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The figures are both impressive and disheartening. Twenty-and-one-half miles of shoreline and 84 volunteers in the former category. In the latter, 3,510 pounds of mixed debris collected and removed.
After harsh weather conditions twice postponed Shoreline Sweep 2014, volunteers took advantage of Saturday’s bright sunshine and mild temperatures to clean the ocean coastline between Georgica Beach in East Hampton and Montauk Point.
A screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1958 film “Vertigo,” presented by Guild Hall and the Hamptons International Film Festival, drew a full house to the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Saturday night.
Following the screening, the actor Alec Baldwin, who has a house in Amagansett, hosted a brief but equally entertaining forum with David Nugent, the festival’s artistic director.
The East Hampton Historical Society’s winter lecture series, In Their Own Words: Voices From East Hampton’s Past, continues tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Clinton Academy with “The Rustic Manners of Old East Hampton: John Howard Payne’s 1838 Recollections of His Boyhood.”
About half the 3,000 nonresident parking permits for East Hampton Village beaches — which cost $375 for the season — had been sold as of yesterday, about two weeks since Feb. 3, when they went on sale. Permits, which are free for village residents, are available on a first-come-first-served basis for nonresidents. They must be displayed on vehicles that park at Georgica, Main, Wiborg, Egypt, and Two Mile Hollow Beaches between May 15 and Sept. 15.
Friday’s meeting of the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals was notable mostly for its brevity. Five of seven scheduled hearings were adjourned, and the board’s remaining business was covered in about 30 minutes, a sharp contrast to the crowded agendas and hours-long deliberations that have characterized recent meetings.
Inclement weather has forced two postponements of Shoreline Sweep 2014, but the beach cleanup has been rescheduled for Saturday at 9 a.m. Volunteers will meet at five locations between East Hampton and Montauk Point. Bags and gloves will be provided.
Those interested in participating can sign up at the website of its principal organizer, Dell Cullum, at imaginationnature.com.