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Jamie Bufalino
London Jewelers announced last Thursday that it has launched a trade-in program for luxury watches. Customers can choose whether to receive the cash value for a watch or get a store credit that is 20 percent higher than the quoted price.
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The prices below have been calculated from the county transfer tax. Unless otherwise noted, the parcels contain structures.
Johnette Howard
The word came down right after Thanksgiving, and it was a complete surprise to Eddie Downes, a presser who has worked since 1988 at East Hampton Cleaners. The Newtown Lane store is closing and is accepting no more work, effective immediately.
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The prices below have been calculated from the county transfer tax. Unless otherwise noted, the parcels contain structures.
David E. Rattray
Susan Nieland used to sell her handmade stone and metal jewelry at trunk shows, but they were lonely. She would lay out her work in a shop or other location, send out some email notices, and wait to make sales. Business was okay, she recalled this week. People would come, maybe buy something, perhaps just have a look around.
Isabel Carmichael
After zigzagging between the south and north sides of Main Street in Amagansett for at least 25 years, Beth Eckhardt, her flowers, and her home furnishings items have now alighted at what may be her most plum spot, at 248 Main Street in the building that used to house Decorum.
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Local Business Notes
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The prices below have been calculated from the county transfer tax. Unless otherwise noted, the parcels contain structures.
Star Staff
The prices below have been calculated from the county transfer tax. Unless otherwise noted, the parcels contain structures. Data provided by Suffolk Research Service of Southampton.
Jamie Bufalino
Christmas is coming and garden shops and nurseries already have begun selling fir trees. You’ve seen them everywhere. For the most part, when the holidays are over they are allowed to dry out on firewood piles, used by municipalities to shore up dunes, or taken to the dump.
Johnette Howard
The search for perfect holiday gifts can test your imagination, shopping stamina, and, above all, patience.
Photos by Durell Godfrey
The search for perfect holiday gifts can test your imagination, shopping stamina, and, above all, patience.
David E. Rattray
Montauk’s sandy soil was never all that good for farming. The highlands that give the topography there its undulating form were the result of heaps of stone and sediment (till) kicked over by the last glacier some 11,000 years ago.
Judy D’Mello
So farewell then, multiculturalism. It seems you’ve been dumped, alongside pet rocks and fondue sets, as yet another 1970s fad.
Photos by Durell Godfrey
So farewell then, multiculturalism. It seems you’ve been dumped, alongside pet rocks and fondue sets, as yet another 1970s fad.