sundaes and milkshakes. It is open daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and is downtown on South Edison Street. Dan’s GrillHampton, a cooking competition and tasting event at which eight East End chefs will compete against eight chefs from Manhattan, will take place tomorrow night at the Fairview Farm at Mecox in Bridgehampton.
  • A $4 million purchase of enhanced development rights on almost 30 acres of farmland in Wainscott would be the first East Hampton Town acquisition under which only food farming would be permitted.
  • The tiny house craze, a proliferation across the country of small dwellings on wheels, similar to recreational vehicles, could be brought to bear on a problem in East Hampton: the lack of affordable housing for seasonal workers.
  • East Hampton Town may have had its efforts to stem noise from aircraft using East Hampton Airport shot down in court, and found no success in a bid to have the Supreme Court review the case, but town board members are not giving up.
  • The barn at the historic Duck Creek Farm on the corner of Three Mile Harbor and Squaw Roads in Springs has been restored after an 18-month process and will open to the public on Saturday with an exhibit of artwork by Sydney Albertini.
  • The Ludlow family of Water Mill will have a grand opening of the Farm Store at Mecox Bay Dairy on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. featuring a barbecue, tastings of the dairy’s cheeses, and farm tours. Tickets are on sale for a Taste of Montauk, a smorgasbord of the hamlet’s culinary offerings to be presented at the Montauk Yacht Club alongside Lake Montauk on July 23 from 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Four Long Island restaurateurs will be on the panel at the next “Out of the Question” discussion at the Southampton Arts Center, hosted by Warren Strugatch next Thursday at 7 p.m. A potluck dinner will be held tonight at the Peconic Land Trust’s Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton from 5 to 8 p.m. in conjunction with Slow Food East End.

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