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  • Jeremy Blutstein, the chef de cuisine at Almond in Bridgehampton and a fixture of the South Fork culinary world since he was a teenager, has been named the executive chef of Gurney’s Star Island Resort and Marina. The resort, which was formerly the Montauk Yacht Club, was purchased by Gurney’s in May. It is undergoing renovations and is scheduled to open in the spring.
  • Jeremy Blutstein, Almond restaurant's chef du cuisine and an emphatic locavore, has been named the executive chef of Gurney's Star Island Resort and Marina, scheduled to open in the spring.
  • As East End residents prepare 2018 tax returns, the repercussions of the tax reform law signed by President Trump in 2017, which takes effect this year, will affect local taxpayers, in particular those who have been able to deduct interest on home mortgages.
  • Restaurant week prix fixes, Super Bowl offerings, Artists and Writers dinner, and more
  • The replacement of the railroad trestles that cross North Main Street and Accabonac Road in East Hampton Village, which had been scheduled for next month, will happen in October or November, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said yesterday.
  • Friends of Havens Beach, an advocacy group seeking to prod Sag Harbor Village officials into improving the condition of the village’s only bathing beach, listed the detritus recently found in the sand there at a public forum at the John Jermain Memorial Library on Sunday.
  • A proposed law that would require updated wastewater treatment systems for all new residences and for existing ones that expand by 25 percent or increase the number of bedrooms was praised by environmental advocates at an East Hampton Village Board public hearing on Friday. There was no opposition.
  • Changes to the site plan for the 37-unit affordable housing complex to be built at 531 Montauk Highway in Amagansett were discussed by the East Hampton Town Planning Board on Jan. 16.
  • More winter specials, craft beer and wine tastings, a birthday dinner for Jackson Pollock, and more

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.