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  • East Hampton voters have a choice among six candidates for two town board seats when they go to the polls in a week and a half.
  • Six candidates for East Hampton Town Board met with The East Hampton Star’s editorial staff last Thursday.
  • The Irish director and screenwriter Terry George, known for powerful films like “Hotel Rwanda” and “In the Name of the Father,” co-written with and directed by Jim Sheridan, has been a recurring presence at the Hamptons International Film Festival since his directorial debut, “Some Mother’s Son,” opened the festival in 1996. This year, Mr. George, who has a house in Noyac, is back with his first short film, “The Shore.”

  • Edward Austin Bahns Sr., a longtime Little League coach, passionate golfer, and dedicated fan of his children and grandchildren’s sporting endeavors, died on Sunday at Southampton Hospital of a massive stroke. He was 82.
  • (05/28/2009) After days of clouds and rain, the sky had cleared and the sun was glinting off the harbor last Thursday evening when the East Hampton Town Republican Committee reintroduced its candidates to supporters at a fund-raiser at East Hampton Point. The sunny day, full of the promise of good weather ahead, was a fitting backdrop for an election year kickoff. There is a sense among East Hampton Republicans that the losses of the past six years are behind them, and that there is a bright new day ahead.

  • (4/3/2008) Bill Wilkinson, who ran for East Hampton Town supervisor on the Republican, Working Families, Independence, and Conservative Party lines in 2007, has confirmed this week what many have suspected since the election. With the blessing of the Republican Committee, which is all but assured, he will run again in 2009.

  •     Irene was the big weather news in August, but as tropical storms and hurricanes go, it “could have been more severe,” Richard G. Hendrickson, the United States Cooperative weather observer in Bridgehampton, wrote in his monthly report for August.

  •     “Some people think that if you’re a fine artist and you do other things that are commercial art, somehow it degrades your fine art,” said Sydney Albertini. “I find that so untrue.”
        For Ms. Albertini, a Springs painter, ceramics designer, and quilter, her fine and usable art balance and “relieve each other, kind of like a good couple, a good marriage.”

  •     While thunder and a little lightning were frequent occurrences last month, on the whole, July was free of severe thunder and lightning as well as ocean storms, according to Richard G. Hendrickson, the United States Cooperative weather observer in Bridgehampton.

  •     When Joan Denny was appointed to the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals in the fall of 1991, the headline in The East Hampton Star read “Woman Appointed.” At the time, that fact alone was news.
        Ms. Denny, who is stepping down from her post, was the first woman to serve on the Z.B.A. Appointed first as an alternate, she was the board’s vice chairwoman for the past several years, stepping in to lead the proceedings when its chairman, Andrew Goldstein, could not.

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  • The East End Disabilities Group will host a mental health conference in Amagansett tonight at 7 as a first step toward identifying unmet mental health needs in East Hampton Town.

    The discussion will focus on "what are we not doing in East Hampton" to help people facing depression and other mental illnesses, said Glenn Hall, the Disability Group's chairman. "This is a community that does not speak up," he said, so his group is trying to speak up for it.

  • A noise analysis report on the East Hampton Airport is to be the subject of a special town board meeting on Thursday at 10 a.m. at East Hampton Village’s Emergency Services Building on Cedar Street.

    Peter Kirsch, an aviation attorney hired by the town, will be on hand to address the interim report and potential next steps for the town. Peter Wadsworth of the town’s airport finances subcommittee will review an analysis of 2014 airplane noise. A public comment period will follow the presentations.

  • Ghosts and goblins, not to mention princesses and Spider-Men, have plenty of places to go in the coming week. With All Hallows’ Eve falling on a Friday this year.
  • If the weekend is all about being with the kids, but you’d like to see something beyond the playground, head out to the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton on Saturday.