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  •     Candidates for East Hampton Town supervisor and town board will meet at the Emergency Services Building on Cedar Street Saturday afternoon for the first of several debates scheduled over the next five weeks.

        This one, sponsored by the East Hampton Group for Good Government, is likely to include questions on the airport, deer control, wastewater, code enforcement, and the merits of a town manager, the group’s president, Jeffrey Fisher, said Monday. The debate will start at 2 p.m.

  •     The Hampton Library in Bridgehampton will hold its annual budget vote and trustee election on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

        Residents of the Bridgehampton and Sagaponack School Districts will weigh in on a $1.55 million spending plan for 2014, which includes a debt service of $560,000. Total spending is up $29,100 over this year’s budget, and taxpayers will be asked to contribute an additional $30,100 next year. The library expects to raise $10,500 through fines and fees and $13,600 in investment income.

  •     The John Jermain Memorial Library’s budget vote and trustee election will be held on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and is open to all registered voters in the Sag Harbor School District.

        The proposed 2014 budget is just under $2.29 million, an increase of $71,633 over this year’s approved budget, with $60,450 of that increase to be covered by taxpayers. That represents a difference of about $5 per year for the average homeowner, according to the library.

  •    After my daughter was born just over five years ago, when my two nights in the hospital were over and it was time for me to check out, I couldn’t believe that the nurses would trust me enough to let me leave with her. What did I know about taking care of a child? I hadn’t studied enough. Panic!

  •     Turnout for Tuesday’s Republican primary was low in East Hampton, with just 67 people casting ballots at the polls.

        While the results of the write-in primary for East Hampton Town supervisor will not be known until at least early next week, unofficial tallies in the races for the G.O.P. nomination for district attorney and county sheriff show clear wins for the incumbents, Thomas J. Spota and Vincent De Marco respectively.

  • The Democratic candidates for East Hampton Town supervisor and town board tackled issues as specific as the staffing of the town supervisor’s office and as broad as coastal policy, “managing growth,” and investments in the town’s infrastructure in their platform released last week and in a discussion of it on Friday
  •     Responding to a move by some East Hampton Republicans to get him on their ticket for town supervisor via a write-in G.O.P. primary, Larry Cantwell said this week that he was not interested.

  • An addition to a Wainscott house gave one architect the challenge of extending another's Modernist barn.
  •     The East Hampton Independence Party and Friends of Dominick Stanzione, both of which had not filed detailed financial disclosure statements for the first half of the year by the July 15 deadline, filed their statements with the New York State Board of Elections in the past week.

        The East Hampton Independence Party listed no contributions in its report, but paid out $2,518.98. A $2,000 contribution on April 28 to Friends of Jay Schneiderman, supporting his re-election bid for county legislator, accounts for the bulk of that.

  • In East Hampton Town, campaign contributions and campaign spending so far this year may be most notable not for what there is to report on, but for what there is not

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  • Are you an expert gardener? A dance aficionado? A wine connoisseur? A whiz at business solutions? A polo authority? Have you always thought about sharing your expertise in the form of a column of maybe a blog?

  • Suffolk County’s division of vector control is scheduled to be spraying by helicopter over Accabonac Harbor at some point between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesday.
  • Once upon a time, a sort of sea monster weathervane was fixed atop the turret on Thomas and Mary Nimmo Moran’s studio on East Hampton’s Main Street. Now, as the Moran house and studio undergoes a major restoration under the auspices of the Thomas Moran Trust, that small bit of the artists’ mark on East Hampton is once again in place.

  • Calvary Baptist Church in East Hampton celebrated the installation of its new pastor, the Rev. Walter S. Thompson, with three days of special events.
  • Anyone noticed that suddenly, this week, the rabbits seem to have returned? Could be they’ve turned up to help the Easter Bunny, who will make several appearances nearby between now and Easter Sunday.

  • Representative Lee Zeldin was among the officials who visited the Project Most after-school program at the John M. Marshall Elementary School in East Hampton on Feb. 23 to help celebrate the nonprofit’s receipt of a $31,000 grant to open Google Chrome labs at John Marshall and the Springs School.

  • It may be hard to imagine donning anything more fashionable than snow boots and ski pants with this winter’s weather, but Elements Fitness in East Hampton is betting that there’s some pent up demand for the days when function doesn’t have to trump fashion.

  • 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.