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Town chips away at summertime woes
East Hampton Town officials are considering new crowd-control measures for bars and restaurants, like the Sloppy Tuna in Montauk, above. Those that cater to 100 or more patrons would be required to keep a precise mechanical or electronic count of their guests. T.E. McMorrow

Cantwell says 2016 max will be ‘very limiting’

Margaret Turner, a candidate for the East Hampton Town Board, and Tom Knobel, candidate for supervisor, greeted supporters at the East Hampton Republican Committee’s meet-the-candidates event last Thursday at East Hampton Point restaurant. Morgan McGivern

Morgan McGivern

Bonfire rules for Town of East Hampton beaches may change soon, requiring that they be kindled only within metal containers. David E. Rattray

A judge granted East Hampton Town a temporary restraining order that blocked the use of the restaurant as a nightclub. Jane Bimson

‘We need pest control,’ a fed-up resident says
Several hundred people crowded into the Montauk Firehouse Tuesday to urge the East Hampton Town Board to address the crowds, litter, excessive drinking, and general “party town” atmosphere in the hamlet. Doug Kuntz
East Hampton Town Police Chief Michael Sarlo reported on enforcement efforts in Montauk on recent weekend nights. Dell Cullum
Henry Uihlein, a Montauk businessman, said some people in the hamlet had “sold their soul for a buck” and are creating problems for their neighbors. Morgan McGivern