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  • A routine hearing before the village zoning board results in quick approval for the utility's small-scale upgrade project.
  • The thermometer still reads sub-freezing at Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett, but a battle between the East Hampton Town Board and the town trustees is heating up. The issue is a ban on alcohol during lifeguard-protected hours at the beach.
  • The East Hampton Town Trustees and homeowners on trustee-managed land at Lazy Point in Amagansett are moving toward an agreement under which residents’ annual leases would rise by 10 percent this year, far below the trustees’ initial proposal of a fourfold increase, and there would be a doubling of the transfer fee, levied when a house is sold, to 4 percent.

  • Citizens Climate Lobby, an organization working to address climate change by advocating a shift from polluting energy to clean, renewable sources, is coming to the South Fork.
  • Which East Hampton Village Board member founded the Guild Hall Players in 1931? (Hint: He also acted and built the sets.) This and many other facts will be revealed Friday at 7 p.m. at Clinton Academy when the East Hampton Historical Society presents “Stagestruck: We’ve Got a Barn, Let’s Put On a Show.”

  • The second phase of the East Hampton Village government's effort to reduce the deer population through sterilization of does has been postponed due to continued cold weather.
  • The Town of East Hampton will participate in NY Prize, the state’s $40 million competition to design small-scale “green” power-generating stations known as microgrids.
  • Audrey Flack needs a shed at her Cottage Avenue property to store her work, she told the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals on Friday. But the 432-square-foot building, which would be just over 18 feet high, would require multiple variances that the board seems unwilling to grant.
  • A representative of the Surfrider Foundation local chapter has asked the East Hampton Town Trustees to speak out against a Montauk shoreline project.
  • The laughs were plentiful in Amagansett on a bitterly cold Friday night as Gordie George of the Parish of the Promised Land was crowned in the sixth annual pageant to raise money for the Donald T. Sharkey Memorial Community Fund.

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