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An 11-year-old from Brooklyn was found dead at the bottom of a swimming pool on Route 114 in East Hampton Sunday afternoon, police said.

A multi-thousand-person bike ride planned for Saturday that East Hampton officials had sought to prevent will go on in a reduced form after a settlement was reached between its organizer and East Hampton Town on Friday.
An East Hampton group that has been fighting against the installation by PSEG Long Island of a high-power electricity transmission line on new and higher poles filed suit on Wednesday in New York State Supreme Court in Riverhead in an effort to stop the project.
Recent storms have claimed some 20 feet of bluff, and several residents have proposed a sand-covered rock revetment to hold back the waters of Gardiner's Bay.
Jason Lee, the former Goldman-Sachs managing director who was arrested last summer in East Hampton on charges that he raped a 20-year-old Irish student, was ordered Friday by New York Supreme Court Justice Barbara R. Kahn to refrain from any further contact with the woman, including through third parties.
Several changes are proposed to the “smart lighting” code adopted in 2006, though the code itself will largely remain intact. East Hampton Town’s outdoor lighting regulations will be discussed at Town Hall next Thursday night.
The East Hampton Town police announced this week that they have launched both a Facebook page and a Twitter account in order to increase communication with the public.
“Don’t use the B word,” said Gene Stilwell, an agent at Town and Country Real Estate who specified the preferred real estate term: “lower level.”
The teachers of the Montauk School, who have embraced the Common Core, the national education standard for students from kindergarten through 12th grade, seemed to have swayed a large group of parents and some board members to support it.