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  • The 16th annual Midtown International Theater Festival, which runs through Nov. 22 at the Workshop Theater’s Jewel Box Theater in Manhattan, features dramatic, comedic, and musical performances in a celebration of the finest off-off-Broadway talent. On Sunday, a young man with roots on the South Fork will be part of the offerings.
  • To support both a homeowner’s right to rent and East Hampton Town’s proposed rental registry is not a mutually exclusive stance, the Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee was told at its meeting on Monday, and something must be done to curtail illegal rentals that are detrimental to quality of life.
  • Postponed from October due to Hurricane Joaquin, the East Hampton Town Trustees will hold their 25th annual Largest Clam Contest on Sunday at noon.
  • As a public hearing on a revised East Hampton Village lighting code approaches, the village board, meeting last Thursday, increased the proposed Kelvin limit, which measures the hue of a light source, from 3,000 to 3,500. The proposed code will be considered at the board’s meeting on Friday, Nov. 20.

  • The almost yearlong effort to negotiate new leases for residents of Lazy Point in Amagansett, who own their houses on land owned by the East Hampton Town Trustees, is nearly complete
  • The 2015 release “RandyPOP!” is a live recording that is both a summation of a half-century-and-counting professional career and a birthday present to the artist who was an integral component to the selections within. Arrangements of songs by James Brown, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Donald Fagen, Todd Rundgren, and others, delivered by a first-rate ensemble, exemplify the jazz-rock fusion that developed in the fertile musical ground of the late 1960s and ’70s.
  • East Hampton Democrats won a decisive victory on Tuesday as Supervisor Larry Cantwell, Councilman Peter Van Scoyoc, and Councilwoman Sylvia Overby defeated their Republican challengers by comfortable margins.
  • “Not great” was, in short, the disappointing assessment of the bay scallop harvest in the first days of the season, which commenced in New York State waters on Monday.
  • A hearing at the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals on Friday to legalize fencing that does not comply with code briefly morphed into a debate about deer and residents’ efforts to shield their property from the animals.
  • Michael Clark’s Oct. 12 announcement that Crossroads Music would close at the end of 2015 was not necessarily the end of the story. An outpouring of surprise and sadness over the imminent demise of the musical-instrument shop at Amagansett Square was quickly followed by a campaign to save the store or, at minimum, pay down some of the debt incurred by Mr. Clark and his wife, Christine.

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