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  • The Deacon David Hedges house in Sagaponack, a farmhouse built in 1775 by a descendant of one of the founding families of East Hampton, was listed for sale last Wednesday for an asking price of $11.95 million.
  • The building plans for the Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center received approval from the village’s board of historic preservation and architectural review last Thursday, bringing the project one step closer to breaking ground.
  • Long Island Restaurant Week; Lulu Kitchen plans to reopen in May; Taste of Tuckahoe; new seasonal openings, and more
  • After receiving strong opposition from the East Hampton Town Planning Board, a proposed subdivision of 41.3 acres of farmland along Montauk Highway in Sagaponack came under further scrutiny from the Sagaponack Village Board on Monday.
  • As East Hampton Village continued to refine the language of a proposed law governing special events, proponents and critics of the measure voiced their concerns at a trustee meeting last Thursday.
  • Sag Harbor’s Main Street, which has been the site of ongoing real estate drama — including the fall and impending rise of the village’s cinema, the passing of the Conca D’Oro pizza parlor, and a rash of construction projects — has yet another issue to contend with: a near half-acre of commercial and residential property between Main and Division Streets has been listed for sale for just shy of $12 million.
  • Magic mushrooms; restaurant week continues; "The Fisherman's Wife"; Paton Miller speaks at Almond, Barbara Thomas at Golden Eagle and Nick and Tonis, and more
  • The owners of Gurney’s Montauk Resort and Seawater Spa have approved a plan to buy out the inn’s timeshare owners and take full control of the property.
  • Rose Brown, a member of the East Hampton Village design review board and the former chairwoman of the planning board, has declared her intention to run for one of the two village board seats up for a vote in the June 19 election.
  • In the end, love — and some shrewd legal maneuvering — conquered all, as the wedding for Kevin O’Brien and Tara McCauley took place at the Hedges Inn on Saturday, overcoming a bitter permitting dispute.

Blogs by this author:

  • After spending decades looking after the beautification of East Hampton Village at large, the Ladies Village Improvement Society focused on a project even closer to home this winter, refurbishing its headquarters and thrift shops at 95 Main Street.
  • The South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton is heading out into the wild to do some species spotting. Tomorrow night at 7, Joe Giunta, a birding instructor for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, will lead participants on an owl prowl. The evening starts off indoors with a slide show and an audio presentation of various owl calls and then ventures into the woods as Mr. Giunta attempts to call the nocturnal birds into viewing range. The museum says odds are good for spotting an eastern screech owl and possibly a great horned owl. Binoculars have been recommended.