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  • A plan to merge two vacant lots at 20 and 24 West End Road and build a single-family residence in excess of 10,000 square feet, plus a detached garage and accessory structures, was the subject of a lengthy discussion at the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals on Friday.
  • The second annual East Hampton Village fall festival, set to take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Herrick Park, hopes to match or surpass last year’s successful day with more food options, new activities, and ample opportunity for community engagement.
  • A clam chowder contest; Greek wines tasting at Wainscott Main, and more fall specials, this time at the 1770 House and Almond
  • A number of restaurants will get into the Halloween spirit over the next couple of weeks, with parties, drink specials, and prizes for the best costumes.
  • A proposal to use $4 million of the Town of Southampton’s community preservation fund to buy the development rights and a historic preservation easement on the Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center will be the subject of a public hearing on Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. at Southampton Town Hall. The town has been negotiating with the Sag Harbor Partnership, which bought the movie theater site for $8 million after the building was largely destroyed by fire in December 2016.
  • A $3 million project to rehabilitate Long Wharf in Sag Harbor was presented to the village board on Tuesday by Paul Boyce, the president of the engineering firm P.W. Grosser Consulting. No action was taken.
  • Seeking to bring order to the piles of free magazines that clutter the doorways of shops in the commercial district, particularly during the summer months, the East Hampton Village Board passed a law last Thursday that limits the distribution of such printed matter.
  • Schenck Fuels Services, a family-owned East Hampton company that has provided fuel oil and home heating services to residents of the town since 1902, was sold on Friday to the Star Group, a publicly traded corporation based in Stamford, Conn. The terms of the sale were not disclosed.
  • Long Island Restaurant Week will soon be here and a new course on food culture at Stony Brook Southampton
  • The recent sale of a group of commercial and residential properties on Main Street in Sag Harbor has left the shopkeepers who lease space in the buildings worried about being priced out of business by rising rents.

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  • 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.