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  • Members of the public weighed in this week about the future of East Hampton Town’s scavenger waste treatment plant.
  •     After setting a minimum price of $3 million for the sale of seven town-owned office condominiums at Pantigo Place in East Hampton — or $428,571 per condo — the three members of the East Hampton Town Board’s Republican majority agreed on Tuesday to accept a bid of $1.2 million for four of the condos, a sale price of $300,000 each.
        The decision set off a heated discussion, but the debate may well be moot, as the buyer, Andrew Sabin, said yesterday that he had withdrawn his bid.

  •     Dave Martin, an East Hampton Town police officer, was presented with the department’s Officer of the Year award late last month.
           Officer Martin responded to a call last February from a young girl whose father had shot her mother with a pellet gun and was holding the family, including a sibling, at knifepoint in a Springs house. After getting the victims safely out of the house, he subdued the man and took him into custody.

  • Conrad and Josie Goerl’s showpiece overlooking Northwest Harbor has been transformed into model of green energy and design -- with an infusion of color from the hot palette of Ms. Goerl’s native Brazil.
  •    On Friday, Feb. 24, the Living Room restaurant in East Hampton will have a Taste, Wine, and Dine event. Seatings will be at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. For $98 per person, plus tax and gratuity, diners will get a four-course dinner and a tasting of six wines chosen by Chris Miller, the restaurant’s sommelier. On the menu will be duck leg cassoulet, and veal cheek braised in red wine with truffle potato purée and sweetbread-stuffed cabbage rolls.

    Annual Oscar Contest

  • A Lindenhurst company wants to purchase the town-owned scavenger waste plant on Springs-Fireplace Road in East Hampton.
  • An announcement by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood that the Federal Aviation Administration will for the first time mandate Long Island helicopter routes.
  •    As Valentine’s Day is a holiday that gets even the most stalwart homebodies out for a meal, here is the scoop on some places where diners can celebrate.
        In Montauk, Manucci’s, which specializes in seafood as well as Italian cuisine, will offer a special Valentine’s Day menu. Items from the regular menu will also be available. Dinner is served nightly at Manucci’s beginning at 5 p.m. Reservations have been suggested.

    Oyster Prelude

  • Town officials confirmed that they are considering candidates to step into Larry Penny’s shoes as East Hampton Town’s natural resources director, while also denying that Mr. Penny has submitted an official request for retirement.
  •     A concrete and gunite plant found to have been operating illegally on part of a five-acre property behind the Agway site on Snake Hollow Road in Bridgehampton has been removed following a successful lawsuit against its owners by the Town of Southampton and neighboring property owners.
        After East End Concrete and its principal, David Schiavoni, were sued in 2008, a court stipulation called for the plant to cease operations and all materials and structures to be removed from the site.

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