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Music All Over Montauk This Week

Music for Montauk will kick off its summer series of outdoor concerts Thursday with “Brahms Gypsy Dances,” passionate quartet songs, accompanied by piano and strings, under a tent at Third House at Montauk County Park.

On Aug. 17 the selection will be Bach’s most festive Cantata No. 51, featuring strings, trumpet, keyboard, and vocals, with the operatic star Rachelle Durkin and trumpeter C.J. Camerieri. Both concerts, at 6:30 p.m., are free and family friendly. Concertgoers are encouraged to take picnics, chairs, and blankets.

Aug 12, 2019
Barbecue Day

Calvary Baptist Church on Spinner Lane in East Hampton will have its annual barbecue on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m.

Aug 8, 2019
I.Y. Halsey’s Newtown Lane Garage

In business for over 50 years in East Hampton, Halsey’s Garage rose from humble beginnings but seemed to find itself in the right place at the right time.

Aug 8, 2019
Trestle Work Yields Pile-Driving, Rattling Noise, and Traffic ‘50 Cars Deep’

Hook Mill Road in East Hampton Village will remain closed to most traffic through Nov. 10 as construction crews continue replacing the railroad trestles crossing North Main Street and Accabonac Road.

Aug 8, 2019
Trump to Visit the Hamptons

With a segment of the donor class camped on the South Fork this month, President Trump is to attend fund-raisers tomorrow at a Bridgehampton house owned by the developer Joe Farrell and at the Southampton house of the developer Stephen Ross and his wife, Kara Ross.     

Aug 8, 2019
Herrick Park East Hampton Officials Picture a New, Improved Herrick Park

East Hampton Village has hired a landscape architecture firm to develop plans to improve Herrick Park with new pathways, reconfigured ball fields, better lighting, and formalized entrances.

Aug 8, 2019
No One in Charge of Handicapped Parking on State Roads

For years, drivers with handicapped placards have favored a space for easy access to the library and Guild Hall across the street. Now, suddenly, the Handicapped Parking sign was no longer there.

Aug 1, 2019
Questions on Water Quality Remain Unanswered at Popular Montauk Surfers' Beach

As complaints about water quality at Ditch Plain persist, with surfers falling ill and beachgoers reporting foul odors at low tide, routine testing performed there this week by Concerned Citizens of Montauk turned up nothing amiss.

Aug 1, 2019
Nonprofits Seek Fresh Generation of Volunteers

Sally Krusch wishes the Friends of the Montauk Library had a few more young volunteers to do some of the heavy lifting — literally and figuratively.

Ms. Krusch, the president of the Friends’ board of trustees, said it could benefit from more help with administrative tasks and event planning, and also with the actual carrying of boxes of books. Its roster of volunteers consists mostly of retired folks — Ms. Krusch is 70, and there’s even one member in her 90s — and books are heavy.

Aug 1, 2019
Whale Too Far Gone to Learn Cause of Death

After a dead humpback whale was found floating six miles off Montauk on July 24, scientists from the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society are seeking to pinpoint the cause of death.

“It’s pretty inconclusive what we’ve found so far,” said Robert DiGiovanni, the founder and chief scientist of the conservation society, which conducted a necropsy of the animal on Friday on a cordoned-off portion of Montauk’s Umbrella Beach. “The whale was severely decomposed so we didn’t really find a lot of internal organs,” said Mr. DiGiovanni.

Aug 1, 2019