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  •     With “Suffering Fools,” his second CD, the singer-songwriter Michael Weiskopf returns with a nine-song collection liberally sprinkled with meditations on topical issues, including mass shootings and a hero of the Tea Party movement.

  • The saga of a caretaker’s apartment on the four-plus-acre property owned by the Starbucks chain’s chief executive officer occupied the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals at its meeting Friday
  • Against the backdrop of dire warnings issued this week by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a Rhode Island company has submitted plans to the Long Island Power Authority for an offshore wind farm that would provide a substantial portion of the Island’s energy needs
  • Until an attorney for the East Hampton School Board stepped in, it appeared on Friday that a decision was imminent on P.C. Schenck and Sons’ application to install AT&T antennas and ground-based equipment at its oil distribution facility on Newtown Lane in East Hampton Village.

  • With the March 21 expiration of a 30-day suspension without pay, Julio Galeano, an East Hampton Village police officer who allegedly used a house on Talmage Lane for a romantic visit with a fellow member of the force  without the permission of its owner, is back on the payroll, Chief Gerard Larsen said yesterday. Mr. Galeano is required to stay at home, however, Chief Larsen said.

  •     “Second Time Around” is, appropriately, the second album by Black and Sparrow, a duo that shares a 26-year history, in one form or another. Almost two decades after their debut release, Klyph Black and John Sparrow, veterans of the top Long Island band Rumor Has It, returned to the studio to record 10 new original songs. The band will perform these and more at a release party for the album on Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett.

  • A proposal to ban alcohol within 2,500 feet of lifeguarded areas at Indian Wells and Atlantic Avenue Beaches in Amagansett while guards are on duty drew strong opposition from the East Hampton Town Trustees.
  • Landscapers and builders came out in force on Friday to criticize an East Hampton Village proposal to curtail noise from construction and commercial landscaping equipment
  • The move toward fulfilling the town’s energy needs from renewable sources is true to a policy statement the committee drafted and the town adopted last year
  • The East Hampton Village Board held a brief ceremony to welcome Richard Sperber as a full-time police officer at its meeting on Friday. Mr. Sperber, who was hired as a part-time officer last September, will assume his new role on Tuesday.

    Standing at the dais, Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. asked Richard Lawler, a board member and the police commissioner, to join him. Mr. Lawler in turn asked Chief Gerard Larsen to come to the dais.

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