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  • Philip O’Connell, the chairman of the East Hampton Village Planning Board, was welcomed as a member of the village board at a work session last Thursday, replacing Elbert Edwards, a longtime board member who died last month.
  • Members of the village board learned that a traffic roundabout long planned for the intersection of Buell and Toilsome Lanes is likely to be constructed in the spring and heard plans to create a soft barrier at the south end of Town Pond to protect the Hedges Inn property.
  • Necessity is the mother of invention, and when young Nicholas wanted to eat an apple but was frustrated by the sticky juice that got all over his hand, his mother, Debbie Blake-Frasca, got an idea.
  • In his victory speech on election night, Donald Trump called on America to “bind the wounds of division” and “come together as one united people,” but with his anti-immigrant rhetoric on the campaign trail still resonating, his election has struck a note of fear and uncertainty for many.
  • Representative Lee Zeldin, a first-term Republican serving New York’s First Congressional District, has won re-election over former Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst.
  • Coastal retreat, however politically unpopular it may be, is the only logical response to sea level rise, an environmental advocate told an audience at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton on Saturday.
  • Representatives of the Maidstone Club continued to press the contention that constructing a wooden bridge spanning a narrow section of Hook Pond north of Dunemere Lane is essential to public safety when the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals met on Friday.
  • The East Hampton Presbyterian Church welcomed the Rev. Scot McCachren as its 21st pastor in a service of ordination and installation on Sunday.
  • The federal government has selected the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to compete for the right to develop a new wind energy site off Long Island’s coast, a move Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo called a significant development in the state’s goal to generate 50 percent of its electricity supply from renewable sources by 2030.
  • Summer ended late this year — a whole month late, this week’s high temperatures notwithstanding. It wasn’t until October 21 that the summer sun delivered its last, loving rays as we unloaded a good few thousand lobsters and crabs from the Kim & Jake.

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