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  •     Fall harvest time brings lots of celebrations of local bounty. The Wolffer Estate Vineyard harvest party will take place at the vineyard in Sagaponack on Oct. 7 from noon to 5 p.m. The rain date is Oct. 8.

  • Suffolk County this week served notice that it may sue the town and demanded the restoration of the prime agricultural soil that was hauled away.
  •     A meeting on the regional impact of helicopter noise and traffic out of East Hampton Airport took place in Southampton on Monday, hosted by Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst, Southampton Councilwoman Christine Scalera, and Congressman Tim Bishop. No representative of East Hampton Town, which owns the airport, was present.

  •     The Army Corps of Engineers is seeking a decision from East Hampton Town about what tack to take for future dredging of Montauk Harbor and erosion control along the nearby western shore.
        At a town board meeting on Tuesday, Brian Frank, an environmental analyst at the Planning Department, laid out the options and their costs, estimates developed in 2010. Three alternatives had been presented by the Army Corps to the town board and to the public at two forums in June.

  • Opened, Closed
        Tom Colicchio opened his restaurant at the Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton last weekend. The restored 1842 Greek Revival mansion will also house a luxury inn. The 50-seat eatery will have a locavore focus, with a vegetable-centric menu that includes dishes made with produce grown on an on-site garden plot.

  • Members of the town board requested clarification about a $118,000 bill for legal services.
  •     The owners of cesspool-pumping businesses turned out en masse last Thursday night to tell the East Hampton Town Board hearing that closing the scavenger waste plant, in use in recent months as a transfer station only, would have a profound effect on them — in some cases, putting them out of business.

  •     The proposed purchase of three properties with money from the community preservation fund will be the subject of an East Hampton Town Board hearing next Thursday night at 7, at Town Hall.
        One parcel, just shy of six acres, is at 41 Three Mile Harbor Road in Springs, just north of Halsey’s Marina, on Three Mile Harbor. It is owned by the Prand Corporation. The purchase price is $3 million.

  •    It may be firmly post-Labor Day, but almost all of the local farmers markets continue. Going through the close of September are the East Hampton Farmers Market, on North Main Street on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the Shelter Island Farmers Market, on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the grounds of the Shelter Island Historical Society on South Ferry Road. The Saturday markets at Ashawagh Hall in Springs and in Sag Harbor at Bay and Burke Streets, which both take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., will extend through October.

  • Anger over airport noise was apparently the motivation for a caller to the airport noise hotline late last week, which prompted representatives of the F.B.I. to visit.

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