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The Town of Southampton has just approved the installation of mile markers on town beaches every tenth of a mile, which would help emergency workers locate the source of 911 calls. But, as one would expect in the Hamptons, this pretty reasonable idea did have its fair share of detractors: "Voting nay was Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst, I-Sag Harbor, who said community members have been coming to her office and there’s a movement coming to oppose the idea. Also opposed was Councilwoman Bridget Fleming, D-Noyac, who said she was concern about sign pollution." But despite their objections, we expect to see these signs in place by next summer, so now the only thing to fix is being able to get enough cell reception on the beach to actually call 911 in the first place. [Southampton Patch]