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  • Memorial Day weekend this year brought the return of a restored Civil War-era cannon to the green at Ashawagh Hall, where it sits atop the stone war memorial inscribed with the names of veterans from Springs.
  • Robert Sieber, the new executive chef at the Surf Lodge in Montauk, is making some changes to the menu, which includes dishes such as sea urchin linguine, fluke ceviche, crispy prawns, and fish tacos. The South Fork’s easternmost farmers market starts up for the season next Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Montauk green, and will continue weekly through the summer.
  • As restaurateurs gear up for Memorial Day weekend and the start of the moneymaking season, some are criticizing a proposed new law that they say would affect patrons waiting to be seated.
  • With so much going on around us on the East End every summer, some might forget to look up. But to the founders of the Montauk Observatory, the heavens, and our unobstructed view of stars, planets, and the Milky Way are worthy of attention — and a decade of effort.
  • At East Hampton Point, which opens this holiday weekend, Craig Atwood, who served as the restaurant’s chef from 2008 to 2010, has returned this year and revamped the menu. Dan’s Taste of Summer culinary events begin this weekend with Dan’s Rosé Soirée on Sunday at the Southampton Arts Center on Job’s Lane from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be more than 30 types of rosé to taste, and food from top chefs and restaurants including Baron’s Cove, Loaves and Fishes, and the East Pole.
  • What will happen in the days to come, and in future decades, along East Hampton’s 114 miles of coastline as a result of expected sea level rise and possible storms?
  • A new evening farmers market will begin June 1 on the grounds of Calvary Baptist Church in East Hampton and take place weekly from 5 to 8 p.m. through August. More than 50 rosé wines from Provence, Sancerre, California, Italy, Oregon, Corsica, Spain, Washington State, and other locations will be available for tasting at a spring preview at Wainscott Main Wine and Spirits on Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m.
  • The East Hampton Town employee who blew the whistle in March on the Parks Department’s reuse of industrial metal barrels as trash cans, and the disposal of the barrels’ chemical residue on the ground and in storm drains, has been fired.
  • Members of the Montauk Playhouse Community Foundation, working to begin what has been planned from the start as the second phase of the reconstruction of the 1927 Tudor-style building, have turned to East Hampton Town for help.

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