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  • Installation of solar energy systems on Long Island is poised to expand with Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s announcement last week of a $60 million investment to support the solar industry’s transition to PSEG Long Island, which operates the Long Island Power Authority’s transmission and distribution system.

  • A lengthy and animated debate among the East Hampton Town Trustees on Tuesday evening ended with what was apparently reluctant support for a limited ban on alcoholic beverages at Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett
  • Board members expressed support for spaying in conjunction with culling at the meeting after the executive director and chairwoman of the Village Preservation Society urged the board to move ahead
  • Responding to a spate of applications before the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals involving outsized accessory structures that some homeowners have labeled garages, the East Hampton Village Board introduced an amendment to its code last Thursday that would tighten the definition of a garage to a structure designed or used for, and accessible to, motor vehicles.

  • The Amagansett School District will present a $10.47 million 2014-15 budget to district voters on May 20. The school board unanimously approved the proposed budget at a meeting on April 8.

  • A big push to get work done by Memorial Day, then it will be quiet time
  • Loida Lewis, the widow of America’s first African-American billionaire, appeared Friday at a meeting of the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals  to request permits and variances for a construction project at her 165 Lily Pond Lane property.

  •  “The sadness of an era passed,” one member of the Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee called it, as the committee considered on Monday night whether to support a proposed ban on alcoholic beverages at the hamlet’s two popular ocean beaches, Indian Wells and Atlantic Avenue.

  • A toll-free telephone number at which residents could register complaints about construction and landscaping noise was one outcome of the East Hampton Village Board's ongoing discussions on restricting the offending activities.
  • The East Hampton Town Trustees indicated on Tuesday, with some reluctance and on a trial basis, a willingness to accept some prohibition of alcoholic beverages at Indian Wells and Atlantic Avenue Beaches in Amagansett

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