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  • The International Solar Energy Society and the Global 100% Renewable Energy Campaign are presenting the webinar, participation in which is free.
  • Songs, stories, and special guests are in store on Monday night at 8 at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor when Corky Laing, best known for his time as co-founder and drummer in the rock ’n’ roll group Mountain, and Kinky Friedman, a satirical country music artist, author, and would-be public servant, present “Folked Up Rock.”
  • 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.
  • The tangled issues of a public restroom, the scarcity of parking, a hamlet study, a proposed rental registry, and the creation of a transportation hub occupied the Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee at its meeting on Monday.

  • As his teacher had before him, the late saxophonist Hal McKusick, who lived in Sag Harbor, wanted to inspire students to pursue their dream and be passionate about what they believe in. “That takes mentors,” he told The Star in 1998. “And that’s what I’d like to do with my students.”
  • 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.
  • Two Hedges Lane residents fight square-footage limits that the village board adopted in June.
  • Meeting on Friday at the close of its fiscal year, the East Hampton Village Board authorized money to improve the quality of two highly visible and important bodies of water, Hook Pond and Town Pond.
  • The Springs Fisherman’s Fair, a tradition that traces its origins back over eight decades, happens on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds of Ashawagh Hall.
  • Less than a month after two dogs that swam in Fort Pond in Montauk experienced gastrointestinal illness, the State Department of Environmental Conservation reported a persistent bloom of cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, in the pond and cautioned against swimming or wading in it. Pets and children should also be kept away from the water, according to the D.E.C.

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  • The State D.E.C. will temporarily close Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton to the harvesting of shellfish starting on Saturday due to the fireworks show.
  • Aerial spraying of the mosquito larvicides methoprene and VectoBac over Accabonac Harbor in East Hampton and Napeague in Amagansett, which was planned for Tuesday, has been postponed to Wednesday.
  • Weather permitting, Suffolk County’s division of vector control will apply methoprene via helicopter to parts of salt marshes at Napeague in Amagansett, Accabonac Harbor in East Hampton, and at Jagger Lane and North Sea in eastern Southampton.
  • Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. asked those attending the village board meeting on Friday to remain standing following the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance for a moment of silence to remember the nine people murdered in Charleston, S.C.
  • In a sure sign that spring isn't too far off, the Amagansett Chamber of Commerce has named the grand marshal of its seventh annual Am O'Gansett Parade, which will begin at 12:01 p.m. on March 14 and conclude a few minutes later.

    With a theme of "Music is the Message," Michael Clark, who owns Crossroads Music at Amagansett Square, has been named this year's grand marshal. The announcement came at noon on Thursday.

  • Motorists and shoppers may have been confused this month by the ticket-dispensing machines at the entrance to the Reutershan and Barns Schenck parking lots in the East Hampton Village business district. On some days this month, the machines, from which motorists are to take a ticket allowing two hours' parking, were covered and out of service. On other days, they were not.

  • The Clamshell Foundation will hold its Great Bonac Chili Cook-Off on Sunday at American Legion Post 419 in Amagansett as a kickoff to its membership and fund-raising drive.

    The entry fee for individual home cooks is $25; for professionals, it is $100. The contestants will be limited to 32, and advance registration is required. Those interested can do so online at clamshellfoundation.org, under the “events” page, or by filling out a registration form at the Legion post.

  • The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will present the next installment of its Architectural Sessions program on Friday at 6 p.m. PRO BONO: Architects Who Serve Humanity will feature a discussion focusing on two architects who volunteer their time to charitable causes.

  • Cormac Orr, a third-grade student at the John M. Marshall Elementary School in East Hampton, was named this year's honorary Mayor for the Day in East Hampton Village. A ceremony at which the other mayor, Paul F. Rickenbach Jr., read a proclamation honoring Cormac was held at the East Hampton Village Board's meeting on Friday.

    Cormac, who is 9, is a participant in Project Most, an after-school enrichment program for elementary students at the John M. Marshall and Springs Schools. He won two gold medals in the Special Olympics last year.

  • Christmas Eve
    On Wednesday, Christmas Eve services will happen at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church and St. Peter’s Catholic Church at 5 p.m., and a candlelight service at the Amagansett Presbyterian Church will begin at 7 p.m.

    A Christmas Day service will start at 9 a.m. at St. Peter’s.