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  • Kilkare, the iconic 1879 house dramatically moored atop a 3.42-acre swath of bluff and dunes on the Georgica oceanfront in Wainscott has hit the market again with a different real estate agent and a notably amended listing.
  • The seed of the idea for the Shed — a new, shared workspace run by women, for women, which launches Tuesday in Sag Harbor — began serendipitously.
  • Bridgehampton School District residents approved an additional $4.74 million in funding last Thursday for the district’s renovation and expansion project, bumping the total funding for the project to $29.4 million and avoiding a new round of delays that could have pushed completion of the project well past the current July 2020 target date.
  • The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has ruled that the Sand Land industrial mine in Noyac must stop its controversial mining operations and confine itself solely to remediation work on the 50-acre site, potentially ending a two-decades-long fight between the mine’s owner and local citizens, elected officials, and environmental groups who have contended the mine was polluting the region’s aquifer and should be shut down.
  • Springs school officials met with two members of the East Hampton Town Board last week and agreed to the town’s request for more detailed information about the additional $235,000 the district is seeking to help it upgrade to a nitrogen-reducing wastewater treatment system.
  • An East Hampton attorney who pleaded guilty in April to stealing more than $750,000 from a co-worker and two clients of Bainton Lynch, a now defunct East Hampton law firm of which he was a partner, was sentenced on Tuesday to the eight charges he was facing, including grand larceny and identity theft.
  • By a vote of 132 to 98, voters approved an additional $4.74 million in funding for the district's renovation and expansion project, bumping total funding for the project to $29.4 million and avoiding delays that could have pushed completion of the project well past the current July 2020 target date.
  • The church and synagogue leaders who make up the East Hampton Clericus share a belief that they can more effectively serve their communities together than they would apart.
  • If the additional funding is approved, Robert Hauser, the district superintendent, estimated that individual taxpayers’ bills would rise about $20 a year for every million dollars of assessed value on their homes.
  • School officials and consultants explained the confluence of events that is sending the district back to residents on Thursday for a vote to approve an additional $4.7 million in funding for renovation and expansion of the school, on top of the $24.7 million that voters greenlighted two years ago.

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  • Gregory Metzger, coordinator for the South Fork Natural History Museum's Shark Research and Education program, uses just a rod and reel to catch the juvenile great whites that were tagged and studied the past few years to establish, for the first time ever, that Long Island's waters are the only confirmed nursery area for great whites in the North Atlantic.