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  • “I have about 7,500 books in this library, and approximately an equal number downstairs,” said Michael Braverman, while seated in the biggest room of his East Hampton house, where wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling shelves are filled. “I don’t buy a lot of books anymore.”
  • Donald Horowitz, a co-owner of Wittendale's Florist and Greenhouses on Newtown Lane, told the East Hampton Village Board he and about 12 other shopkeepers had met with Mr. Ringel to register their complaints about the fair.
  • The East Hampton Village Board has proposed an operating budget of $22,957,802 for the 2019-2020 fiscal year, an increase of $778,872, or 3.5 percent, from last year.
  • Barbara Borsack, who became the first woman elected to the East Hampton Village Board in 2000, is hoping to be the first woman elected village mayor in 2020.
  • In April, for the fourth month in a row, revenues for the Peconic Bay Region Community Preservation Fund were down from last year. Thus far in 2019, $23.94 million has been collected, over 24 percent less than in 2018, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. announced on Tuesday.
  • Summer means pop-up and seasonal restaurants and chefs from New York City on the South Fork.
  • Rosé has become the quintessential wine of summer, but there was a time when no self-respecting oenophile would have sullied a spit bucket with the stuff.
  • The waters off Havens Beach in Sag Harbor Village contained the highest amount of enterococcus bacteria of any East End bathing beach sampled on May 6 by the Surfrider Foundation.
  • Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino, the creative husband and wife behind such television shows as “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “Gilmore Girls,” asked the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals on Friday for permission to renovate all the structures on their property at 132 Main Street.
  • Paola’s, the Italian restaurant taking over the space formerly occupied by EMP Summer House on Pantigo Road in East Hampton, will open by Memorial Day weekend, Stefano Marracino, the owner, said on Friday.

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  • The owners of Bostwick's Chowder House in East Hampton announced this week that they will be opening a second restaurant, Bostwick's on the Harbor, on Three Mile Harbor in late May or early June.

  • It has taken more than 10 months, but Sag Harbor has a pizza parlor again. Sag Pizza opened in the Main Street space formerly occupied by the village's beloved Conca D'Oro earlier today.
  • 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.