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Drone Spotted Flying Over Sag Harbor

Posted on 06 August 2014

At the signal from Theo Gray, Isabella di Russa sprinted down Pierson Hill, a streak of pink and red as a long Chinese dragon kite trailed behind her. Darting among a triangle of bright beach umbrellas held by classmates at the bottom of the hill, she weaved the dragon between them.

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The Lure is the Thing

Posted on 06 August 2014

To the casual observer, the scene at Montauk Point during the fall striped bass run is chaotic. Fishermen, standing shoulder to shoulder, cast all manner of fishlike devices into the surf, hoping to entice a trophy bass to clamp down on the one at the end of their line.

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Food Trucks: A Family Affair on the East End

Posted on 06 August 2014

As August begins and the masses descend in full force upon the East End, it seems to take longer to do everything. Longer lines mean that the simple process of buying a picnic lunch to take to the beach can eat up a full hour of valuable Vitamin-D time. But entrepreneurial gastronomes are providing an option with affordable food trucks just steps from the dunes.

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Expert Says Blue Green Algae in Georgica Pond Is Not a Serious Threat

Posted on 06 August 2014

The East Hampton Town Trustees closed Georgica Pond to fishing and crabbing on July 24, after routine water testing found there to be increased levels of blue-green algae.

Al Daniels Announces Retirement from North Haven Village

Posted on 06 August 2014

Al Daniels, long a fixture around North Haven Village Hall, recently informed the North Haven Village Board that he will be retiring from his post as building inspector in the fall.

Southampton Town Helps Keep Farmers Farming

Posted on 06 August 2014

In one afternoon on the East End, you can visit rolling estates, beachfront shacks, or thousands of acres of working farms. Preserving that farmland has been no small feat, but thanks to the work of the Peconic Land Trust, Southampton Town has established a precedent that might make farming easier throughout the state.

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One Hundred Writers Under One Tent for East Hampton Library’s 10th Annual Authors Night

Posted on 06 August 2014

With bookstores closing their doors nationwide, one event continues to honor the feeling of a hardcover in your hand and the smell of fresh pages, rather than the glare of yet another screen. The 10th Annual Authors Night at East Hampton Library gathers a collection of over 100 celebrated authors in all genres — and thousands of their books — under one tent.

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Sag Harbor School District’s New Business Administrator Excited About Small Town Possibilities

Posted on 06 August 2014

After managing a budget of just under $100 million, a staff of about 900 and seven separate school buildings, school business official Jennifer Buscemi is grateful to be coming to Sag Harbor.

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Bridgehampton School Board Yet to Hire New Athletic Director

Posted on 06 August 2014

The Bridgehampton School is yet to settle on a plan for a new athletics administrator and physical education teacher following Mary Anne Jules’ retirement from her long-held post as athletic director last month.

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East Hampton Still At Odds Over Proposed Formula Business Legislation

Posted on 06 August 2014

East Hampton residents and town board members remain at odds over proposed legislation that would require formula or “chain” stores to acquire special permits.

The legislation was introduced in an effort to maintain the rural character of the town and would require a business franchise with more than 15 stores in the United States to apply for a special use permit.