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Hamptons Cheat Sheet: Montauk miffed at Bravo over new reality show, Mary’s Marvelous closes in Amagansett … & more

By Cathaleen Chen | December 14, 2016 06:00PM

A shot from Bravo’s “Summer House” (Credit: Bravo)

Montauk is still salty about Bravo’s “Summer House” reality show

“Montauk is like your mom’s friend’s daughter who’s a little promiscuous — by a little, I mean a lot,” according to a cast member in Bravo’s new reality show, “Summer House.” But Montauk begs to differ. “We are very concerned that this show promotes a false picture of Montauk as a raucous party town, when in fact the complete opposite is true,” Paul Monte, president of the Montauk Chamber of Commerce, told Page Six. He described his hamlet as a “vacation destination for families, nature lovers and mature adults. He pointed out that the house in which the show was filmed was actually located in Amagansett and the producers were denied a permit to film on any public space in East Hampton Town — including Montauk. See for yourself when the show premieres Monday, Jan. 16 at 10 p.m. [Page Six]

New ER facility for Southampton Hospital would scrub out Little League ballfields

Tough luck, East Hampton Little Leagues. It’s looking increasingly likely that Southampton Hospital will choose the 4.5-acre site off Pantigo Road to build its new emergency care facility. The development would displace two ballfields used by local Little Leagues. The hospital would first have to purchase the parcel from the town, 27East reported. The 15,000-to-20,000-square-foot facility would also include 140 parking spaces and a helipad. The hospital is also considering a location on Stephen Hands Path. [27East]

Bridgehampton votes in favor of $24.7M school expansion bond

The 86-year-old Bridgehampton School will get its makeover after all. On Tuesday, 167 Bridgehampton voters — or 55 percent of the total vote — cast their ballots in support of the $24.7 million bond that would fund the renovation and 35,000-square-foot expansion of the school. It’s the only local school that has not had major capital improvements since it was built in 1930, according to the East Hampton Star. “This is something the students need and deserve and I’m glad the community recognized that,” school superintendent Lois Favre said after the voting results were announced Tuesday night. [EHS]

Mary’s Marvelous in Amagansett will be no more

Sad day for foodies on the East End: the Mary’s Marvelous on Main Street will be shuttering, and its space and kitchen equipment are now up for lease. The East Hampton village location, however, will remain, Curbed reported. The 1,100-square-foot, one-story building asks $625,000 per month, according to its listing, and the facility contains additional exterior storage space and a backyard patio. “This is a real opportunity for another smart business to move in and enjoy the opportunities of this prime location,” leasing agent Robert Kohr told Curbed. [Curbed]

Bridgehampton sells not one but two properties for $13M last week

Who said 13 was an unlucky number? Two houses in Bridgehampton traded hands last week for about $13 million each. The first, at 510 Halsey Lane, is a 10,570-square-foot mansion with eight bedrooms, 12.5 baths, a library, and a living room with floor-to-ceiling glass doors. The second is located on Sams Creek Road and spans 12,000 square feet and also contains eight bedrooms. The barn-like bungalow has 9.5 bathrooms, a home theater, gourmet kitchen, fitness studio with glass walls and a billiards room. [27East]

Fire that destroyed Sagaponack house: “It would have been worse”

A small cottage on Town Line Road was completely destroyed in a fire Friday, according to the East Hampton Star. No injuries were reported. At the time of the fire, no one was home. Bridgehampton Fire Chief Jeff White told the paper that the fire may have been started by a primary wire that shorted and fell on the house. The neighbors called 911, and by the time firefighters from Bridgehampton, East Hampton, Sag Harbor and North Sea arrived, the house was fully engulfed in flames. But it could have been worse, White added. If the winds “had been blowing differently,” he said, nearby houses could also have caught fire. [EHS]