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After a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday evening to inaugurate Amagansett’s new privy in the parking lot behind Main Street, members of the hamlet’s citizens advisory committee repaired to the American Legion Hall for their monthly meeting.
The property occupied by the now-defunct Cyril’s Fish House will be the subject of a hearing on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. before the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals.
Members of the Montauk Playhouse Community Foundation, working to begin what has been planned from the start as the second phase of the reconstruction of the 1927 Tudor-style building, have turned to East Hampton Town for help.
New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. issued a statement Friday assailing the American Health Care Act, which passed by a 217-213 vote in the House of Representatives last Thursday.

East Hampton Town Future of the Coastline
The East Hampton Town Republican Committee completed its selection of candidates for townwide offices last week and was expected to formally nominate them at its regular monthly meeting yesterday.
With its endorsement of Jeffrey Bragman for town councilman, the East Hampton Town Democratic Committee’s screening committee has signed off on a slate of candidates for town board and other townwide offices, but a primary challenge could be in the works.
In August, after reaching yet another impasse over conflicting assessments and a purchase price, the Bistrians notified the town that they would proceed with development.
A Montauk hotel with a popular outdoor lounge scene would use an adjacent property for unspecified events most weekends this summer, a town official said.
Even after the state takes regulatory authority over Uber and other ride-hailing services, East Hampton Town will be allowed to apply parking restrictions.
With the weather and the resort season warming up, the East Hampton Town Board turned its attention this week to proposed town code changes about seating at takeout food shops as well as outdoor dining at restaurants and on sidewalks in downtown Montauk.
Representative Lee Zeldin has reintroduced the Plum Island Preservation Act, a bill to prevent the sale of Plum Island by the government to the highest bidder.
Representatives of East Hampton Town’s Fisheries Advisory Committee have asked for a comprehensive analysis of the socioeconomic importance of fisheries on the East End.