Villages

A consortium of developers, environmental groups, and others have formed the New York Offshore Wind Alliance to pressure state officials to make a long-term, large-scale commitment to offshore wind power.
The future of Montauk's downtown and harbor areas is under intense discussion this week as a team of planning consultants leads interested members of the public through a series of discussions and workshops Thursday through Saturday.
The East Hampton Ladies Village Improvement Society's Bargain Box thrift shop opened on Tuesday ready for the change in weather. After clearing out summer merchandise with a dollar sale last week, the L.V.I.S.
The East Hampton Village Board expressed its collective support for a strategy of lower risk and moderate income when the village's investment adviser delivered an annual update at the board's work session last Thursday.
The Hamptons International Film Festival is less than a month away, and, once again, The East Hampton Star is offering a chance to win a pair of coveted Founders Passes.
HarborFest celebrated Sag Harbor's maritime history over the weekend.
With the goal of recruiting more local residents who can produce their own TV programming, East Hampton’s public access station, LTV, has planned an orientation workshop for Monday night at its studio in Wainscott.
There will be seafood of all sorts on Saturday and Sunday when the Montauk Seafood Festival returns to the Montauk Marine Basin and Uihlein’s Marina for the fourth year.

Sunday marks the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and the crash of United Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pa.
Staff at the Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge in Noyac and the Amagansett National Wildlife Refuge have thanked visitors for respecting the beach closures.
The East Hampton Town Trustees’ attempt to open Georgica Pond to the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday was abandoned for the time being.

HarborFest, which this year will celebrate the maritime history of Sag Harbor, will launch into high gear on Saturday morning at 9, when an arts and crafts fair at Marine Park, a sidewalk sale on Main Street, and HarborFest vendors on Long Wharf will open for business.
Michele and Martin Cohen, who have a house in East Hampton, made a $5 million donation to National Jewish Health to create The Cohen Family Asthma Institute.