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  • Just as long-awaited plans for a public restroom in Amagansett’s business district parking lot near completion, with bids for construction to be opened today, opponents of its location reopened the debate at Monday’s meeting of the hamlet’s citizens advisory committee.

  • The Amagansett School Board adopted a resolution to accept the donation of the original Amagansett schoolhouse, built in 1802 by Samuel Schellinger and thought to be the oldest on eastern Long Island, at its meeting on Tuesday.

  • The East Hampton Village Board’s deer-sterilization program has been under way for two weeks, but village officials are offering little information about it.
  • The Peconic Land Trust has issued a request for proposals to lease the Amagansett Farmers Market on Main Street in that hamlet. The lease, most recently held by Eli Zabar, the New York-based owner of restaurants and grocery and specialty food stores, has expired.

  • The South Fork may feel cold and desolate, but the action is heating up at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor. Joe Lauro, a Sag Harbor resident, musician, and partner in the Historic Films archive, has a hand in several upcoming events that are sure to warm lovers of rock ’n’ roll and other popular-music genres.

  • Bill Crain, president of the East Hampton Group for Wildlife and a part-time resident of Montauk, has organized a rally to protest the East Hampton Town Board’s decision to allow weekend hunting on town-managed public lands during the January firearms season. He and other opponents of efforts to cull the deer population will meet in front of Town Hall on Saturday at 1 p.m.

  • Did you ever wonder what life was like here 100 years ago? Springs School fourth graders did, and they let their imaginations and a good deal of research on the history of the hamlet and Gardiner’s Island guide them as they developed “Bound for Gardiner’s Island,” an original opera set in Springs a century ago.

    The school’s 18th fourth-grade opera will premiere at Guild Hall’s John Drew Theater on Wednesday at 7 p.m., with additional performances for students next Thursday and Friday, Jan. 16.

  • “There’s only two kinds of music,” Jeff Golub reportedly said, “the kind that’s from the heart and the kind that’s not.” That observation was not just an accurate assessment of music, about which the guitarist was so passionate, it served as a blueprint for his life.

  • The Trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty of East Hampton, the nine-member board having authority over common lands under the Dongan Patent given them by the king of England in 1686, may be on the move.
  • A proposed offshore wind farm to be situated 30 miles east of Montauk is in doubt in the wake of the Long Island Power Authority’s rejection of the project.

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  • Weather permitting, Suffolk County’s division of vector control will apply methoprene via helicopter to parts of salt marshes at Napeague in Amagansett, Accabonac Harbor in East Hampton, and at Jagger Lane and North Sea in eastern Southampton.
  • Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. asked those attending the village board meeting on Friday to remain standing following the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance for a moment of silence to remember the nine people murdered in Charleston, S.C.
  • In a sure sign that spring isn't too far off, the Amagansett Chamber of Commerce has named the grand marshal of its seventh annual Am O'Gansett Parade, which will begin at 12:01 p.m. on March 14 and conclude a few minutes later.

    With a theme of "Music is the Message," Michael Clark, who owns Crossroads Music at Amagansett Square, has been named this year's grand marshal. The announcement came at noon on Thursday.

  • 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, 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.

  • Christmas Eve
    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.

  • Lou Reed, the influential musician who died last year in Springs, is among the next inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The guitarist, singer, and songwriter, known for his work in the 1960s with the Velvet Underground and later as a solo artist, will be inducted in an April 18 ceremony at Public Hall in Cleveland. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame issued the announcement on Tuesday.

  • In the wake of highly publicized police killings of young African-American men, and the subsequent refusal of grand juries to indict the officers involved, a silent vigil for racial justice will happen Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Bridgehampton war memorial.