Villages

A festival and street fair proposed for May 20 on Newtown Lane by the executive director of the East Hampton Chamber of Commerce became official on Friday when the East Hampton Village Board voted to approve a special live entertainment permit.

The aquatic area at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter closed on Sunday for repairs and is expected to reopen on May 13. The RECenter will remain open for use of the other areas of the building.
The Star received reports of clams, and even dead crabs, covering portions of the sand at Beach Lane and Town Line Beach in Wainscott on Saturday, as well as Main Beach in East Hampton Village throughout the weekend.
The Springs Seedlings edible school garden program and the Project Most after-school program will benefit from the Empty Bowls soup event on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at the American Legion in Amagansett.
The Am O'Gansett Parade on Saturday was cheery despite 20-something temperatures and a bitter wind out of the northwest.
The East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals, meeting on Friday, was adamantly against allowing an outdoor patio at the Service Station restaurant to continue to be used for dining, as it has been for many years.
Organizacion Latino-Americana of Eastern Long Island has hired its first development and outreach associate. Itzel Nava, who grew up primarily in Southampton, is a recent graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in advertising and marketing comunications.
While the East End dodged much of the snow that had been forecasted Tuesday, heavy rain and heavy winds did wreak some havoc. 
With ominous weather expected to descend on the Northeast overnight, officials are gearing up for what Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said will be "a massive storm."
As the South Fork braces for a snowstorm Tuesday, the event cancellations and business closures have begun.
While much of Long Island is under a blizzard watch, meteorologists say the East End will see less snow, though this northeaster leaves plenty of cause for concern with power outages and dangerous road conditions possible.
A blizzard watch is in effect for all of Long Island from late Monday night through Tuesday evening.
The 55th annual Montauk Friends of Erin St. Patrick's Day Parade is around the corner, and there are several events, starting this weekend, leading up to the big day.