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  • Two large measuring cups of coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax bubbled in a water bath on the kitchen stove on Friday, as Jennifer Decker and Lisa-Jae Eggert of 3 Moms Organics sat at a dining table filling four-ounce plastic bottles with a concoction of witch hazel, distilled water, vinegar, and essential oils aimed at repelling one of nature’s most feared pests.
  • The National Transportation Safety Board report issued on Tuesday points, as expected, to bad weather as a major factor in the June 2 crash off Amagansett that killed Ben and Bonnie Krupinski, their grandson, William Maerov, and their pilot, Jon Dollard.
  • The Rev. Dr. William Barber, a minister and civil rights leader from North Carolina who is president of the nonprofit Repairers of the Breach, will be the guest of honor at a fund-raiser for that organization on Saturday in East Hampton.
  • Joe Gaviola, a longtime member of the Montauk Historical Society, will be the new keeper of the Montauk Light, occupying the easternmost residence in New York.
  • The Springs School will receive $1.33 million in New York State grant money to install a new nitrogen-reducing wastewater treatment system, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's office announced on Monday.
  • The Amagansett Life-Saving and Coast Guard Station on Atlantic Avenue was named this week to the New York State Register of Historic Places and nominated to the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Mrs. Krupinski died in a plane crash off Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett on June 2 along with her husband, Ben Krupinski, her grandson, William Maerov, and their pilot, Jon Dollard. They had been returning from visiting her granddaughter, Charlotte Maerov, at her school in Newport, R.I.
  • As the season changes from the calm quiet of winter to the raucous bustle of spring, the nature preserve where I live is teeming with new life.
  • In areas of forest ravaged by the southern pine beetle, the town's Department of Land Acquisition and Management is gathering pinecones that can be used to grow seedlings with the same genetic material as the native trees that were cut down.
  • Earth Day efforts across the East End this weekend offer a chance to clean beaches, trails, and roadsides, recycle electronic waste, celebrate the planet through art and song, and consider lasting actions to protect it.

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