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  • Elation brought on by last week’s surprising near-disappearance of the cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, bloom that appeared in Georgica Pond in East Hampton in June was dashed by a dramatic resurgence of the toxic algal bloom on Monday and Tuesday, which in turn was quickly followed by an order-of-magnitude decline.
  • In the last month differences among the East Hampton Town Trustees have erupted into shouting matches and accusations of politicization and grandstanding, all over the Trustee Waters Improvement and Management Task Force, a.k.a. the harbor management committee.
  • Enterococcus, a coliform bacteria that indicates the presence of fecal matter in the water, is another threat to the well-being of the South Fork’s waterways and the people who use them.
  • The Amagansett Presbyterian Church will hold its 103rd summer fair on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the church grounds.
  • Building permits are now valid for one year, and can be extended by one year.
  • Last fall, Billy Strong and Dell Cullum would reveal few details of the unique project they were planning, raising almost as many questions as answers. Despite scant details, Mr. Strong, an environmental activist known as the Green Explorer, and Mr. Cullum, a photographer, wildlife-removal specialist, and tireless crusader against litter, seemed an ideal partnership. The East Hampton residents were equally passionate about the environment, and their plan was ambitious.
  • Laurie Anderson, the musician and visual and performance artist, will make a whirlwind tour of East Hampton next week. On Wednesday at 6 p.m., she will speak at the Art Barge on Napeague in the final installment of its 2016 “Artists Speak” series. Andrea Grover, curator of special projects at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill and incoming executive director of Guild Hall in East Hampton, will moderate the discussion.
  • Ted Rall, a political cartoonist known for his intensely critical view of the American government, will return to the Amagansett Library to discuss his latest work, "Trump," on Aug. 4.
  • Officials gathered Monday morning to discuss a plan to install lighted crosswalks at four locations, two in Amagansett and two in Montauk.
  • With the Nov. 8 election three months away and the major parties’ candidates for president looming over national debate, the fight to represent New York’s First Congressional District in the House of Representatives has been low key since Anna Throne-Holst defeated Dave Calone in a tight Democratic primary.

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