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  • Ill will and accusations of manipulation among members of the East Hampton Town Democratic Committee have led the committee to ask the Suffolk County Democratic Committee’s legal department to review the town committee’s conduct.
  • “At this point, I think I am the only Ph.D. scientist of any kind” in Congress, Representative Bill Foster of Illinois told Public Radio International in January. “We have some political scientists, I think a mathematician, but it feels sort of lonely.”
  • A forum hosted by the East Hampton Group for Good Government drew an overflow crowd to the East Hampton Library, where proponents and opponents of Deepwater Wind’s proposed South Fork Wind Farm were unable to agree on pertinent facts and largely unwilling to countenance rival viewpoints.
  • The Hampton Hopper, the free shuttle bus that served more than 20,000 riders in Montauk last summer, will return this summer to move visitors and residents around the hamlet.
  • Northeasters in the latter half of the winter caused “some significant damage to the bluff trail” at Shadmoor State Park in Montauk, an official with East Hampton Town’s Land Management Department told the town board on Tuesday.
  • The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is calling for information and nominations from companies interested in commercial wind energy leases within a proposed area in the New York Bight, an area of shallow waters between Long Island and the New Jersey coast.
  • Commercial fishermen and their supporters railed at a 15-turbine project they fear would make fertile fishing grounds off limits.
  • The East Hampton Town Board will move to create a water supply district in Wainscott to address concerns over contamination in an area near the East Hampton Airport, where perfluorinated compounds have been found in several residential wells.
  • Brendon Henry is the youngest of six candidates seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge Representative Lee Zeldin in New York’s First Congressional District.
  • President Trump has signed bipartisan legislation sponsored by Representative Lee Zeldin that expands severely disabled veterans’ access to health day care.

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