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  •    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.

  •    I am going to just say it, even though I may be labeled un-American: Super Bowl Sunday is as much about the food as it is the football.

  • The way in which the East Hampton Town Board makes decisions, and how much takes place in the public eye, is shaping up to be a bone of contention between the Republican majority and the two newly elected Democrats.
  • Questions are surfacing about the future of East Hampton Town’s septic waste plant, as the town board is poised to review proposals from private companies.
  • A plan to have a controversial new outdoor lighting law examined by a new committee drew agreement across the town board.

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