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  • East Hampton Town

    Helicopter Traffic Soars

  • Contessa’s Cookbooks

    Ina Garten’s extensive cookbook collection, housed at her East Hampton residence, where she also has space for a test kitchen and shoots of her “Barefooot Contessa” Food Network TV show, are featured in the September issue of Food Network magazine. The issue is on newsstands now. A list of Ms. Garten’s go-to cookbooks is online at

    At Harlow East

  • The future of a 19-acre Amagansett parcel could include crop production, a center for local small farms and food producers, a horse rescue and breeding operation, or even a golf driving range.
  • The future of the Springs General Store is unclear, but one thing is likely: After May of next year, Kristi Hood, who has been running the store for years, will not be there.
  • East Hampton Town

    Seeking a Truck Law Compromise

    A committee comprising homeowners and local contractors who could be affected by proposed limits on the parking of commercial vehicles at one’s house will meet to seek a compromise after both sides spoke passionately at a July 17 hearing on a possible new law.

  • Residents who wish to make a complaint to the town ordinance enforcement department may now do so online, and the complaint will be immediately received electronically by officials and officers on the job, who will call officers on the job via cellphone.

    Betsy Bambrick, the head of the department, described the procedure at a town board meeting on Tuesday.

    A complainant must provide a valid email address and other information, or the system will not accept the complaint. Once an investigation begins, case files are kept confidential, she said.

  • Stonecrop Wines

    The Stonecrop vineyard in Martinborough, New Zealand, which is owned by Andy Harris and Sally Richardson of Montauk, has released its first rosé. The Montauk duo will be on hand for a wine-tasting at the Domaine Franey wine shop in East Hampton from 4 to 7 p.m. tomorrow, and will be pouring not only this year’s rosé but a Stonecrop 2013 sauvignon blanc and a 2010 pinot noir.

    Food Truck Derby

  • PSEG Long Island has announced a long-range plan for the South Fork that falls short on its details, according to several local officials.
  • At a hearing next Thursday night, the East Hampton Town Board will take comments on a change to the town code that would clarify restrictions on the expansion of commercial buildings in limited-business zones.

    The zoning district is designed to allow low-intensity uses in places where business areas give way to residential zones. Restrictions on the types of businesses and their size are designed to protect the residential character of the designated areas.

  • East Hampton Town

    151 Signs

    Signs illegally placed on the public rights-of-way have been removed by East Hampton ordinance enforcement officers and other personnel, Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell reported last week. Mr. Cantwell said that to date, 151 signs have been removed.

    Leber on A.R.B.

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