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  • A League of Women Voters candidates’ debate in East Hampton on Monday night touched on a host of issues about the town’s most pressing needs and underscored the differences between Democratic and Republican candidates for town supervisor and for two seats on the town board.
  • Tonight’s the night for a dinner at Almond in Bridgehampton featuring spirits from Widow Jane, a Brooklyn distillery, and pork from a pig raised at Root ’n’ Roost Farm in Livingston Manor, N.Y. Stefanie Sacks, a “culinary nutritionist,” will present a series of workshops with instructions for “meatless Mondays” beginning next week at a private residence in Bridgehampton. The 5:30 to 8 p.m. sessions, suitable for adults as well as children ages 10 and up, will begin with a brief discussion followed by hands-on cooking instruction.
  • Private well testing by state and county health officials will be expanded to 269 wells in an area surrounding East Hampton Airport, where perfluorinated chemicals, or PFCs, that have been tied to a variety of health issues were found in drinking water at one residence as of last week.
  • The southern pine beetle, which decimated pine forests in the southern United States and New Jersey before spreading to Long Island’s pine barrens, has reached East Hampton and devastated a six-acre portion of woodland in Northwest owned by the county and town.
  • An East Hampton Town Board vote last week to purchase the Wainscott property was a step in the right direction, according to a number of Wainscott residents who spoke in favor of the buy, but it was not the final hurdle in obtaining the 1.1-acre lot.
  • A recent appeals court ruling in a case that grew out of PSEG Long Island’s expansion of an electrical substation on Old Stone Highway in Amagansett, represents a mixed decision for East Hampton Town, which had sought to hold the utility provider to local zoning laws that would have required planning board review of the project.
  • A vote by the East Hampton Town Board last Thursday to ban parking on a grassy area off Edgemere Road bordering a dirt road that ends at the Montauk Firehouse was a great relief for residents of the two houses across from the area, which has been used by patrons of the nearby Surf Lodge.
  • Legislation to outlaw bump stocks proposed.
  • Coast Kitchen restaurant at the Montauk Yacht Club has a $29.95 (plus tax and tip) three-course prix fixe special for fall, served daily from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Getting through the first workdays of the week might become easier with a Tuesday night visit to Indian Wells Tavern in Amagansett, which is hosting Taco Tuesdays. Diners can choose among three different tacos, served with chips and salsa to start, topped with radish, cilantro, and queso fresco, and accompanied by rice and beans.
  • Suffolk County Health Department officials testing water from private wells near East Hampton Airport have found levels of chemicals at one residence above the Environmental Protection Agency’s acceptable level for lifetime exposure.

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