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Montauk Library Budget Vote Is Tuesday

Fri, 03/29/2024 - 08:49

Voting on the Montauk Library's 2024-25 budget will take place on Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m. The budget proposal is for $2.17 million, which would increase taxes by about $20 for the year for a house with a market value of $1.08 million.

Voters will also select members of the library board. There are four candidates for four open seats: Linda Barnds, Lynn Hammer, Yasna Schiappacasse, and Lisa Valcich. The two candidates who garner the most votes will serve terms of five years; the other two will serve partial terms created when prior trustees vacated their seats.

More details can be found in the library's spring newsletter online at montauklibrary.org.

Villages

Breaking Fast, Looking for Peace

Dozens of Muslim men, women, and children gathered on April 10 at Agawam Park in Southampton Village to celebrate Eid ul-Fitr and break their Ramadan fast together with a multicultural potluck-style celebration. The observance of this Muslim holiday wasn't the only topic on their minds.

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Item of the Week: Anastasie Parsons Mulford and Her Daughter

This photo from the Amagansett Historical Association shows Anastasie Parsons Mulford (1869-1963) with her arm around her daughter, Louise Parsons Mulford (1899-1963). They ran the Windmill Cottage boarding house for many years.

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Green Giants: Here to Stay?

Long Island’s South Fork, known for beaches, maritime history, and fancy people, is also known for its hedges. Hedge installation and maintenance are big business, and there could be a whole book about hedges, with different varieties popular during different eras. In the last decade, for example, the “green giant,” a now ubiquitous tree, has been placed along property lines throughout the Hamptons. It’s here to stay, and grow, and grow.

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