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  •     It seems that everyone that Tony Duke met, or whose lives he touched, was personally touched, and with lasting effect. Because that’s what kind of man Tony was. The founder of the Boys Harbor camp on Three Mile Harbor, who died on April 30 at 95, was warm and genuine and courtly, sincerely interested in others, and a gentleman who exuded an infectious joie de vivre. You walked away from an encounter with him feeling just so much better about life, yourself, and the world. He was handsome and caring, and dedicated himself to doing good.
     

  • Anthony Drexel Duke, who as founder of the former Boys Harbor camp on Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton was a model and benefactor to generations of inner-city children, died at home in Gainesville, Fla., on April 30.
  • An agreement between the Eastern Region Helicopter Council and East Hampton Town’s airport managers and air traffic controllers regarding helicopter routes into and out of the airport calls for choppers to reach altitudes of 3,000 and 3,500 feet over certain waypoints along designated routes, flying 1,000 feet higher than what had previously been outlined.

  • “The Affair,” a Showtime series for which a pilot was filmed here last fall, has been picked up for a season’s production — good news for its producers, but not so welcome for residents of Amagansett’s Beach Hampton neighborhood.
  • The Montauk beach protection project offered up by the Army Corps of Engineers at a presentation at East Hampton Town Hall proved a disappointment to some hoping for an immediate, large-scale beach reconstruction
  • After months of waiting to hear what the Army Corps of Engineers would offer to do for the town to reinforce the downtown Montauk beach at full federal expense under a Hurricane Sandy recovery program, East Hampton officials and residents learned yesterday that only one option has been deemed financially viable
  • Consultants inject soil contamination into PSEG fight; meeting is Saturday
  • Donations of antique objects dating from the 1880s through 1920 are being sought by a committee working to establish a farm museum at the former Lester farm at North Main and Cedar Streets in East Hampton, which is owned by East Hampton Town.

    The group is also seeking volunteers who would staff the museum during open hours once a week, on Saturdays.

  • Speakers at a hearing last Thursday on proposed regulations on chain stores in East Hampton Town were largely in favor of the idea, but some counseled caution and urged the town board to notify individual commercial property owners and give them another chance to weigh in.

    “I don’t read the little print on these newspapers,” said Michael Cinque, the owner of Amagansett Wines and Spirits and several Main Street buildings in that hamlet. “Slow this down,” he said. “You should be contacting the people who are affected.”

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