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Many school board races are uncontested this year
Clockwise, Ivonne Tovar-Morales, Donna Sutton, Anna Bernasek, Patrick Brabant, Markanthony Verzosa

Tyler Armstrong, seen here while he was running for election in 2015, has decided against a re-election campaign. Morgan McGivern

A commercial dragger working off Montauk in 2016 David E. Rattray

Jeffrey Bragman is poised to join the East Hampton Town Democratic ticket as a candidate for town board pending a formal vote at a nominating convention later this month. Morgan McGivern

Grants, loans would eliminate homeowners’ up-front costs, county exec says
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has been traveling the county this week promote a proposal to establish a grant and loan program to help homeowners through out the county replace antiquated septic systems with new ones that remove nitrogen, which has been identified as a major cause of surface and groundwater pollution. David E. Rattray

Courtney Sale Ross, right, with Julie Andrews in March of 2016 Morgan McGivern

Judith Pfister is retiring after teaching in the Montauk School for 32 years. Judy D’Mello

Cantor Debra Stein is among the members of East Hampton Clericus distributing buttons bearing the message “Love Thy Neighbor.” Durell Godfrey
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Jill Malusky moved from Kentucky to take over as the executive director of the East Hampton Historical Society. Richard Barons, the current director, will retire later this year. Carissa Katz

The participants in a March 30 forum on environmental sustainability held at Mandala Yoga in Amagansett were, from left, Brendan Davison of Good Water Farms; Scott Bluedorn, an artist and activist; Bob Deluca of the Group for the East End; Scott Chaskey of Quail Hill Farm; Linda James of the East Hampton Town Energy Sustainability Committee, and Bill Chaleff, an architect. Biddle Duke, far right, the founding editor of East magazine, organized the event. Durell Godfrey