Hammer Service, Francis Gardiner Collins, For Ann Olsen
The East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals was able to hold one of three scheduled hearings under the bright fluorescent lights of Town Hall.

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Much sand gone, but Irene’s direct blow from the south was a blessing.
The air in East Hampton was redolent this week of freshly cut green wood and exhaust from generators as residents began cleaning up.
Potentially one of the busiest summer weekends was boarded up and shut down by the winds and flooding Irene brought.
A shed at 42 Lily Pond Lane in East Hampton Village caught fire shortly after 9 yesterday morning.

An obituary last week for Robert G. Plitt contained some inaccuracies.
    In the wake of Tropical Storm Irene, more than 400,000 people were left without power, struggling with flickering candles, sputtering flashlights, and refrigerator contents in varying states of troubling thaw. Just how long will...