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  • Harvest Wine
        Tickets are on sale for several events to take place during the second annual Harvest Wine Auction and Celebration of Long Island’s East End, which begins on Labor Day weekend.
        On Sept. 3, the American Hotel will host one of several “wine salon” programs to be offered throughout the event. They will offer a behind the scenes look at viticulture and winemaking on Long Island, and feature discussions with some of the industry’s leading experts.

  • An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale centered near Mineral, Va., 83 miles southwest of Washington D.C., at 1:51 p.m. was sent shock waves across the East End this afternoon.
  • The East Hampton Town Board aims to close a loophole in town law to alleviate the stress on Montauk.
  •     “As a result of complaints . . . I thought we should pursue shutting the airport down from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.,” East Hampton Town Supervisor Bill Wilkinson said at a town board meeting on Tuesday. “We’re running into — no pun intended — some headwinds on that.”

  • Cooking Class Alfresco
        Silvia Lehrer, a cooking teacher and columnist who recently published “Savoring the Hamptons: Discovering the Food and Wine of Long Island’s East End,” will present a cooking class outdoors at Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton on Friday, Aug. 26.

  • A plea to take an aggressive stand against Montauk bars and restaurants that are serial violators of town laws and move to shut them down.
  • Suggested $25,000 fine for curfew violators.
  • Poor ticket sales cause organizers to pull the plug on the MTK festival.
  •     The annual Fisherman’s Fair takes over the Ashawagh Hall green in Springs on Saturday, offering fun, fare, shopping, crafts, and camaraderie for the 79th year.
        From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the grounds surrounding the hall, the Springs Library, and the Parsons Blacksmith Shop will be full, rain or shine.

  • East Hampton Town

    Wainscott Land Preserved
        After a hearing last Thursday night, the East Hampton Town Board approved the purchase of 26 acres on Six Pole Highway in Wainscott. The land will be bought with $3.2 million from the community preservation fund.