Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. noted, as the East Hampton Village Board gathered on Friday, that spring would officially begin that evening. With yet another snowstorm looming, however, the few members present read through a quick agenda.
An unfinished new house on the Gardiner home lot, at 36 James Lane, drew attention as the board agreed to advertise for bids on its relocation or demolition. The house is behind the timber-frame house that was built in 1750. Bids will be opened on April 13 at 2 p.m. at Village Hall.
On behalf of the East Hampton Village Board, Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. sent a letter to East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell last week in which he commended the town board’s effort to address what he called “a long-standing and difficult issue,” that of the noise of air traffic on routes to and from the East Hampton Airport.
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.
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.