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Because East Hampton Village restricts the height of a garage to 20 feet, Jim and Gretchen Johnson, owners of a century-old house at 31 Old Beach Lane called Nid de Papillon, need a seven-foot variance for a garage.
Wind farm officials hear fishermen's pleas and are exploring an alternative to an initial plan to route the installation's transmission cable through Gardiner's Bay.
The annual East Hampton Lions Club chicken barbecue is a week earlier this year and has been relocated to the American Legion from the Ladies Village Improvement Society fairground.
Suffolk County's Division of Vector Control will conduct aerial spraying for mosquito larvae sometime between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.
Four weeks after they ordered Georgica Pond closed to the harvesting of crabs and other marine life due to a report a toxic blue-green algae from Suffolk officials, the East Hampton Town Trustees reopened the pond as the algal bloom had significantly diminished.
The State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced the temporary closure of Three Mile Harbor to shellfishing from Saturday through Wednesday due to the Clamshell Foundation's Great Bonac Fireworks display on Saturday night.

Another weekend has arrived, and as ever in the summer, there's a lot going on. Here's our list of noteworthy happenings to help guide you through the weekend.
This year’s Hamptons Greek Festival starts Thursday and runs through Sunday. The Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons on St. Andrew’s Road hosts the festival to celebrate Greek culture and food.
Capt. Frank Tuma Sr. will be honored as the Fishing Legend of the Year at the conclusion of the 17th annual Montauk Mercury Grand Slam Fishing Tournament on Sunday.
A daughter recalls the life of a fisherman lost at sea last week 30 miles south of Montauk.
"Native American Life on the East End," an exhibition at the Eastville Community Historical Society, offers a glimpse of the African-Americans, Native Americans, and European immigrants who lived together in Sag Harbor.
It was about four years ago that Judy Smith noticed a seagull walking around on her deck and gave it something to eat. The seagull stuck around and visited Ms. Smith and her husband every weekend, loudly knocking its beak on their back window to say hello.
The barn at the historic Duck Creek Farm on the corner of Three Mile Harbor and Squaw Roads in Springs has been restored after an 18-month process and will open to the public on Saturday with an exhibit of artwork by Sydney Albertini.