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  • The East Hampton Library’s children’s addition, which opened in June, has paid immediate dividends in the form of a marked increase in participation in its children’s summer reading program.

  • Congressman Tim Bishop and State Senator Lee Zeldin, who is challenging Mr. Bishop to represent New York’s First Congressional District, are in a dead heat, according to a poll released this week by a conservative group that is backing Republican candidates.

    The poll surveyed 400 likely voters from Sept. 23 to the 25th, 34 percent of whom identified themselves as Republicans and 31 percent Democrats, according to Public Opinion Strategies. The firm conducted the poll for American Action Network, which is spending $1.2 million on Mr. Zeldin’s campaign.

  • Improved water-quality test results at Northwest Creek prompt state to open long-closed waterway at the end of the year.
  • The People’s Climate March, a mass gathering in New York City Sunday aimed at compelling governments and the United Nations to take dramatic action to address climate change, drew more than 300,000 demonstrators, including some from East Hampton.
  • Town trustees concerned that poaching may be on the rise, seek help.
  • A fourth traffic lane and pedestrian crosswalks on Newtown Lane, along with repairs and changes on Railroad Avenue and Race and Gingerbread Lanes, were the primary topics at the East Hampton Village Board’s meeting on Friday. The design review board was also presented with an award for its effort to preserve historic buildings.

  • With Election Day less than six weeks away, Representative Tim Bishop, the six-term Democratic incumbent in New York’s First Congressional District, and his Republican opponent, State Senator Lee Zeldin, have been deep into campaign season. The candidates met in a debate on Monday night at Hampton Bays High School, and will attend fund-raising events in the coming days on the South Fork.

  • The People's Climate March in New York City on Sunday drew more than 300,000 demonstrators, including some from East Hampton.
  • A historic property in a historic district was before the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals at its meeting Friday when it considered an application from the Presbyterian Church for variances to add 11 parking spaces and realign its driveway. The applicant also seeks permission for the continued existence of four air-conditioning units along the rear wall of the church.

  • The East Hampton Town Trustees voted unanimously on Tuesday to deny an application for a rock revetment on the beach at Gardiner’s Bay near the end of Louse Point.

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