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  • A nearly half-century career in garden design will lead Halsted Welles to Carnegie Hall, where his artwork will be featured in a concert with music by Georgia Shreve.
  • "It sounds to me as if the community has spoken," Catherine Casey, the executive director of the housing authority, said during a hearing on a proposed 37-unit housing complex planned for Montauk Highway in Amagansett.
  • A lawsuit filed by former East Hampton Village Police Chief Jerry Larsen against the village, Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr., and Richard Lawler, a village board member, was dealt a setback by the New York State Supreme Court late last month.
  • The real estate industry began 2018 on a cautiously optimistic note. “We didn’t have a wildly robust first quarter, but we’re heading in the right direction,” said Aspasia Comnas, the executive diretor at Brown Harris Stevens of the Hamptons.
  • Gosman’s is back; Almond dabbles in duck and rosé; new restaurants in East Hampton and Montauk; Cinco de Mayo, and more.
  • The East Hampton Village Board on Friday adopted a law setting strict guidelines for large gatherings at private residences and commercial properties. It will not go into effect until Oct. 1, and in the meantime, potential legal action is being considered.
  • The impending arrival of new luxury retailers, a reshuffling of existing shops, renovations, and a few vacant storefronts have left East Hampton Village’s business district in flux as the summer season approaches.
  • The featured speaker at Wednesday’s A Night Out With event — a collaboration between the Golden Eagle Studio and Nick and Toni’s restaurant in East Hampton — will be Jane Martin, a multimedia artist. Wainscott Main Wine and Spirits will hold a workshop focusing on rosés on Wednesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The class will introduce students to rosés produced outside of the Provence region of France, the area most associated with the wine. Advance registration is by calling the store.
  • After losing a protracted legal battle, the children of the late John C. White Jr., a member of a Sagaponack farming family that dates back to the late 17th century, were forced to sell their father's farmhouse on Friday.
  • 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.

Blogs by this author:

  • 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.