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  •     Summer is a good time for foodies, not only because of the abundance of fresh vegetables and seafood, but also because, like regular folk, top chefs enjoy a chance to visit the South Fork and ply their trade for a good cause.
        The James Beard Foundation’s Chefs and Champagne event at Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack on Saturday will feature culinary treats from a select group of more than 40 chefs. Among them will be James Carpenter, who heads up the kitchen at the Living Room restaurant in East Hampton.

  • At an East Hampton Town Board meeting last Thursday night, Debra Foster, a former Democratic town councilwoman, questioned the veracity of some of the data included in a report on housing in East Hampton Town.
  • The teenagers attending the Rena’s Promise creative writing camp were Surrounded by other camp groups playing sports, swimming, and doing arts and crafts on a hot day at the Quinipet Camp and Retreat Center
  • East Hampton Town has been paying for health insurance for ex-employees who are not entitled to it, according to an in-house audit by the town’s budget office.
  • It’s a big vision: fireworks arcing through the night sky over Three Mile Harbor in midsummer, just after Bastille Day, when thousands of people have grown accustomed to gathering for three decades now around the harbor’s edges and on boats to see them.
  • Legislation was passed by the New York State Legislature last week placing a 2-percent cap on real property tax increases or limiting them to the rate of inflation, whichever is smaller. Intended to relieve taxpayers’ burdens.

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