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The Departure

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  • Publication: East Hampton Press
  • Published on: Aug 29, 2023
  • Columnist: Marilee Foster
Long before Labor Day, you have the middle of August. This is, for farmers who employ college students, Labor Day, indeed. The summer employees go early and, honestly, when you... more

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