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Downes Joins Adam Miller Group

Adam Miller Group, with offices in Bridgehampton, announced that Sag Harbor real estate attorney Dennis Downes, Esq., has joined the law firm.

“We are so pleased to welcome Dennis,” said Miller. “He’s a real estate and land use expert whose skill and years of local experience will be a huge asset to our firm. Dennis has zoning expertise that’s invaluable and unteachable. He is literally an encyclopedia of knowledge. Working closely with Brian DeSesa, who runs our growing land use practice, they will be an unstoppable team.”

Downes has been coming to Sag Harbor with his family since the mid-1950s. “I love the East End,” he said, “I’m delighted to be joining the firm. Adam’s proven track record, locally and in New York City, along with his highly skilled and responsive staff is hands-down the best fit.”

Downes serves as a special counsel for the Town of Southampton, the Town of Shelter Island, the Village of Southampton, and the Village of Westhampton Beach.

Amster-Young Joins Sabrina Levine

Sabrina Levine Communications announced the addition of award-winning industry vet, Karen Amster-Young to the strategic advisory team.

Amster-Young, who founded and ran her eponymous agency for many years, will be focusing on new business development the lifestyle and entertainment-focused PR firm, now in its fourth year of business. Long-standing clients include luxury vintage brand What Goes Around Comes Around, renowned relationship expert Rori Sassoon, and Invivo wines. SLC most recently announced Invivo’s new partnership with Sarah Jessica Parker.

One of the first clients Karen and Sabrina secured together under the SLC umbrella is The Surf Lodge in Montauk. SLC is gearing up for its second season working with the well-known Surf brand and will be focusing on promoting all aspects of The Surf Lodge, including its wellness programming, cuisine, new developments, and brand partnerships.

Karen Amster-Young is also a writer and her interviews have been published in numerous media outlets, predominantly in the Hamptons. She is also the author of “The 52 Weeks.”

Town Taps Business Advisory Committee Applicants

The Riverhead Town Board adopted a resolution to create and authorize the appointment of members to a new Business Advisory Committee.

This 13-member committee will exchange ideas and advise the board on matters pertaining to business in the Town of Riverhead. Ideal applicants will have a strong interest in promoting business, knowledge of the town code, experience running a business, and have a strong passion for improving their community.

Riverhead residents 18 and older knowledgeable in the related subject are invited to apply, and should submit cover letters and resumes by close of business on May 6 to townclerk@townofriverheadny.gov. For further information, call the Supervisor’s Office at 631-727-3200 ext. 654.

Sag Chamber Mixer

The Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce will hold a spring networking event on Thursday, April 25, from 6 to 9 PM at Page at 63 Main.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to get to know and socialize with business professionals in the Sag Harbor area. Learn how to use the Chamber’s advertising and promotional calendar to grow your business,” read a press release.

Tickets are $25 per person and include hors d’oeuvres. There is a cash bar. Those interested can visit www.sagharborchamber.com.

Montauk Businesses Sought For May Job Fair

A job fair co-sponsored by the Montauk Chamber of Commerce and the Montauk Library is being planned for May 11. Currently, the chamber seeks about 20 chamber member businesses to sign up for the free space, according to the organization.

“It’s no secret that Montauk businesses need additional staff during the spring, summer, and early fall visitor and vacation home owner seasons,” said Chamber executive director Laraine Creegan.

The fair will be advertised to job seekers in and around the East End. These opportunities will be for part-time, full- time, seasonal and year-round and community service jobs. Businesses should contact Creegan by calling 631-668-2428 as soon as possible. Visit the chamber’s website at www.montaukchamber.com or its Facebook page.

E-Waste Recycling Day

GeekHampton in Sag Harbor is celebrating Earth Day by offering an e-waste recycling event to the community.

GeekHampton has partnered with KAD Electronics Recycling to accept used computers (Mac and PC) and peripherals, monitors, printers, copiers, and more. (See geekhampton.com/ewaste-recycling for a full list of accepted items).

Items will be accepted Friday, April 19, Saturday, April 20, and Monday, April 22, between 10 AM and 6 PM at GeekHampton, 34 Bay Street, Sag Harbor. A $10 donation is requested to help offset the cost of recycling electronics.

The Spur Events

The Spur East, a coworking space at 44 Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton, offers complimentary high tea every Wednesday from 3:30 to 5 PM for members and their guests.

There is also an open house happy hour on Thursdays and Fridays from 5 to 7 PM, with fresh and healthy locally sourced drinks and cocktails. Afterward, every Friday, there is a ping pong tournament. For more information, visit www.thespur.com.

bridget@indyeastend.com