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The East End Women’s Alliance has no real organizational structure and no formal positions, although a couple of its members call Lilia Melani “captain” for her ability to coordinate events.
Steven Cohen, an expert on sustainability and public policy who is the executive director of the Columbia University Earth Institute, will speak at the Ross School next Thursday on topics ranging from global economics to the effects of climate change on New York’s coastal areas.
Plastic cups are fixtures at bars, beaches, and at pool parties, part of the 33 million tons of plastic waste that Americans generate annually.
An olive branch extended by two members of the East Hampton Village Board was met with a combative reply at an East Hampton Town Trustees meeting on Tuesday.

It wasn’t even a year after the end of Prohibition when boxes of grain alcohol that had mysteriously appeared on a Promised Land beach caused a near frenzy of scavenging. Then there was the question of what to do with it all as federal agents circled.
On Tuesday night, one month into a temporary moratorium on construction of most new single-family houses and major improvements on existing ones, the Sag Harbor Village Board heard some complaints, as well as four requests for exemptions.
As part of a fund-raising effort this year for the village’s flower baskets, Christmas wreaths, and other projects, the Ladies Village Improvement Society of Sag Harbor has created a contest inspired by last summer’s A.L.S. Ice Bucket Challenge.
The Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre, which has occupied the lower level of the Christ Episcopal Church parish house in Sag Harbor since 2001, will move to Bay Street Theater this fall.
A dense bloom of cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, has developed in Georgica Pond for the second consecutive year, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is warning about the dangers of exposure.