The New York State Liquor Authority and East Hampton Town have prohibited the Surf Lodge in Montauk from holding live outdoor musical performances after citing the establishment for numerous code violations including overcrowding, most recently for an event held there last September.
The Suffolk County executive’s office has formally asked Suffolk County Comptroller John M. Kennedy Jr. to rescind the 1099 tax forms his office sent to homeowners who took advantage of a county grant program that helps pay for the installation of nitrogen-reducing septic systems.
Those who think the South Fork is already crowded enough may be chagrined to learn that its population could be larger than we think. But don’t worry, these denizens won’t be adding to the trade parade or making the checkout lines longer, in fact these beings have already “checked out.”
The Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival spring series will present a fifth season of solid classical repertoire mixed with contemporary compositions, first-time guests and familiar faces, and a variety of instrumental timbres, with three concerts beginning on Saturday.
Just as George Plimpton sparred with Archie Moore and Sugar Ray Robinson, and trained with the Detroit Lions, I, too, like to dabble in participatory journalism, especially when it requires finding, testing, and eating retro recipes.
Birds continue to return north. Jane Bimson sent me a nice shot of an osprey perched in a tree at the edge of Fort Pond. Karen Rubinstein, who has overseen the Montauk Christmas Count for the past two years, and lives with her sister on Accabonac Harbor, reported that a pair of fish crows arrived and she observed an oystercatcher at Louse Point. She still has a pine siskin at her feeder that has yet to go north.